Helena Christina Theron, 17761837 (aged 61 years)

Name
Helena Christina /Theron/
Given names
Helena Christina
Surname
Theron
Name
Helena Christina /du Toit/
Type
married name
Name
Helena Carstina /Theron/
Type
also known as
Birth calculated May 12, 1776 42 26
Citation details: Death notice: Helena Christina THERON (1837), MOOC 6/9/11 #2230, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-M23F?i=258&cat=331262 image 259/2253 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Baptism July 13, 1776 42 27 (aged 2 months)

Citation details: Deel 2, p226, b4c1d8.
Historical Event
Americans declare independece
July 1776 (aged 1 month)

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 2 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p107, b4.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 4 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 3 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

War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 7 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

Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 18 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 20 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
Death of a half-brotherJacobus Lodewicus Theron
April 24, 1797 (aged 20 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p225, b4c1d5.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 22 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 39 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 32 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 35 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 42 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 43 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 48 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 brotherChristiaan Gabriël Theron
1828 (aged 51 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p225, b4c1d7.
Death of a half-brotherPetrus Jacobus Theron
July 9, 1830 (aged 54 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p107, b4c1d2.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 58 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 half-sisterAnna Magdalena Theron
1836 (aged 59 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p107, b4c1d1.
Death of a fatherPieter Lodewyk Theron

Death of a motherJohanna Wilhelmina Maasdorp

Death June 8, 1837 (aged 61 years) Age: 61 years 0 months 27 days
Citation details: Deel 2, p226, b4c1d8.
Citation details: Death notice: Helena Christina THERON (1837), MOOC 6/9/11 #2230, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-M23F?i=258&cat=331262 image 259/2253 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence