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John Sterley

Birthplace: Billingford, Norfolk, UK
Death: Died in Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Sterley, Snr. SV/PROG and Anne Sterley, SM/PROG
Husband of Frances Sterley and Elizabeth Ann Sterley
Father of Catherine Rebecca Eliza Keightley; John Morrice Sterley; Elizabeth Maria Sterley; Catherine Cronk Sterley; Ann Catharina Lovell and 2 others
Brother of Thomas Sterley, Jr.; Mary Ann Matthews; Lydia Gates; Maria Sterley; William Sterley and 2 others

Managed by: Alan Neilson
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About John Sterley

1820 British Settler

John Sterley 13, together with his parents and 5 siblings, were members of Damant's Party of 57 Settlers on the Settler Ship Ocean.

Party originated from Norfolk.

Departed London, 13 December 1819. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town - 9 March 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth - 15 April 1920

Area Allocated to the Party : The old Waaiplaats barracks, then to the Gamtoos River. They were located at the source of the Kaffir Kraal River but the location was at once rejected by Lieutenant Damant and they moved to the Gamtoos River, their settlement being called Lammas.

Children :

  • Thomas Sterley 17
  • John Sterley 13
  • Mary Sterley 12
  • Lydia Sterley 8
  • Maria Sterley 6
  • James Sterley 1
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John Sterley's Timeline

Billingford, Norfolk, UK
February 2, 1833
Age 26
January 21, 1835
Age 28
February 26, 1840
Age 33
April 6, 1844
Age 37
Age 44
October 9, 1876
Age 69
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa