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William John Hartley, Snr SV/PROG

Birthdate: (89)
Birthplace: Norton-Cuckney, Nottinghamshire, England
Death: April 5, 1886 (89)
West End, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas William Hartley, Snr. SV/PROG and Hannah Mary Hartley, SM
Husband of Sarah Hartley, SM/PROG; Hannah Hartley, SM and Mary Smith Hartley, SM
Father of Thomas Hartley; Elizabeth Anne Hartley; William John Hartley, Jnr; David Thomas Hartley; Mary Anna Ridgard and 9 others
Brother of Mary Ann Palmer; Ann Meats, SM; Thomas Jackson Hartley, Jr.; John Hartley; Hannah Woodland, (1) and 4 others
Half brother of Jeremiah Hartley; Henry Hartley, Snr and Susannah Hartley

Occupation: Cattle Dealer
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About William John Hartley, Snr SV/PROG

1820 British Settler


William John Hartley 24, together with his Wife Sarah Green and 9 siblings, 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

Siblings :

  • 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).


HARTLEY, William - 1796-1866, A son of Thomas HARTLEY he sailed in Albury in 1820. In 1846 he was elected a Municipal Commissioner for Grahamstown. He composed the "Trials and Troubles of the Settlers" in verse.

Roll of the British Settlers in South Africa by E. Morse JONES

"South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-23580-59445-50?cc=1468076&wc=MCM6-QWB:44975801,44975802,49887301,49891401 : accessed 12 Jul 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown, Bathurst, St John the Evangelist > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1829-1849 > image 27 of 108;

citing William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg. The Cape Frontier Times of 24 Feb 1841 records that William Hartley attended a meeting which was convened to raise funds to improve roads and he was a donor. The Grahamstown Journal March 1843 : William Hartley advertised for a journeyman Baker and Confectioner, to whom constant employment can be given. Corner Bathurst and Beaufort Sts. "None need apply who are not strictly sober." Cape Frontier Times of May 1843 reports the insolvent estate of William Hartley the elder, shop keeper. The Grahamstown Journal of 28th August 1845 reports that G Leppan, Tin Plate worker, has moved into the house next door to W Hartley in Bathurst St. The Grahamstown journal of April 1846 records that W Hartley, along with J Goldswain and others, is arranging a commemoration of the arrival of British Settlers.

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William John Hartley, Snr SV/PROG's Timeline

October 9, 1796
Norton-Cuckney, Nottinghamshire, England
November 6, 1796
Cuckney, Nottinghamshire, England
Age 27
August 23, 1829
Age 32
Fort Francis, Cape Colony, South Africa
June 11, 1831
Age 34
June 22, 1831
Age 34
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
April 21, 1832
Age 35
Morning Sun, Tarka, Cradock, South Afirca