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Thomas Cockcroft, Snr

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Death: November 30, 1881 (74)
Port Alfred, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: Shaw Park, Bathurst, Cape Province, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Cockcroft, SV/PROG and Harriet Cockcroft, SM/PROG
Husband of Dorothy Ann Cockcroft and Anne Cockcroft (Mouncey)
Father of Mary Ann Cockcroft; John Cockcroft; Ann Shepherd Smailes; Thomas Iken Cockcroft, Jnr; William Cockcroft and 6 others
Brother of William Cockcroft; Mark Cockcroft and Francis Cockcroft

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About Thomas Cockcroft, Snr

1820 British Settler


Thomas Cockcroft (13), together with his parents Harriet Farrar Bailie (36), and Charles Cockcroft (35), a Cloth dresser, and 2 siblings, were members of Jonathan Wainwright's Party of 24 Settlers on the John.

Party originated from Yorkshire, 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 : Harewood, Lynedoch River.

Siblings :

  • William Cockcroft 9
  • Mark Cockcroft 7

Thomas was Commandant at Clumber Station in The Seventh Frontier War. In 1849 he became Municipal Commissioner of Grahamstown, and was elected to the Bathurst Divisional Council, representing Clumber in 1854. Thomas and his brother, William, donated the land for the erection of a chapel and burial ground at Shaw Park. The church was completed in 1864.

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Thomas Cockcroft, Snr's Timeline

Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Age 25
Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa
December 23, 1833
Age 26
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Age 26
Bathurst, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
December 2, 1835
Age 28
Shaw Park, Bathurst, Cape Colony, South Africa
May 14, 1838
Age 31
Grahamstown, Cape Province, South Africa
June 18, 1840
Age 33
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
November 18, 1843
Age 36
South Africa
October 20, 1845
Age 38
South Africa