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Richard William Hulley, SV/PROG

Birthplace: Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Cradock, Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: Cradock, Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Ulley and Anne Ulley
Husband of Ann Sarah Hulley, SM/PROG
Father of Richard Brangan Hulley; Ann Cawood Flanegan; Sarah Cawood; Francis Turner Hulley; Edward John Hulley, Snr and 4 others
Brother of Mary Ulley; Elizabeth Ulley; Thomas Ulley; Joseph Ulley; Francis Hulley and 3 others

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Sharon Doubell
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About Richard William Hulley, SV/PROG

1820 British Settler

Richard William Hulley 34, Farmer, together with his wife Ann Brangan 33, and 4 children, were members of Richardson's Party of 36 Settlers on the Settler Ship Stentor.

Party originated from Lancashire, England.

Departed Liverpool, 13 January 1820. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town - 19 March 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : George River, Albany.

Children :

  • Richard Brangan Hulley 9
  • Ann Hulley 6
  • Sarah Hulley 4
  • Francis Hulley 1


Richardson's Party, sailed aboard the Stentor from Liverpool on 13 January 1820 and arrived in Table Bay on 19 April 1820 and then transferred to the HM Store Ship Weymouth and arrived at Algoa Bay on 15 May 1820. (See below for fuller description of Richardson's Party).

They landed at Algoa Bay (now Port Elizabeth) with their four children - Richard Brangan, Ann, Sarah and Francis Turner and settled in the Clumber area of the Albany District on the farm "Claxton". Five more children were born in SA.

N.B. Richard's age is given in burial register as 99yr 10 mo, but this is incorrect ‎(94 ys 10 mo)‎.

[Sharon's Note; Although there was a tendency for older men to represent themselves as younger in order to make their emigration application more acceptable]. There is no gravestone for Richard in the Cradock cemetery ‎[6]‎.

Cutler's apprentice 1797 ‎[33]‎.

It took enterprise and courage for anyone, no matter how poor, to abandon his home in Britain in 1820 and migrate to afar and to an unknown part of the world such as Southern Africa. The difficulties, delays and expenses of transport were such that once leaving his native soil, the emigrant knew that it was unlikely that he would see his old home again. Hard work and frontier dangers kept most immigrants to their lands. ‎(95y)‎.

Source Description: Rev E Gedyehttp: [// /phpgedview/note.php?nid=NI610&ged=lamprecht.ged]


  • Last Name: Hulley
  • First Name: Richard
  • Date of Birth: 1785
  • Place of Birth:
  • Parents – Father:
  • Parents – Mother:
  • Name of Spouse: Ann Branegan b. 1776 bur. 31 Dec 1844 Clumber, Cape
  • Marriage Date:
  • Marriage Place:
  • Date of Death: 1844
  • Place of Death:

Notes: Richardson’s party of 1820 settlers. DN 2244/1888, 3301.1/2/1876.


Richard b. 5 Oct 1810 Yorkshire m. 31 Aug 1832 Jane Harden, went to Zululand 1837 and taught the alphabet to Dingane, Richard d. 9 Dec 1888

Ann 1813

Sarah b. 27 Dec 1815 Brandon, Cork, Ireland, d. 11 Dec 1888 age 74y 11m 17d Cradock, Cape

Francis b. 1818 d. 12 May 1901/2

Edward b. Dec 1820 Lower Albany d. 8 Jan 1875 age 54y 3 weeks at Smithfield, OFS.

Richard William Hulley

Richard William Hulley Born: 26 May 1785, Ecclesfield, Yorkshire Christened: 5 June 1785, St Mary, Ecclesfield, Yorkshire

Parents: Joseph Ulley and Anne Ulley (nee Turner)

Siblings: Mary Ulley, baptized 23 May 1770

Elizabeth Ulley, baptized 25 July 1771

Thomas Ulley, baptized 6 February 1774

Joseph Ulley, baptized 6 November 1776

Francis Ulley, baptized 11 June 1779

Lydia Ulley, baptized 2 October 1782

Benjamin Ulley, baptized 7 November 1788

Sarah Ulley, baptized 7 November 1792

Married: Ann Brangan, 1809, Ireland


Richard Brangan Hulley, 5 September 1810, Bandon, County Cork, Ireland

Ann Hulley, 10 August 1813 (elsewhere 1814), (possibly on Bere Island), Cork, County Cork, Ireland; died 6 October 1887

Sarah Hulley, 27 December 1815, Bandon, County Cork, Ireland

Francis Turner Hulley, 1819, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England; died 12 May 1902, Willowdam, South Africa

Edward John Hulley, 18 December 1820, Caxton Farm, Lower Albany, Cape; died 8 January 1875, Smithfield, South Africa

Joseph Hulley, 2 June 1823, Clumber, (Albany), Eastern Cape Province, South Africa; died 2 July 1896

Mary Hulley, 21 July 1824, Caxton Farm, Clumber District, (Albany)

Benjamin Hulley, 4 July 1826, Trappe's Valley; died 20 January 1905 (20 July 1901 on, Somerset East, South Africa

Marmaduke Thomas Hulley, 1830/1831, Albany, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa (Marmaduke married Mary Ann Ekron (who died) and then Eliza Alice Eales, daughter of William Eales).Marmaduke died 5 June 1876, Wodehouse District, Transvaal, South Africa) Died: March 1880, Cradock, South Africa Buried: 12 March 1880, Cradock, South Africa (Methodist Parish Registers "Cradock Methodist Church Register of Burials. Rev E Gedye" Note that his age is given in burial register as 99 yr 10 mo, but this is incorrect (should be 94 ys 10 mo). There is no gravestone for Richard in the Cradock cemetery.

Richard was employed as Cutler's apprentice, 1797. He served in the military Royal Regiment of Artillery, 11 February 1807, in Rotherham. Gunner Richard Ully/Hully - July 1809 in Muster Roll of 9th Battalion, Bandon.

The National Archives at Kew, south west London, has Richard Hulley's enlistment papers. The details were found in a large ledger-type book, WO 54/299 - Description Book Artillery 9th Battalion.

  • Name: Ulley Richd (L.S = Limited Service)
  • Age: 19
  • Height: 5 Feet 5 1/2 Inches
  • Inlisted:
  • When: 11 Feby 07
  • Where: Rotherham
  • By whom: St. Prior
  • Born:
  • Nation: England
  • County: York
  • Town: Ellisfield
  • Parish:
  • Trade: Cutler
  • Read or write: Neither
  • Colour of:
  • Comp: Fair
  • Hair: Dk
  • Eyes: Grey
  • Promoted to: Bombr. Corporal Serjeant
  • Joined from:
  • Company: Cowper's
  • Batt: 9
  • Date:
  • Remarks: Discharged 20th July 1816 B. of Reduction

Richard was stationed on Bere Island with the Royal Regiment of Artillery as a Gunner 2 Class from January 1812 to July 1815.

Richard and Ann were 1820 settlers. They arrived on the ship Stentor as members of the James Richardson party from Sheffield. Richardson's party sailed aboard Stentor from Liverpool on 13 January 1820, and arrived in Table Bay on 19 April 1820, and then transferred to the HM Store Ship Weymouth and arrived at Algoa Bay on 15 May 1820.

He was Farmer in 'Claxton' Farm, Clumber (near Grahamstown), South Africa.

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Richard William Hulley, SV/PROG's Timeline

May 26, 1785
Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
June 5, 1785
Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
September 5, 1810
Age 25
Bandon, Cork, County Cork, Ireland
August 10, 1813
Age 28
Cork, Ireland
December 27, 1815
Age 30
Bandon, Cork, Cork, Ireland
Age 33
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
December 18, 1820
Age 35
Caxton Farm, Lower Albany, Cape, South Africa
June 2, 1823
Age 38
Somerset East, Western District, Cape, South Africa
July 22, 1824
Age 39
Caxton Farm, Clumber Dist., Albany, Cape Colony, South Africa