THE ACCESS CODE WAS CHANGED ON 12 SEPT 2020, in the interests of privacy, and is ONLY available to family members---(email firstname.lastname@example.org ).
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FAMILY LINES ON THIS WEBSITE:
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
NAVY (NAVY BLUE) = descendants of Dirk CORNELIS UYS 1698-1758, and DINA MARIA LE ROUX
BLACK = descendants of Edward RYAN (b.c.1833)
TEAL = descendants of Michiel DE WAAL (b.1527)
MAROON = descendants of William HOLDER (1789- 1855)
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.....
Some notable family connections: Lord Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell ( Founder of the Boy Scouts); 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, his son, Thomas Andrew Boardman (former CEO of Nedbank); Simon Susman (CEO Woolworths --- Davis family); Billy Forrest (Country and Western singer, a Boardman family member)...........
DEAR ANCESTOR - a poem - by --- Walter Butler Palmer (1906)
Your headstone stands among the rest, neglected and alone,
The name and date are chiseled out on polished marbled stone,
It reaches out to all who care, it is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist, you died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you, in flesh , in blood , in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled one hundred years ago,
Spreads out among the ones you left, who would have loved you so.
I wonder how you lived your life, I wonder if you knew.
That one day I would find this spot and come to visit you.