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Sarah Rorke (Forrester), SM

Birthplace: BLake Hall, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in The Reserve, Kingwilliamstown, Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: Main Cemetery, King William's Town, Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Richard Forrester, SV/PROG and Mary Forrester, SM/PROG
Wife of Capt. Michael Rorke, SV/PROG
Mother of Elizabeth Peacock; Thomas James Rorke; Catherine Mary Grandly-Ferris; William Benjamin Rorke; Sarah Ann Blackmore and 6 others
Sister of John Forrester; Joseph Forrester and Lydia Vice
Half sister of Richard Nickson Forrester; Eliza Jane Mitchley; William Isaac Forrester; Randall James Forrester and Mary Anne Hill

Managed by: Peter Dennis..Gone fishing!
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About Sarah Rorke, SM

1820 British Settler

Sarah Forrester 10, together with her parents and 2 siblings, 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

Attached to death notice are letters, one from TJ Rorke of Sterkfontein via Potchefstroom to the Master, and one dated 14/12/1888 from Kingwilliamstown to the Master, CT from RF Rorke, address Capt Rorke, Fort Beaufort. Also an edict dated 20/12/1888 calling a meeting in Kingwilliamstown for 5th February 1889. House, property etc are filed in Master's office

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Sarah Rorke, SM's Timeline

December 5, 1809
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
August 30, 1829
Age 19
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
January 6, 1832
Age 22
Fort Beaufort, Amatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa
May 1, 1833
Age 23
Fort Beaufort, Amatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa
December 21, 1836
Age 27
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
July 11, 1838
Age 28
Fort Beaufort, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Age 31
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Age 32
October 11, 1843
Age 33