Port Elizabeth of Yore: Town Officials and Residents in the 1840s

By virtue of the town still being so small twenty-three years after its establishment, it was still possible to print a comprehensive list of all its officials and residents. The List of Town Officials was published in 1843 whereas that of all Town Residents was published in 1849. 

What do they reveal about the character and the occupations of these people? 

Main picture: Port Elizabeth in 1840 with its short-lived first jetty

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