Maria Elisabeth Theron, 17441826 (aged 82 years)

Name
Maria Elisabeth /Theron/
Given names
Maria Elisabeth
Surname
Theron
Name
Maria Elisabeth /du Preez/
Type
married name
Baptism August 23, 1744 25 20 (aged 0 days)

Citation details: Deel 2, p466, b7c1.
Historical Event
Census
1754 (aged 9 years)

Note: A population count in the Cape shows that there were 5,510 Europeans and 6,279 slaves in the Cape Co…

A population count in the Cape shows that there were 5,510 Europeans and 6,279 slaves in the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

Epidemic
Smallpox
May 1, 1755 (aged 10 years)

Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die. Source: [Wikipedia](https:…

Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die. Source: Wikipedia

MarriageJacobus Petrus du PreezView this family
June 5, 1763 (aged 18 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p466, b7c1.
Death of a paternal grandmotherMarie-Jeanne des Pres
1763 (aged 18 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p1, a1.
Historical Event
Americans declare independece
July 1776 (aged 31 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_(1776%E2%80%9389))
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 36 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 35 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 39 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 fatherDavid Theron
December 1786 (aged 42 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p466, b7.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 54 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 50 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 52 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
Death of a sisterAnna Magdalena Theron
1800 (aged 55 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p466, b7c2.
Death of a husbandJacobus Petrus du Preez
1802 (aged 57 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p466, b7c1.
Death of a motherMagdalena Marais
1805 (aged 60 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p466, b7.
Death of a sisterMartha Cecilia Theron
before August 16, 1808 (aged 63 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p466, b7c4.
Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812 (aged 67 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Death of a sisterJohanna Jacoba Theron
May 23, 1813 (aged 68 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p467, b7c5.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 71 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 64 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
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 74 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 75 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 80 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 September 16, 1826 (aged 82 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p466, b7c1.