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Thomas William Hartley, Snr. SV/PROG

Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Norton Cuckney, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England
Death: July 22, 1840 (68)
Bathurst, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: Plot 201, St John's Anglican Church, Bathurst, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of John Hartley and Ann Hartley
Husband of Hannah Mary Hartley, SM and Sarah Hartley, SM/PROG
Father of William John Hartley, Snr SV/PROG; Mary Ann Palmer; Ann Meats, SM; Thomas Jackson Hartley, Jr.; John Hartley and 8 others

Occupation: Blacksmith
Managed by: Judy McKune
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About Thomas William Hartley, Snr. SV/PROG

1820 British Settler


Thomas Hartley 48, together with his second Wife Sarah Field and 10 children, were members of Thomas Calton's 's Party of 167 Settlers on the Settler Ship Albury.

Party originated from Nottinghamshire.

Departed Liverpool, 13 February 1820. Arrived Simon's Bay, Cape Town - 1st May 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 15 May 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Torrens River - named Clumber after Clumber Park, the seat of the Duke of Newcastle, Chairman of the Nottinghamshire Committee

Children :

  • William Hartley, 24
  • Mary Hartley 22
  • Ann Hartley 20
  • Thomas Hartley 18
  • Hannah Hartley 16
  • Elizabeth Hartley 13
  • Sarah Hartley 10
  • Jeremiah Hartley 7
  • Henry Hartley 4
  • Susannah Hartley (died at sea).


Famous big-game hunter. The son, Jeremiah, became a missionary in Kaffraria. The son, Henry, discovered the ancient gold-diggings in Matabeleland; famous elephant-hunter; explored the Hunyani and Sabi Rivers and travelled extensively in Ngamiland. Hartley in Southern Rhodesia is named after him.

The Story of the British Settlers of 1820 in South Africa by Harold Edward HOCKLY, Second edition SEP 1966, Juta & Co. Limited.

In the Grahamstown journal of 1847 there is a report about a meeting which took place concerning the people in distress in Scotland and Ireland. Thomas Hartley is recorded as having made a donation to the cause.

His obituary in the Grahamstown Journal, reads: Thomas Hartley, well known to every inhabitant and generally every visitor of the British Settlement of Albany, as the Proprietor of the well known House of Accommodation in the romantic and beautiful village of Bathurst, He laboured for some time before his death under a most painful afflication which he bore with exemplary fortitude and resignation. Few men in this part of the Colony were better known or more generally esteemed than the deceased. The cheerfulness and amenity of his manners, his incessant activity and his general intelligence make his loss a subject of general regret , and will embalm his memory in the hearts of his surviving relatives and of his many friends and acquaintances. The consolation of the Bible were his support in afflication and his hope of death.

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Thomas William Hartley, Snr. SV/PROG's Timeline

December 21, 1771
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England
January 10, 1772
Adlingfleet, Yorkshire, England
October 9, 1796
Age 24
Norton-Cuckney, Nottinghamshire, England
October 29, 1798
Age 26
Mansfield, UK
April 13, 1800
Age 28
Norton Cuckney, Nottinghamshire, England
Age 30
Age 32
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, UK
January 1805
Age 33
December 16, 1806
Age 34
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England