Mary Ann Sterley

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Mary Ann Sterley

Birthplace: Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Sterley, Snr. SV/PROG and Anne Moorecroft, SM/PROG
Wife of John Matthews, Snr. SV/PROG
Mother of Sarah Ann Mathews; Annie Maria Mathews; John Joseph Matthews; Mary Ann Mathews; William Matthews and 5 others
Sister of Thomas Sterley, Jr.; John Sterley; Lydia Sterley; Maria Sterley; William Sterley and 2 others

Managed by: Alan Neilson
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About Mary Ann Sterley

1820 British Settler

Mary Sterley 12, together with her 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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Mary Ann Sterley's Timeline

England, United Kingdom
Age 19
September 27, 1834
Age 29
Alexandria, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
January 25, 1842
Age 37
October 20, 1888
Age 83
South Africa