About Richard William Hulley, SV/PROG
Richard and Ann Hulley were 1820 settlers who arrived on the ship Stentor as members of Richardson's Group.
Richardson's Party, sailed aboard the Stentor from Liverpool on 13 January 1820 and arrived in Table Bay on 19 April 1820 and then transferred to the HM Store Ship Weymouth and arrived at Algoa Bay on 15 May 1820. (See below for fuller description of Richardson's Party)
They landed at Algoa Bay (now Port Elizabeth) with their four children - Richard Brangan, Ann, Sarah and Francis Turner and settled in the Clumber area of the Albany District on the farm "Claxton". Five more children were born in SA.
N.B. Richard's age is given in burial register as 99yr 10 mo, but this is incorrect (94 ys 10 mo). [Sharon's Note; Although there was a tendency for older men to represent themselves as younger in order to make their emigration application more acceptable]. There is no gravestone for Richard in the Cradock cemetery . Cutler's apprentice 1797 .
It took enterprise and courage for anyone,no matter how poor, to abandon his home in Britain in 1820 and migrate to afar and unknown part of the world such as Southern Africa. The difficulties,delays and expenses of transport were such that once leaving his native soil,the emigrant knew that it was unlikely that he would see his old home again.Hard work and frontier dangers kept most immigrants to their lands. (95y). Source Description: Rev E Gedyehttp: [//www.hanekom.org.uk/phpgedview/note.php?nid=NI610&ged=lamprecht.ged]
- Last Name: Hulley
- First Name: Richard
- Date of Birth: 1785
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- Name of Spouse: Ann Branegan b. 1776 bur. 31 Dec 1844 Clumber, Cape
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- Date of Death: 1844
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Notes: Richardson’s party of 1820 settlers. DN 2244/1888, 3301.1/2/1876.
Richard b. 5 Oct 1810 Yorkshire m. 31 Aug 1832 Jane Harden, went to Zululand 1837 and taught the alphabet to Dingane, Richard d. 9 Dec 1888
Sarah b. 27 Dec 1815 Brandon, Cork, Ireland, d. 11 Dec 1888 age 74y 11m 17d Cradock, Cape
Francis b. 1818 d. 12 May 1901/2
Edward b. Dec 1820 Lower Albany d. 8 Jan 1875 age 54y 3 weeks at Smithfield, OFS.
Richard William Hulley
Richard William Hulley Born: 26 May 1785, Ecclesfield, Yorkshire Christened: 5 June 1785, St Mary, Ecclesfield, Yorkshire
Parents: Joseph Ulley and Anne Ulley (nee Turner)
Siblings: Mary Ulley, baptized 23 May 1770
Elizabeth Ulley, baptized 25 July 1771
Thomas Ulley, baptized 6 February 1774
Joseph Ulley, baptized 6 November 1776
Francis Ulley, baptized 11 June 1779
Lydia Ulley, baptized 2 October 1782
Benjamin Ulley, baptized 7 November 1788
Sarah Ulley, baptized 7 November 1792
Married: Ann Brangan, 1809, Ireland
Richard Brangan Hulley, 5 September 1810, Bandon, County Cork, Ireland
Ann Hulley, 10 August 1813 (elsewhere 1814), (possibly on Bere Island), Cork, County Cork, Ireland; died 6 October 1887
Sarah Hulley, 27 December 1815, Bandon, County Cork, Ireland
Francis Turner Hulley, 1819, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England; died 12 May 1902, Willowdam, South Africa
Edward John Hulley, 18 December 1820, Caxton Farm, Lower Albany, Cape; died 8 January 1875, Smithfield, South Africa
Joseph Hulley, 2 June 1823, Clumber, (Albany), Eastern Cape Province, South Africa; died 2 July 1896
Mary Hulley, 21 July 1824, Caxton Farm, Clumber District, (Albany)
Benjamin Hulley, 4 July 1826, Trappe's Valley; died 20 January 1905 (20 July 1901 on hulley.info), Somerset East, South Africa
Marmaduke Thomas Hulley, 1830/1831, Albany, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa (Marmaduke married Mary Ann Ekron (who died) and then Eliza Alice Eales, daughter of William Eales).Marmaduke died 5 June 1876, Wodehouse District, Transvaal, South Africa)
Died: March 1880, Cradock, South Africa Buried: 12 March 1880, Cradock, South Africa
(Methodist Parish Registers "Cradock Methodist Church Register of Burials. Rev E Gedye") Note that his age is given in burial register as 99 yr 10 mo, but this is incorrect (should be 94 ys 10 mo).
There is no gravestone for Richard in the Cradock cemetery.
Richard was employed as Cutler's apprentice, 1797. He served in the military Royal Regiment of Artillery, 11 February 1807, in Rotherham. Gunner Richard Ully/Hully - July 1809 in Muster Roll of 9th Battalion, Bandon.
The National Archives at Kew, south west London, has Richard Hulley's enlistment papers. The details were found in a large ledger-type book, WO 54/299 - Description Book Artillery 9th Battalion.
- Name: Ulley Richd (L.S = Limited Service)
- Age: 19
- Height: 5 Feet 5 1/2 Inches
- When: 11 Feby 07
- Where: Rotherham
- By whom: St. Prior
- Nation: England
- County: York
- Town: Ellisfield
- Trade: Cutler
- Read or write: Neither
- Colour of:
- Comp: Fair
- Hair: Dk
- Eyes: Grey
- Promoted to: Bombr. Corporal Serjeant
- Joined from:
- Company: Cowper's
- Batt: 9
- Remarks: Discharged 20th July 1816 B. of Reduction
Richard was stationed on Bere Island with the Royal Regiment of Artillery as a Gunner 2 Class from January 1812 to July 1815.
Richard and Ann were 1820 settlers. They arrived on the ship Stentor as members of the James Richardson party from Sheffield. Richardson's party sailed aboard Stentor from Liverpool on 13 January 1820, and arrived in Table Bay on 19 April 1820, and then transferred to the HM Store Ship Weymouth and arrived at Algoa Bay on 15 May 1820.
He was Farmer in 'Claxton' Farm, Clumber (near Grahamstown), South Africa.
Richard William Hulley, SV/PROG's Timeline
May 26, 1785
Ecclesfield, West Riding, Yorkshire, England
June 5, 1785
Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England
September 5, 1810
Bandon, Cork, County Cork, Ireland
December 27, 1815
Bandon, Cork, Ireland
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
December 18, 1820
Caxton Farm, Lower Albany, Cape, South Africa
July 22, 1824
Caxton Farm, Clumber Dist., Albany, Cape Colony, South Africa