Sarah Slater

Born: 18 September 1794, South Kensington, London, England
Christened: 15 October 1794, St Mary, St Marylebone, London
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: No
Children: None
Died: 3 December 1895, 'Carnarvondale', Paterson (Sandflats), Eastern Cape, South Africa
Buried: Salem, Eastern Cape, South Africa, Coordinates: 3328'18.82"S and 2629'06.16"E, elevation 241m

Sarah Slater initially stayed behind in England when her family left for South Africa in 1820. She later came out to South Africa in 1826, as part of Shepherd's Party.

Sarah Slater lived past 100. She ran a school in Grahamstown, from her house on the corner of Beaufort and Hill Streets, and had Mary Moffatt (the future wife of David Livingstone) as one of her pupils. She collected many letters in a chest at Carnarvon Dale farm and these were later published as the 'Carnarvon Dale Papers'.
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