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William John Hartley, Snr

Birthplace: Norton-Cuckney, Nottinghamshire, England
Death: Died in Kimberley, Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: Kimberley, Cape Province, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Hartley, Snr. SV/PROG and Hannah Mary Hartley, SM
Husband of Sarah Hartley; Hannah Hartley and Mary Hartley
Father of (No Name); (?) Hartley; Thomas Hartley; Elizabeth Ann Hartley; William John Hartley, Jnr and 11 others
Brother of Mary Ann Palmer; Ann Meats, SM; Thomas Hartley, Jnr; Sarah Battiss; Leonard Hartley and 4 others
Half brother of Jeremiah Hartley; Susannah Hartley and Henry Hartley, Snr

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About William John Hartley, Snr

1820 British Settler


William John Hartley 24, together with his Wife Sarah Green and 9 siblings, 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

Siblings :

  • Mary Hartley 22
  • Ann Hartley 20
  • Thomas Hartley 18
  • Hannah Hartley 16
  • Elizabeth Hartley 13
  • Sarah Hartley 10
  • Jeremiah Hartley 7
  • Henry Hartley 4
  • Susannah Hartley (died at sea).


HARTLEY, William - 1796-1866, A son of Thomas HARTLEY he sailed in Albury in 1820. In 1846 he was elected a Municipal Commissioner for Grahamstown. He composed the "Trials and Troubles of the Settlers" in verse.

Roll of the British Settlers in South Africa by E. Morse JONES

"South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-23580-59445-50?cc=1468076&wc=MCM6-QWB:44975801,44975802,49887301,49891401 : accessed 12 Jul 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown, Bathurst, St John the Evangelist > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1829-1849 > image 27 of 108; citing William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.

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William John Hartley, Snr's Timeline

October 9, 1796
Norton-Cuckney, Nottinghamshire, England
November 6, 1796
Cuckney, Nottinghamshire, England
Age 22
Norton-Cuckney, Nottinghamshire, England
Age 27
October 25, 1828
Age 32
Grahamstown, Cape Of Good Hope, South Africa
August 23, 1829
Age 32
Fort Francis, Cape Colony, South Africa
June 11, 1831
Age 34
June 22, 1831
Age 34
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
August 1, 1831
Age 34
Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa
April 21, 1832
Age 35
Morning Sun, Tarka, Cradock, South Afirca