Frederick Carlisle, SV/PROG

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About Frederick Carlisle, SV/PROG

1820 British Settler

Brother of John, Leader Carlisle's party of 15 people on the Chapman, aged 16.

Party originated from Staffordshire


Departed Gravesend, 3 December 1819. Arrival Table Bay, Cape Town - 17 March 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 10 April 1820

Area Allocated to the Party : Belmont on the Blaauwkrantz River


John and Frederick Carlisle were granted 1268 acres, situated in a valley about four miles from Grahamstown. This they called 'Belmont' in memory of their home in Staffordshire. As the brothers were made the sole proprietors of their grant of land, it is assumed that since they had paid all the immigration fees, that the ten young Staffordshire farmers had waived their grant of 100 acres each and had probably indentured themselves for a period.

Settler Frederick Carlisle returned to England in 1825 in an effort to get more settlers, particularly servants and labourers, but in this he was unsuccessful although he remained there for a year or two. On returning to the Colony he became Deputy Sheriff of Albany, which position he held for a considerable time. He was appointed to the School Committee in 1837. He also held the position of Messenger of the Court, which he resigned in 1840.

In June 1847, Fred Carlisle's leg was amputated by W.G. Atherstone who used a new aesthetic, diethel ether - for the first time. This made medical history, for it was the first use of this method in any British Colony.

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Frederick Carlisle, SV/PROG's Timeline

April 13, 1804
Ipstones, Staffordshire, England
October 3, 1834
Age 30
September 20, 1835
Age 31
January 20, 1837
Age 32
Belmont, Eastern Cape, South Africa
January 1, 1838
Age 33
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
November 26, 1838
Age 34
May 26, 1840
Age 36
Cape Colony
Age 36
September 16, 1842
Age 38
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa