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Charles Edmund Andrew Green

 Charles Edmund Andrew Green was born in Gorton, a suburb of Manchester, England, on the 9th August 1825. Census records of 1841 show Charles living in Brook Street, in the wealthy suburb of Chorlton upon Medlock, with his father, mother, and four of his five siblings

He was the eldest son of Samuel and Mary Green, and was baptised at St. Johns, Deansgate, Manchester on the 9th December 1825. Charles had three brothers, James Harter (1830), John (1831) and Samuel Henry (1832), and two sisters, Emma Maria (1828) and Eliza (1836).

  Charles arrived in Natal on the 17th July 1849, having sailed from London on the Barque "Washington" as one of the Byrne settlers.

In February 1858, at the age of 32, Charles founded Gorton farm in Ixopo, KwaZulu Natal, and also signed deeds for his brother, James Harter Green, to take title of the farm "New Garrett", on the Umtwalume river.


His children who were born from a Zulu girl, Jamati (Sarah) M'khize were:-

Mary Ann (Polly):    Born about 1860

Emma:                       Born 12th May 1863

Eliza:                          Born 5th December 1867

John:                          Born 10th July 1869

Ellen:                          Born about 1873

Charles:                     Born 18th April 1875

Benjamin:                  Born 1879

Other children, born from a Zulu girl, Makalimba (Mary) Khumalo, were:- 

Edward James:      Born about 1886

Katey:                        Born 1888

Dora:                          Born about 1890

Lilly:                            Born  about 1892



Charles Green died on 8 October 1909 and is laid to rest in St. John's Church, Ixopo. 

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