William Leathern, Snr, SV/PROG

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William Leathern, Snr, SV/PROG

Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: England, UK
Death: September 28, 1858 (50-58)
Immediate Family:

Husband of Mary Leathern, SM
Father of William Leathern, Jnr and Mary Ann Leathern

Occupation: Bricklayer
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About William Leathern, Snr, SV/PROG

1820 British Settler

William Leathern 16, in the care of Robert Newcombe, was a member of John Parkin's Party of 30 Settlers on the Weymouth.

Party originated from Devon.

  • Departed London, 7 January 1820.
  • Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town on 16 April 1820.
  • Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 15 May 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Kariega River. Their location is called Devonshire Farm.


As a 16 year old boy, William Leathern accompanied Robert Newcombe to South Africa aboard the Weymouth in 1820 . After Parkin's Party's arrival at their destination, William was apprenticed as a cooper, but later moved to Grahamstown to learn masonry work and carpentry. He married Mary Poulton at St George's, Grahamstown on the 3rd October 1826. Around 1842 they moved to Natal with their two children William and Mary Ann, where William was for a time a butcher in Durban. Later they ran a hotel in Pietermaritzburg from 1848. In 1851 William Leathern was elected a municipal councillor and in 1857, became the Mayor of Pietermaritzburg.

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William Leathern, Snr, SV/PROG's Timeline

October 2, 1827
Age 23
Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
Age 26
September 28, 1858
Age 54