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Thomas Ignatius Ferreira1787

Name
Thomas Ignatius Ferreira
Given names
Thomas Ignatius
Surname
Ferreira
Baptism April 15, 1787
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Ferreira, p285, b6c1d1.
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Citation details: Baptism: Thomas Ignatius FERREIRA (1787), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DZN4-WBJ?i=92&cc=1478678 : accessed 14 Oct 2018
War from 1789 to 1799 (Age 20 months)

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Note: French Revolution
Historical Event 1795 (Age 7 years)

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Note: The Dutch East India Company is in financial ruins. 29 January – Farmers expelled the officials of the Dutch East India Company and established an independent government at Graaff Reinet. 18 June - Swellendam follows Graaff Reinet and declares a republic under Hermanus Steyn. The Netherlands is invaded by the French under the leadership of Napoléon Bonaparte. A republic is declared by Dutch revolutionaires and the Prince of Orange flees to England. 16 September – British forces under General Sir James Henry Craig seizes the Cape Colony for the Stadtholder Prince William V of Orange. The republics of Graaff Reinet and Swellendam reject the British and the British army is sent in.The start of free trade was announced
Historical Event March 5, 1797 (Age 9 years)

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Note: The Cape becomes a British Colony
MarriageAletta Maria PotgieterView this family
April 20, 1808 (Age 21 years)
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Ferreira, p285, b6c1d1.
War from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (Age 16 years)

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Note: Napoleonic Wars
Natural disaster 1809 (Age 21 years)

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Note: A severe drought occurs in eastern frontier region
Town founded 1812 (Age 24 years)

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Note: The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
Birth of a son
#1
Johannes Theodorus Metelerkamp Ferreira
November 22, 1815 (Age 28 years)

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Ferreira, p285, b6c1d1e2.
Baptism of a sonJohannes Theodorus Metelerkamp Ferreira
February 24, 1816 (Age 28 years)
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Ferreira, p285, b6c1d1e2.
Town founded August 27, 1818 (Age 31 years)

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Note: Cradock is founded
Historical Event 1820 (Age 32 years)

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Note: 17 March - The first British settlers arrived in Table Bay, Cape Town on the Nautilus and the Chapman. 1 May - The Albury reaches Cape Town bringing settlers to Albany, South Africa. They arrive in Algoa Bay on 15 May. 2 May - La Belle Alliance reached Cape Town. She brought British settlers to Algoa Bay. 4000 British settlers started arriving in Algoa Bay (Port Elizabeth), they settled in Grahamstown and along the frontier
Economic Event 1825 (Age 37 years)

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Note: Rix dollar Dutch: Rijsksdaalder is converted into the British sterling
MarriageEngela Sophia MeyerView this family
June 12, 1831 (Age 44 years)
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Ferreira, p285, b6c1d1.
Historical Event 1835 (Age 47 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Death of a fatherIgnatius Petrus Ferreira
September 10, 1837 (Age 50 years) Age: 72 years
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Ferreira, p285, b6c1.
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Ignatius Petrus FERREIRA (1840), MOOC 6/9/22 #4622/1840, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQKQ-1?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZV%3A1598082367 : 28 September 2018), 007844936 > image 588 of 2223; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 Nov 2018
Death of a motherSusanna Elizabeth Ferreira
June 27, 1838 (Age 51 years) Age: 71 years
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Ferreira, p280, a1b3c3.
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Citation details: Death notice: Susanna Elizabeth FERREIRA (1840), MOOC 6/9/22 #4623/1840, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQ5M-P?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZV%3A1598082367 : 12 September 2017), 007844936 > image 589 of 2223; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 4 Nov 2018
Marriage of a childJohannes Theodorus Metelerkamp FerreiraMagdalena Salomina du PreezView this family
December 27, 1840 (Age 53 years)
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death Notice: Aletha Maria FERREIRA (1883), VAB MHG F132/1883, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9LW-J94T-T?i=398&cat=195564 : accessed 14 Oct 2018
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Ferreira, p285, b6c1d1e2.
Citation details: Marriage: Johannes Theodorus FERREIRA and Magdalena Salomina DUPREE (1840), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-4SV4-Q?i=235&cat=244034 : accessed 18 Apr 2020
Town founded 1844 (Age 56 years)

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Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Birth of a granddaughter
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Aletha Maria Ferreira
calculated February 1845 (Age 57 years)

Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death Notice: Aletha Maria FERREIRA (1883), VAB MHG F132/1883, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9LW-J94T-T?i=398&cat=195564 : accessed 14 Oct 2018
Marriage of a grandchildJohn George BerryAletha Maria FerreiraView this family
September 19, 1859 (Age 72 years) Husband: 18 years Wife: 25 years
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death Notice: Aletha Maria FERREIRA (1883), VAB MHG F132/1883, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9LW-J94T-T?i=398&cat=195564 : accessed 14 Oct 2018
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: John George BERRY (1908), VAB MHG #B3611, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-X399-269?i=300&cat=195564 : accessed 29 Jan 2020
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Citation details: Marriage: Johan George BERRY and Aletta Maria FERREIRA (1859), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-79M2-K?cc=2821281 : 17 July 2020), > image 1 of 1; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 8 Nov 2020
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 69 years)

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Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
War from April 1861 to May 1865 (Age 73 years)

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Note: American Civil War: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War
Marriage of a childJohannes Theodorus Metelerkamp FerreiraPetronella PetersView this family
about 1880 (Age 92 years)

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Citation details: Death notice: Johannes Theodorus Metelerkamp FERREIRA (1880), TAB MHG #1617/1880, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS92-495M-S?cc=2520237&wc=Q6NX-RBP%3A1590242323 : 16 December 2016), 007805267 > image 550 of 1339; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 14 Oct 2018
Death of a sonJohannes Theodorus Metelerkamp Ferreira
September 13, 1880 (Age 93 years) Age: 64 years 9 months 22 days
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Ferreira, p285, b6c1d1e2.
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Johannes Theodorus Metelerkamp FERREIRA (1880), TAB MHG #1617/1880, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS92-495M-S?cc=2520237&wc=Q6NX-RBP%3A1590242323 : 16 December 2016), 007805267 > image 550 of 1339; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 14 Oct 2018
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 93 years)

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Note: First Boer War
Death of a granddaughterAletha Maria Ferreira
July 23, 1883 (Age 96 years) Age: 38 years 5 months
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death Notice: Aletha Maria FERREIRA (1883), VAB MHG F132/1883, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9LW-J94T-T?i=398&cat=195564 : accessed 14 Oct 2018
Epidemic February 1, 1901 (Age 113 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 112 years)

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Note: Second Boer War
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902 (Age 64 years)

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Note: The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Transvaal and sometimes as the Republic of Transvaal, was an independent and internationally recognised country in Southern Africa from 1852 to 1902.
Historical Event from 1854 to 1902 (Age 66 years)

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Note: The Orange Free State (Dutch: Oranje-Vrijstaat, Afrikaans: Oranje-Vrystaat) was an independent Boer sovereign republic in southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century, and later a British colony and a province of the Union of South Africa. It is the historical precursor to the present-day Free State province
Economic Event 1865 (Age 77 years)
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Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 79 years)
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Note: The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250 g), and was found by Erasmus Jacobs near Hopetown on the Orange River in 1867. The diamond, cut to a 10.73-carat (2.146 g) cushion-shaped brilliant, is currently on display at the Mine Museum in Kimberley. The discovery of diamonds in South Africa led to the Kimberley Diamond Rush, and marked the beginning of the Mineral Revolution
Economic Event September 1873 (Age 86 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
Economic Event 1881 (Age 93 years)
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Note: In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamestown. However due to the location (the hot lowveld region was rife with malaria) no-one wanted to go there until Auguste Roberts (French Bob) discovered gold in Concession Creek in 20 June 1883. This discovery resulted in a gold rush to the area
Economic Event 1886 (Age 98 years)
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Note: Discovery of the Main Reef in Witwatersrand. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precursors to the biggest discovery of all, the Main Reef/Main Reef Leader on Gerhardus Oosthuizen's farm Langlaagte, Portion C, in 1886, the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the subsequent rapid development of the gold field there, the biggest of them all.
Epidemic February 1904 (Age 116 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Epidemic 1906 (Age 118 years)

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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
  1. Generation 1
    1. Thomas Ignatius Ferreira, son of Ignatius Petrus Ferreira and Susanna Elizabeth Ferreira, was baptized on April 15, 1787 in Land van Waveren, Tulbagh, Western Cape. He married 2 times. The first time he married Aletta Maria Potgieter on April 20, 1808 in Cape Town, Western Cape. The second time he married Engela Sophia Meyer on June 12, 1831 in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape.

      Children of Thomas Ignatius Ferreira and Aletta Maria Potgieter:

      1. Johannes Theodorus Metelerkamp Ferreira (18151880)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Johannes Theodorus Metelerkamp Ferreira, son of Thomas Ignatius Ferreira and Aletta Maria Potgieter, was born on November 22, 1815 and died on September 13, 1880 in Potchefstroom, North West Province at the age of 64. He married 2 times. The first time he married Magdalena Salomina du Preez (third cousin), daughter of Gerhardus Ignatius “Gert” du Preez and Johanna Maria Maré, on December 27, 1840 in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape. She was born on June 30, 1825 in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape and died on June 25, 1873 in King William's Town, Eastern Cape at the age of 47. The second time he married Petronella Peters about 1880.

      Children of Johannes Theodorus Metelerkamp Ferreira and Magdalena Salomina du Preez:

      1. Aletha Maria Ferreira (18451883)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Aletha Maria Ferreira, daughter of Johannes Theodorus Metelerkamp Ferreira and Magdalena Salomina du Preez, was born calculated February 1845 and died on July 23, 1883 in Ladybrand, Free State. She married John George Berry, son of Hermanus Johannes Berry and Mary Alice Slater, on September 19, 1859 in Aberdeen, Eastern Cape. He was born calculated June 1834 in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape and died on July 12, 1908 in Ladybrand, Free State.

      Children of Aletha Maria Ferreira and John George Berry:

      1. Clementina Letitia Johanna Berry (18751950)