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Richard Forrester, SV/PROG

Birthplace: Chester, Cheshire, England
Death: Died in King William's Town, Amatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: Grahamstown, Cape Province, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Forrester and Elizabeth Forrester
Husband of Sarah Forrester; Mary Forrester, SM/PROG and Mary Forrester
Father of Sarah Rorke, SM; John Forrester; Joseph Forrester; Lydia Vice; Richard Nickson Forrester and 4 others
Brother of Mary Ann Hill and James Forrester

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About Richard Forrester, SV/PROG


Richard Forrester 31, Wheelwright, together with his wife Mary Pitt 30, and 3 children, were members of Liversage's Party of 48 Settlers on the John.

Party originated from Staffordshire, England.

Departed Liverpool, 13 January 1820. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town on 19 April 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth May 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Wilmot Vale on the Blaauwkrantz River

Children :

  • Sarah Forrester 10
  • John Forrester 5
  • Joseph Forrester 3


Settled on the Blaauwkrantz River with his first wife and three children, John, Joseph and Sarah. Another daughter, Lydia, was born, but Joseph seems to have died young.

Occupation: Wheelwright in 1829 at Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. He was left a widower with four children when his first wife, Mary Pitt, died. He then married Mary Randall.

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Richard Forrester, SV/PROG's Timeline

Chester, Cheshire, England
December 5, 1809
Age 24
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
August 12, 1812
Age 27
Burslam, Staffordshire, England
July 11, 1813
Age 28
Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 38
January 12, 1826
Age 41
Albany, Cape, South Africa
November 11, 1828
Age 43
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
October 9, 1831
Age 46
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa