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Thomas William Hartley, Snr. SV/PROG

Birthplace: Norton Cuckney, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England
Death: Died in Bathurst, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: Plot 201, St John's Anglican Church, Bathurst, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of John Hartley and Ann Hartley
Husband of Hannah Mary Hartley, SM and Sarah Hartley, SM/PROG
Father of William John Hartley, Snr; Mary Ann Palmer; Ann Meats, SM; Thomas Hartley, Jnr; Sarah Battiss and 8 others

Occupation: Blacksmith
Managed by: Judy McKune
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About Thomas William Hartley, Snr. SV/PROG

1820 British Settler


Thomas Hartley 48, together with his second Wife Sarah Field and 10 children, were members of Thomas Calton's 's Party of 167 Settlers on the Settler Ship Albury.

Party originated from Nottinghamshire.

Departed Liverpool, 13 February 1820. Arrived Simon's Bay, Cape Town - 1st May 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 15 May 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Torrens River - named Clumber after Clumber Park, the seat of the Duke of Newcastle, Chairman of the Nottinghamshire Committee

Children :

  • William Hartley, 24
  • Mary Hartley 22
  • Ann Hartley 20
  • Thomas Hartley 18
  • Hannah Hartley 16
  • Elizabeth Hartley 13
  • Sarah Hartley 10
  • Jeremiah Hartley 7
  • Henry Hartley 4
  • Susannah Hartley (died at sea).


Famous big-game hunter. The son, Jeremiah, became a missionary in Kaffraria. The son, Henry, discovered the ancient gold-diggings in Matabeleland; famous elephant-hunter; explored the Hunyani and Sabi Rivers and travelled extensively in Ngamiland. Hartley in Southern Rhodesia is named after him.

The Story of the British Settlers of 1820 in South Africa by Harold Edward HOCKLY, Second edition SEP 1966, Juta & Co. Limited.

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Thomas William Hartley, Snr. SV/PROG's Timeline

December 21, 1771
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England
January 10, 1772
Adlingfleet, Yorkshire, England
December 31, 1795
Age 24
Cuckney, Nottinghamshire, England
October 9, 1796
Age 24
Norton-Cuckney, Nottinghamshire, England
October 29, 1798
Age 26
Mansfield, UK
April 13, 1800
Age 28
Nottinghamshire, England
March 29, 1803
Age 31
Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England
Age 32
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, UK
January 1805
Age 33
December 16, 1806
Age 34
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England