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Mary Ann Matthews (Sterley)

Birthplace: Norfolk, England UK
Death: Died in South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Sterley, Snr. SV/PROG and Anne Sterley, SM/PROG
Wife of John Matthews, Snr. SV/PROG
Mother of John Joseph Matthews; Mary Ann Neat; William Stanley Matthews; Elizabeth Margaret Golden; Ann Maria Rooke and 4 others
Sister of Thomas Sterley, Jr.; John Sterley; Lydia Gates; Maria Sterley; William Sterley and 2 others

Managed by: Alan Neilson
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About Mary Ann Matthews

1820 British Settler

Mary Sterley 12, together with her parents and 5 siblings, were members of Damant's Party of 57 Settlers on the Settler Ship Ocean.

Party originated from Norfolk.

Departed London, 13 December 1819. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town - 9 March 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth - 15 April 1920

Area Allocated to the Party : The old Waaiplaats barracks, then to the Gamtoos River. They were located at the source of the Kaffir Kraal River but the location was at once rejected by Lieutenant Damant and they moved to the Gamtoos River, their settlement being called Lammas.

Children :

  • Thomas Sterley 17
  • John Sterley 13
  • Mary Sterley 12
  • Lydia Sterley 8
  • Maria Sterley 6
  • James Sterley 1



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Mary Ann Matthews's Timeline

Norfolk, England UK
September 23, 1825
Age 20
Somerset East, Eastern Cape, South Africa
June 28, 1827
Age 22
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
September 4, 1829
Age 24
Somerset East, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
September 27, 1834
Age 29
Alexandria, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Age 29
December 4, 1836
Age 31
January 25, 1842
Age 37
July 27, 1844
Age 39