Born Basford, Nottinghamshire, England. Died , Lower Illovo River, Natal. Framework knitter, soldier, arrowroot grower, cane farmer, accommodation house keeper. CSO late John Pearce is included in the army pay list that shows the men who were discharged in Natal in Oct. CSO no E From Richmond they went to Umzinto where they carried on a hotel and cane planting for a mill managed by Mr McLean [Maclean, Alexander born c.
The hotel, wattle- and-daub under thatch, burnt down. It was rebuilt and later both hotel and canefields were burnt. They then decided to go to Illovo. Here Pearce took over the hotel on the South bank — this was about or Discharged on 9 Nov.
With wife and four children occupies a piece of land by lease and has no land of his own. On receiving his discharge was told by Col. He neglected applying then having prospects of a profitable livelihood in which he has not succeeded. As long ago as a Mr Pearce had established a tiny wattle-and-daub inn on the south bank of the Illovo River. This reply was burnt when his house was destroyed by fire on 27 March Has heard no more about his application and asks for intervention of Legislative Council.
On the opposite side an Englishman and his wife, with six little girls [sic], resided. They hallooed us from the other side.
The woman canoed herself across to ask whether we required any accommodation, or washing done, which we did, and took up our quarters with her during our stay, when she narrated all the movements of the white men of that neighbourhood.
CH pp John Pearce d. His widow carried on with the roadside establishment. WP Widow m. Langton went to the Pilgrims Rest goldfields. Then took over the coffee plantation leased to a Mr Clothier at Umgababa, then went transport riding. While transport riding went in for arrowroot farming on the Illovo Flats, lost heavily and sold the plantation. Dbn took out licence to m. Elizabeth Leybourne Askey Langton, b. Durham, England, aged The machinery pledged as security. Loan to be paid off in two instalments, first due on Chambers ceded the bond to John Macfarlane Wilson, storekeeper, Dbn on Security is title to lease of piece of land occupied by Pearce — Lot 22 lying between Umkomanzi and Umlazi Rivers, together with the crops, machinery etc on it.
Smith, Edward Saunders [son of Saunders J. Smith and William Pearce persuaded the Crookeses to invest in a sugar venture in the north of Mozambique, floated as Beira-Illovo Sugar Estates, but things went wrong from the start.
Smith at a loss — then helped to bale him out in when the estates were destroyed by floods. F Crookes and William Pearce. The estate now comprised the mill and 12 acres and was named Addison Brothers. Lily Elizabeth Leybourne Pearce d. William Pearce, JP d. Thos Fayers, 25, bachelor, overseer. Anne Maria Pearce of Lower Umkomaas m. Dbn [Date calculated from age given on m.
Dbn and Ellen Pearce, 23, b. Dbn, took out licence to marry. Licence taken out at Umzinto. Pearce , wife of Thos S. Robert Hutchinson and William Pearce. Umzinto and Lillian Donnelly, 17, b. Donnelly, took out licence to m. The story of Crookes Brothers. CH — Hamilton, Charles. Sketches of life and sport in South-Eastern Africa. GRE — Everson, G. The South Africa medal. RO — Osborn, Robert F. The founding of the South African sugar industry — South African Sugar Association, Cemeteries Tomb St P.