Elizabeth Ann Shepstone, SM/PROG

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Elizabeth Ann Shepstone (Brooks), SM/PROG

Death: Died in Peddie district, Amatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Cause of death: Illness of 14 days after childbirth
Place of Burial: near Wooldridge village, Peddie District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Brooks and Ann Brooks
Wife of John William Shepstone, Rev. SV/PROG
Mother of Theophilus Shepstone, Sir; Maria Elizabeth Shepstone; William George Brooks Shepstone; John Wesley Shepstone; George Morley Shepstone and 1 other
Sister of Ann Tainton, SM/PROG; John Jones Brooks and Mary BROOKS
Half sister of Maria Poole; Lydia Nicholls; John Brooks; Catherine Rayner and Joseph Brooks

Managed by: Sally Ann McConnell
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About Elizabeth Ann Shepstone, SM/PROG

1820 British Settlers

Elizabeth Ann Brooks 20, together with her husband John William Shepstone 24, Mason, and child, were members of William Holder's Party of 39 Settlers on the Settler Ship Kennersley Castle.

Party originated from Gloucestershire.

Departed Bristol, 10 January 1820. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town - 29 March 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 29 April 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : New Bristol on the Bush River

Child :

  • Theophilus Shepstone 3

The grave of Elizabeth, wife of William Shepstone, Holder’s Party, can be found in the bushes on the western bank of the Begha River near the village of Wooldridge and near the north-eastern boundary of the farm 'Woolwich - the Pato's Kraal of the early days - and near the old track used by the missionary pioneers and early traders.

Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth wife of Rev. William SHEPSTONE, Wesleyan Missionary who departed this life the 19th day of July 1833 aged 40 years. She died at this place in the house of Mr. Daniel ROBERTS, while on a journey from her residence at Wesleyville to Graham's Town after an illness of 14 days. She has been engaged in the Caffre Mission from its commencement and after enduring hardship as a good soldier of Christ 10 years, she died in peace relying on the blood of Christ for acceptance with God. "What e'er we do whatsoever. We're travelling to the grave".

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Elizabeth Ann Shepstone, SM/PROG's Timeline

June 30, 1793
February 18, 1816
Age 22
Somerset, England, United Kingdom
January 8, 1817
Age 23
Westbury, Wiltshire, England
December 6, 1821
Age 28
Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
March 1825
Age 31
Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
March 29, 1827
Age 33
Eastern Cape, South Africa
February 7, 1829
Age 35
South Africa
July 7, 1833
Age 40
Eastern Cape, South Africa
July 19, 1833
Age 40
Peddie district, Amatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa
near Wooldridge village, Peddie District, Eastern Cape, South Africa