Petrus Johannes Theron, 17651834 (aged 69 years)

Name
Petrus Johannes /Theron/
Given names
Petrus Johannes
Surname
Theron
Baptism January 6, 1765 21 18 (aged 0 days)

Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d1.
Death of a brotherThomas Phillipus Theron
May 14, 1775 (aged 10 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p371, b4c6d5.
Historical Event
Americans declare independece
July 1776 (aged 11 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_(1776%E2%80%9389))
Death of a paternal grandfatherPierre Pieter Theron
June 3, 1778 (aged 13 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p107, b4.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 15 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 14 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

MarriageJohanna Maria NieuwoudtView this family
May 2, 1784 (aged 19 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d1.
Citation details: Marriage: Petrus Johannes THERON and Johanna Maria NIEUWOUD (1784), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-3SR6-X?i=87&cat=244034 : accessed 8 Aug 2019
War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 18 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 sisterAnna Francina Theron
August 31, 1786 (aged 21 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d2.
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnna du Plessis
1796 (aged 30 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p107, b4.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 33 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 29 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

Historical Event
The Cape becomes a British Colony
March 5, 1797 (aged 32 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
Death of a fatherCarel Theron
1814 (aged 48 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p353, b4c6.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 50 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 43 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 46 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Death of a wifeJohanna Maria Nieuwoudt
1816 (aged 50 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d1.
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 53 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Death of a brotherCarel Wynand Theron
August 8, 1820 (aged 55 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d4.
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 54 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 59 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

Death of a motherSusanna du Plessis

Death April 18, 1834 (aged 69 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d1.
Citation details: Death notice: Petrus Johannes THERON (1834), MOOC 6/9/1 #70, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQJ-6CHN?i=77&cat=331262 image 78/2202 : accessed 4 March 2017