William Cadwallader, Esq.

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William Cadwallader, Esq.

Death: June 20, 1889 (78-79)
Place of Burial: Fort Beaufort, Cape Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of John Cadwallader and Alice Jerman Cadwallader
Husband of Elizabeth Cadwallader
Father of William Arthur Cadwallader; Mary Ann Laing; Elizabeth Timm and Ellen (Cadwallader) Bradfield
Brother of Susanna Cadwallader; Elizabeth Davies; Maria Cadwallader; Joseph Cadwallader and Sarah Twigg

Managed by: Susanne Margaret Melton
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About William Cadwallader, Esq.

Wesleyan Preacher & School Teacher at Clumber and Healdtown. of Cathcart Vale

Clumber Church Early History

William Cadwallader became Schoolmaster in January 1850, and also served as Local Preacher.

On 27 December 1850 the Eighth Frontier War began, and during this time the base camp was established on Edward Timm's farm, Prospect, as it was situated on a more open site and was easier to defend than the Church. By January 1851 most Clumber people were in the camp, living in wagons or hastily erected wattle and daub huts. William Cadwallader preached in camp on 19 January 1851. By November it was decided to go to the Church for worship only, whenever security conditions permitted.

War continued throughout 1852 but carried on his preaching duties. Hostilities ended in March 1853. The Clumber Church badly needed repairs and Thomas Tarr and William Foxcroft were each paid 10/- for the work which they did. In June Henry Shone repaired the bell and cut two new poles to support it.




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William Cadwallader, Esq.'s Timeline

Manorbier, Pembrokeshire, UK
October 22, 1843
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
June 1845
Wales, United Kingdom
June 20, 1889
Age 79
Main cemetery, Fort Beaufort, Cape Colony