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South African British Settlers 1830 - 1900

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  • Harold Mills Ozard, SV/PROG (1876 - 1926)
    1881 Census, Guernsey MARRIAGE DEATH NOTICE
  • John MacGillivray, SV/Prog (1823 - 1897)
    In 1859 John and his wife Frances embarked with 4 children including Margaret Young MacGillivray (Assisted Immigration List) with 31 other passengers onboard the 337 ton Barque "Lady of the Lake" at ? ...
  • Robert Horsely, SV/Prog (1809 - 1878)
    Birth 4 November and baptism 7 November 1809 Arrival Port Natal 10 July 1858 on board the Phantom Marriage : Civil death : DN : Death notice date 1879 on civil death registration 1878 on wi...
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  • Charles Searle, SV/PROG 2 (1826 - 1905)
    GEDCOM Source ===Geni World Family Tree MyHeritage The Geni World Family Tree is found on . Geni is owned and operated by MyHeritage. Collection 40000 MH:S500027 === GEDCOM Source === 4 Ch...

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.



  • William Hodgson (1875-1947) a policeman. Emigrated late 1890s from Fishlake (nr. Doncaster), most likely to fight in the Second Boer War. Married Helena Chamberlain (born Cape Town) in Cape Town in July 1898. Moved back to Doncaster with family c.1909.
  • Robert Horsely, SV/Prog








  • 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