Emma Whitcombe Hartley

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Emma Whitcombe Hartley (Kidson)

Birthdate: (35)
Birthplace: Norsley Down, London, England, United Kingdom
Death: December 13, 1853 (35)
Cradock, Stormberg District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Kidson, SV/PROG and Anna Marie Kidson, SM/PROG
Wife of Henry Hartley, Snr
Mother of Sarah Ann Hann; Mary Elizabeth Thackwray; Frederick Hartley; Thomas John Hartley and William James Hartley
Sister of Mary Ann Hartley; Amelia Bussey Hayhurst; William Parke Kidson; Frederick Dodd Kidson; Thomas Kidson and 5 others

Managed by: Shirley Ann Boell
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About Emma Whitcombe Hartley

1820 British Settler


Emma Kidson 2, together with her parents and 4 siblings, 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

Siblings :

  • Mary Ann 12
  • Amelia 9
  • Frederick 4
  • Thomas 1.


"South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-23580-56522-81?cc=1468076&wc=MCM6-QWB:44975801,44975802,49887301,49891401 : accessed 15 Jul 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown, Bathurst, St John the Evangelist > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1829-1849 > image 46 of 108; citing William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.

Emma Witcombe Kidson came from Bathurst. She was the first wife of Henry the Hunter and was 15 when she married Henry who was 18. Her older sister was married to Henry's older brother, Thomas Jnr.

After her death, Henry married Elizabeth Hope Upton on 6/6/1857 - she had no children.

His 3rd wife was Mary Anne Maloney who had a son Henry Albert Rorke Hartley born 21/11/1861

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Emma Whitcombe Hartley's Timeline

June 17, 1818
London, England, United Kingdom
November 8, 1818
St Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey
September 16, 1839
Age 21
July 19, 1841
Age 23
District Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa
March 27, 1844
Age 25
September 3, 1846
Age 28
Somerset East, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
December 13, 1853
Age 35
Cradock, Stormberg District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Age 34