Thomas Slater, SV/PROG (1767 - 1841)

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Place of Burial: Eastern Cape, South Africa
Birthplace: London, England
Death: Died in Salem (Albany District), Eastern Cape, South Africa
Managed by: Liam Whyte
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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

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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

1767
March 29, 1767
London, England
1793
1793
Age 25
London,, England
1796
1796
Age 28
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
1798
1798
Age 30
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
1803
1803
Age 35
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
1803
Age 35
England, United Kingdom
1804
July 7, 1804
Age 37
England
1806
February 26, 1806
Age 38
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
1808
1808
Age 40
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
1810
1810
Age 42
England, United Kingdom