Jan 10, 2010

Welcome to the South African Settlers Resource Site

This site includes Settlers from the British Isles to South Africa during the 19th century,
particularly those who went in 1820, but also many who arrived before and after that
year. Information has been drawn from Settler files at the Albany Museum and Cory Library in
Grahamstown, South Africa; South African Death Notices (DN); Colonial Office papers (CO);
and the International Genealogical Index (IGI).

The main objective of this site is to try and establish a date and place of an event before the
settlers left the British Isles, thus providing a starting place for family research in local British

This collection is the result of many years of research, and is by no means complete;
there are many records still being sifted through, so this is an ongoing endeavor that will
continue for years to come.

We hope shortly to provide a facility for contributors to contact us with additions and

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Oct 21, 2018

Smith, Peter

Last Name:       Smith
First Name:      Peter
Date of Birth:     1854
Place of Birth:    Grahamstown, Cape
Parents – Father:     Moses Albert Smith
Parents – Mother:  Sarah Smith
Name of Spouse:   Annie Margaret Smith
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:     4 July 1904 age 50 years 21 days
Place of Death:    Grahamstown, Cape

Notes:  Cape DN 2219 image 819.   Children:

Evelina Smith, major

Annie Margaret Townsem, major, born Smith

Moses Albert Smith, minor

Maria Louisa Smith, mainor

Peter van der Ros Smith, minor

George Smith, minor

Oct 21, 2018

Gould, George William

Last Name:     Gould, or Gold
First Name:     George William
Date of Birth:     1865
Place of Birth:   Namaqualand
Parents – Father:     George Gould, or Gold
Parents – Mother:    Elizabeth Links
Name of Spouse:   Christina Gould, born Martin
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:    19 May 1904 age 39
Place of Death:   Cape Town

Notes:  Cape DN 2208 image 808.  Children:

Elena Gould, minor

Oct 21, 2018

Cairns, James Alexander

Last Name:      Cairns
First Name:     James Alexander
Date of Birth:      1826
Place of Birth:     Kowie, Cape
Parents – Father:     James Alexander Cairns
Parents – Mother:    Mary Johanna Cairns
Name of Spouse:    Eva Catherina Aletta
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:       28 June 1904 age 78
Place of Death:     Alice, Victoria East, Cape

Notes:  Cape DN 2201 image 799.   Children, majors:

Emma Ester

Mary Johanna

Catherine Agnes

James Alexander, q.v.

Susanna Elizabeth

Hester Magdaline

Henrietta Adelaide

Nina Alice

Oct 21, 2018

Morris, James Huskisson

Last Name:       Morris
First Name:      James Huskisson
Date of Birth:     1840
Place of Birth:    Rondebosch, Cape
Parents – Father:    James Morris, q.v.
Parents – Mother:   Mary Elizabeth Morris
Name of Spouse:    Emma Elizabeth Morris
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:     31 Oct 1902 age 62
Place of Death:   Woodstock, Cape

Notes:  Cape DN 2195 image 793.  Children:

Grace Elizaeth Henrietta married to John Jams van Waardhuizen, major

Emma Annie Martha, major

Alfred Herbert Browse, minor

Muriel Etta Mary, minor

William Henry Douglass, minor

James Aubrey Thomas, minor

Oct 21, 2018

Phillips, Richard Percy

Last Name:      Phillips
First Name:      Richard Percy
Date of Birth:     1837
Place of Birth:    Camberwell, London, England
Parents – Father:     Charles Phillips
Parents – Mother:    Elizabeth Ann Phillips
Name of Spouse:   Harriet Maria Phillips
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:     31 Oct 1903 age 66
Place of Death:    Wynberg, Cape

Notes:  Cape DN 2192 image 790.  Children, majors:

Silvanus Percy

Charles Cockburn

Florence Mabel

Cecil Morton

Augustus Meaburn

Louisa Narine, deceased

Elise Mary


Oct 10, 2018

Cummings, George

Last Name:    Cummings
First Name:     George
Date of Birth:      1818
Place of Birth:     Middlesex, England
Parents – Father:    George Cummings
Parents – Mother:   Mary
Name of Spouse:    widower of Sarah Ann Cummings, born Sellers, died 13 June 1890, q.v.
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:      3 July 1904 age 86 years 1 month 7 days
Place of Death:     Victoria East, Cape

Notes:  Cape DN  2184 image 782. Children, all majors:

Sarah Ann Keyser, born Cummngs

Charles Cummings

Caroline Emily Smith, born Cummings

Arthur Thomas Cummings

Joseph Philip Cummings

Harriet Kilpatrick, born Cummings

Louisa Mary Knott, born Cummings

Deceased children:

Henry George Cummings

Elizabeth Hannah Kilpatrick, born Cummings

Oct 10, 2018

Browne, Henry Philip

Last Name:        Browne
First Name:       Henry Philip
Date of Birth:     1862
Place of Birth:    Reagh, Co. Cork, Ireland
Parents – Father:    John Edmond Browne, deceased
Parents – Mother:   Jane Ellen Browne, born Swanton, deceased
Name of Spouse:     Lilla Elizabeth
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:       13 July 1904 age 42
Place of Death:      Maitland, Cape

Notes:  Cape DN 2182 image 780.  Children, minors:

Edmond St. George

Vernon Dennison

Filmer Honeywood

Marguerite Frances

Alfred Edawrd

Oct 10, 2018

Wiggill, Harriette Frances

Last Name:          Wiggill, born Bentley
First Name:         Harriette Frances
Date of Birth:      1825
Place of Birth:     Grahamstown, Cape
Parents – Father:    Francis Parrott Bentley, q.v.
Parents – Mother:    Harriet Bentley, born Kidson
Name of Spouse:   widow of Elijah Wiggill, died about 21 July 1893, q.v.
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:     19 June 1904 age 79
Place of Death:    Queenstown, Cape

Notes:  Cape DN 2180 image 777.  Children, all majors:

Francis Edward

Harriet Frances marr. to Thomas Alfred Scorgie

Isaac Eli

Henry Elijah

Charles Miles

Susannah Seliena marr. to Woodford John Scorgie

Jeremiah George

Rosanna Amelia, spinster

Amy Jane Grimes, spinster

Violet Alice Russel marr. to Henry Trenoweth


Oct 10, 2018

Courtis, Isabel Mary

Last Name:        Courtis, born Bain
First Name:       Isabel Mary
Date of Birth:     1870
Place of Birth:    Cape Town
Parents – Father:    Daniel William Bain
Parents – Mother:   Isabella Mary Bain
Name of Spouse:    1) Arthur Herbert Harper died 1895; 2) John Wilolia Courtis
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:     11 June 1904 age 34
Place of Death:    Marylebone, London, England

Notes:  Cape DN 2179 image 776.  Children:

Gerald Harper, minor, son of former marriage

Oct 10, 2018

Thomas, Theresa Florentina

Last Name:          Thomas, born Cox
First Name:         Theresa Florentina
Date of Birth:      1837
Place of Birth:
Parents – Father:    Charles Cox
Parents – Mother:   Dorothea Frieslaar
Name of Spouse:   widow of Richard Charles Thomas, died December 1900
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:     29 July 1904 age 67
Place of Death:    Simons Town, Cape

Notes:  Cape DN 2170 image 764.  Children, majors:

Abraham Francisco Thomas

Amelia Dorothea Ann Thomas, married to Charles de Stadler

Jams Adam Thomas

Sarah Maria Jane Thomas

Theresa Johanna Thomas

Elizabeth Goergina Thomas married to Edward Fowler

Richard Frederick Thomas, deceased


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