THE HARTLEY FAMILY CONNECTION
 
From: 'The Roll of the British Settler in South Africa' - E. Morse Jones.
 
HARTLEY         -           William 24,  Blacksmith; wife Sarah 25(?); party Calton's; ship Albury
 
-                      Thomas 44, Blacksmith; wife Sarah 39; children Jeremiah 8; Henry 6; Mary; Ann 20; Hannah 14; Elizabeth 13; Sarah 11; Susannah 1; party Calton's; ship Albury
 
WILLIAM HARTLEY (1796 - 1866) A son of Thomas Hartley, he sailed in Albury in 1820.  In 1846 he was elected a municipal Commissioner for Grahamstown.  He composed the 'Trials and Troubles of the Settlers' in verse.  He died in Kimberley.
 
From: 'Goldswaine's Chronicle' - van Riebeeck Series No: 27 and 29
 
Thomas Hartley had a store at Bathurst.  His younger sons moved to British Kaffraria.  Jeremiah became a missionary for the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Basutoland and Bechuanaland and established the Mission station at Thaba 'Nchu, where he died.  Henry became a hunter of note and settled in the Magaliesberg, where he died about 1875;   Thomas Baines the painter named Hartley Hill after him.  Mary's husband was murdered by kaffirs.  The name Hartley was known wherever there was adventure in trade or hunting.
 
From: 'Thus Came the English'  -  Dorothy E. Rivett-Carnac
 
Dr. Ambrose Campbell "begged to inform the inhabitants of Grahamstown and its vicinity that he had commenced practising as Surgeon and Accoucheur and that he could be consulted at his residence every morning, and that he would be at Bathurst at Mr. Hartley's on the first Saturday of every month. "
 
Others, like Henry Hartley went further.  Arriving in Albany with his family in 1820 at the age of four, Henry Hartley was handicapped by club feet which did not prevent his becoming an expert horseman and a first rate shot.  He left the district [Grahamstown] to travel north and settled on the farm Thorndale near Potchefstroom in the Transvaal, making frequent hunting expeditions beyond the Limpopo, principally to shoot elephants.  It was on one of these expeditions that he stumbled across ancient gold workings and, in association with Karl Mauch, then a penniless German geologist, pioneered the gold mining industry of Matabeleland and Mashonaland which proved so valuable to the development of Southern Rhodesia. ...
 
William Hartley was a citizen of Grahamstown and then of Queenstown - a farmer and a trader.  After he retired he lived with his children and died at the residence of Kidger Tucker in Kimberley.
 
Notes on baptisms in Albany:
Elizabeth Ann Hartley, daughter of William and Hannah Hartley born 17.8.1829 and baptised 23.8.1829.
 
From HARTLEY Family Tree
 
*William Hartley born 1796; died 1886; married 1.8.1831 in Bathurst *Mary Cawood, the daughter of *David Cawood and *Mary Cawood nee Smith and granddaughter of Joshua and Mary Cawood.  She was born in 1809 and died 1872.  He became a Municipal Commissioner of Grahamstown, a farmer and a trader.  Their children were:
 
c.1. David Thomas Hartley
c.2. Sarah Anne Hartley m. Kidger Tucker.  Their child John Edwin Tucker married Harriet Emma Goulding.
c.3. Mary Ridgard Hartley born 1834
c.4. William Hartley
c.5. James Joseph Hartley
c.6. John Holmes Hartley
c.7. Casper Henry Hartley born 6.3.1826; died 23.5.1905; married Emma Freemantle, born 12.4.1835 and died 20.9.1919, daughter of *Samuel Freemantle and *Sarah Freemantle nee Paxton
c.8. Susannah Smith Hartley, born 1845; married William Roberts Stillwell