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Benjamin Hulley

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Trappes Valley, Albany, Cape, South Africa
Death: January 20, 1905 (78)
Somerset East, Cape Province, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard William Hulley, SV/PROG and Ann Sarah Hulley, SM/PROG
Husband of Sarah Hulley and Rachel Hulley
Father of George Edward Hulley; Samuel Hulley; Mary Jane Hulley; Jack Hulley; Mary Jane Green and 6 others
Brother of Richard Brangan Hulley; Ann Cawood Flanegan; Sarah Cawood; Francis Turner Hulley; Edward John Hulley, Snr and 3 others

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About Benjamin Hulley

Benjamin was the youngest son of Richard William, the Settler, who made his home on Caxton Farm, Trappes Valley, near Grahamstown, Albany District. He went to Somerset East when 16 years old, and learned blacksmithing. In 1848 he married Miss R.J. Jackson and started in business. Being of an energetic disposition and a good craftsman he soon owned many properties. He was elected one of the Town Council and was for many years an active member of the Wesleyan Church. His first wife died in 1875. A year later he married Sarah Gradwell. Benjamin was one of the first to take up his gun in all the many Kaffir Wars. He was a Town Guard in Somerset East in the Boer War until his death. He had reached the allotted span of man and was laid to rest in ‘God’s Acre’ by the Rev W. Oates. “So one of the oldest residents and one who had done his work well, is gone. He leaves four sons and a daughter”. (With acknowledgements to Grocott’s Penny Mail, Grahamstown).

from 'The Hulleys of the 1820 Settlers' by F.E. Hulley 1964

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Benjamin Hulley's Timeline

July 4, 1826
Trappes Valley, Albany, Cape, South Africa
September 24, 1826
Albany, Cape Province, South Africa
November 13, 1849
Age 23
Somerset East, Cape Province, South Africa
Age 24
November 8, 1853
Age 27
Cape Colony South Africa
November 9, 1859
Age 33
December 23, 1863
Age 37
South Africa
Age 37
Age 41