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Edward John Hulley, Snr

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Birthplace: Caxton Farm, Lower Albany, Cape, South Africa
Death: Died in Smithfield, Orange Free State, South Africa
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Son of Richard William Hulley, SV/PROG and Anne Brangan, SM/PROG
Husband of Mary Hulley
Father of Edward John Hulley, Jnr; William Gradwell Hulley, Snr; Richard Anthony Hulley; Anne Maria Ann Moriah Cawood; Mary Betty 'Polly' Hulley and 3 others
Brother of Richard Brangan Hulley; Ann Cawood Flanegan; Sarah Cawood; Francis Turner Hulley; Joseph Hulley and 3 others

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About Edward John Hulley, Snr

EDWARD JOHN HULLEY (1821 – 1876)

Edward John was probably born on ‘Caxton’, Trappes Valley, Albany District, CP. He was the first of Richard Willliam’s children to be born in South Africa. During the Kaffir Wars, he was Commandant of the Grahamstown Burghers. He had his own flag, which was found a few years ago amongst the possessions of his second son, the late William Gradwell Hulley, Senekal, O.F.S., and has been sent to the Grahamstown museum. The background of the flag was bright red, on which were sewn plain white letters stitched at the edges with black thread. The inscription was ‘V.R.’ with a crown between the letters, and the words ‘Rule Britannia’. He was a farmer, and moved from district to district. In 1860 he was at ‘Gwager’s Hoek’, Somerset East, and later back in Albany, where he owned the farm ‘Governor’s Kop’; this Kop is visible from Grahamstown and to the East of it; the Grahamstown-Breakfast Vlei-Kingwilliamstown road passes under this kop and through the farm. Edward John was attracted to the Kimberley diamond fields, where he had claims and recovered diamonds. £22 000 worth was deposited in the bank, and legend has it that the label came off the package. On Edward’s death, none of his family could identify the package, so it was lost to them. Edward John later moved to Smithfield, O.F.S. He died there of pleurisy, having been pre-deceased by his wife from the same cause. From here his family appear to have returned to the Eastern Province. from F.E. Hulley 'The Hulleys of the 1820 Settlers' 1964

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Edward John Hulley, Snr's Timeline

1820
December 18, 1820
Caxton Farm, Lower Albany, Cape, South Africa
1846
January 1, 1846
Age 25
Uitenhage, Cape, South Africa
December 18, 1846
Age 26
South Africa
1848
October 6, 1848
Age 27
Cape, South Africa
1850
July 27, 1850
Age 29
Grahamstown, Albany, Cape Colony, South Africa
1854
August 10, 1854
Age 33
Cape, South Africa
1854
Age 33
Somerset East, South Africa
1858
April 6, 1858
Age 37
Cape, South Africa
1860
June 15, 1860
Age 39
Somerset East, Cape, South Africa
1875
January 8, 1875
Age 54
Smithfield, Orange Free State, South Africa