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

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