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Maj. Robert Charles Harker, SV/PROG

Birthplace: Swinford, Mayo, Mayo, Ireland
Death: March 16, 1859 (78)
Harkerville, Krantshoek, WC, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of General Francis Harker
Husband of Maria Harker, SM/PROG
Father of Edward Herrick Harker; Julia Maria de Wet / Sinclair / Theunissen; Rosa Elizabeth Ann Muntingh; Maria West van Breda; Olivia Maria Sandenbergh and 3 others

Occupation: British Settler - Founds Harkerville nr Plettenbergbay
Managed by: Private User
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About Maj. Robert Charles Harker, SV/PROG

Captain Robert Charles Harker, son of General and Mrs Francis Harker of Swinford, Ireland, was Government Resident of Plettenberg Bay from November 1826 to December 1847, when this post was abolished. He was granted a pension and the use of the residency for his lifetime. Prior to his arrival in South Africa Robert Harker served for a total of 20 years in the 96th Regiment and the 15th Regiment (later the East Yorkshire) in England, Jersey, Guernsey, Nova Scotia and Bermuda. In February 1809 he married Maria Berrick of the City of Cork, Ireland. They had four daughters and three sons when they arrived in Cape Town in December 1823 and two years later a fourth son, John, was born at Woodville, Harker's beautiful farm east of George. A natural son, Henry Adolphus, also given the surname Harker, was born in this same year. Robert soon gave up farming and became a government official at Plettenberg Bay. In addition to being Government Resident, he was also Postmaster and Justice of the Peace. -

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Maj. Robert Charles Harker, SV/PROG's Timeline

September 17, 1780
Kingston upon Thames, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
September 1780
Swinford, Mayo, Mayo, Ireland
Cork, Ireland
August 22, 1811
St Lawrence, Jersey (Island), United Kingdom
St Lawrence, Jersey
Cork, Cork City, Cork, Ireland
Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom
October 25, 1818
Nova Scotia, Canada
Devon, England, United Kingdom
October 1, 1825
South Africa