I have spend many hours over the years trying to track back the origins of the first
Nadauld to settle in South Africa in 1850. She was Elizabeth Nadauld who arrived in
Durban, South Africa on 11 November 1850 on a settler ship the Justina which departed ex
London on 16 August 1850. She was approx 19 years and travelled alone.
Recently I was galvanized into action when I was contacted by an American Nadauld,
Stephen, whose ancestor had reached the USA in the 1850's. He had also made contact
with a few Nadauld families in the United Kingdom.
Here is what I have:
Elizabeth Nadauld married Robert Stevens on 14 June 1858 in Isipingo. (outside Durban)
Robert was a soldier in the 45th Nottingham regiment which was stationed in Natal from
1843-1859. By the time of the marriage he was a brickmaker at Brickfields. Elizabeth had
one son Henry (Harry) Nadauld . All South African Nadaulds are related through Harry
Nadauld who married Louisa Bird on 17 February 1880.
I have not been able to establish a date or place of birth for Elizabeth Nadauld or any
information about her family of origin. This information might appear on the original
shipping records/passenger list for the Justina. But I need help on how to access these.
The Justina was a barque chartered by the Natal Company of London, and captained by J
Brown, to bring 100 settlers to Natal
The only other Elizabeth Nadauld whom I have been able to track down, was also known as
Eliza and a child of Peter Nadauld and Jane Cheeseman, born in Tonbridge, Kent on 16 June
1833. (Information from the Family History Centre.) I have no way of knowing whether this
is our Elizabeth. While the dates do not align precisely with her estimated date of birth,
this is my best lead so far. This would have made her the sister of Albert Nadauld, who
emigrated to the United States. This particular Nadauld family does back to Richard
Nadauld and Sarah Smidmore married on 24 July 1795, at the Holy Trinity, Clapham, Surrey.
So I have information about all the South African Nadaulds, have discovered both US and UK
Nadaulds, but cannot make the links.
Also researching Weldon, Lewthwaite, Tatum (UK) and Harper (Canada)