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William Carey Hobson, SV/PROG 2

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Cottesbrook, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
Death: May 21, 1870 (65)
Carlisle Bridge, Eastern Cape, South Africa (Riding accident en route to 50th anniversary of arrival of 1820 settlers)
Immediate Family:

Son of William Hobson, I and Ann Hobson
Husband of Nancy (Mary) Ann Cooper and Susannah Hobson, SM/PROG
Father of Ann Carey Berrington; William Carey Hobson; Sarah Carey Parkes; Jonathan Hobson; David Edmund Hobson, Snr. and 1 other
Brother of Phoebe Hobson; Jesse Hobson; Levi Hobson; David Hobson, SV/PROG 1; Hannah Potts and 1 other

Managed by: Patricia Ann Seaton
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About William Carey Hobson, SV/PROG 2

1820 Settler

William Smith's party

Sailed on the Northampton William Carey Hobson married Susannah Bonnin on April 17, 1846.







From the Supplement to The Graham's Town Journal, March 27th 1845 Transcribed from the original at the National Archives in London (CO53/15) by Sue Mackay

William Carey Hobson

  • marital status: Bachelor
  • residence: of the District of Albany


  • Susannah Bonnin
  • marital status: Spinster
  • residence: of the same District
  • were married by Banns this 3rd day of May 1825 by me Thomas Ireland, Chaplain
  • This marriage was solemnized between us
  • groom signature: W C Hobson
  • bride signature: Susan Bonnin
  • witnessed by: Saml Bonnin, Caroline Bonnin, David Hobson, S Bonnin, M A Hobson

Source: Grahamstown - St George (Anglican), Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, marriage register, 1823-1826, page 24, entry no 92. Repository: Cory Library, MS 14 877-1. Transcribed by Lynn MacLeod as part of the eGGSA Project, from photographs by William Jervois

PROCLAMATION by His Excellency Lieut.General Sir Peregrine MAITLAND, Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath, of the Royal Military Order of William of the Netherlands, and of the Imperial Order of St.Waldimir of Russia, Colonel of Her Majesty's 17th Regiment of Foot, Governor and Commander in Chief of Her Majesty's Castle, Town and Settlement of the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, and of the Territories and Dependencies thereof, and Ordinary and Vice Admiral of the same, Commanding the Forces &c &c.

Whereas it is enacted by Ordinance No.15 1844, bearing date the 28th day of August, and entitled "An Ordinance to provide for the enregisterment in the Land Register of the Colony of certain Sub-divisions of the Locations and Extensions of the Settlers of 1820" that it shall and may be lawful for the Governor of this Colony to publish by Proclamation in the Government Gazette and in some one or more of such newspapers as shall be published in Graham's Town, the names of such persons as shall, after due investigation, be recommended by the Board of Commissioners for Lands as the persons entitled to receive Grants of the aforesaid Sub-divisions of the Locations, together with a description of the said Sub-divisions, and also the particulars of all such Grants or original Locations and other Lands as it may be necessary to cancel, by reasons of portions thereof being included in such aforesaid Subdivisions, and thereupon to proclaim that unless objections showing cause to the contrary be lodged in writing at the office of the Secretary to Government in Cape Town, within six weeks from the day on which such Proclamations shall last be published, the Title Deeds therein mentioned will be cancelled, and the Subdivisions aforesaid granted accordingly.

And whereas the said Board of Commissioners for Lands have recommended the following parties as the persons entitled to receive Grants of the Subdivisions undermentioned, respectively, viz.:

In Hezekiah SEPHTON's or the Salem Party

William Carey HOBSON, Lot No.27 - 3 morgen 495 square roods, with one share in the commonage, being the share of Samuel RUDMAN, who sold to B. PATRICK, who sold to C.T. CROFT, who sold to W.C.HOBSON.

William Carey HOBSON, Lot No.29 - 19 morgen 415 square roods, with one share in commonage, being the original share of Samuel UPCOT, who sold to the said W.C. HOBSON.

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William Carey Hobson, SV/PROG 2's Timeline

January 10, 1805
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
August 30, 1826
Age 21
Uitenhage, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
October 1828
Age 23
January 2, 1830
Age 24
Salem, Cape Colony, South Africa
January 17, 1830
Age 25
Grahamstown, Cape Province, South Africa
September 28, 1830
Age 25
Jansenville, Eastern Cape, South Africa
July 7, 1832
Age 27
Dikgatlong Rural, Northern Cape, South Africa
May 21, 1870
Age 65
Eastern Cape, South Africa