The picture is from the collection of David Saffery.
Henry arrived with Gardner's Party from Bristol, England, 1820.
Quote from 'Some Frontier Families' by Ivan Mitford-Barberton, p.101:
"Henry attended the Salem Academy and was later induced to come into Grahamstown by the Rev. William Shaw. He became a librarian and a Sunday School teacher and also took on the work of shoe repairing, etc. He can be considered as a self-educated man with his assistance received from the Methodist ministers in Grahamstown and his access to the library, but most probably he received his greatest help from the Shaws of Salem. In 1839 he became a minister of the Wesleyan Church, as it was called in those days.
He was also connected with the Commemoration Church in Grahamstown where there is a memorial window in his memory. He was author of 'Reminiscences of an Albany Settler', (Grahamstown - Richards and Glanville & Co. 1871). This is one of the best and also one of the rarest of Settler Africana.
Dugmore also delivered a lecture at the Jubilee Celebrations in 1870. This was reprinted in Grocott's Daily Mail in serial form from 15th January to 5th February, 1919. A sermon preached on the occasion of the celebrations of the Settler Jubilee was printed by the Mount Coke Mission Press, 1871. The same press also published a memorial discourse on the death of Rev. William Shaw, delivered in Grahamstown, 1873.
The Rev. H.H. Dugmore was also responsible for a number of other lectures, papers and some poems, translations of the Scriptures into Xhosa, and also some Xhosa hymns."
** John Griffin Hellier was born 2 March 1845, Bristol, England. He emigrated
to East London, South Africa, when he was 2 months old.
He was appointed MLA in the early 1900s at East London, Cape Colony,
John Griffin Hellier married Anna Maria Dugmore on 5 March 1874, Dordrecht, Cape (Dordrecht Wesleyan Methodist Cape Marriages). They had three children: Emma Marion Hellier, Harry Hellier, and another girl.