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William Hosken

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Hayle, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Hosken and Caroline Hosken
Husband of Clara Hosken
Father of Ruth Hosken; William Wesley Hosken; Eva Hosken; Hubert Hosken; Basil Hosken and 2 others
Brother of Grace Ann Hosken; Sarah Hosken; James Hosken; Richard Hosken; Samuel Hosken and 2 others

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About William Hosken

William Hosken, 1851 (Loggans, Hayle) -1925 (Muizenburg. SA)

HOSKEN, William, M.L.C, of " Entabene," Berea, Johannesburg, and of the National Liberal and Rand Clubs, was born at Hayle, Cornwall, July 6, 1851, and is the son of Richard and Caroline Hosken. He was educated at Hayle, and had his commercial training with Wm. Hosken & Son, a well known firm in Cornwall, now merged in Hosken, Trevithick & Polkinghorn, Ltd. He went to S.A. early in 1874. ; became a digger at Pilgrim's Rest ; subsequently went to Natal, and was engaged in merchant business there until 1889 ; then went to Johannesburg as Managing Director of the City and Suburban, Heriot, Nigel, and other Natal-directed mines ; became Foundation Executive Committee Member of the Chamber of Mines ; established the merchant business of Wm. Hosken & Co., and joined the Chamber of Commerce, having been six times elected Pres. of that Chamber ; is Lloyds' Agent for Johannesburg and Chairman of the Committee of Management of the British S.A. Explosives Co., Ltd. He has for years taken a large interest in politics. He assisted in establishing the National Union in 1892, and was elected to the Executive Committee ; was Member of the Reform Committee in 1896, and sentenced to two years' imprisonment and fined as in the case of the other prisoners. He was Chairman of the mass meetings and political demonstrations in 1899, and was umanimously elected Pres. of the Uitlander Council formed that year. He was also Chairman of Committee which in 1899

William Hosken: born 1851 in Cornwall. After studying engineering in Britain, Hosken came to South Africa where he established himself in the business sector; by the 1890’s he was managing director of several gold mines in the vicinity of Johannesburg. Hosken received a two year sentence for the part he played in the Jameson Raid – which presumably explains why no newspaper clipping were collected between November 1895 – March 1897 Following services rendered to the Empire during the Boer war, Milner appointed Hoskins to the Johannesburg Council in 1902, Hoskins played. Furthermore a significant roll in the Transvaal Parliament where he was known for his liberalism – support for Gandhi. He died in 1925.

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William Hosken's Timeline

July 6, 1851
Hayle, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
October 19, 1851
Phillack, Cornwall, England
January 13, 1880
Age 28
April 21, 1881
Age 29
April 15, 1882
Age 30
August 25, 1885
Age 34
August 4, 1890
Age 39
August 4, 1890
Age 39
February 1, 1893
Age 41
June 7, 1925
Age 73
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa