Born: 7 July 1804, London, England
Parents: Thomas Slater and Sophia Slater (nee Hall)
Siblings: Sarah Slater, 18 September 1794, South Kensington, London, England
Matthew Slater, 1796, London
Charles Slater, 1799 (or 1797/8), England
(Juliana Slater, 7 July 1804, England)
Elizabeth Slater, 1806, England
George Slater, 1808, London
Henry Slater, 1809 (or 1811 or 1810), London, England
Thomas Slater, 1811, London, England
Edward Slater, 1812, England
John Francis Slater, December 1816, London, England
Married: Benjamin Jonathan Rudman, 22 August 1820, Salem, South Africa
Children: Emma Sophia Rudman, 21 July 1821, Salem, South Africa
Matthew Henry Rudman, 18 August 1823, Salem, South Africa
Thomas John Rudman, 12 March 1826, Salem, South Africa (Christened 21 January 1830, Salem)
Charles Benjamin Rudman, Christened 21 January 1830, Salem
George Edward Rudman, 4 June 1832, Salem, South Africa (Christened 31 December 1832), Died 15 May 1885, Blouwkoppen, Bluegumvale
Alexander Alfred Rudman, 1835, Grahamstown, South Africa, Died 8 June 1902, Prince Street, Port Elizabeth; married Ellen Jane Kestell
Joseph Benson Rudman, 13 June 1837, Salem, South Africa, Died 22 September 1927, Somerset East
Sarah Elizabeth Rudman, 5 June 1839, Salem, South Africa
James William Rudman (*), 1843, Great Winterhoek, Died 2 July 1885, Grahamstown
Johnathan Caleb Rudman, 24 April 1846, Uitenhage, South Africa, Died 4 March 1887, Eben Vlot, Uitenhage district
Evelyn Charles Rudman (adopted son), 2 April 1863, Grassridge
(christened 4 October 1870, Uitenhage Methodist Church by Rev. WC Holden; entry 251)
Died: 7 November 1881, Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Buried: Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, South Africa, Coordinates: 33°45'38.46"S and 25°22'59.66"E, elevation 72m
The marriage of Benjamin Rudman to Julia Slater was the first wedding at the
Methodist Church in Salem. This was the first Methodist wedding in South
Africa, and was among the first 1820 Settler marriages.
The marriage was witnessed by James Hancock.
(Len de Klerk has seen the marriage certificate in the Cape Town Archives.)
Transcript of marriage register: http://tree.pagemaker.co.nz/transcriptions/Data/SalemAlbany/marriages/methodist1.htm
Juliana Rudman lived on the farms Winter Hoek, Grass Ridge, and Olifants Kop in the Uitenhage district.
(*) James William Rudman (born ~1843) never married. He died intestate and had some property and the balance of his inheritance from his parents' estate approximating to 325.0.0 British sterling. An order of the court on 10/5/1883 declared him a lunatic and appointed Matthew Henry Rudman as executor.
1820 Settler, part of
Hezekiah Sephton's party in the ship Aurora (344 passengers).
Departed from London on 15 February 1820. Arrived at Simon's Bay 1 May 1820.
Arrived at final destination of Algoa Bay, Cape Colony on 15 May 1820.