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Thomas Slater, SV/PROG

Birthplace: London, England
Death: Died in Salem (Albany District), Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Matthew Slater and Elizabeth Slater
Husband of <private> Slater (Hall)
Father of Sarah Slater; Charles Slater; Matthew Slater; Hanna Slater; Julie Ann Slater SM and 7 others
Brother of Matthew William Slater, I; John Slater; George Rodney Slater; Ann Slater; Juliana Slater and 6 others

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About Thomas Slater, SV/PROG

1820 British Settler

Thomas Slater, 43, and his wife Sophia Hall, 41, and their 7 children were part of Sephton's party of 344 people on the Aurora.

Party originated from London.

Departure Gravesend, 15 February 1820. Arrival Simon's Bay, 1 May 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth, 15 May 1820

Area allocated to the Party : Assegai Bush River, Salem



THOMAS and SOPHIA (HALL) emigrated to the Cape in 1820, seeking a warmer climate for their delicate health. Thomas had visited North America and had already booked passages for that country when he was persuaded to join Sephton's Party. They sailed in the Aurora, Captain Pearson, reaching Algoa Bay on 15th May 1820. They were accompanied by seven of their children: Charles, Juliana, Elizabeth, George, Henry, Edward and John. Their eldest son Matthew is said to have gone to India, while Sarah and the young brother remained in England.

Juliana was the first Salem bride, marrying Benjamin Rudman in August 1820.

Thomas was of scholarly nature and artistically inclined, and produced drawings and paintings of the Eastern Cape, of which has survived his painting of Port Elizabeth c.1826.

Taken from "The Carnarvon Dale Papers" P.11-12 Neil Slater 11.08.2005 1820 Settler - 15 Feb 1820 - Sephton's Party Gravesend, London on the Aurora


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Thomas Slater, SV/PROG's Timeline

March 29, 1767
London, England
Age 25
London,, England
September 18, 1794
Age 27
November 28, 1796
Age 29
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
January 9, 1799
Age 31
July 3, 1803
Age 36
Age 35
England, United Kingdom
February 26, 1806
Age 38
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
April 23, 1808
Age 41
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
July 16, 1810
Age 43
England, United Kingdom