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Thomas Timm, Snr, SV/PROG

Also Known As: "Timms"
Birthplace: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Death: Died in Bathurst, South Africa
Place of Burial: Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Timm and Elizabeth Timm
Husband of Elizabeth Timm, SM/PROG
Father of Mary Clarke; Ann Timm; John Timm; Charles Timm; Edward Timm, Snr and 4 others
Brother of Thomas Timm; Alice Timm; Mary Timm; Alice Timm; Elizabeth Timm and 2 others

Occupation: Framework Knitter, Farmer
Managed by: Jessie Swart
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About Thomas Timm, Snr, SV/PROG

1820 British Settler


Thomas Timm 40, Carpenter, together with his wife Elizabeth Holt 40, and their 5 children, were members of Thomas Calton's 's Party of 167 Settlers on the Settler Ship Albury.

Party originated from Nottinghamshire.

Departed Liverpool, 13 February 1820. Arrived Simon's Bay, Cape Town - 1st May 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 15 May 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Torrens River - named Clumber after Clumber Park, the seat of the Duke of Newcastle, Chairman of the Nottinghamshire Committee.

Children :

  • Charles Timm 13.
  • Edward (Ted) Timm 12,
  • Thomas Timm 9,
  • Eliza Timm 7,
  • Louisa (Lucy) Timm 5.


It was apparently the death of their eldest son, John, that was the final straw that prompted Thomas to make the decision to go to the Cape Colony; for John had been murdered. This has been passed down by word of mouth in some parts of the Timm family in South Africa. Thomas and Elizabeth and the entire community knew who had committed the murder, and that justice had not been done. In their pain and grief, they decided to leave England with their remaining children: Charles, Edward, Thomas, Eliza and Louisa. The matter actually came to trial in 1822. We will never know if they knew this, or not.


Timm, Thomas

  • Last Name: Timm
  • First Name: Thomas
  • Date of Birth: chr. 26 Jan 1775
  • Place of Birth: St. Mary Nottingham, Nottingham, England
  • Parents – Father: Charles Timm
  • Parents – Mother: Elisabeth
  • Spouse: Elizabeth Holt chr. 18 Apr 1773 Ticknall, Derby, England to John Holt and Ann, d. 27 Jun 1852 Bathurst.
  • Marriage Date: 9 Nov 1795
  • Marriage Place: Calke, Derby, England
  • Date of Death: 10 Nov 1847
  • Place of Death: Bathurst, Cape

Notes: Calton’s party of 1820 settlers. DN 9311/1847, 1551/1852, 117/1886.


  • Charles chr. 18 May 1804 St. Mary Notrtingham, m. 1844 Mary?
  • Edward (Ned) b. 20 Apr 1806 Stony Stanton, Nottingham, m. 12 Dec 1829 Grahamstown to Selina Tarr, d. 19 Dec 1886 (13 children)
  • Thomas b. 1810
  • Elizabeth b. 1812 m. 1832 Wm. Thomas Allen
  • Lusia (Lucy) m. 1814 m. 1832 William Stanton Jr., and d. 1877.
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Thomas Timm, Snr, SV/PROG's Timeline

January 26, 1775
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
November 9, 1795
Age 20
St Giles Church, Calke, Derbyshire, England
April 23, 1796
Age 21
November 6, 1797
Age 22
Nothingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Age 23
West bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England
May 18, 1804
Age 29
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
April 20, 1806
Age 31
Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire, UK
Age 32
January 21, 1811
Age 35
England, United Kingdom
May 2, 1813
Age 38