Catharina Mundell (Stagg), SM/PROG (1789 - 1848)

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Birthplace: Newchurch, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Fort Beaufort, South Africa
Managed by: David Hudson Crompton
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About Catharina Mundell (Stagg), SM/PROG

1820 British Settler

Catherina Stagg (27) together with her husband James Mundell, (24) Farmer, and their 2 children, were members of Thomas Willson's Party of 307 Settlers on the La Belle Alliance.

Party originated from London.

Departed London, 12 February 1820. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town on 2 May 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth May 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Beaufort Vale on the Bush River

Children :

  • Henry Mundell 4
  • Elizabeth Mundell 2

-------------------- Transcribed By Sue Mackay from CO48/42 at the National Archives in Kew, London

Saturday 26 August 1848

Died on the 16th inst at St. Lawrence Farm, Mrs. Catherine MUNDAL, the beloved wife of Mr. Jas. MUNDAL Sen, aged 58 years and 21 days. Her family are natives of the Isle of Wight. To the Editor: Sir, It has been my painful duty to send you for insertion in your paper the death of Mrs. MUNDAL, the wife of one of the original Settlers. It may interest some of your readers, and perhaps some distant friends, to learn that her end was peace. Mrs. M. was long afflicted, which she bore with Christian fortitude, and died trusting in her Redeemer, and a firm adherent to the Church of England. Her funeral obsequies were attended by a long train of attached friends and relations, both Dutch and English, male and female, including her own children and some grandchildren. This funeral was rendered the more remarkable by the good arrangements of Mr. QUINN, the undertaker, and it being one of the first in the neighbourhood, conducted with all the solemnities customary in our Fatherland. The funeral service was read by Mr. BOON, the Catechist of the English Church, and in the evening he improved the solemn occasion by delivering a discourse, from the 16th chap. Of St.Luke, 31st verse, "And he said unto him if they hear not Moses and the Prophets neither will they be persuaded though one arise from the dead." Some present said it was good for them to be here, that it was better to go to the house of mourning rather than to the house of feasting. The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord. I send you this for insertion out of the high esteem I have for the family of the deceased. With all respect, Sir, I shall subscribe myself An Attendant Fort Beaufort

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Catharina Mundell, SM/PROG's Timeline

1789
June 21, 1789
Newchurch, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
1815
October 1, 1815
Age 26
Ventnor, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
1818
February 13, 1818
Age 28
1820
1820
Age 30
Eastern Cape, South Africa
1822
November 18, 1822
Age 33
1848
August 16, 1848
Age 59
Fort Beaufort, South Africa
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