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Mary Jane Norval (Murray), SM/PROG

Birthdate: (88)
Birthplace: Summerhill Bective Estate, Dublin, Ireland, England
Death: August 17, 1898 (88)
Rooipoort, Philippolis, Free State, South Africa
Place of Burial: Colesberg, Northern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James L Murray, SV/PROG 1 and Sarah Maria Wilhelmina Murray
Wife of John Edward Norval, II SV/PROG
Mother of Sarah Ann Norval (Norval); John Edward Norval, III; Jane Margaret Hobkirk; Mary Jane Maeder; James Norval and 9 others
Sister of Richard Armstrong Murray; George Burleigh Sheggog Murray, Snr; Alexander Hugh Murray, Snr; Margaret Ann Murray; Martha Thorpe Murray and 2 others

Managed by: Keri Gweneth Hobkirk
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About Mary Jane Norval, SM/PROG

1820 British Settler


Mary Jane Murray 10, together with her parents and 7 siblings, were members of Parker's Party of Settlers on the East Indian.

Party originated from Cork, Ireland.

Departure Cork, Ireland 12 February 1820. Arrival Simon's Bay, Cape Town - 1 May 1820. Final Port Saldhana Bay.

Children :

  • Richard Armstrong Murray 16,
  • George Burleigh Murray 13,
  • Mary Jane Murray 10,
  • Alexander Hugh Murray 10
  • Margaret Anne Murray 8,
  • Martha Murray 6,
  • Sarah Atkins Murray 4,
  • James Murray 2


Mary [not Maria] Jane MURRAY b. 10 Jan 1810 at Sunninghill Bective

Estate, near Dublin, Ireland, d. 17 Aug 1898 at "Roodepoort", Philipollis, Orange Free State Republic, but is buried in Colesberg, m. 4 Dec 1831in Graaff-Reinet by Ds. Andrew MURRAY [no relative] to John NORVAL Jr., b. 25 May 1795 Glasgow, Scotland and d. 17 Oct 1875 also at "Roodepoort", Philipollis and also buried in Colesberg. He was the son of John NORVAL and Charlotte WATSON and went to the Cape as a member of MOODIE's Party in 1817. He first manufactured the broad-rimmed hats worn by farmers and hunters (in Graaff-Reinet) then moved to Colesberg in 1834 to continue the hat-making business, but also expanded his interest into auctionery and other things but he is probably best known for establishing a pontoon ferry across the Orange River at Dapperfontein - he called it the Glasgow Pont, but it was not long before it became known as Norval's Pont. They had 13 children.


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Mary Jane Norval, SM/PROG's Timeline

January 10, 1810
Dublin, Ireland, England
January 26, 1833
Age 23
Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa
January 25, 1835
Age 25
Colesberg, Northern Cape, South Africa
December 6, 1836
Age 26
Colesberg, Bo-Karoo, Northern Cape, South Africa
October 9, 1838
Age 28
Colesberg, Northern Cape, South Africa
November 10, 1840
Age 30
Colesberg, Northern Cape, South Africa
September 30, 1842
Age 32
August 23, 1844
Age 34
Colesberg, Bo-Karoo, Northern Cape, South Africa
July 26, 1846
Age 36