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THE ACCESS CODE WAS CHANGED ON 12 SEPT 2020, for privacy reasons , and is available to family members---(email colsum@gmail.com for access).  Please leave any comments or suggestions in the GUEST BOOK found under HOME/GUEST BOOK............................

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FAMILY LINES ON THIS WEBSITE:  Follow the colored dots.......
YELLOW                = descendants of the Rev. William BOARDMAN (1768-1825), 1820 Settler. 
BLUE (AQUA)         = descendants of James THOMAS (1781-1829), 1820 Settler. 
BLUE                     =  descendants of James EKRON (b. 1793), 1820 Settler. 
RED                       = descendants of Dr Charles CALDECOTT (1781-1820), 1820 Settler. 
FUSCHIA (PINK)     = descendants of John SUMMERSON (b. 1525)
LIME (GREEN)        = descendants of Thomas DOYLE (1778-1851) 
GRAY                     = descendants of Edward Dashwood DE LACY 1866-1930 
BLACK                   = descendants of Edward RYAN  (b.c.1833)  
TEAL                      = descendants of Michiel DE WAAL (b.1527)
NAVY (NAVY BLUE) = descendants of Dirk Cornelus UYS 1698-1758, and Dina Maria LE ROUX  
MAROON                = descendants of William HOLDER (1759- 1801) father of 1820 settler. 
PURPLE                  = descendants of Yacov (Jacob) WOLFOWITZ 
SILVER                    = descendants of Jacob CLOETE  (1630 - 1693)


OUR BOARDMAN FAMILY: emigrated to the Eastern Cape from Lancashire. The Reverend William  Boardman MA BD (Oxon) resigned his post as headmaster of the Blackburn Grammar School in  December 1819, when he accepted the appointment of chaplain to the Settlers, and  sailed in the ship "La Belle Alliance" for Algoa Bay together with his wife, Margaret Hayes,  and six of his seven children; the eldest son Thomas remaining behind in Blackburn.   After  boarding the ship on 27th January 1820, it was not until a month later that the La Belle  Alliance was finally able to leave its moorings at Deptford due to ice, and head for the open  sea. They arrived in Algoa Bay on 2nd May 1820 after three months at sea. The party of Settlers  was led by Thomas Willson, who absconded soon after landing at Algoa Bay.  The leadership of  the party was taken over by the Rev. William Boardman.  In 1824, he opened a grammar school in  the Bathurst Drostdy.  He died in 1825 and was buried at his location in Beaufort Vale. Site of  burial is unknown as the land has been ploughed over.  Remains of his wattle and daub home can  still be seen on the farm "Pinedon" in the Bathurst district.   MORE FAMILY HISTORY AND STORIES can be found under PEOPLE/STORIES.....

NOTABLE FAMILY CONNECTIONS:
Lord Robert Stephenson Smyth BADEN-POWELL ( Founder of the Boy  Scouts); (BOARDMAN family)
Arthur (Bobby) LOCKE ( golfer and CALDECOTT descendant); 
Edgar WALLACE  (Author and  CALDECOTT by marriage); 
Dirk Cornelis UYS  (DOYLE family) ; 
Sir Arthur Conan DOYLE (author and  DOYLE family); 
Dr. Leslie Grey BOARDMAN ( fmr. chief geologist at AMCOR),  and his son,  
Thomas Andrew BOARDMAN (former CEO of Nedbank); 
Simon SUSMAN CEO of Woolworths  (DAVIS family);  
William Charles BOARDMAN a.k.a BILLY FORREST (Country and Western singer)...........
Sir Thomas Major CULLINAN ( HARDING-EKRON family)
Sir De Villiers GRAAFF  (UYS family)
Stuart BROWN- South African actor -  (de LACY/BLANE family)
Sue CHRISTIAN BELL- renowned wildlife artist - BOARDMAN family
Jean C le Roux- winemaker (JC le Roux) viticulturist from Normandy, France  (Uys family)
Donald James WOODS, CBE . journalist and activist, friend of Steve Biko (PRESTON family)

A PRAYER FOR GENEALOGISTS
Lord, help me dig into the past
     And sift the sands of time.
That I might find the roots that made
     This family tree of mine.
Lord, help me trace the ancient roads
      on which my fathers trod.
And led them through so many lands
       To find our present sod.

Lord, Help me find an ancient book
        or dusty manuscript.
That's safely hidden now away
        In some forgotten crypt.
Lord, let it bridge the gap that haunts
        my soul when I can't find.
The missing link between some name
        That ends the same as mine.
                                ...CURTIS WOODS

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