John Smith, SV/PROG (c.1776 - c.1857)

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Place of Burial: Harding, Natal, South Africa
Birthplace: England, UK
Death: Died in Assegaai Bush, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Occupation: Boatswain in Royal Navy / Farmer in Assegaai Bosch
Managed by: Ruth Olwen Coggin
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About John Smith, SV/PROG

1820 Settler Departed 12 Feb 1820 The Downs, Deal, Kent, England

Member of Wilson's party on the La Belle Alliance the Wilson Party 1820 settled in Assegai Bosch, South Africa.

Death: 1857 in Assegai Bosch, South Africa. Occupation: Joined Royal Navy in 1802. Boatswain on HMS Impregnable until 1819. John was a blacksmith?


John Smith, his wife and children were among the Wilson party of 1820 settlers, arriving on the ship "Belle Alliance". He was a boatswain for Lord Nelson in the British Royal Navy. He settled at Assegaai Bush where he farmed until his death. He arrived in South Africa at the age of 42. His wife, Rebecca, was 34 on her arrival. The Setller party lists only three children: John Hancorn (15), Thomas William (8) and William (4). However, Thomas Joseph must have been in the party at the age of 4, as he was born in 1816. At the time of his children's baptism, he was described as a storekeeper of Somerset East.


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John Smith, SV/PROG's Timeline

July 6, 1803
Age 27
June 28, 1804
Age 28
December 24, 1810
Age 34
Devon, UK
July 1814
Age 38
December 3, 1821
Age 45
Age 81
Assegaai Bush, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Age 81