Elizabeth Hannah Freemantle

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About Elizabeth Hannah Freemantle

1820 British Settler


Elizabeth Hannah Hall 4, together with her parents and 3 sisters, were members of Thomas Willson's Party of 307 Settlers on the La Belle Alliance.

Party originated from London.

Departed London, 12 February 1820. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town on 2 May 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth May 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Beaufort Vale on the Bush River

Children :

  • Frances Hall 5,
  • Hannah Hall 4,
  • Mary Hall 3.

Richard Freemantle's* signature appears on the marriage certificate of his half-sister, F1/2.[1]4Eliza* to Thomas Derbyshire*, on 9.7.1832 in Grahamstown. No further record has been traced until, five years later, when the second marriage of Richard Freemantle* took place at St.Mary's Anglican Church in Port Elizabeth. An extract of the entry reads: 'No: 163 - married on 18.12.1837, Richard Freemantle, widower of Port Elizabeth to Elizabeth Anna Hall, Spinster of Port Elizabeth.'

Elizabeth Hannah Hall* was the daughter (one of seven children) of Benjamin Hall* and Francis Sophia Hall*, Settlers from Bath, Somerset in Willson's party on 'La belle Alliance'. Her father was a farmer and a carpenter and they had a residence on West Hill, Grahamstown.

[It is not known when Richard (or his wife - with her family?) moved to Port Elizabeth, but from the dates given previously, it was probably between 1832 and 1837]

From this marriage of Richard Freemantle to Elizabeth Hannah Hall there were two daughters and two sons, born between 1838 and 1843. On the birth certificate of the last born, George Richard Freemantle*, it is stated 'son of the late Richard Freemantle' so, presumably, Richard had died sometime towards the end of 1842 and the first half of 1843. No more exact information in this regard has come to hand and it is not known at this time the cause of his death at forty years of age (or possibly aged 47).

The four children of this second marriage of Richard Freemantle to Elizabeth Hannah Hall are as follows:

F5/3.[2]1 Ellen Ann Freemantle born 1838 in Port Elizabeth

F5/3.[2]2 Frances Elizabeth Freemantle born1840 in Port Elizabeth

F5/3.[2]3 Robert John Freemantle born 1841(?)

F5/3.[2]4 George Richard Freemantle (1st) born 1843 in Port Elizabeth.

and details of this generation are shown in the family section F.F.5 Richard(2nd)'s Afrikaner Descendants.

[Note: George Richard Freemantle's baptism certificate reads:

Baptised 21.4.1844, George Richard, son of the late Richard and Elizabeth Hannah Freemantle (date of birth 4.6.1843) in Grahamstown Cathedral. Abode - Port Elizabeth - by John Heavyside, Colonial Chaplain.]

Elizabeth Hannah Freemantle nee Hall married a second time, to a Mr. Russell. They lived in Donkin Hill, Port Elizabeth and there was one child of this marriage, John, who died in Port Elizabeth.


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Elizabeth Hannah Freemantle's Timeline

June 28, 1810
St Lukes, Middlesex, England
August 5, 1838
Age 28
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
February 10, 1840
Age 29
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Age 30
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
June 4, 1843
Age 32
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape