Thomas Nelson, Snr, SV/PROG
|Death:||Died in Peddie, Amatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa|
|Place of Burial:||Wesley, Peddie District, Amatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa|
|Occupation:||Farmer at Clumber and then at Bathurst|
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Historical records matching Thomas Nelson, Snr, SV/PROG
About Thomas Nelson, Snr, SV/PROG
1820 British Settler
Thomas Nelson 28, Labourer, together with his wife Mary Ann Corden 24, and their 2 children, were members of Thomas Calton'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.
- William Nelson 3
- Matilda Nelson 1
He was an 1820 Settler (Calton's Party-13 February 1820)
Source - 1820 Settlers.com Calton's Party was named after it's leader Thomas Calton, a surgeon of North Collingham, Nottinghamshire. They departed on the 13th February 1820, from Liverpool on the sailing vessel the Albury, arriving in Simon's Bay on the 1st May and Algoa Bay on the 15th May. Dr Calton died unexpectedly on the 8th July whilst the party was encamped at Algoa Bay awaiting transport to it's location. Thomas Draper succeeded him as leader of the party. The party was located on the Torrens River, and the location was named Clumber after the seat of the Duke of Newcastle. Thomas Nelson was accompanied by his wife Mary and their children at the time, William aged 3 and Matilda aged 1. Source - The settlers handbook by MD Nash. Additional Info: As Nottingham/Nottinghamshire was one of the areas worst hit by the Industrial Revolution most if not all of these settlers were frameknit workers so had little chance of becoming successful farmers.
My note: There is a discrepancy in the age of Thomas Nelson, noted as 28 years (Carlton's Party) and the record in the burial register, (which I still need to add). His son, William is recorded as having been christened in the year 1816 at Southwell, Nottingham and daughter, Matilda Ann in the year 1819, also recorded at Southwell, Nottingham, further adding to this discrepancy, as Thomas Nelson would then have had to be at least 33 years old and not 28 years, as noted as a settler with Carlton's Party. This will have to be researched and original source documentation obtained as proof of his age etc. Updated: 18/05/2014 N Edwards.