Notes for James Lydford COLLETT: James Lydford Collett went to South Africa as one of the 1820 Settlers. This was because the Boers wanted a "Line of Defense" from the kaffirs who were heading south and to the west. The Boers wanted the Englishmen to be a Barricade from the marauding kaffirs. At this time, it was called the "Cape Colony". Eventually the Boers formed two "Boer Republics", the Transvaal and Oranje Vri Staat; the Orange Free State. In 1899, the English went to war with the Boers and in 1902, the English triumphed, Oom Paul Kruger went into exile and the English made South Africa a Commomwealth Country, with Britain and the Monarch being supreme. The ship that James Lydford Collett and his Wife, Rhoda Ann, went to South Africa on was the Salisbury. He was 20 years of age in 1820 when he left for South Africa. The party on the ship was called the C. Campbell Party. His farm, when he and Rhoda died was "Grassridge".
More About James Lydford COLLETT: Emigration: 1822, England. Immigration: 1822, ECP, South Africa.
More About James Lydford COLLETT and Rhoda Ann TROLLIP: Marriage: 16 Feb 1824, Grahamstown, South Africa.
Children of James Lydford COLLETT and Rhoda Ann TROLLIP are:
+Rhoda Ann COLLETT, b. 27 Dec 1824, ECP, South Africa, d. 17 Nov 1898, ECP, South Africa.
+John COLLETT, b. 27 Nov 1826, Bathurst, ECP, South Africa, d. 10 Aug 1908, Cradock, ECP, South Africa.
+Susanna Collett, b. 13 Jul 1829, ECP, South Africa, d. 16 Jul 1889, South Africa.
+Martha Collett, b. 29 Jun 1831, Grahamstown, ECP, South Africa, d. 05 Oct 1891, Daggaboer Farm, ECP, South Africa.