John Francis Slater

John Francis Slater Born: 14 December 1816, St Matthew Bethnal Green, London, England
Christened: 26 January 1817
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 (also known as Julia Ann or Hannah), 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: Sarah Ann Bland, 30 October 1844, Salem
                (Sarah was born 14 August 1826, Cape of Good Hope; daughter of Richard and Caroline Bland; Sarah died 31 August 1912)

Children: John Edward Slater, 24 July 1845, Cape
                Samuel Carey Slater, August 1846 or 21 November 1846, Cape (married Alicia Wilmot, 6 November 1872; child was Francis Carey Slater)
                    (Samuel died 25 July 1902; Alicia died January 1930)
                Thomas George Slater, 22 March 1849, Somerset East District (married Daisy; had one child Arthur who died in France)
                Caroline Bland Slater, 30 December 1850, Somerset East District (died 12 March 1932)
                    (3 children born at Camdeboo Ruggens, Somerset East District)
                Emma Sophia Slater, 16 February 1853, Somerset East District (died 1933)
                Sarah Ann Slater, 26 December 1854, Salem (died 30 October 1872, Queenstown)
                Richard Slater, 1857, Cape of Good Hope
                Elizabeth (Lilly) Rachel Slater, 16 February 1859, Bushmans River (died 1945)
                Susanna(h) (Susie) Hobson Slater, 1860/1, Cape of Good Hope (died 1952)
                Frances Charlotte Slater, 27 August 1862 (wrote under name of 'Francis Bancroft')
                Arthur William Slater, 1865, Cape (died 6 June 1907, Grahamstown)
                    (married Eliza Jane Lindsay Chalmers, 28 July 1891, Grahamstown; she was born 1867, died 21 November 1905)
                    (she was the daughter of John Aitken Chalmers, minister of the Trinity Presbyterian Church, and Margaret Ann Tudhope)
                Charles Guybon Slater, 24 July 1867
                Alice Mary Bright Slater, 1870, Cape of Good Hope (married Harry Barnett)
Died: 4 August 1876 (aged 59 years and 8 months), Bushmans River
Buried: Salem, Eastern Cape, South Africa, Coordinates: 3328'18.82"S and 2629'06.16"E, elevation 241m

John Francis Slater purchased the farm 'Stilgenoeg' in 1857, and renamed it 'Carnarvondale'. It is situated in the Paterson District. The original homestead was burnt down by Xhosa during the Frontier War of 1846-1847. The farm was later owned by his grandson Guybon.

John Francis Slater

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.

Aurora


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