Charlotte Turkington (Whitfield), SM/PROG (c.1797 - 1875)

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Nicknames: "Brown"
Birthplace: London, England
Death: Died in Gum Gove Farm, Taba Ndoda, District Fort White, South Africa
Managed by: Peter Blair Whitfield
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About Charlotte Turkington (Whitfield), SM/PROG

1820 British Settler

Charlotte Whitfield 23, was a member of William Clark's Party of 88 Settlers on the Northampton.

Party originated from London.

Departed Portsmouth, 13 December 1819. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town on 26 March 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth on 30 April 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Collingham on the Botha's River, and at the Clay Pits - the location being named Collingham.


1820 Settler (Clark's Party) on the Northampton. Travelled unaccompanied but in the records as Charlotte Brown, sister of John Brown (sic). Became common law wife of John Brown after he dumped his wife Anne. All 5 of their children retained the surname Whitfield. Charlotte's descendants were mainly traders and farmers in the Eastern Cape and Transkei. They have since spread throughout Southern Africa and to places like Australia, New Zealand and England. Death notice from extract CMISC315 Kaffrarian Watchman dated Monday 28 June 1875 gives her death as monday 21 June 1875 at age of 85 years and 4 months making her birthday in Feb 1790. Her baptism however at St Paul's Covent Garden occurred on 17 March 1789 which probably means she was born in Feb 1789 rather than 1790.

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Charlotte Turkington, SM/PROG's Timeline

March 17, 1789
St Paul's Covent Garden, London, England
June 21, 1797
London, England
Age 22
Clay Pits, Coombes Valley, District Grahamstown, South Africa
June 18, 1822
Age 24
Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
July 27, 1826
Age 29
February 25, 1828
Age 30
Bathurst, Albany, Eastern Cape, South
January 16, 1829
Age 31
Bathurst, Cape, South Africa
July 25, 1835
Age 38
St Georges, Grahamstown, South Africa
June 21, 1875
Age 78
Gum Gove Farm, Taba Ndoda, District Fort White, South Africa