Samuel Bonnin, SV/PROG

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Samuel Bonnin, SV/PROG

Birthplace: Fish, Hawaii, United States
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of James Bonnin and Susannah Bonnin
Husband of Sarah Bonnin; Sarah Glover and Ann Bonnin, SM/PROG
Father of Susannah Hobson; Caroline Bland; Caroline Hepzibah Bland and Susannah Hobson, SM
Brother of Catherine Anne Magdalene Read/Reed; Susannah Cooks; James Bonnin; Caroline Watts; Sarah Allan Bonnin and 4 others

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About Samuel Bonnin, SV/PROG

Note English spelling of surname.

1820 British Settler

Samuel was part of Sephton's party of 344 people on the Aurora.

Party originated from London.

Departure Gravesend, 15 February 1820. Arrival Simon's Bay, 1 May 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth, 15 May 1820

Area allocated to the Party : Assegai Bush River, Salem

He came to S Africa aged 40 with his second wife Ann (37) and his two daughters, from his first marriage, Caroline (16) and Susannah (14) .


Hugh Slater 1820 Settler CD has it incorrect, stating that Ann was the mother of the 2 girls.

BONNIN, Samuel, 1820 Settler 21 DECEMBER 2010 National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 617 Oct 13 1819 My Lord, Personal importance is the only Apology I can make your Lordship for this intrusion. I respectfully beg leave to state that being desirous of going to the Cape I beg settler as I reside on a small farm at Shillington in the County of Beds, indeavoured to unite with an Accept. Party namely Mr. WYNNs but Coming to London purposely upon the Business I find their Complyment Compleet by Report I find that His Majesty Government will give the grant of Land to an individual Family who will Pay their own Expense there, & that some Privelidge such as a Choice of the Land will be granted to such adventurer to ascertain the fact, or not, & what the Expense of Self Wife 2 Daughters one 16 the other 13 years of Age with an Infant son will be is what I Humbly request your Lordships Answer upon us soon as Convenient as I now wait in London purposely for such Information, to Honour of a line upon the Subject. Directed for Samuel BONNIN at Mr. BRADDEN's No. 66 Gt. Queen Street Will much serve & oblidge your Lordship's most Obedient & Humble Servant S. BONNIN

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Samuel Bonnin, SV/PROG's Timeline

April 12, 1779
Fish, Hawaii, United States
January 11, 1801
Age 21
November 6, 1803
Age 24
London,, England
November 1, 1805
Age 26
November 1, 1805
Age 26
England, United Kingdom
June 5, 1817
Age 38
Age 39
April 9, 1843
Age 63

Died at Salem on Sunday 9th instant, Mr. Samuel BONNIN, aged 64 years. Deceased was one of the founders of the Albany Settlement, having arrived in this colony with the British emigrants of 1820. Though led since by business to various parts of the colony, his residence has chiefly been at Salem, where, as he had wished, he died. He was a man of considerable natural talent and of most active mind; while his hospitality, his social temper and his kindliness of heart will long be remembered by his family, and all within the circle of his acquaintance. The disease which terminated his earthly career was most painful, but he bore his suffering with the fortitude, the resignation and the hope of the Christian. His end was peace.