Thomas Arnoldus Theron, 1782

Name
Thomas Arnoldus /Theron/
Baptism December 26, 1782 40 20 (aged 0 days)

Citation details: Deel 2, p280, b4c5d5.
War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 1 year)

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

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

War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 16 years)

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Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 12 years)

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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.

Death of a paternal grandmotherAnna du Plessis
1796 (aged 13 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p107, b4.
Historical Event
The Cape becomes a British Colony
March 5, 1797 (aged 14 years)

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Death of a maternal grandfatherCharl du Plessis
July 31, 1797 (aged 14 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p158, b2c4.
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 26 years)

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Note: A severe drought occurs in the eastern frontier region.
Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812 (aged 29 years)

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Marriage of a parentCarel de VogelGeertruy Magdalena du PlessisView this family
August 29, 1813 (aged 30 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p252, b4c5.
Citation details: Du Plessis, p167, b2c4d12.
Death of a fatherJan Theron
1814 (aged 31 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p252, b4c5.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 32 years)

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Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 35 years)

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Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 37 years)

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

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.

Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 42 years)

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Note: Rix dollar (Dutch: Rijsksdaalder) is converted into the British sterling.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 52 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony.
Death of a half-brotherPieter Carel Theron
August 23, 1841 (aged 58 years) Age: 70 years 2 months 22 days
Citation details: Death notice: Pieter Carel THERON (1841), MOOC 6/9/24 #5133, http://www.eggsa.org/documents/main.php?g2_itemId=991163 : accessed 23 Oct 2015
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At what house or where the person died: On the Farm Rietvley voor-Snowbereg belonging to his son Peter Andries Theron

Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 61 years)

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Death of a brotherCharl David Charles Theron
November 25, 1848 (aged 65 years) Age: 64 years
Citation details: Death notice: Charl David THERON (1848), MOOC 6/9/46 #9848, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MSYY-H?mode=g&i=1358&cat=331262 image 1359/2283 : accessed 8 Mar 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Deel 2, p280, b4c5d6.
Death of a brotherGabriel Jacobus Theron
April 20, 1851 (aged 68 years) Age: 53 years 8 months 2 days
Citation details: Death notice: Gabriel Jacobus THERON (1851), MOOC 6/9/54 #845, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DB5S-KY7?mode=g&i=543&cat=331262 image 544/2173 : accessed 11 Mar 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Deel 2, p338, b4c5d11.
Death of a brotherIzaak Gerhardus Theron
August 26, 1852 (aged 69 years) Age: 56 years 8 months 18 days
Citation details: Death notice: Izaak Gerhardus THERON (1852), MOOC 6/9/59 #1599 1/2, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DB5S-8L5?mode=g&i=1448&cat=331262 image 1449/2173 : accessed 11 Mar 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Deel 2, p297, b4c5d10.
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 76 years)

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Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza.
War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 82 years)

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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.

Economic Event
Economic depression
1865 (aged 82 years)
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Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 84 years)
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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.

Death of a sisterCatharina Charlotta Theron
April 11, 1872 (aged 89 years) Age: 70 years 11 months 29 days
Citation details: Death notice: Catharina Chalotta THERON (1872), MOOC 6/9/139 #8146, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-CGH3?mode=g&i=1249&cat=331262 image 1250/2137 : accessed 14 Mar 2017
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Citation details: Deel 2, p353, b4c5d12.
Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 90 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field.
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 98 years)

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Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 119 years)

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

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.

Historical Event
Orange Free State
from 1854 to 1902 (aged 119 years)

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

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.

Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 98 years)
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Note: In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamest…

In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamestown. However due to the location (the hot lowveld region was rife with malaria) no-one wanted to go there until Auguste Roberts (French Bob) discovered gold in Concession Creek in 20 June 1883. This discovery resulted in a gold rush to the area.

Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 103 years)
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Note: Discovery of the Main Reef in Witwatersrand. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precur…

Discovery of the Main Reef in Witwatersrand. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precursors to the biggest discovery of all, the Main Reef/Main Reef Leader on Gerhardus Oosthuizen's farm Langlaagte, Portion C, in 1886, the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the subsequent rapid development of the gold field there, the biggest of them all.

Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 118 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town.
War
Second Boer War
from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (aged 119 years)

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Death of a motherGeertruy Magdalena du Plessis

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