Since the 1960s historian Shelagh O’Byrne Spencer has been compiling biographies of the first wave of British settlers (the term ‘British’ encompasses English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh).
Her project covers the approximately 2800 settlers that came to Natal, South Africa between 1824 and 1857. Dr Spencer has published seven volumes of these biographies in the critically acclaimed series known as ‘British Settlers in Natal 1824 – 1857: a Biographical Register’.
- Do you know about the 1820 Settlers to South Africa? (cumpstonresearch.wordpress.com)