John Hassall Howard, SV/PROG

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John Hassall Howard, SV/PROG

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Howard and Margaret Hassall
Husband of Susannah Howard, SM/PROG
Father of Edward Ford Howard; William Ford Howard; Susannah Howard; Mary Jane Howard; Johan Hassall Howard and 5 others

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About John Hassall Howard, SV/PROG

1820 British Settler

John Hassall Howard 27, Chemist. together with his wife Susannah Brant 27, and 2 children, were members of Thornhill's' Party of 35 Settlers on the Settler Ship Zoroaster.

Party originated from Middlesex.

Departure London, 12 February 1820. Arrival Simon's Bay, Cape Town - 30 April 1820 (Final Port).

Area Allocated to the Party : between the Kowie and Rufane Rivers - the location being called Thornhill.

Children :

  • Edward Ford Howard 4
  • William Howard 2



John Hassall Howard, whose name does not appear on any official list, claimed to have emigrated with his wife and family as members of Thornhill's party, and was discharged from Thornhill's service in 1821 when he injured his right hand (Cape Archives CO 158,142). In a letter to the Colonial Department before emigrating, he described himself as a chemist, druggist and apothecary. It is not known how he was connected with William Howard, or whether he sailed in the Zoroaster in place of some other settler.



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John Hassall Howard, SV/PROG's Timeline

August 7, 1792
May 11, 1816
Age 23
England, United Kingdom
August 7, 1818
Age 26
May 21, 1820
Age 27
January 16, 1822
Age 29
January 19, 1824
Age 31
February 16, 1826
Age 33
December 25, 1827
Age 35