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Dorothea Thornhill (Mounsey), SM/PROG

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Carlisle, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom
Death: August 31, 1833 (61-69)
Cape Town, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Mounsey and Margaret Stevenson Mounsey
Wife of Christopher Thornhill Thornhill
Mother of John Mounsey Thornhill; Anna Margaret Gilfillan; Mary Frances Cook and Christopher Mounsey Thornhill, Jnr

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About Dorothea Thornhill, SM/PROG

1820 British Settler

Dorothea Mouncey 37, together with her husband Christopher Thornhill 37, Merchant and Party Leader, and their and 4 children, were members of Thornhill's' Party of 35 Settlers on the Settler Ship Zoroaster.

Party originated from Middlesex.

Departure London, 12 February 1820. Arrival Simon's Bay, Cape Town - 30 April 1820 (Final Port).

Area Allocated to the Party : between the Kowie and Rufane Rivers - the location being called Thornhill.

Children :

  • John Thornhill 15
  • Anna Thornhill 13
  • Mary Thornhill 10
  • Christopher MounceyThornhill 8


South African Commercial Advertiser 1833 - 3 - July to September Written by Sue Mackay. Posted in The South African Commercial Advertiser 1824-1856

Wednesday 4 September 1833

DEATH Aug 31: Mrs. Dorothea THORNHILL, aged 64 years.

DIED on the 31st August, Mrs. Dorothea THORNHILL, wife of Christopher THORNHILL Esq, late of Thornhill in the County of Durham, after a lingering illness, which she bore with Christian patience and resignation.

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Dorothea Thornhill, SM/PROG's Timeline

April 20, 1768
April 1768
Cumberland, England, United Kingdom
January 2, 1805
Age 36
North Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England
July 1, 1807
Age 39
Sunderland, Durham, England
July 14, 1809
Age 41
near Sunderland, England
February 14, 1812
Age 43
Durham, England
August 31, 1833
Age 65
South Africa