Thomas Charles White, SV/PROG (1792 - 1835)

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Birthplace: Gibraltar
Death: Died in Transkei, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Managed by: Helen Low (Painter)
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About Thomas Charles White, SV/PROG

1820 British Settler

Lieut. thomas Charles White 27, was Leader of White's Party of 27 Settlers on the Settler Ship Stentor.

Party originated from Nottinghamshire, England.

Departed Liverpool, 13 January 1820. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town - 19 March 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Sharon on the Assegai Bush River

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Description: in Military Action, 6th Frontier War (1834 -1835) [Hintsa's War] lace: Sacred to the Memory of

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Description: in Military Action, 6th Frontier War (1834 -1835) [Hintsa's War]lace:

Sacred to the Memory of

THOMAS CHARLES WHITE

A Native of Nottinghamshire, England

(Formerly Lieutenant in HM 25th Regiment of Foot)

Major of the Albany Local Volunteers and Acting Deputy Quartermaster General to the Burgher Force; who, after many years of persevering and successful effort, as an Agriculturalist, to promote the welfare of his fellow Settlers, and improve this the country of his adoption, to which he emigrated in the year 1820, was slain by Kafirs on 14th May 1835 on the banks of the Bashee River, whither he had marched with a detachment of the British Forces under the command of Col. Smith, CB, to punish the calamitous and unprovoked Irruption of the Kafir tribes into this colony in December 1834. He thus died as he had lived ... in the service of his country.

This Tablet is Erected

By the Public

As a tribute to those talents and that worth by which he was distinguished

Alike in social as in public life

(Grahamstown Journal)

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Leader of his White party on the Stentor from Liverpool. see references in "Some Frontier Families" by Ivan Mitford-Barberton & Violet White, page 283.

He is buried on the left bank of the Bashee River.

Leader of his White party on the Stentor from Liverpool.

see references in "Some Frontier Families" by Ivan Mitford-Barberton &Violet White, page 283

WHITE, Thomas. Aged 27, on half pay from the army became one of the foremost sheep farmers in Albany. He imported special wheat seed from Paris and this helped to bring prosperity to many Albany farmers. In the 1835 Kaffir War he was a Major in the Grahamstown Volunteers and employed in making a topographical survey of the native territory. In May, 1835, when on campaign and sketching the countryside near the Bashee River, he was killed by the Blacks.

SOURCE: The Settler named Jeremiah Goldswain by Pauline GOLDSWAIN.

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Lieut. Thomas Charles White, SV/PROG's Timeline

1792
October 6, 1792
Gibraltar
1826
November 29, 1826
Age 34
London, England
1827
September 30, 1827
Age 34
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1829
March 2, 1829
Age 36
1833
March 25, 1833
Age 40
1835
May 14, 1835
Age 42
Transkei, Eastern Cape, South Africa