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South African British Settlers 1830 - 1900

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  • Sarah Ann Kirkham, SM/PROG (1802 - 1853)
    The UNICORN sailed from Liverpool on 13 June 1850 and arrived at Port Natal(Durban), South Africa on 19 September 1850. Kirkham William C. Sarah Ann - John, William, Sarah, James, Tiney
  • William Cable Kirkham, SV/PROG (c.1794 - 1863)
    The UNICORN sailed from Liverpool on 13 June 1850 and arrived at Port Natal(Durban), South Africa on 19 September 1850. Kirkham William C. Sarah Ann - John, William, Sarah, James, Tiney VAB K35/1863
  • Esther Haygarth, SM/PROG (c.1827 - c.1857)
    Emmigrated to South Africa with her husband Joseph Williamson Haygarth in 1855 (Byrne Settlers). Name Joseph Williamson Haygarth Event Type Marriage Event Date 16 Oct 1850 Event Place St John's...
  • Joseph Williamson Haygarth, SV/PROG (1822 - 1896)
    Emmigrated to South Africa with his first wife Esther Yates in 1855 (Byrne Settlers). Name Joseph Williamson Haygarth Event Type Marriage Event Date 16 Oct 1850 Event Place St John's Church, Pr...
  • Mark Johnston McKen, SV/PROG (1823 - 1872)
    Described as 'fiery, hard drinking' and known locally as 'the professor', McKen was a Scottish horticulturist who ran the Bath Botanic Gardens in Jamaica before emigrating to South Africa where he re...

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