Thomas Nelson (1824 - 1917)

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Place of Burial: 'Dryers Hoek', Farm 21, Ward 1, East London District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Birthplace: Bathurst, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Death: Died in (Richmond Farm), Ward 1, Peddie District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Cause of death: pneumonia and bronchitis
Occupation: Farmer at Dryer's Hoek (Farm 21 Ward 1), East London District, Eastern Cape , South Africa
Managed by: Gerald Winston Nelson
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Baptised by Thomas Ireland - Chaplain, Source: St George (Anglican), Grahamstown, register, 1826-1836, page 48 entry number 396.

Additional detailed info: eGGSA (website) BDM # Thomas, son of Thomas and Mary Nelson, born: 29 May 1824, baptised: 25 March 1827 by Thomas Ireland - Chaplain. Residence: Thomas and Mary Nelson - Albany. Occupation: Farmer. Source: Grahamstown - St George (Anglican), Grahamstown register, 1826-1836, page 48 entry number 396. Repository: Cory Library, MS 14 878-1. Transcribed by Lynn Couperthwaite as part of the eGGSA Project, from photographs by William Jervois.

Take Note: the above additional info is also applicable for Joseph and Benjamin Nelson, sons of Thomas and Mary Nelson. Three sons, namely; Joseph born 14 June 1823, Thomas born 29 May 1824 and Benjamin born 19 August 1826 were baptised on 25 March 1827. Updated: 01/05/2013 N Edwards.

Thomas Nelson 1824-1917, husband of Mary Jane Nelson née Kingman 1841-1919. Source: South African, Cape Province, Civil deaths 1895-1972. Death records. Image courtesy of National Archives of South Africa. Updated: 23/06/2013 N Edwards.

Additional info: Dryer's Hoek, Farm 21 was in the field cornetcy (Ward 1), East London District/PO Hamburg. The extent of Dryer's Hoek was 2835 acres. This farm was originally granted to a Alexander Stephen Edwards on the 1st October 1865 at an annual quitrent of 5 pounds 13 shillings and 4 pence. Thomas Nelson 1824-1917 purchased it c1882. It is believed that James William Nelson 1861-1953, his eldest son inherited the farm possibly after his death in 1917. Info courtesy of Peter Still. Updated: 26/12/2013 N Edwards.

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Thomas Nelson's Timeline

1824
May 29, 1824
Bathurst, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1827
March 25, 1827
Age 2
St George (Anglican), Bathurst, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1861
February 26, 1861
Age 36
Peddie District (Wesleyan), Eastern Cape, South Africa
1867
September 21, 1867
Age 43
Eastern Cape, South Africa