Thomas Style, Snr, SV/PROG

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Thomas Style, Snr, SV/PROG

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Holcombe Rogus, Devon, United Kingdom
Death: September 12, 1842 (62)
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of John Style and Mary Style
Husband of Mary Style, SM/PROG
Father of Hannah Style; Sarah Yelling; Elizabeth Style; James Style; Ann Style and 4 others

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About Thomas Style, Snr, SV/PROG

1820 British Settlers

Thomas Style 40, Carpenter, together with his wife Mary Grant 36, and their 5 children, were members of George Southey's Party of 49 Settlers on the Settler Ship Kennersley Castle.

Party originated from Somerset.

Departed Bristol, 10 January 1820. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town - 29 March 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 29 April 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Bush River - Lower Albany

Children :

  • Hannah Style 13
  • Sarah Style 10
  • Elizabeth Style 8
  • James Style 6
  • Ann Style 4
  • William Style 1 (died at sea)


DN 2797/1854, 5039/1869.


  • DEPOT Genealogical Society of SA
  • DESCRIPTION Style, T - Gravestone.
  • STARTING 0000
  • ENDING 18420912
  • REMARKS Old Grahamstown Cemetery, Grahamstown, Western Cape.
  • SUMMARY + Thomas Style. Died 12-09-1842. Aged 63 years. Husband of Mary Style.



No. 39 on the Colonial Department list, led by George Southey, a gentleman of Wellington, Somerset, described by his fellow-emigrant Thomas Philipps as 'a plain, respectable man'. Wellington was a centre of the depressed woollen industry, and Southey informed the Colonial Department in his application to emigrate that there were 'many industrious men with families in this neighbourhood who would be glad to embrace the opportunity, and they are not disaffected persons who want to live in anarchy but men that would be content to work hard for seven shillings per week if they could get constant employment'. This was a semi-proprietary party; Southey paid the deposits for six indentured servants (Ingram, Stark, Thomas Berry, Parsons, Sawyer and Hutchings) and James Berry, a lad 'brought from the workhouse'. Four free settlers in the party, Thomas, Glass, Style and William Berry, were parish-assisted; Southey advanced part of the deposit money for James Thomas, who received financial help from the parish of Wellington to enable him to take his wife and all his children to the Cape. (This was expediency rather than charity on the part of the local authorities, who feared that Thomas's family, if left behind, would be 'chargeable to the parish'.) Thomas Glass's deposit was paid by the parish of Wellington and Thomas Style's and William Berry's by the neighbouring parishes of Holcombe and Bradford. The Biggses, father and sons, were last minute replacements and not bound to Southey in any way; they left the party on landing at Algoa Bay.

Deposits were paid for 14 men, one of whom deserted too late to be replaced, and the party embarked at Bristol in the Kennersley Castle regular transport which sailed on 10 January 1820, reaching Table Bay on 29 March and Algoa Bay on 29 April. A daughter, Sophia, was born at sea to the wife of William Berry. The party was located on a tributary of the Bush River.

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Thomas Style, Snr, SV/PROG's Timeline

Holcombe Rogus, Devon, United Kingdom
Age 27
Age 30
Age 32
Devonshire, England
Age 33
Age 36
Devonshire, England
Age 38
December 1, 1825
Age 45
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa