About Sarah Slater
Sarah Slater NEVER MARRIED.
Immigrated to South Africa with Shepherd's Party in 1826
Photograph from :
http://www.eggsa.org/library/main.php?g2_itemId=1001185 Date: 20 Apr 2006 Contributed by: Marielle Ford
Born: 18 September 1794, South Kensington, London, England
Christened: 15 October 1794, St Mary, St Marylebone, London
Parents: Thomas Slater and Sophia Slater (nee Hall)
Died: 3 December 1895, 'Carnarvondale', Paterson (Sandflats), Eastern Cape, South Africa
Buried: Salem, Eastern Cape, South Africa, Coordinates: 33°28'18.82"S and 26°29'06.16"E, elevation 241m
Sarah Slater initially stayed behind in England when her family left for South Africa in 1820. She later came out to South Africa in 1826, as part of Shepherd's Party.
Sarah Slater lived past 100. She ran a school in Grahamstown, from her house on the corner of Beaufort and Hill Streets, and had Mary Moffatt (the future wife of David Livingstone) as one of her pupils. She collected many letters in a chest at Carnarvon Dale farm and these were later published as the 'Carnarvon Dale Papers'.