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South African British Settlers 1830 - 1900

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  • William Tomlinson (1827 - 1907)
    He was brought up on a farm in England. In 1843 aged 16 he went out to the Cape of Good Hope to join his Uncle George Tomlinson and his Aunt Harriet who were 1820 Settlers. He alternated between hotel ...
  • Alexander Linklater (1881 - 1932)
    ALEXANDER LINKLATER (1881-1932) Joiner is the son of James Spence Linklaterof Kingshouse, and his wife, Isabella Tait. He was born at Stromness in Orkney, Scotland, on 28 June 1881 [Scotland, Birth...
  • Harlan Hawkins, SV/PROG (1858 - 1919)
    1971 Census - Scholar at Dursley, Gloucestershire aged 12. Source Citation: Class: RG10; Piece: 2594; Folio: 58; Page: 4; GSU roll: 835276.
  • 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] _______________________________________...

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


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






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










  • 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.






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





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