Harriet Hockly, 18171874 (aged 57 years)

Harriet Hockly (c. 1850)
Name
Harriet /Hockly/
Given names
Harriet
Surname
Hockly
Name
Harriet /Townsend/
Type
married name
Birth March 1817 30 27
Citation details: Harriet Hockley http://www.1820settlers.com/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I2274&tree=master : accessed 26 Feb 2017
Citation details: Death notice: Harriet HOCKLY (1874), MOOC 6/9/148 #771/1874, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-MQMG-Y?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZG%3A1598082380 : 28 September 2018), 007844946 > image 1892 of 2135; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 25 Dec 2018
Baptism May 22, 1817 30 27 (aged 2 months)
Citation details: Baptism: Harriet HOCKLY (1817), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=R_889957680 : accesed 25 Jan 2021
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 1 year)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 2 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 7 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 fatherDaniel Hockly
May 3, 1835 (aged 18 years) Age: 48 years 3 months
Citation details: Death notice: Daniel HOCKLY (1835), MOOC 6/9/5 #890, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQJ-6Z1C?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZD%3A1598082364 : 27 April 2020), 007844934 > image 988 of 2202; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 28 Jan 2021
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 17 years)

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

Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

MarriageEdward Joseph TownsendView this family
December 20, 1836 (aged 19 years)
Citation details: Death notice: William Blore TOWNSEND (1910), MOOC 6/9/639 #812, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-8XK2?mode=g&i=752&cat=331262 image 753/2183 : accessed 26 Feb 2017
Text:

Father: Edward Joseph Townsend Mother: Harriet Townsend (born Hockly)

Citation details: Death notice: Edward Joseph TOWNSEND (1840), MOOC 6/9/21 #4451, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQR7-3?i=399&cat=331262 image 400/2223 : accessed 26 Feb 2017
Text:

6. Married or unmarried, Widower or Widow: married ... Signed: Harriet Townsend

Citation details: Marriage: Edward Joseph TOWNSEND and Harriet HOCKLY (1836) FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9TWM-SSKQ?cc=1468076&wc=SFV4-W31%3A44975801%2C44975802%2C49887301%2C49891401 : 21 May 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown, Bathurst, St John the Evangelist > image 42 of 108; William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg : accessed 26 Feb 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Bible collection: Townsend-Hockly, https://www.eggsa.org/bibles/MA-JHB-MA1948-261_TOWNSEND-HOCKLY/ : accessed 27 Jan 2021
Text:

21st Dec 1836

Death of a husbandEdward Joseph Townsend
August 4, 1840 (aged 23 years) Age: 30 years
Citation details: Death notice: Edward Joseph TOWNSEND (1840), MOOC 6/9/21 #4451, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQR7-3?i=399&cat=331262 image 400/2223 : accessed 26 Feb 2017
Date of entry in original source: August 28, 1840
Quality of data: primary evidence
Text:

Thursday 6 August 1840

DIED at Graham's Town on Monday last, the 3rd inst. of Brain Fever, Mr.E.J.TOWNSEND at the early age of 30 years. Deceased was held in much esteem as an upright Tradesman and an intelligent man. He has left an amiable Wife to deplore the loss of a most affectionate Husband - a young Family of a tender Parent; while the Church to which he was united (the Independents) is deprived of one of its most active and valuable members, and the world at large of a good and useful citizen.

Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 26 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
MarriageWilliam Dods PringleView this family
about 1848 (aged 30 years)

Citation details: Harriet Hockley http://www.1820settlers.com/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I2274&tree=master : accessed 26 Feb 2017
Citation details: Death notice: Harriet HOCKLY (1874), MOOC 6/9/148 #771/1874, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-MQMG-Y?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZG%3A1598082380 : 28 September 2018), 007844946 > image 1892 of 2135; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 25 Dec 2018
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 41 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza. Source: [Wikipedia](htt…

In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza. Source: Wikipedia

Marriage of a childJohn Isaac EdwardsSarah Elizabeth TownsendView this family
April 18, 1860 (aged 43 years)
Citation details: Marriage: John Isaac EDWARDS and Sarah Elizabeth TOWNSEND (1860), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-XZP?cc=2821281 : 11 September 2020), > image 1 of 1; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 27 Jan 2021
Death of a motherElizabeth Moore
December 2, 1862 (aged 45 years) Age: 72 years 10 months
Citation details: Death notice: Elizabeth MOORE (1862), MOOC 6/9/101 #10045, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-X9PY-8?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZ5%3A1598082374 : 27 April 2020), 007844941 > image 1212 of 2198; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 28 Jan 2021
War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 48 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues includin…

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. Source: Wikipedia

Birth of a grandsonRichard Mahoney Townsend
calculated 1865 (aged 47 years)
Citation details: Death notice: William Blore TOWNSEND (1910), MOOC 6/9/639 #812, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-8XK2?mode=g&i=752&cat=331262 image 753/2183 : accessed 26 Feb 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: Death notice: Richard Mahoney TOWNSEND (1925), TAB MHG #62053, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS9P-3TGT?cc=2520237&wc=Q6VB-BLY%3A1590242683 : 14 February 2019), 007808611 > image 1933 of 2425; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 26 Jan 2021
Birth of a grandsonWilliam Dodds Townsend
calculated August 13, 1867 (aged 50 years)
Citation details: Death notice: William Dodds TOWNSEND (1918), MOOC 6/9/1370 #406, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91S-FQG5-Q?i=98&cat=331262 image 99/707 : accessed 26 Feb 2017
Note: Based on age at death.
Death of a grandsonSidney Townsend
November 16, 1870 (aged 53 years) Age: 22 months
Citation details: Gravestone: Mary Ann TOWNSEND (1842-1869) and Sidney TOWNSEND (1869-1870), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=3871766 : accessed 25 Dec 2018
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 84 years)

Note: The South African Republic (Dutch: *Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek*, ZAR), often referred to as the Tra…

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. Source: Wikipedia

Historical Event
Orange Free State
from 1854 to 1902 (aged 84 years)

Note: The Orange Free State (Dutch: *Oranje-Vrijstaat*, Afrikaans: *Oranje-Vrystaat*) was an independent *…

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. Source: Wikipedia

Economic Event
Economic depression
1865 (aged 47 years)
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865_in_South_Africa)
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 49 years)
Note: The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250…

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. Source: Wikipedia

Birth of a grandsonSidney Townsend
calculated January 1869 (aged 51 years)

Citation details: Gravestone: Mary Ann TOWNSEND (1842-1869) and Sidney TOWNSEND (1869-1870), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=3871766 : accessed 25 Dec 2018
Citation details: Death notice: Mary Ann Bentier BIRT (1869), MOOC 6/9/128 #5503/1869, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-V9J5-F?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZL%3A1598082378 : 12 September 2017), 007844944 > image 644 of 2153; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 25 Dec 2018
Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 56 years)
Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilgrim%27s_…

Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field. Source: Wikipedia

Death July 29, 1874 Age: 57 years
Citation details: Harriet Hockley http://www.1820settlers.com/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I2274&tree=master : accessed 26 Feb 2017
Citation details: Death notice: Harriet HOCKLY (1874), MOOC 6/9/148 #771/1874, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-MQMG-Y?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZG%3A1598082380 : 28 September 2018), 007844946 > image 1892 of 2135; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 25 Dec 2018