John Smith (c.1776 - c.1857)

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Birthplace: England, UK
Death: Died in Assegaai Bush, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Occupation: Boatswain in Royal Navy / Farmer in Assegaai Bosch
Managed by: Ruth Coggin
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About John Smith

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

Willson's party on the La Belle Alliance

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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's Timeline

1776
1776
UK
1803
July 6, 1803
Age 27
1805
1805
Age 29
1810
December 24, 1810
Age 34
Devon, UK
1814
July, 1814
Age 38
UK
1857
1857
Age 81
Assegaai Bush, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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