David Hobson, SV/PROG 1

Jansenville, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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David Hobson, SV/PROG 1

Also Known As: "David Edmund"
Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Cottesbrook, Northamptonshire, England.
Death: June 15, 1875 (78)
Wellfound,, Jansenville, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: Jansenville, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of William Hobson, I and Ann Hobson
Husband of Mary Ann Hobson, Jr. SM
Father of Mary Ann Biggs; Phoebe Prudence Nash; David Edmond Hobson ll; Samuel Joshua Hobson; Hannah Cooper Temlett and 5 others
Brother of Phoebe Hobson; Jesse Hobson; Levi Hobson; Hannah Potts; Mellicent (Millicent) Ann Nash and 1 other

Managed by: Patricia Ann Seaton
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About David Hobson, SV/PROG 1

Hobson, David, was one of Mr. William Smith's party by the Northampton. He was quite a young man, being twenty-two years of age, and was accompanied by his brother William Carey Hobson, aged fourteen years. The brothers began sheep farming in Albany, on the farms Salem and Cottesbrook, but lost everything during the three successive Kafir wars, in which they took an active part, being noted as dead shots. During the war of 1835 David accepted service in the Commissariat department. In 1842 the brothers left Albany for the Karroo— Carey first, David following, bringing with them a few merino sheep, up to that time unknown in the Graaff Reinet district, the Boers there farming only with the Cape sheep and common goats. They settled down in the neiglhbourhood of Loot's Kloof, being then the only English farmers in that large district. By dint of undaunted perseverance they became the owners of many square miles of land, and were fairly prosperous. David married Mary Anne Robinson, and had four sons and five daughters. He died at his farm Wellfound, aged seventy-three years. •Carey married Susan Bonin — two sons and two daughters. He died at Graham's Town,

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David Hobson, SV/PROG 1's Timeline

December 16, 1796
Northamptonshire, England.
June 29, 1827
Age 30
Layton, Albany District, Cape Colony, South Africa
July 13, 1829
Age 32
Albany, Eastern Cape, South Africa
September 28, 1830
Age 33
Albany District, Cape Province, South Africa
July 6, 1834
Age 37
Albany, Eastern Cape, South Africa
August 30, 1834
Age 37
Somerset East, Cape Province, South Africa
December 1, 1836
Age 39
Albany, Cape Province, South Africa
January 1, 1840
Age 43
Albany, Cape, South Africa
September 8, 1841
Age 44
Albany District, Eastern Cape, South Africa