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Offline Gossypium

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Death in Cape Town, Western Cape
« on: Thursday 28 June 18 01:22 BST (UK) »
John Anderson Cotton died in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa in early 1880 or 1881:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/178175993/john-anderson-cotton

Please note that whoever posted this burial record warns that the year of death may be incorrect, but John Anderson Cotton's wife Emily is shown as a widow in the 1881 Census of Hampstead, London taken on 3 or 4 April 1881.  So John Anderson Cotton died in either 1880 or 1881.

John Anderson Cotton was born on June 21, 1831 and baptised in St Paul, Deptford, London/Kent on Jul 11, 1831.

Can anyone find a death registration/certificate number in 1880/81 or an obituary published in a local paper?

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Re: Death in Cape Town, Western Cape
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 28 June 18 11:47 BST (UK) »
There's a John A Cotton d.o.d. 21 Feb 1880 on this register page, but very little information on the death: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVF-HQ29-6?i=325&cat=1108089

Place of death looks to be New Somerset Hospital.
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Re: Death in Cape Town, Western Cape
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 28 June 18 11:57 BST (UK) »
Death Notice - transcribed by LDS as "Jim A Cotton" :  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ6-GSW5-G?i=997&cc=2517051
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Re: Death in Cape Town, Western Cape
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 28 June 18 12:21 BST (UK) »
Thanks ShaunJ, that confirms the burial record is correct.  Can you find an obituary?

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Re: Death in Cape Town, Western Cape
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 28 June 18 12:24 BST (UK) »
I couldn't find any obits or death announcements in the British press.
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