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Alexander Logie

Male 1784 - 1838  (54 years)


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  • Name Alexander Logie 
    Born 18 Apr 1784  Keithhall Kinkel, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Apr 1838  Cape, , South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Captain Alexander Logie of the 72nd Highland regiment. His parents were Alexander and Agnes Clunie Logie, tenant farmers at Redhall, a part of the Duke of Gordon's property adjoining Fochabers Village, on the banks of the Spey River, in the County of Morayshire. In 1805 the regiment was ordered to Cork. Other regiments arrived and a large fleet of ships under the command of Sir Howe Popham, with 6654 troops under Major General Sir David Baird set sail.After 6 months, the fleet arrived at the Cape (South Africa) whach at that stage was administered by the Batavian Republic as a Dutch possession. The Highland brigade consisted of the 71st, 72nd, and 93rd Regiments, under the command of Brigadier General Fergnesen and was part of the force that landed at Milnerton about 16 miles from Capetown. The local military surrendered within 2 days. This episode was known as the 2nd British Occupation of the Cape. Alexander served in the regiment for a number of years at the Cape and retired from the Army in about 1835 and then decide to remain there. He persuaded his younger brother, Robert Clunie Logie to do the same. At that time Scotland was in a very bad state financially, with no prospects.

      Robert Clunie arrived in South Africa in 1818. Alexander did not live to a ripe old age. He married a local girl, a Hugnenot descendant, named Henriette du Toit. They did not have any children of their own, but adopted a lad,who was christened Alexander Logie-du Toit. The latter married Anna Logie (1844-1931) daughter of Robert Clunie Logie on 4 May 1875. They had 5 children.

      When Robert Clunie Logie arrived in 1818, he was only 19 years old. He was married twice. His first wife was Miss Stadler, who died after a short marriage. The only son from this marriage was thrown from a horse and killed when still a young man. He then married Catherine Francina Preller, (born 1805). He entered business on his own, and did well. He was the first man to import a sewing machine, which was demonstrated by his younger daughter Anna. He became a director of a local bank. He was fond of music and became an organist in one of the churches. Robert and Catherine raised 8 children, one of which was John Frederick Logie.
    Person ID I15910  7_families
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2006 

    Father Alexander Loggie,   b. 2 Jul 1756, Redhall, Morayshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1836, Fochabers, Morayshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Agnes (Clunie) Cluny,   b. 1757-1758, , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1822-23, Fochabers, Morayshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 17 Jul 1779  , Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F5559  Group Sheet

    Family Henrietta Elizabeth Du-Toit,   b. 4 Aug 1793, Drakenstein, Cape Of Good Hope, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1817  Uitenhage, Cape Colony, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2005 
    Family ID F7201  Group Sheet

  • Histories
    Logie Migration to South Africa
    Logie Migration to South Africa
    Alexander and Robert Clunie Logie migrate to South Africa.

  • Sources 
    1. [S7562] E-mail from Robert Huggard to Lee Drew , (rehuggard@sympatico.ca), 16 Mar 2006.