Friday, March 8, 2013

Recent blog queries: Fayle, Tomlinson


To the blog reader searching for information on Thomas Fayle, there were two people of that name in Natal - a father and son. Thomas Fayle (1821-1897) with his wife Sarah arrived on the ship John Line. 27 references emerge on NAAIRS, most of them concerning Thomas Fayle junior (1847-1906) and his occupation as Superintendant of Zwartkop Location. Deceased estate files for both men are held at Pietermaritzburg Archives Repository.

Shelagh Spencer's British Settlers in Natal Vol 6 offers a comprehensive section on Fayle senior, including his children’s names and details.

A Sergeant Fayle and a Trooper Fayle are mentioned in the roll of the Stanger Mounted Rifles.

Update: Note that Thomas Fayle senior (1821-1897) had several sons apart from the one named after him, i.e. Thomas b 1847. There were also John, William, James, George and Henry, as well as Benjamin, who died young.


Missionary who ministered to Indians in KZN for 45 years.

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