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South Africa

1820 Settlers to South Africa
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There are two COMLEY families given. One is William COMLEY (born 1793, occupation gardener) with his wife Elizabeth, nee Morris (born before 1796) and their son, John (born 1818). William and Elizabeth were married in Chievely, Berks on 24 November 1817. They appear to have further children after arriving in South Africa (see Albany, Cape of Good Hope). They were part of Major George Pigot's party, from Berkshire (see 1820 Settlers site)
The other was William COMBLEY (born 1790, occupation doctor), with his wife Sarah and their daughter, Ann (born 1818). This party originated in London and was led by Thomas Willson (see 1820 Settlers site)

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Place names are as given in the IGI
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South Africa
  Cape of Good Hope
  Addo
  Albany
  Barkly Bridge
  Berlin
  Cradock
  Dordrecht
  East London
  Fort Beaufort
    Grahamstown
  Port Elizabeth
  Queenstown
  Seymour
  Somerset East
  Uitenhage
  Unspecified
Natal
Durban
Transvaal
Bethel
South Africa, Unspecified

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South Africa, Addo, Cape of Good Hope

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    12 NOV 1942 MARY ELLEN COMLEY MATHEW HENRY COMLEY ANNIE MARIA WATSON  

Marriage:

Date Groom Forenames Age His Father Residence Bride Forenames Age Residence Her Father
1898 HUBSCH CHARLES JAMES PHILIP       COMLEY MARY ELLEN      

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South Africa, Albany, Cape of Good Hope

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  06 MAY 1821 11 JUN 1885 SARAH COMLEY WILLIAM COMLEY ELIZABETH  
  About 1822 11 FEB 1864 WILLIAM COMLEY WILLIAM COMLEY MRS. ELIZABETH COMLEY  

Marriage:
Date Groom Forenames Age His Father Residence Bride Forenames Age Residence Her Father
21 JUL 1838 LOXTON SAMUEL       COMLEY SARAH      
26 JUL 1844 COMLEY WILLIAM       LEWIS MARY      

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South Africa, Barkly Bridge, Cape of Good Hope

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  13 JUN 1915 21 AUG 1971 Vernon WATSON COMLEY William Charles COMLEY Sarah Ann WATSON  
  03 AUG 1913 09 OCT 1989 Robert Henry Comley      

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South Africa, Berlin, Cape of Good Hope

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  About 1875 11 FEB 1925 Walter James Comley      

Marriage:
Date Groom Forenames Age His Father Residence Bride Forenames Age Residence Her Father Notes
12 JAN 1905 Comley Walter James       Page Myrtle Maud Hartley       Springvale
1911 Comley William       Hartley Bertha Elaine       Springvale

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South Africa, Cradock, Cape of Good Hope

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05 JUL 1926 COMLEY CHARLES WATSON   Died: 01 FEB 1957   BOTHMA ELLEN ADRIANA      

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South Africa, Dordrecht, Cape of Good Hope

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  22 NOV 1909 23 SEP 1986 Jan Dirk Abraham or Frans COMLEY William Thomas COMLEY Maria Francina VAN NIEKERK  
  19 JUL 1933 29 JAN 1934 William Thomas COMLEY Jan Dirk Abraham or Frans COMLEY Christina Maria Francina BUYS  

Marriage:
Date Groom Forenames Age His Father Residence Bride Forenames Age Residence Her Father
23 FEB 1903 COMLEY William Thomas       VAN NIEKERK Maria Francina      
07 MAR 1932 COMLEY Jan Dirk Abraham Frans       BUYS Christina Maria Francina      

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South Africa, East London, Cape of Good Hope

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  12 JUN 1914 05 SEP 1959 Edith Olive COMLEY      
  21 OCT 1905 29 MAR 1991 Joy Amelia Maude Comley Walter Joseph Comley Myrtle Maude Hartley Page  
  About 1868   Winifred Sarah COMLEY John Benjamin COMLEY Eleanor KNIGHT  

Marriage:
Date Groom Forenames Age His Father Residence Bride Forenames Age Residence Her Father
About 1843 COMLEY John       MATTHEWS Catherine      
1867 COMLEY JOHN BENJAMIN 23 Died: 23 MAY 1911   KNIGHT ELEANOR 23    
26 MAR 1926 Harding Edward Septimus Rex       Comley Joy Amelia Maude      

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South Africa, Fort Beaufort, Cape of Good Hope

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17 MAR 1870 08 JAN 1869   CATHARINE ELEANOR COMLEY JOHN BENJAMIN COMLEY ELEANOR  
  About 1873 1941 John or Jack Tearle COMLEY      

Marriage:
Date Groom Forenames Age His Father Residence Bride Forenames Age Residence Her Father
About 1890 Holmes Alfred       Comley Catherine Eleanor      

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South Africa, Grahamstown, Cape of Good Hope

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12 DEC 1841 27 OCT 1841   WILLIAM THOMAS COMLEY JOHN COMLEY CATHARINE
14 JUL 1844 25 MAY 1844   JOHN BENJAMIN COMLEY JOHN COMLEY CATHRIN
26 NOV 1848 06 SEP 1848  

SARAH ELIZABETH COMLEY

JOHN COMLEY CATHRIN
16 MAR 1856 02 DEC 1855   CATHERINE ANN COMLEY JOHN COMLEY CATHERIN
           
13 APR 1845 06 MAR 1845   ELIZABETH ANN COMLEY WILLIAM COMLEY MARY
12 JUL 1846 25 JUN 1846 19 JUN 1878 WILLIAM CHARLES COMLEY WILLIAM COMLEY MARY
07 MAY 1848 01 MAR 1848   EMMA COMLEY WILLIAM COMLEY MARY
  16 MAY 1851 13 SEP 1852 JOHN EDWARD COMLEY WILLIAM COMLEY MARY LEWIS
22 FEB 1853 16 FEB 1853  

WALTER COMLEY

WILLIAM COMLEY MARY LEWIS
26 MAR 1854 17 MAR 1854 18 AUG 1889 JAMES LEWIS COMLEY WILLIAM COMLEY MARY
07 SEP 1856 05 MAR 1856   MARY COMLEY WILLIAM COMLEY MARY
21 MAR 1858 16 SEP 1857 13 FEB 1889 ARTHUR NEWTON COMLEY WILLIAM COMLEY MARY
03 FEB 1861 27 JUL 1860 29 FEB 1944 ALICE CATHERINE COMLEY WILLIAM COMLEY MARY
09 JUL 1864 03 JAN 1862   LETITIA COMLEY WILLIAM COMLEY MARY
09 JUL 1864 26 JUN 1864   ANNIE COMLEY WILLIAM COMLEY MARY
           
04 NOV 1913 02 DEC 1911   ARTHUR NEWTON COMLEY ARTHUR NEWTON COMLEY FLORENCE BRIGHT
           

Marriage:
Date Groom Forenames Age His Father Residence Bride Forenames Age Residence Her Father
24 APR 1838 COMLEY JOHN       MATTHIAS CATHARINE      
01 JUL 1838 Foster Samuel      

Comley

Sarah      
26 JUL 1844 COMLEY WILLIAM       LEWIS MARY      
21 JUN 1916 COMLEY JAMES LEWIS       KEAN AGNES WINIFRED      

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South Africa, Port Elizabeth, Cape of Good Hope

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09 DEC 1899 11 JUL 1899 18 AUG 1942 CECIL GEORGE COMLEY MATTHEW HENRY COMLEY ANNIE MARIA  
06 JUN 1902 07 OCT 1901 10 SEP 1978 GLADYS ANNIE COMLEY MATTHEW HENRY COMLEY ANNIE MARIA  
06 JUL 1904 02 MAY 1904 14 FEB 1969 THOMAS STANLEY COMLEY MATTHEW HENRY COMLEY ANNIE MARIA  
    15 SEP 1983 SUSANNAH OLIVE COMLEY MATTHEW HENRY COMLEY ANNIE MARIA WATSON  
             
             
  07 JUL 1919 29 AUG 1986 CLAUDE IVOR COMLEY JAMES LEWIS COMLEY AGNES WINIFRED KEAN  
  24 DEC 1916 10 SEP 1989 James Lewis COMLEY James Lewis COMLEY Agnes Winifred KEAN  
             
  03 DEC 1962 01 APR 1988 Shaun COMLEY Victor Arthur COMLEY Mavis EMERY  
             
10 OCT 1906 16 DEC 1905 23 JUL 1909 WILLIAM CHARLES COMLEY WILLIAM CHARLES COMLEY SARAH ANN  

Marriage:
Date Groom Forenames Age His Father Residence Bride Forenames Age Residence Her Father Notes
15 AUG 1887 KEMP HENRY GEORGE       COMLEY ANNIE        
About 1905 ROSCHERR Sidney Charles Thomas       COMLEY Martha        
25 SEP 1911 COMLEY ARTHUR NEWTON   Died: 28 AUG 1935   BRIGHT FLORENCE        
19 DEC 1936 Comley Robert Henry       Rich Olive Elizabeth       St Paul's
26 JUL 1917 WIBLIN JOSEPH BERTRAM       COMLEY SUSANNAH OLIVE       St Pauls
30 JAN 1923 MACKAY WILLIAM HENRY CAMPBELL       COMLEY GLADYS ANNIE     Died: 10 SEP 1978  
About 1938 COMLEY Joseph Isaac   Died: 05 FEB 1982     Annie Maria        
24 MAY 1941 COMLEY MATTHEW HENRY   Died: 04 MAY 1962   RUDMAN EMMA ANNE        
17 JUL 1948 COMLEY Joseph Alexander   Died: 27 DEC 1983   LIDDLE Daphne May        

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South Africa, Queenstown, Cape of Good Hope

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  04 FEB 1894 28 APR 1970

Amelia Letitia COMLEY

   

Marriage:
Date Groom Forenames Age His Father Residence Bride Forenames Age Residence Her Father
About 1918 FORRESTER Herbert Arthur       COMLEY Amelia Letitia      

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South Africa, Seymour, Cape of Good Hope

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  02 DEC 1855   Catharine Ann COMLEY      
             
  25 NOV 1874 11 FEB 1926 WALTER JAMES COMLEY WILLIAM T. COMLEY AMELIA Cathcartvale
             
    13 AUG 1928 Oswald Benjamin John Comley John Benjamin Comley Eleanor KNIGHT  

Marriage:
Date Groom Forenames Age His Father Residence Bride Forenames Age Residence Her Father
03 FEB 1874 COMLEY WILLIAM THOMAS 22     BODLEY AMELIA 22    
07 APR 1891 BRUCE James Burr       COMLEY Catharine Ann      
14 JAN 1902 HOLMES ALFRED JOHN       COMLEY ELANOR   Died: 02 NOV 1918  
20 DEC 1911 Comley Oswald Benjamin John   John Benjamin Comley   OATS Muriel Adelieve Marion      
26 AUG 1873 ROGERS ROLAND       COMLEY SARAH ELIZABETH      

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South Africa, Somerset East, Cape of Good Hope

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26 FEB 1875 24 OCT 1874   AMY BLANCHE COMLEY WILLIAM CHARLES COMLEY ALTHEA HOLMES
16 APR 1876 10 FEB 1876 03 JAN 1951

CHARLES PERCIVAL COMLEY

WILLIAM CHARLES COMLEY ALTHEA HOLMES
           
10 JUN 1877 17 MAY 1877 25 MAR 1935

CHARLES WATSON COMLEY

MATTHEW HENRY COMLEY ANNIE MARIA
01 JAN 1879 03 NOV 1878 12 NOV 1942 MARY ELLEN COMLEY MATTHEW HENRY COMLEY ANNIE MARIA

30 DEC 1879

04 NOV 1879 31 MAR 1941 WILLIAM CHARLES COMLEY MATTHEW HENRY COMLEY

ANNIE MARIA

28 JUN 1881 03 APR 1881 09 DEC 1953 MARTHA COMLEY MATTHEW HENRY COMLEY ANNIE MARIA
24 APR 1883 05 FEB 1883   MATTHEW HENRY COMLEY MATTHEW HENRY COMLEY ANNIE MARIA
  JAN 1885 22 OCT 1887 PRICILLA ANN COMLEY MATTHEW HENRY COMLEY ANNA MARIA WATSON
13 DEC 1887 02 OCT 1887   ARTHUR NEWTON COMLEY MATTHEW HENRY COMLEY ANNIE MARIA
12 NOV 1889 03 AUG 1889 23 JUL 1937 JAMES LEWIS COMLEY MATTHEW HENRY COMLEY ANNE MARIA
12 AUG 1891 15 APR 1891 11 JUN 1956

JOHN MOTLEY COMLEY

MATTHEW HENRY COMLEY ANNE MARIA
15 JUN 1893 13 MAR 1893 15 SEP 1983 SUSANNAH OLIVE COMLEY MATTHEW HENRY COMLEY ANNIE MARIA
12 DEC 1894 30 OCT 1894 21 APR 1917 WALLACE ALEXANDER COMLEY MATTHEW HENRY COMLEY ANNIE MARIE
           
  23 FEB 1899 21 MAR 1935 ESTHER SOPHIA COMLEY CHARLES WATSON COMLEY ESTHER SOPHIA
10 AUG 1905 24 MAY 1905 01 FEB 1957 CHARLES WATSON COMLEY CHARLES WATSON COMLEY ESTHER SOPHIA
24 MAR 1910 28 DEC 1909 06 FEB 1982 JOSEPH ISAAC COMLEY CHARLES WATSON COMLEY ESTHER SOPHIA
  05 JUL 1903 12 APR 1984   Charles WATSON COMLEY Esther Sophia WATSON
           
  28 DEC 1913 27 DEC 1983 JOSEPH ALEXANDER COMLEY MATTHEW HENRY COMLEY ELIZA GERTRUDE ALLWRIGHT
           
08 AUG 1927 19 APR 1927 28 OCT 1932 ETTIE VALERIE DAWN COMLEY CHARLES WATSON COMLEY ELLA HADRIANE
Methodist Church
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19 APR 1878 31 JUL 1877   MAY COMLEY WILLIAM CHARLES COMLEY ALTHEA HOLMES
           

Marriage:
Date Groom Forenames Age His Father Residence Bride Forenames Age Residence Her Father
29 DEC 1873 MORRIS JAMES      

COMLEY

EMMA      
03 FEB 1874 COMLEY

WILLIAM CHARLES

      TROLLIP ALTHEA HOLMES      
27 JUL 1876 COMLEY MATHEW HENRY       WATSON ANNA MARIA      
18 MAY 1898 COMLEY CHARLES WATSON       WATSON ESTHER SOPHIA      
23 AUG 1899 COMLEY

WILLIAM CHARLES

  Died: 31 MAR 1941   WATSON SARAH ANN      
21 APR 1910 COMLEY MATTHEW HENRY       ALLWRIGHT ELIZA GERTRUDE      
11 FEB 1919 CARY GEORGE JOHN       COMLEY ESTHER SOPHIA GWENDOLINE      

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South Africa, Uitenhage, Cape of Good Hope

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  17 MAY 1911 04 MAY 1962 MATTHEW HENRY COMLEY MATTHEW HENRY COMLEY ELIZA GERTRUDE ALLWRIGHT  
  13 APR 1918 17 MAY 1979 ANNIE MARIA COMLEY MATTHEW HENRY COMLEY ELIZA GERTRUDE ALLWRIGHT Orange Grove
  07 JUN 1921   MAVIS ELIZA COMLEY MATTHEW HENRY COMLEY ELIZA GERTRUDE ALLWRIGHT Orange Grove
             
  18 JUN 1929 27 FEB 1983 URWIN GREGORY COMLEY JAMES LEWIS COMLEY AGNES WINIFRED KEAN  

Marriage:
Date Groom Forenames Age His Father Residence Bride Forenames Age Residence Her Father
31 MAR 1930 Comley Matthew Henry       WILKEN Aletta      

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South Africa, Unspecified, Cape of Good Hope

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  About 1852   William Thomas COMLEY John COMLEY Catharine Mathias
           
  About 1868   CATHERINE ELEANOR COMLEY JOHN BENJAMIN COMLEY ELEANOR KNIGHT
  26 OCT 1873 01 APR 1941 JOHN TEARLE COMLEY JOHN BENJAMIN COMLEY ELEANOR KNIGHT
  19 MAR 1877 13 AUG 1928 OSWALD BENJAMIN JOHN COMLEY JOHN BENJAMIN COMLEY ELEANOR KNIGHT
  About 1878   WILLIAM ROWLAND COMLEY JOHN BENJAMIN COMLEY ELEANOR KNIGHT
  08 APR 1880 08 NOV 1918 HOLLY COMLEY JOHN BENJAMIN COMLEY ELEANOR KNIGHT
  08 JUN 1882   Helena Beartria Comley John Benjamin Comley Eleanor KNIGHT
  About 1884   William Roland Comley John Benjamin Comley Eleanor KNIGHT
           
  10 FEB 1876   Charles Percival Comley William Charles Comley Althea Holmes Trollip
           
  16 JUL 1876   Sarah Catharine COMLEY William Thomas COMLEY Amelia BODLEY
  29 APR 1878   Garness Eleanor COMLEY William Thomas COMLEY Amelia BODLEY
  14 MAY 1882   Hilda Gladdis COMLEY William Thomas COMLEY Amelia BODLEY
  About 1885 03 JAN 1961 William Thomas COMLEY William Thomas COMLEY Amelia BODLEY
  About 1888 20 MAY 1954 Lawrence Bertram COMLEY William Thomas COMLEY Amelia BODLEY
           
  03 JUN 1900 22 NOV 1949 ANNIE MARIA COMLEY WILLIAM CHARLES COMLEY SARA ANNIE WATSON
           
  03 AUG 1913 19 OCT 1989 Robert Henry COMLEY Arthur Newton COMLEY Florence BRIGHT
           
  16 JUN 1939 14 MAR 1980 Vernon Autry COMLEY Vernon WATSON COMLEY Mary Margret Elizabeth Taylor

Marriage:
Date Groom Forenames Age His Father Residence Bride Forenames Age Residence Her Father
About 1920 BAXTER Frederick Dunlop       COMLEY Annie Maria      
About 1867 DUGMORE JOHN WILLIAM       COMLEY ELIZABETH ANN      
About 1875 Comley William Charles       Trollip Althea Holmes      
12 MAY 1914 Keen Herbert Clifton       Comley Holly      
About 1843 COMLEY John       MATTHEWS Catherine      
About 1905 COMLEY John Tearl       DRYDEN May Isabella      
About 1921 COMLEY John Motley   Died: 11 JUN 1956   FOURIE Maria Susanna      
About 1940 COMLEY Vernon WATSON   Died: 21 AUG 1971   Taylor Doreen Albertina      
About 1938 COMLEY Vernon WATSON   Died: 21 AUG 1971   Taylor Mary Margret Elizabeth      

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South Africa, Durban, Natal

Marriage:
Date Groom Forenames Age His Father Residence Bride Forenames Age Residence Her Father
23 SEP 1922 COMLEY CECIL GEORGE   Died: 18 AUG 1942   STOWE OLIVE EDITH      

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South Africa, Bethal, Transvaal

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  05 JUL 1912 1917 WILLIAM CHARLES COMLEY CHARLES PERCIVAL COMLEY FANNY MARION SIMPSON  
  05 SEP 1917 1934 FLORENCE MARION COMLEY CHARLES PERCIVAL COMLEY FANNY MARION SIMPSON  

Marriage:
Date Groom Forenames Age His Father Residence Bride Forenames Age Residence Her Father
27 JUL 1909 COMLEY Charles Percival   Died: 03 JAN 1951   SIMPSON Fanny      

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South Africa, Unspecified

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JAN 1922 25 DEC 1955 Louis Francois COMLEY Lawrence Bertram COMLEY Johanna Dorothea Catharina OOSTHUIZEN

Marriage:
Date Groom Forenames Age His Father Residence Bride Forenames Age Residence Her Father
About 1919 COMLEY Lawrence Bertram   Died: 20 MAY 1954   OOSTHUIZEN Johanna Dorothea Catharina      

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