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Mary Hiles Howard, SM/PROG

Also Known As: "Howard"
Birthplace: England (United Kingdom)
Death: circa 1833 (43-60)
South Africa
Immediate Family:

Wife of Frederick William Hiles, SV/PROG and William Howard, SV/PROG
Mother of William Hiles; George Hiles and Ann Priscilla Hiles

Managed by: Sharon Doubell
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About Mary Hiles Howard, SM/PROG

1820 British Settlers

Mary Hiles 35, together with her husband Frederick William Hiles 38, Sawyer and army pensioner, and their 3 children, were members of William Holder's Party of 39 Settlers on the Settler Ship Kennersley Castle.

Party originated from Gloucestershire.

Departed Bristol, 10 January 1820. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town - 29 March 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 29 April 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : New Bristol on the Bush River

Children :

  • William Hiles 11
  • George Hiles 9
  • Ann Priscilla Hiles 6


19.1.1827 Mary Hiles * c.1781 died before 1834

"On 19th January William Howard, now 50, had been married in St George's Church to Mary Hiles, 45, a widow whose husband Frederick William Hiles had died four months earlier. Howard needed a wife to care for his two small daughters"

Accused by William Howard - her second husband - of setting his 5 yr old daughter, Esther, fatally alight with a candle. Found 'not guilty'. (Appears to have been Howard's negligence - while the couple was drinking and had a fight.)

Source: Pamela Barnes, Through the chequered path: the story of William Howard's party of 1820 settlers

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Mary Hiles Howard, SM/PROG's Timeline

England (United Kingdom)
England, UK
England, UK
England, UK
August 30, 1826
Age 44
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Age 52
South Africa