John Lidbetter Earle

3 June 1829–1876 (Age 46)
Grahamstown, Cape Province, South Africa

The Life of John Lidbetter

When John Lidbetter Earle was born on 3 June 1829, in Grahamstown, Cape Province, South Africa, his father, William John Earle, was 25 and his mother, Mary Boardman, was 33. He married Eliza Cecilia Harvey on 26 June 1857, in Bathurst, Bathurst, Cape Province, South Africa. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1876, at the age of 47.

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John Lidbetter Earle
Eliza Cecilia Harvey
Marriage: 26 June 1857
Sophia Emily Earle
Charles Read Earle
William John Earle
Sarah Anne Earle

Spouse and Children

26 June 1857
Bathurst, Bathurst, Cape Province, South Africa



    Sarah Anne Earle


    Charles Read Earle


    William John Earle


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World Events (4)


Age 23

Sand River Convention. Britain recognizes Transvaal as the independent Afrikaner South African Republic.

Age 27

Xhosa cattle sacrifices lead to famine.

Age 38

Diamonds discovered in Orange Free State and Kimberley.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Earl .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • John Listbetter Earle, "South Africa, Civil Marriage Records, 1840-1973"
  • South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004;

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