William Fish b 1804 New Windsor son of Robert & Sarah Fish
William Fish is our PROGENITOR, the first FISH in our family to come to South Africa.
William got married in 1836, he must have come out earlier than this date, he was not part of the original 1820 settlers. We have not yet identified the date and ship he came out on. The earliest S African records of the Fish Family is in this church (Holy Trinity Kalk Bay), William died 1875 and must have been one of the earliest burials in this Church, the records confirm this.
William Fish #567 b. 27 Jan 1804, New Windsor England, ref: Tomb Stone IGI, m. 30 May 1836, Carolina Wilhelmina Schouw #707. William died 15 Feb 1875, in Windsor house Windsor Road Kalk Bay, buried: Kalk Bay, Holy Trinity Church. Big black brown cross in grounds of Holy Trinity church in Kalk Bay. Cross is seven feet tall. William Fish was baptised in St Johns church right next to Windsor Castle.
i Caroline Sarah Fish #950 b. 4-Feb-1839.
ii Robert Andrew Fish #439 b. 19-Jul-1843.
iii James Adolphus Fish #351 b. 3-Jun-1844.
iv Thomas Henry Lincohn Fish #951 b. 8-Sep-1846.
v Charles Macdonald Fish #425 b. __-08-1848.
James Adolphus Fish Caroline Fish Charles McDonald Fish
Looking for the photos of the other children of William Fish ie
Robert Andrew Fish and Thomas Henry Lincoln Fish
The following information comes from the Cape Archives, I hope someone in Cape Town will follow this lead up and get the full details of the files in the archives so that we can understand the events in more detail.
Cape Archives, volume no 4001 ..\2 SA\Fish\WILLIAMFISH court doc.DOC system 01, reference 11 , part 1, description, memorials received. william fish. requesting his excellency to order the agents of the "hope" steamer to pay the wages due to john mccomb and himself. starting 1839.
Cape Archives, volume_no 4008, system 01 ..\2 sa\fish\williamfish jail remission 1841.doc reference 185, part 1, description, memorials received. william fish and james haney requesting remission of their jail sentence. starting 1841.
12 Aug 1833 william was witness to wedding in Berkshire England
30 May 1836 william married in St Georges Cathedral cape Town
William Fish 1804 Windsor Source from extracts from the South African
Commercial Advertiser (Cape Town)30 May 1836 from Sue Mackay firstname.lastname@example.org 16th July 2008
In 1840 William Fish was on this boat "The Hope" Steamer, he escaped injury when this boat was wrecked.Its important to note that this image of the Holy Trinity Church could not have been taken in 1874, because William Fish's Gravestone is clearly visible in the image & William Fish Died on 15 Feb 1875.
Inscribed on the Grave Stone above."William Fish - Born in Windsor England Born January 27th 1804 Died at Kalk Bay February 15 1875"