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British Settlers to South Africa - Shepherd's Party 1826

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  • Eleanor Kidwell, SM/PROG (1780 - 1867)
    1826 Settler to South Africa with Shepherd's Party, 1826. -----------------------------------------
  • William Pitt (c.1777 - 1850)
    Shoemaker Came to South Africa in Shepherd's party in 1826 THE PITT FAMILY IN SOUTH AFRICA The Pitt family came out to South Africa from Gloucestershire in two groups, both headed by sons of Wi...
  • William Parkin, SV/PROG (1779 - 1843)
    William was a member of Shepherd's Party that arrived in the Cape in 1826. Note by David Slee. There is no record of this William Parkin as a settler. He died in 1843 in Devon.
  • Sarah Jane Wood (1827 - 1893)
    Death Notice : "South Africa, Cape Province, Probate Records of the Master of the High Court, 1834-1989," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 September 2017), 007844964 > image 64 of 2021; Pieter...
  • John Pitt (c.1803 - 1870)
    Immigrated to South Africa with Shepherd's Party in 1826 --------------------------------- Sarah Roberts & John Pitt in England Marriages, 1538–1973 Marriage: Sep 22 1823 Saint Clement Danes, W...

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  • Arrival at the Cape 1826

Members of Shepherd's Party

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  • Adams family family of Henry Adams*
  • Adams Thomas son of Thomas Adams*
  • Barnes Elizabeth 19 stepdaughter of Henry Harper*
  • Harriett Biggs 14 daughter of John Biggs*
  • Mary Biggs 16 daughter of John Biggs*
  • Burling James 19 brother-in-law of James Rathbone* (James RATHBONE, bachelor, married Susanna BURLING, spinster on 8 December)

1817 in St.James Garlickhithe.

Children :

(*) Indicates that the person arrived with the 1820 Settlers.

(**) Indicates that the person arrived with an earlier group of 1821-1826 Settlers.