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Thomas Glass, Snr,SV/PROG

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Wellington, Somerset, England
Death: July 29, 1849 (61-69)
At his son's home, Fort England, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Glass and Mary Glass
Husband of Ann Glass, SM/PROG
Father of Elizabeth Ann[e] Brown; John Glass; Daniel Glass; Thomas Glass, Jnr; James Glass and 4 others

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About Thomas Glass, Snr,SV/PROG

Extract from: "British South Africa; a History of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope", Page 221

Thomas Glass was one of Mr. George Southey’s party which came out in the Hennnersley Castle. He was married, and brought his wife and six children, four sons and two daughters, two more sons and one daughter being born to him in this country.

He took to farming, and acquired a property near Graham’s Town, which he called Coldstream, where he successfully pursued his operations till his death in 1849, at the age of sixty-five years. Of his six sons, John and James became carpenters and builders at Graham’s Town, John eventually migrating to the district of Peddie, where he died about 1871. James went to the Diamond Fields soon after they were discovered, and attracted a large population in 1872, and followed his trade at Kimberley until his death, which occurred in 1874.. Both John and James left a numerous family. Thomas and Benjamin (who was born in Albany) were both masons. Thomas met with his death by a fall from a scaffold to a house he was building; Benjamin is still alive, and at present on the farm Coldstream. Daniel and William followed in their father’s footsteps and became farmers. Daniel acquired land near Driver’s Bush, a little beyond Graham’s Town, and farmed it till he met his death about 1874, a young cow having gored him, from which he died in a few hours. William went into the Victoria East (Alice) district and acquired farms there. He too met with an untimely death. While placing a tarpaulin over a load of grain on his wagon, he fell over and broke his neck. A son of James Glass served in the Zulu war, and was present at the battle of Ulundi; and a son of Benjamin’s who was a member of the Yeomanry Corps was killed during the Basutu war



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Thomas Glass, Snr,SV/PROG's Timeline

Wellington, Somerset, England
Age 19
Wellington, Somersetshire, England
November 18, 1807
Age 23
Wellington, Somerset, England
November 21, 1809
Age 25
Wellington, Somerset, England
January 3, 1813
Age 29
Somerset, England, United Kingdom
July 24, 1815
Age 31
Somerset, England, United Kingdom
November 13, 1819
Age 35
Wellington, Somerset, England
Age 38
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Age 39
Eastern Cape, South Africa