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John Norton, SV/PROG

Birthdate:
Birthplace: East Smithfield, London, England
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Aaron Norton and Rosetta Norton
Husband of Sarah Norton, SM/PROG
Father of Philip Norton; Louis Norton; Esther Kisch; "Emperor" Joshua Norton; Benjamin John Norton and 7 others

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About John Norton, SV/PROG

1820 British Settler

   

John Norton 25, Farmer, together with his wife Sarah Norden 25, and their 2 sons, were members of Thomas Willson's Party of 307 Settlers on the La Belle Alliance.

Party originated from London.

Departed London, 12 February 1820. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town on 2 May 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth May 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Beaufort Vale on the Bush River Lynedoch River

Children :

  • Lewis/Louis Norton 3
  • Joshua Norton 2

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(John Norton died on a visit back to England). DN 8503/1846, 8934/1847. John Norton was Jewish and his wife, Sarah, was a sister to Benjamin Norden who was the head of the other Jewish family that went to South Africa with the Willson’s party.

http://www.southafricansettlers.com/?p=1318

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The Story of the British Settlers of 1820 in South Africa by Harold Edward HOCKLY, Second edition SEP 1966, Juta & Co. Limited.

NORTON, John, 25

Party: WILSON

Ship: BELLE ALLIANCE

Wife: Sarah, 24

Family: Lewis, 4; Joshua, 2.

The son Lewis was among the first group of students to attend the South African College on its foundation in 1829, and was killed in the Seventh Kaffir War. The son Joshua, a most eccentric character, later joined the Forty-niners in California, and from 1859 to his death in 1880 'reigned' as 'Emperor of the United States' at San Francisco. See A. S. Lane's 'Emperor Norton' (Caldwell, U. S. A., 1939).

Added by Y. DROST

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John Norton, SV/PROG's Timeline

1794
1794
London, England
1815
1815
Age 21
England
1816
1816
Age 22
Watford, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
1819
February 4, 1819
Age 25
London, United Kingdom
1820
February 12, 1820
- May 25, 1820
Age 26
March 28, 1820
Age 26
On board "La Belle Alliance"
1822
1822
Age 28
Cape Town, WC, South Africa
1823
1823
Age 29
1825
1825
Age 31
1827
1827
Age 33