PETER CLARKE DANIEL
5 Keizersgracht, Cape Town
Watchmaker and Jeweller
No.5 Keizersgracht, Corner of Grave-street
Begs to inform his friends and the public that the strictest attention is paid to all Articles in the above Line entrusted to his care, either in being made or repaired. He also begs to state that in addition to his former Stock, he has received by the Madras from London a very handsome investment, consisting of fine Gold Earrings, Brooches; Diamond, Pearl and Enamel Rings, Lockets, Crosses, Studs, Gentlemen’s Gold and Silver Guard Chains, Gold and Silver Patent Pencils, and a variety of other Articles, all of the latest fashion and very best quality.
Source: South African Commercial Advertiser - 17th May 1837
Peter Clarke Daniel was one of the early settlers at the the Cape Colony. Encouraged by the British Government's offer of, amongst other things, free land, he arrived at the Cape in June 1820, he was aged 44 years and described as a Jeweller. Settlers left Britain in organised groups, Peter Daniel's group was led by his brother-in-law, Edward Ford Turvey, a Drawing Master of 32 Southampton Road, Strand, London.
Peter Daniel's immediate family that accompanied him were, his wife Eliza, aged 38 years, and his children, Peter aged 15 years, Isabella aged 14 years, Thomas aged 9 years, Sampson aged 7 years, Eliza 4 years, Ann 2 years, and Frederick aged 1 year. Peter Daniel's brother and his family were also part of the group. Sampson Daniel was also described as a Jeweller, aged 32 years, his family consisted of his wife, Mary aged 27 years, and his children, Sophia 6 years, Eliza 5 years, Amelia 3 years, Robert 1 year, and Isabella, who was born during the voyage. Also listed were John Daniel, a 19 year old Jeweller, who was very likely Peter Daniel's son, but because of his age had to be listed separately (all settlers aged 18 years or older had to pay a deposit of Â£5). Another member of the party that was likely known to the Daniels' was Henry Holland, a 26 year old Gemcutter.
The party embarked at Deptford on the Sir George Osborn which sailed from the Downs on 16th March 1820, reaching Simon's Bay on the 17th June 1820. They reached Algoa Bay early in July, having been allotted land near to Trompetter's Drift Post, Albany. Peter Daniel named his farm 'Beggar's Bush'.
Peter Clarke Daniel was born in 1777 at Dublin, he was recorded as having four wives and twenty children. He died on the 21st May 1852 at Grahamstown, the cause of death being noted as measles.