Thomas William Stevens, SV/PROG

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Thomas William Stevens, SV/PROG

Death: Died in Uitenhage, EC, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Stevens
Husband of Elizabeth Wood, SM/PROG
Father of John Buckingham Stevens; Joseph Benjamin Stevens; Anne Stevens; Maria Stevens; Robert Stevens and 2 others

Occupation: Surfman, Government Boatman
Managed by: Anthony Peter Stevens
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About Thomas William Stevens, SV/PROG

In 1823, John Ingram brought out 146 Irish contract labourers from Cork on the ship 'Barossa'. Thomas was most probably part of this group of settlers, but no record could be found in any ship's log of his arrival in South Africa.

In 1823 the Barossa sailed from Cork in Ireland to the Cape with 352 people on board. This was the idea of John Ingram, who received a Cape government bounty of £14 for each immigrant landed. The scheme was dogged with problems and the indentured servants Ingram brought into Table Bay complained bitterly of their treatment and wrote home to Ireland that the Cape was “in a state of starvation”.

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Thomas William Stevens, SV/PROG's Timeline

March 31, 1829
Age 30
Port Elizabeth, EC, South Africa
February 8, 1830
Age 31
Port Elizabeth, EC, South Africa
May 24, 1831
Age 32
Port Elizabeth, EC, South Africa
January 3, 1834
Age 35
Port Elizabeth, EC, South Africa
April 29, 1836
Age 37
Port Elizabeth, EC, South Africa
July 17, 1837
Age 38
Port Elizabeth, EC, South Africa
January 23, 1842
Age 43
Port Elizabeth, EC, South Africa
Age 45
July 8, 1853
Age 54
Uitenhage, EC, South Africa