I have updated the file of James Edward FORD once again
I have still not found a baptism for Jane Murray FORD, but it appears that she was born in
Essex, and was probably baptised in one of the parishes not covered by the IGI. SA
sources give her date of birth as 27 January 1814, but I now think she was born on 27
January 1816, two years later.
Here is my reasoning. I knew from my transcription of the Grahamstown Journal that she
married William Glendonwyn Scott in 1850. Courtesy of his middle name I have been able to
find the following original records:
1851 UK census for Birkfield Barracks, Liverpool HO107/2185/723, where her place of birth
is given as Essex and her age 35.
Report of her marriage available as a free
download http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C13325290 which gives
Jane's age on 8 January 1850 (the date of the marriage) as 33 years and 346 days,
making her date of birth, if my maths is correct, 27 January 1816.
William's service record WO76/455 (National Archives) lists a son of the marriage,
William Joseph born 8 July 1854, who died in Queenstown on 13 July 1855
I have found a birth of another son, Harold John Glendonwyn Scott, born 20 April 1859 in
Her DN in South Africa from 1873 6/9/145/9879 says she died in Caen France, and this fits
with a will index I found for William Glendonwyn Scott in Ireland, dated January 1887,
which states that William died on 6 June 1883 at Villa Saint Croix, Saint Pair, France.
Hope this helps neaten up someone's files!