Although the Jamisons of Great Britain had a long-standing association with South Africa since as early as the 1860s, it was only five generations later that Anthony Alan Jamison and his family formally immigrated to South Africa in 1973 and stayed on permanently.
Our Jamison branch can be traced back to James Jamieson (1821-1888) of Scotland, who was also the first Jamison to set foot at the southern tip of Africa. His grandson, Reginald (1878-1942) moved to South Africa in 1921 and lived in Cape Town for 21 years until his death. The great-great-grandson of James, Anthony Alan (*1940) married an English-speaking South African lady in Canada and later immigrated to South Africa in February 1973. Their son, Kevin Andrew (*1970), grew up in South Africa and married an Afrikaans-speaking South African girl (owner of this website), thus giving rise to a South African branch of Jamison descendants. Their sons, Simeon Michael (*27 March 2000) and Conrad Timothy (*10 October 2002) are the first Jamisons of this branch who have been born on South African soil.
The earlier Jamisons moved around a lot and lived in various places such as England, Canada, Guernsey, India, Isle of Man, Scotland, South Africa and Zambia. Even nowadays, my husband’s extended family members are found in Australia, England, Germany, New Zealand and South Africa.
2. Our Jamison branch
A simplified view of the line that gave rise to our South African branch of Jamisons is shown below. To read more about the life of each individual in the line and their families in their particular political, social, religious and culture-historic context of the day, please navigate to Jamison: Individuals, and select the name of the relevant person.
3. Our Jamison family tree
The more comprehensive family tree – with a name index at the end – includes extended family members such as siblings and their spouses, the in-laws, cousins, etc.