John Stringfellow Hancorn-Smith

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John Stringfellow Hancorn-Smith

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Death: Died in Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of John Hancorn Smith and Mary Ann Stringfellow
Husband of Maria Elizabeth Alida Teubes
Father of Elizabeth Mary Gregan; Sydney Stringfellow Hancorn-Smith; Thomas Stringfellow Smith; Edward Hancorn-Smith and Baby Hancorn-Smith
Brother of Hancorn Smith; Mary Ann Hancorn-Smith; Rebecca Ann Hancorn-Smith; William Stringfellow Hancorn-Smith; Emily "Noonie" Lucy Hancorn-Smith Harding and 4 others

Managed by: Jennifer Ann Goldhill
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About John Stringfellow Hancorn-Smith

Although the details of this profile state that he died in his tent in Kimberley-I have his great daughter-Elizabeth Mary Gregans diary. Elizabeth lived with the Cullen side of our family. Elizabeth says that she had a brother EDWARD, and when they were young children, their parents (John Stringfellow) left by horse and carriage, with their other child, then an infant-to go visiting. On their return, there was a flash rainfall. Maria wanted to turn back, but John wanted to continue home. As they crossed a bridge, the horse reared, and her parents were swept into the river. Johns body was found the next day. Marias body was found three days later, clinging to a branch, still holding on to the infant. They were then sent to live with her aunt, who had 13 other children . When she was older, she was left to look after the other children, while the adults went out. She saw a hand trying to open the front door, so she took the family shotgun and shot the man through the door. The man left a trail of blood, which lead police to a nearby kraal, and he was arrested.

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John Stringfellow Hancorn-Smith's Timeline

1836
August 25, 1836
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1869
1869
Age 32
1870
July 7, 1870
Age 33
1872
April 8, 1872
Age 35
Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
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