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  • ID: I1824
  • Name: James SEDGWICK
  • Given Name: James
  • Surname: Sedgwick
  • Suffix: Capt. 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 13 May 1811
  • Christening: 30 May 1812 Islington, London, England
  • Death: 3 Oct 1872 in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Occupation:
  • Note:
    http://www.sedgwickuk.org/uk/places/london/thomas1740/sedgw ick-james1811.html
    James began his career as a mid-shipman in the Honourable E ast India Company and commanded his first ship in 1833. A t the time of his marriage he is described as of the ship A ddingham and an additional reference to a Captain Sedgwic k of the three masted schooner The Osprey may relate to him . His last command was of the Lady Valiant in 1856. The mer chant service of the East India Company ceased in 1834 so i t must be assumed that James worked in another capacity. H e was the author of two books - "Golden Hints to Young Mari ners" and "The True Principle of the Law of Storms" both us ed at 'Greenwich Nautical College'.

    He settled in Cape Town and in 1859 he founded James Sedgwi ck and Company which traded in wines and spirits.

    In 1851 Mary and the children are living in Bootle, Lancash ire.
  • Occupation:
  • Note:
    James Segwick Distillary
    http://www.sedgwicksoriginal.co.za/history

    Born in 1811, he joined the British East India Company a s a midshipman at a very early age and was only 22 when h e took command of his first ship in 1833. The British Eas t India Company by then had taken over from the Dutch and t he French, the major trading destinations in the Far East . So, large numbers of its heavily laden East Indiamen plie d the route around the Cape between Great Britain and the F ar East. As commander of one of these ships, James Sedgwic k would have been a regular visitor to Cape Town. It must h ave been during one such visit that he met Mary Bush Parke , whose parents owned Parke's Hotel, and married her 1839.

    According to some sources, when James Sedgwick retired fro m the sea in 1850, he was the master of the tea clipper Und ine. If so, he would have been a member of a small band o f elite seamen at the helm of the fastest sailing ships o f their time, racing annually from China via the Cape to En gland with the first tea of the new season on board.

    Sedgwick must have been quite a remarkable man. Although h e had become a landlubber, he lost none of his love of th e sea. He was obviously held in high regard in maritime cir cles for in 1853 Oxford Press published the first edition o f his Golden Hints to Young Mariners. I found it quite amaz ing to discover that after more than 150 years this "chea p and available little volume", as he described it, is stil l regularly reprinted with copies available from the amazon .com website.

    In 1855 he produced a publication of a more technical natur e under the title The True Principles of the Laws of Storms , on the movement of hurricanes in the northern and souther n hemispheres. It was one of three treatises bound togethe r under the title Law of Storms.

    After his retirement Sedgwick opened a tavern, The Captain' s Rooms, in St George's Street in the heart of Cape Town. I t soon became a popular port of call with seamen on shore l eave. In 1859 '96 some sources say 1853 '96 he founded th e firm of J Sedgwick & Company, "purveyor of quality liquor , tobacco and cigars", which had its offices across the roa d from The Captain's Rooms. The street near the harbour whe re he had his warehouse is today still known as Sedgwick La ne.

    After his death in 1872, two of his four sons, Charles an d Alfred, continued the business which grew strongly unde r their leadership. In addition to selling local wines an d spirits the company also imported whisky and other fortif ied drinks. In 1886 it set up '96 some sources say bought ' 96 a distillery on the banks of the Berg River at what wa s known as Catryntjes Drift.
    http://fr1day.co.za/a-look-at-captain-james-segwick-the-his tory-of-whisky-in-south-africa-and-the-james-segwick-distil lery/
  • _UID: 65718899ECB7403FBCD48D1FCDBE1B948F95
  • Change Date: 30 Jul 2015 at 08:40
  • Note:
    SOURCE: Heather McAlister
    Of Sedgwicks Wholesale Wine and Spirit Merchants. One can s till today buy Sedgwicks Old Brown Sherry.
    SEDGWICK
    Captain James Sedgwick, father of Arnold Wilhelm Spilhaus' s wife, and founder of the Cape family of Sedgwick, was des cended from the Sedgwick's of Dent in the West Riding of Yo rkshire, where the familyhad been identified with the distr ict for several centuries. An account of the family will b e found in the Life and Letters ofProfessor Adam Sedgwick , Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.Professor Adam was a lso of Dent, and cousin to Captain James.Professor Adam Sed gwick, junior, nephew of Professor Adam, senior,visited th e Cape in the last generation, bent upon scientific enquiry .The son of Professor Adam, junior, Mr. Romney Sedgwick, re cently heldoffice as Deputy High Commissioner in the Unio n of South Africa forHis Majesty's Government.
    Captain James was one of a large number of brothers and sis ters. Three of his brothers also made some mark. Thomas, i n the service of the Honourable East India Company, died i n Bombay at the age of 28, "but not before he had earned th e thanks of the Honourable Company for his services in prom oting the growth of mulberry trees, and thus encouraging th e production of silk." Charles went to Boston, U.S.A.,wher e his descendants still live, and became prominent in the j ournalistic world. William entered the medical profession , and was a medical student at the then new University Coll ege Hospital where, by the particular desire of the great s urgeon Lister, he was appointed Lister's dresser, and as su ch assisted him at the first operation in London performe d under anaesthetics, December 21st, 1846. As a resultof im paired health he made several voyages to the East, via th e Cape,as surgeon to the troops. It gave him the opportunit y of studying cholera in its worst forms, and when in 185 4 London was visited by anepidemic of cholera he gave disti nguished service. He made a number of important contributio ns to the medical literature of his day. After Captain Jame s Sedwick had retired from sea and settled in Cape Town h e founded the firm of James Sedgwick and Company, wholesal e wine and spirit merchants. He was the author of The Tru e Principle of the Laws of Storms and of Hints to Young Mar iners.





    Marriage 1 Mary Bush PARKE b: 31 May 1822 in either Essex or Rotherhithe St., India House (probably), London, England c: 16 Aug 1822 in St Mary, Rotherhithe, London, England
    • Married: 22 Jan 1839 in Rondebosche, Cape Town, South Africa 4
    • Change Date: 22 Mar 2016
    Children
    1. Has No Children James Thomas SEDGWICK b: 1840 in Cape Town, South Africa
    2. Has No Children Lydia Mary SEDGWICK b: 1843 in Cape Town, South Africa
    3. Has No Children Edward William SEDGWICK b: 1845 in Cape Town, South Africa
    4. Has No Children Charles Frederick SEDGWICK b: 1847 in Cape Town, South Africa
    5. Has No Children Alfred Montague Tollemache SEDGWICK b: 28 Jun 1849 in Cape Town, South Africa
    6. Has No Children Amy Alice SEDGWICK b: 1863 in Cape Town, South Africa
    7. Has No Children Annie Elizabeth SEDGWICK b: 1865 in Cape Town, South Africa

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: Amy Oliver Lloyd's papers
      Title: Amy Oliver Lloyd's papers
      Note:
      There were several diaries that these entries originate fro m.
      The Family Treee info was copied by F.E. SEATON from "ROS S and LLOYDPedigree" made by Juliana LLOYD (b. 1835). In po ssession of FlorenceM. LLOYD, late of Twarton, Selsey, Chic hester, Sussex.
      Quality: 3
      Text: Captain Sedgewick of the ship "Addingham".
    2. Abbrev: Note
      Title: Note
      Quality: 3
      Text: http://www.sedgwickuk.org/uk/places/london/thomas1740/sedgw ick-james1811.html
      James Sedgwick [Thomas Sedgwick / Martha Davis]
      b. 13 May 1811
      bpt 30 May 1812 Islington, London
      m Mary Bush Parke 22 January 1839 Cape Town, South Africa
      d 3 October 1872 Cape Town, South Africa

      James began his career as a mid-shipman in the Honourable E ast IndiaCompany and commanded his first ship in 1833. At t he time of hismarriage he is described as of the ship Addin gham and an additionalreference to a Captain Sedgwick of th e three masted schooner TheOsprey may relate to him. His la st command was of the Lady Valiant in1856. The merchant ser vice of the East India Company ceased in 1834 soit must b e assumed that James worked in another capacity. He was the author of two books - "Golden Hints to Young Mariners" an d "The TruePrinciple of the Law of Storms" both used at 'Gr eenwich NauticalCollege'.

      He settled in Cape Town and in 1859 he founded James Sedgwi ck andCompany which traded in wines and spirits.

      In 1851 Mary and the children are living in Bootle, Lancash ire.
      NOTE: Other details added under his children.
    3. Abbrev: email from Heather MacAlister July 24, 2004
      Title: email from Heather MacAlister July 24, 2004
      Quality: 3
      Text: Captain James Sedgwick, father of Arnold Wilhelm Spilhaus? s wife, andfounder of the Cape family of Sedgwick, was desc ended from theSedgwick?s of Dent in the West Riding of York shire, where the familyhad been identified with the distric t for several centuries. Anaccount of the family will be fo und in the Life and Letters ofProfessor Adam Sedgwick, Fell ow of Trinity College, Cambridge.Professor Adam was also o f Dent, and cousin to Captain James.Professor Adam Sedgwick , junior, nephew of Professor Adam, senior,visited the Cap e in the last generation, bent upon scientific enquiry.Th e son of Professor Adam, junior, Mr. Romney Sedgwick, recen tly heldoffice as Deputy High Commissioner in the Union o f South Africa forHis Majesty?s Government.
      Captain James was one of a large number of brothers and sis ters. Threeof his brothers also made some mark. Thomas, i n the service of theHonourable East India Company, died i n Bombay at the age of 28, ?butnot before he had earned th e thanks of the Honourable Company for hisservices in promo ting the growth of mulberry trees, and thusencouraging th e production of silk.? Charles went to Boston, U.S.A.,wher e his descendants still live, and became prominent in thejo urnalistic world. William entered the medical profession, a nd was amedical student at the then new University Colleg e Hospital where, bythe particular desire of the great surg eon Lister, he was appointedLister?s dresser, and as such a ssisted him at the first operation inLondon performed unde r anaesthetics, December 21st, 1846. As a resultof impaire d health he made several voyages to the East, via the Cape, as surgeon to the troops. It gave him the opportunity of st udyingcholera in its worst forms, and when in 1854 London w as visited by anepidemic of cholera he gave distinguished s ervice. He made a number ofimportant contributions to the m edical literature of his day. AfterCaptain James Sedwick ha d retired from sea and settled in Cape Town hefounded the f irm of James Sedgwick and Company, wholesale wine andspiri t merchants. He was the author of The True Principle of th e Lawsof Storms and of Hints to Young Mariners.
    4. Abbrev: Amy Oliver Lloyd's papers
      Title: Amy Oliver Lloyd's papers
      Note:
      There were several diaries that these entries originate fro m.
      The Family Treee info was copied by F.E. SEATON from "ROS S and LLOYDPedigree" made by Juliana LLOYD (b. 1835). In po ssession of FlorenceM. LLOYD, late of Twarton, Selsey, Chic hester, Sussex.
      Text: She was married the same day as her sister, Sarah.
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