Place: Bathurst, Albany District, Cape Colony, South Africa
Date: 21 DEC 1771
Place: Adlingfleet, Yorkshire, England
Event: Whitesmith (Worked with tin), balcksmith and wheelwright
@N127@ NOTEHe was one of the 1820 Settlers. His sons William and Thomas Jnr cameout with the family but under their own names.
They were part of Calton's party on the ship Albury.
Thomas Hartley was and Anglican and gave the ground for the St. John'sAnglican Church in Bathurst.
Bathurst - Plot 201, South side of church
Sacred to the Memory of Thomas HARTLEY who departed this life 22 Jul1840 aged 68 yrs and 5 mths. Affliction sore long time I bore.Physicians were in vain, but Christ, the Chief gave me relief andeased my pain.
Small metal plaque attached to the top of this catafalque:-
In appreciation of Settler Thomas HARTLEY and his two wives; HannahHOPKINS and Sarah GREEN née FIELD. By their descendants, Bathurst, 17to 19 July 1987.
Died at Bathurst on Wednesday the 22nd inst. in the 69th year of hisage, Mr.Thomas HARTLEY, well known to every inhabitant and generallyevery visitor of the British Settlement of Albany, as the Proprietorof the well known House of Accommodation in Bathurst
THE PIG n WHISTLE
The Bathurst Inn, as the Pig n Whistle was originally known, wasbuilt by 1820 settler Thomas HARTLEY, a blacksmith fromNottinghamshire. In 1825 he built a house on Lot 8 next to his forge.The inn provided accommodation and provisions, along with a blacksmithand farrier service. From 1832 surgeon Ambrose CAMPBELL rode in fromGrahamstown and attended to patients on the first Saturday of everymonth. After Thomass death in 1840 his widow, Sarah, took over therunning of the inn and it became known as Widow Hartleys Inn. In 1849Thomas BAINES made an oil painting of the inn and village. Later thatyear Sarah died and her son, Thomas, ran it for a short while beforeselling in 1852 to another 1820 Settler, Jeremiah GOLDSWAIN.
During WWII it was renamed The Pig 'n Whistle by the pilots from thenearby 43 Air School. Part of the current kitchen walls include aportion of Thomas HARTLEYs original house.
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