Ancestors of Edward Thomas
Birth: Cir 1770
Death: 24 Sep 1833 - 14 Barrack Street, Cape Town.
Cause of Death:
Spouses and Children
1. *Ann Philips
1. John Thomas
2. William Thomas
3. Robert Thomas
4. Joseph Thomas
5. Ellen Thomas
Fought in the Battle of Blaauberg on 1 Jan 1806 as a 26 year old officer(Colonel?) in the British forces.
He decided to return one day and settle in Cape Town.
On 15 Oct 1817,Edward ,his wife,Ann,and their 4 sons as well as Edward's brother,Robert, boarded a ship,the Queen Elizabeth, in Gravesend and set sail for the Cape.
They arrived 4 months later on 10 Feb 1818.
Edward carried on a business as Farrier and Blacksmith at 2 Roeland Street.The family lived 14 Barrack Street.