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John Carlisle, SV/PROG

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Belmont Estate, Near Leek, Staffordshire, England
Death: Died in Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Reverend William Carlisle, Rev, Jnr and Prudence Carlisle
Husband of Catherine Carlisle, SM
Father of Frances Jemina (Fanny) Carlisle, b1; Robert Wolf Carlisle, b2; Sophia Maria Smith, b3; Frederick William Ferreira Carlisle, b4; John Henry Philipps Carlisle, b5 and 1 other
Brother of Frances Antrobus; William Carlisle; Anna Marie Carlisle; Robert Carlisle; Frederick Carlisle, SV/PROG and 6 others

Occupation: Deputy Sheriff; Farmer (1820 Settler)
Managed by: Charlene Irene Viljoen
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About John Carlisle, SV/PROG

1820 British Settler

Leader of Carlisle's party of 15 people on the Chapman, aged 22.

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 Carlisle was the second son of Rev. William Carlisle, M.A. (Oxen) of Belmont in the parish of Ipstones, Staffordshire. John was the head of Carlisle's party which included 10 young Staffordshire farmers for whom John Carlisle paid a deposit of £120. The Chapman carried only two parties - the very large Bailie party and the small Carlisle party.

John and brother 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.

John was appointed first Deputy Sheriff of Albany in 1828, which position he held until his brother returned from England. John also acquired Frederick's interest in Belmont, and in 1834 received a further grant of 4095 acres of land.


1826, this 19th day of July 1826

John Carlisle Bachelor of the District of Albany and Catharine Philipps Spinster of the same District were married here by Banns this 19th day of July 1826 by Thomas Ireland, Chaplain.

Witnessed by: Charlotte Harriet Philipps, Thomas Philipps,, W B Dundas, Geo Pigott, Daniel J Cloete

Source: Grahamstown - St George (Anglican), Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. marriage register, 1826-1836, page 8, entry no 135. Repository: Cory Library, MS 14 879-1.


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John Carlisle, SV/PROG's Timeline

November 18, 1797
Staffordshire, England
August 8, 1829
Age 31
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
September 22, 1832
Age 34
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
October 29, 1834
Age 36
South Africa
April 17, 1836
Age 38
South Africa
June 5, 1838
Age 40
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
April 7, 1841
Age 43
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
November 28, 1859
Age 62
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
November 1859
Age 61
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa