Ann Wedderburn (Quail), SM/PROG (1771 - 1856) MP

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About Ann Wedderburn (Quail), SM/PROG

The Wedderburn family sailed on the Stentor with George Smith’s party of 1820 Settlers. The party was dissatisfied with the leadership and, on arrival, petitioned Sir Rufane Donkin, the Governor of the Cape Colony, for Christopher Wedderburn to be made leader, which was agreed to. He and his family moved onto “Greenfountains”, their first land grant. Christopher and his eldest son William were each allotted 100 acres. William sold his share to his father and with the proceeds opened Wedderburns Emporium in Grahamstown. In 1839, after 19 years at Greenfountains, Christopher and his second son George formed a partnership and they moved to a farm in the Bathurst district which they named “Lindale” after the area where Christopher was born. Lindale Farm, as described in Metrowich’s book “prospered and became famous for its cheese and butter”. Christopher died in 1848 and Ann in 1856, and they were buried at Salem.

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Ann Wedderburn, SM/PROG's Timeline

1771
1771
1795
July 6, 1795
Age 24
Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Ann was originally from the Isle of Man, but at the time of her marriage was living in Salford in Lancashire.

1798
September 2, 1798
Age 27
1800
March 22, 1800
Age 29
Manchester, Lancashire, England
1802
December 26, 1802
Age 31
Lancashire, England
1809
1809
Age 38
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1811
September 15, 1811
Age 40
1814
July 3, 1814
Age 43
1856
1856
Age 85