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British Settlers in Natal 1824 – 1857

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 … Continue reading

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The Orphan Chamber Cape Town Archives

There is an excellent searchable online database administered by the Universities of Cape Town and the Western Cape, in partnership with the Cape Town Archives Repository and the National Archives at The Hague, whose goal is “to make a complete … Continue reading

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Do you know about the 1820 Settlers to South Africa?

            There is an excellent website you can search at http://www.1820settlers.com/modules.php?name=Genealogy  There were no sign of any CUMPSTONs but about 4,000 British settlers arrived in the Eastern Cape of South Africa between April and June … Continue reading

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