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Elizabeth Atherstone (Damant), SM/PROG

Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: The Old Hall, Lamas, Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Grahamstown, Albany, Cape Colony, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Damant and Elizabeth Damant
Wife of Dr. John Atherstone SV/PROG
Mother of Dr. William Guybon Atherstone MD, MLC, FGS, FRCS; Catherine Damant Cumming; Elizabeth Atherstone; Emily Franklin; John Cradock Atherstone and 3 others
Sister of William Castell Damant; Charlotte Maria Damant; Catherine Susannah Damant; Elizabeth Damant; Dr. Guybon Damant and 5 others

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About Elizabeth Atherstone, SM/PROG

1820 British Settler

Elizabeth Damant 37 together with her husband John Atherstone 29, Surgeon, and their 4 children, were members of Damant's Party of 57 Settlers on the Settler Ship Ocean.

Party originated from Norfolk.

Departed London, 13 December 1819. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town - 9 March 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth - 15 April 1920

Area Allocated to the Party : The old Waaiplaats barracks, then to the Gamtoos River. They were located at the source of the Kaffir Kraal River but the location was at once rejected by Lieutenant Damant and they moved to the Gamtoos River, their settlement being called Lammas.

Children :

  • William Guybon Atherstone 5
  • Catherine Atherstone 4
  • Elizabeth Atherstone 3
  • Emily Atherstone 2


She was the first wife of Dr John Atherstone (married 1811) and the mother of William Guybon Atherstone. Came to the Cape with her husband and children in 1820. Died 19.11.1837 at Grahamstown.

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Elizabeth Atherstone, SM/PROG's Timeline

December 30, 1781
Norfolk, England
May 29, 1814
Age 32
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
October 10, 1815
Age 33
Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England UK
Age 35
Age 36
Age 37
October 1, 1821
Age 39
Uitenhage, Cape Colony, South Africa
Age 41
November 14, 1826
Age 44
Cape Town