Joseph Lewis

Joseph Lewis Born: 20 September 1830, Whitehaven, Cumberland, England
Baptized: 19 October 1830, England
Parents: James Lewis and Ann Lewis (nee Kelly)
Siblings: (Joseph Lewis, 20 September 1830)
                John Lewis, baptized 26 June 1832
                William Lewis, 22 January 1835
                George Lewis, ~1839
Married: Adelaide Sophia Hunt, 22 April 1856, St Mary's Anglican Church, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Children: Joseph Lewis Jnr, 5 June 1857, Port Elizabeth (married Sarah Jane Sterley and Emma Graham)
                  Annie Lewis, ~1858/9 (baptised 31 January 1859; might have died young)
                  Adelaide Lewis, 16 August 1861, Port Elizabeth
                  James William Lewis, 10 April 1864, Port Elizabeth
                  Sarah Ann Lewis, 2 October 1865 (Page 1) (Page 2) (Page 3) (Page 4) (Page 5) (Page 6)
                  Katie Lewis, 29 August 1872
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: 5 October 1888, (aged 58), Rockvale, Middleton, near Somerset East, South Africa
Buried: 6 October 1888, St George's Cemetery, Port Elizabeth

Death notice for Joseph Lewis
Death notice and family details for Joseph Lewis (PDF)

Joseph Lewis was a blacksmith, and some of the wrought iron railings that he made can still be seen today around Port Elizabeth.
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History of Rock Vale farm (PDF, 763 kB)

Rock Vale farm is situated on the N10 road that connects Port Elizabeth and Cradock. It is 4km south of the village of Middleton, on the eastern side of the road.

Telescope - Joseph Lewis Telescope - Joseph Lewis
Telescope that belonged to Joseph Lewis
Click on images to enlarge. Inscription says:
Presented to
Mr. Josh. Lewis,
Port Elizabeth. Algoa Bay.
R.I. Keen
of Liverpool,
In appreciation of
his indefatigable exertions in
Conchological research.

Signature of Joseph Lewis
Signature from marriage certificate of William Lewis
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