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Name: REITZ, John James (Lieut.)

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Nee: Johannes Jacobus Reitz

Birth Date: 3 May 1801 Cape Town

Death Date: 20 May 1824. His grave lies lost underneath a godown in Ndia Kuu at Coast

First Date: 1823

Profession: He was 3rd Officer of H.M.S. Leven who became the first British Resident of the temporary Protectorate of the EA Coast.

Book Reference: Gillett

General Information:

Gazette - 7/6/1927 - Died on 20 May 1824 aged 22 and was buried on the altar site of the old Portuguese cathedral of Nossa Senhora das Merces
Ancestry says he d. on 29 May.

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