Margaretha Jacoba Theron, 17771850 (aged 72 years)

Name
Margaretha Jacoba /Theron/
Given names
Margaretha Jacoba
Surname
Theron
Name
Margaretha Jacoba /Hugo/
Type
married name
Birth November 19, 1777 31 28
Citation details: Deel 2, p431, b4c7d5.
Citation details: Death notice: Margaritha Jacoba THERON (1850), MOOC 6/9/50 #113, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MSY1-V?mode=g&i=2047&cat=331262 image 2048/2283 : accessed 10 Mar 2017
Note: CAL 18 Nov 1777 based on age at death
Baptism November 23, 1777 31 28 (aged 4 days)
Citation details: Deel 2, p431, b4c7d5.
Death of a paternal grandfatherPierre Pieter Theron
June 3, 1778 (aged 6 months)
Citation details: Deel 2, p107, b4.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 3 years)

Note: French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English. Source: [Wikipedia](https:/…

French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English. Source: Wikipedia

Historical Event
Colonisation
1780 (aged 2 years)

Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikip…

The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

Death of a sisterElisabeth Susanna Theron
March 25, 1782 (aged 4 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p431, b4c7d6.
War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 6 years)

Note: Consequence of signing the [Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Pa…

Consequence of signing the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783). Source: Wikipedia

Death of a maternal grandfatherJacobus du Toit
about 1791 (aged 13 years)
Citation details: du Toit, p273, a1b6c1.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 21 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 17 years)

Note: The Dutch East India Company is in financial ruins. 29 January – Farmers expelled the officials of t…

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. Source: Wikipedia

Death of a paternal grandmotherAnna du Plessis
1796 (aged 18 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p107, b4.
Historical Event
The Cape becomes a British Colony
March 5, 1797 (aged 19 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
Death of a motherElizabeth Margaretha du Toit
April 25, 1801 (aged 23 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p372, b4c7.
Death of a fatherThomas Arnoldus Theron
October 24, 1802 (aged 24 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p372, b4c7.
Death of a maternal grandmotherMargaretha Blignaut
March 2, 1804 (aged 26 years)

Citation details: du Toit, p273, a1b6c1.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 38 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 31 years)

Note: A severe drought occurs in the eastern frontier region. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org…

A severe drought occurs in the eastern frontier region. Source: Wikipedia

Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812 (aged 34 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 40 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Death of a brotherJacobus Arnoldus Theron
December 6, 1819 (aged 42 years)

Cause: ox crushes his head
Citation details: Theron, b4c7d1
Text:

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Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: Deel 2, p372, b4c7d1.
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 42 years)

Note: 17 March - The first British settlers arrived in Table Bay, Cape Town on the *Nautilus* and the *Cha…

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. Source: Wikipedia

Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 47 years)

Note: Rix dollar (Dutch: *Rijsksdaalder*) is converted into the British sterling. Source: [Wikipedia](http…

Rix dollar (Dutch: Rijsksdaalder) is converted into the British sterling. Source: Wikipedia

Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 57 years)

Note: *Voortrekkers* start leaving the Cape Colony. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1835…

Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

Death of a brotherPieter Francois Petrus Theron
May 12, 1840 (aged 62 years) Age: 69 years
Citation details: Deel 2, p390, b4c7d2.
Citation details: Death notice: Pieter Francois THERON (1840), MOOC 6/9/20 #4281, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQTR-4?mode=g&i=212&cat=331262 image 213/2223 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 66 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Death of a sisterMagdalena Susanna Theron
July 31, 1847 (aged 69 years) Age: 59 years
Citation details: Deel 2, p431, b4c7d8.
Citation details: Death notice: Magdalena Susanna THERON (1847), MOOC 6/9/43 #9089, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MSRZ-Z?i=514&cat=331262 image 515/2283 : accessed 8 Mar 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a sisterAnna Petronella Theron
December 4, 1847 (aged 70 years) Age: 74 years 11 months 14 days

Citation details: Deel 2, p431, b4c7d3.
Citation details: Death notice: Anna Petronella THERON (1847), MOOC 6/9/44 #9304, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MSYN-S?mode=g&i=749&cat=331262 image 750/2283 : accessed 8 Mar 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death March 8, 1850 (aged 72 years) Age: 72 years 3 months 18 days
Citation details: Deel 2, p431, b4c7d5.
Citation details: Death notice: Margaritha Jacoba THERON (1850), MOOC 6/9/50 #113, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MSY1-V?mode=g&i=2047&cat=331262 image 2048/2283 : accessed 10 Mar 2017