British Settlers in Natal 1824 – 1857

English: Harcourt Mortimer Bengough, a British...

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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’.

Emigres from Natal to Australia and America are also covered.  Do have a look at her website at http://shelaghspencer.com/

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Member of the Guild of One Name Studies researching the name CUMPSTON and its variants. You can see my website at www.cumpston.org.uk I have a new study of the name LAXEN with its own blog at https://laxenresearch.wordpress.com/ and a further research blog which is not registered as a one name study of KNAGGS of Flamborough https://knaggsresearch.wordpress.com/
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