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

By virtue of the town still being so small less than three decades 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 of these people and the occupations that they held? 

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

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