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William Mountfort, Snr, SV/PROG

Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: Leek, Staffordshire, England UK
Death: October 01, 1869 (84)
Grahamstown, EC, South Africa
Place of Burial: Albany district, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Mountfort and Anne Hulme
Husband of Ann Mary Mountfort, SM/PROG
Father of Thomas Brookes Mountfort; Mary Brookes Harraden; Private; Ralph Mountfort; William Mountfort, Jnr and 5 others
Brother of Thomas Mountfort; Margaret Pimlott and Ann Billings

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About William Mountfort, Snr, SV/PROG


William Mountfort 33, Baker, together with his wife Ann Mary Brookes 31 and 3 children, were members of Liversage's Party of 48 Settlers on the John.

Party originated from Staffordshire, England.

Departed Liverpool, 13 January 1820. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town on 19 April 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth May 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Wilmot Vale on the Blaauwkrantz River

Children :

  • Thomas Mountfort 8
  • Mary Mountfort 7
  • William Mountfort 2

William Mountfort was an 1820 settler in the Cape Colony. He, and his family, were members of Liversage's Party - "a joint-stock party whose members were artisans and labourers from the parish of Burslem" (Nash (1987) The Settler Handbook, p. 87). The party sailed from Liverpool on the John on 13 February 1820 and reached Algoa Bay during May. Mountfort and his family settled in Manley's Flat and his grave can been seen at the small church there.

In Hockly's The story of the British Settlers of 1820 in South Africa, the surname appears as 'Mountford' but the rest of the details and ages remain the same.


[Entry number] 106. William Mountfort of the parish of Hanley in the county of Stafford & Ann Brookes of the extra-parochial place of St Thomas, adjoining to the parish of Tixall, were married in this church by licence this thirtieth day of November in the year 1809


Grahamstown Journal 1869 - 4 - October to December Written by Sue Mackay.

Monday 4 October 1869 DIED at his residence, Manley’s Flat, on Friday 1st October, after a painful illness of two months, Mr. William MOUNTFORT Sen, aged 84 years and 2 months. Deceased was one of the original Settlers of 1820. Friends at a distance are desired to accept this notice.


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William Mountfort, Snr, SV/PROG's Timeline

August 14, 1785
Meerbrook, Staffordshire, England UK
August 1785
Leek, Staffordshire, England UK
March 8, 1811
Age 25
Tamworth, Staffordshire, England
August 8, 1812
Age 27
Tamworth, Staffordshire, UK
Age 29
Leek, Staffordshire, UK
Age 31
Leek, Staffordshire, England
Age 33
Leek, Staffordshire, UK
February 19, 1822
Age 36
Grahamstown, EC, South Africa
October 6, 1825
Age 40
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa