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South African British Settlers 1830 - 1900

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  • John Ayres (1791 - 1878)
    Page 462 - “Genealogical Institute of SA, Stellenbosch, 2011 SAF CD v 1” John Ayres - born Oct 1791. Emigrated to Natal in 1850, settling near Pinetown vy 1854. Lived in Durban Oct 1874...
  • Thomas Smith Leask, SV/PROG (1839 - 1912)
    THOMAS SMITH LEASK [Old Lore Miscellany of Orkney, Shetland, Caithness and Sutherland, Volume II, Part IV, October 1909, Leask of Aglath, Orkney, pp. 203-07] _______________________________________...
  • Philip Bellwood Bowes, SV/PROG (1843 - 1881)
    Arrived in Cape Town, South Africa on the Kinfauns Castle Steamer 18 November 1880. From his diary: "Thursday, Nov 18th. Anchored in Table Bay at 8.30am after a fine run of 19 days 20 hours from Dart...
  • Dennis Quinn (1819 - 1899)
    Born - Lived in Limerick/Clare? Family emigrated to S.A - Port Elizabeth about 1849 onboard the ship "ORIENT" or "ORIENTAL" from Plymouth, England to Port Elizabeth, South Africa (ORIENTAL - 1841 M...
  • Joseph Walsh (c.1861 - 1893)
    1871 census - 10yrs, Scholar, living with parents in Astley, Manchester, Lancashire 1881 census - 20yrs, Shipping clerk, living with parents in 31 Moss side Rifle.. Astley, Manchester, Lancashire I...

South African British Settlers - 1830 - 1900 inc. un-dated

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Ships and Passengers - Ships arriving or departing the port of Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Jesse Abraham Attree Emigrated from Sussex England about 1845 and settled in Wynberg, Cape, South Africa.

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  • William Fletcher (1789-1830) a Soldier. Died of a gunshot wound 26 Jan 1830 Cuylerville. 2nd husband of Maria Darvill, widow Harden, 1820 Settler.

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  • Frederick Timpson l'Ons (85), - SA painter of the early life in the Eastern Cape, died in Grahamstown. He was born in Islington, Middlesex, England on 15 November 1802. and, accompanied by his wife, moved to the Cape Colony in 1834. His works portrayed life on the frontier and included portraits of the Khoikhoi and Africans as well as landscapes.

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Turner family emigrated from Wiltshire, England, around 1843:

  • Alexander Turner, farm labourer, initially worked as a farm overseer on Hilton farm near Grahamstown, then moved to Komgha area
  • Anna Maria Turner, wife, may have remarried a Browning
  • Henry Turner, son, became a transport rider then bought farms at Russel Park and Wellingtongrove, near Middleton, Eastern Cape
  • Mary Ann Turner, 1836 – 1875, daughter, married Richard Allwright, a builder, died at Shepherds rest farm, near Bracefield, Eastern Cape
  • Alexander Turner, 1838 – 1873, son, died at Komgha
  • Martha Turner, 1841 – 1881, daughter, married Charles Watson, lived on Shepherds rest farm, Bracefield

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1820 Settlers

Pre - 1820 British Settlers in South Africa

Post - 1820 British Settlers in South Africa

Retired Soldiers who settled at the Cape 1818 - 1826