Marriage of Martha and Richard Painter

Date: January 16, 1832
Location: Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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Richard Joseph was farming at Reed Fountain when he was married at the Anglican Church (now a cathedral), Grahamstown, on 16.01.1832 to Martha, the second daughter of the Sephton settlers James and Mary Urry. The young couple lived on Lot number 7, but tragically, four years after the marriage, Martha died, leaving two very young children. Richard then sold his allotment at Reed Fountain to James Temlett and moved to Grahamstown where he became a partner in an auctioneering business which went under the name of Painter and Jarman. Part of the activities was to have sales of livestock in the Albany district,

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