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William Dods Pringle, Snr.

Also Known As: "Dodds"
Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Blaiklaw, Linton, Scotland
Death: November 2, 1876 (67)
Bushfountain, Bedford District, Cape Province, South Africa
Place of Burial: Bedford District, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Pringle, SV/PROG and Beatrice Pringle, SM/PROG
Husband of Eleanor Evelyn Pringle and Harriet Pringle
Father of Hannah Tamplin Wares; Robert Hart Pringle; Ellen Irving; Edward Dods Pringle; Beatrice Scott Pringle and 4 others
Brother of Catherine Haitlie Rennie, SM and Beatrice Scott Pringle
Half brother of William Pringle, SV/PROG; Mary Williams (Pringle); John Pringle; Thomas Pringle; Isabella Reddell and 2 others

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About William Dods Pringle, Snr.

1820 British Settler

William Dods Pringle 11, together with his parents and 4 siblings, were members of Pringle's Party of 24 Settlers on the Settler Ship Brilliant.

Party originated from Scotland.

Departure Gravesend, London 15 February 1820. Arrival Simon's Bay - 30 April 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 15 May 1820

Area Allocated to the Party : Baviaans River, Cradock

Children :

  • Thomas Pringle 31
  • John Pringle 28.
  • William Dods Pringle 11,
  • Catherine Haitlie Pringle 9.
  • Beatrice Scott Pringle 3.





William Dods Pringle (son of Robert Pringle and Beatrix Scott) was born on 4 May 1809 Blaiklaw, Linton, Scotland. He died on 2 Nov 1876 'Bushfontein', Bedford District, Cape of Good Hope. He was buried 'Lyndock' Glen Lyndon, Bedford District, Cape of Good Hope.

Graves on the farm 'Lyndoch, Bedford District, Cape of Good Hope

W.D. Pringle died at 'Bushfontein' 2.11.1876 aged 67 yrs 6mths

From the notes of Paul Tanner-Tremaine:

William was the eldest child of Robert's second marriage. He was the first Laird of 'Lyndoch.'

He served in the 6th, 7th and 8th Kaffir Wars with special distinction in the last two as Kommandant of the Somerset Burghers. In 1851 during the 8th war his small force rode out into the midst of a large body of rebel Hottentots under William Uithaalder whom he called upon to surrender. When he refused Dods said 'Well, if we are to die, let's do it as fighting men". Completely dismayed the rebels surrendered at once. When, after another skirmish he lay wounded, two of the enemy advancing upon him, but were both shot by his young brother-in-law Henry William Hockly then aged 17.



He and his two wives are buried at 'Lyndoch'.

Information 'Graves on the farm 'Lyndoch', Bedford District, Cape of Good Hope'

W.D. PRINGLE Died at 'Bushfontein' November 1876 aged 67 years 6 months.

"Graves on the farm 'Lyndoch', Bedford District, Cape of Good Hope: Contributor Fay Lea"

William Dods PRINGLE born 24 July 1815 died 23 June 1870

Wilma Doreen PRINGLE Born 22 March 1916, died 8 March 1917 (Same Grave).

The above information is contradictory


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William Dods Pringle, Snr.'s Timeline

May 5, 1809
Blaiklaw, Linton, Scotland
December 9, 1838
Age 29
Somerset East, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
June 23, 1840
Age 31
Somerset East, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
June 23, 1840
Age 31
Somerset East, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
January 21, 1850
Age 40
Bedford, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Age 41
Bedford, Eastern Cape, South Africa
April 23, 1853
Age 43
Bedford, Eastern Cape, South Africa
April 1, 1855
Age 45
Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa