William Sephton, b8

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William Sephton, b8

Birthdate: (35)
Birthplace: Whitechapel Parish, Greater London, England, UK
Death: August 18, 1856 (35)
'Rietfontein', Dewetsdorp District, O.F.S., South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Hezekiah Sephton, K85J-HZN and Jane Sephton, SM/PROG
Husband of Elizabeth Johanna Maria Sephton
Father of William Edward Sephton, b8c1 - L7GW-954
Brother of Isabella Sephton, b1; John Sephton, b2; Thomas Hezekiah Sephton, b3; Jane Sephton, b4; Hezekiah Sephton, Jnr. b5 and 1 other

Occupation: Blacksmith / Farmer
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About William Sephton, b8

1820 British Settler

William Sephton infant, together with his parents and 3 siblings, were members of Sephton's party of 344 people on the Aurora.

( William was born at sea.) Death Notice says he was  35 y 9 m and 2 days old. Therefore born in November 1820, which was 6 months after arrival at Port Elizabeth. But it states he was born in Whitechapel Street, London. Great Confusion. It is also clear that William's widow did not know the names of his parents.

Party originated from London.

Departure Gravesend, 15 February 1820. Arrival Simon's Bay, 1 May 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth, 15 May 1820

Area allocated to the Party : Assegai Bush River, Salem

Children :

  • Thomas Hezekiah Sephton 18
  • Hezekiah Sephton 12
  • Jane Sephton 11
  • William Sephton infant
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William Sephton, b8's Timeline

November 16, 1820
Greater London, England, UK
March 1844
Age 23
South Africa
August 18, 1856
Age 35
O.F.S., South Africa