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Thomas Nelson, Snr, SV/PROG

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Nottingham, England
Death: Died in Peddie, Amatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: Wesley, Peddie District, Amatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of William Nelson and Ann Nelson
Husband of Mary Ann Nelson, SM/PROG
Father of William Nelson; Matilda Ann Hayward; Joseph Nelson; Thomas Nelson; Benjamin Nelson and 5 others

Occupation: Farmer at Clumber and then at Bathurst
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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.

Children :

  • William Nelson 3
  • Matilda Nelson 1

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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.

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Thomas Nelson, Snr, SV/PROG's Timeline

1786
1786
Nottingham, England
1792
April 30, 1792
Age 6
St Nicholas, Nottingham, England
1816
April 4, 1816
Age 30
Nottinghamshire, England
November 26, 1816
Age 30
Southwell, Nottingham, England
1819
1819
Age 33
Southwell, Nottingham, England
1823
June 14, 1823
Age 37
Bathurst, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1824
May 29, 1824
Age 38
Bathurst, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1826
August 19, 1826
Age 40
Bathurst, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1829
August 18, 1829
Age 43
Bathurst, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1831
November 18, 1831
Age 45
Bathurst, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa