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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
repositories.

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
corrections.

Alles van die beste!

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Young, William Adolphus

Last Name:     Young
First Name:     William Adolphus
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:    Kent, England
Parents – Father:   dead
Parents – Mother:
Name of Spouse: 2) Mrs. Eliza Toothil
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:  Durban, Natal
Date of Death:   25 March 1893 age 45
Place of Death:  Johannesburg Hospital

Notes:   Natal DN F#4049939 image 541.  Children, all by first wife (none by second wife):

William Young b. 22 June 1882

Alfred Young b. 15 March 1887, d. Nov 1898

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Gordon, John

Last Name:   Gordon
First Name:   John
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:    Belfast, Ireland
Parents – Father:   dead
Parents – Mother:
Name of Spouse:
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:   30 Aug 1897 no age given
Place of Death:   Pietermaritzburg, Natal

Notes:  Natal DN F#4049939 image 487.  Children:

John Burnard b. 16 July 1882

Edward Thomas b. 9 March 1884

Elizabeth Margaret b. 21 Sep 1889

Patrick b. 9 Aug 1891

Florrie b. 17 Dec 1894

Lily May b. 17 Nov 1896

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Conroy, James

Last Name:    Conroy
First Name:    James
Date of Birth:    1837
Place of Birth:
Parents – Father:
Parents – Mother:
Name of Spouse:
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:   27 Sep 1897
Place of Death:  Durban, Natal

Notes:  Natal DN F#4049939 image 459.  Children:

James  Francis Conroy b. 16 Aug 1869, went to Hong Kong

George Conroy b. 1 Dec 1870, residing at 419 Cable Street, Shadwell, London.

Charles Conroy b. 3 June 1873, residing at 419 Cable Street, Shadwell,London

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Wilson, Mary Jane

Last Name:      Wilson
First Name:     Mary Jane
Date of Birth:       1844
Place of Birth:
Parents – Father:      Poynter
Parents – Mother:
Name of Spouse:   Robert Wilson; he md 2) Annie Elizabeth
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:        27 Sep 1886 age 42
Place of Death:      Pietermaritzburg, Natal

Notes:  Natal DN F#4049939 image 448.  Children:

Annie Goffin Wilson, b. 22 Nov 1871

Louisa Sarah Gillham, born Wilson, wife of Robt. Gillham of Norval’s Pont, Cape Colony

John Thomas Poynter Wilson b. 26 June 1883

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Downs, William Parker

Last Name:    Downs
First Name:   William Parker
Date of Birth:    1814
Place of Birth:   Ireland
Parents – Father:
Parents – Mother:
Name of Spouse: married twice, 2nd wife survives
Marriage Date:    2) Eliza Lange, d. 24 Feb 1897 age 64
Marriage Place:  2) Natal
Date of Death:   31 Dec 1878 age 64 years 6 months
Place of Death:  Pinetown, Natal

Notes:  Natal DN F#449939 image 387.  Children:

by 1st marriage:

Robert Parker Downs, residing at Richmond

Agnes Downs, predeceased her father

by 2nd marriage:

Samuel William Downs, b. 4 Apr 1858 residing at Pinetown

Eliza Dorothy Downs b. 29 July 1861, now wife of C. Henwood, Durban

Maryann Downs b. 17 Apr 1860, died unmarried

Wilhelmina Downs b. 22 July 1856, died unmarried

Maria Janet Downs, wife of Geo. Ryder, Estcourt

 

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Squire, John

Last Name:     Squire
First Name:    John
Date of Birth:    1854
Place of Birth:   Kingsland Road, London
Parents – Father:  Jonathan Squire of Pietermaritzburg
Parents – Mother:
Name of Spouse:
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:    16 Aug 1897 age 43
Place of Death:   Willow Grange

Notes:  Natal DN F#4049939 image 377.  Children:

Emma Ellen b. 17 Dec 1890

Albert Claude b. 19 June 1892

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Allison, James

Last Name:    Allison
First Name:   James
Date of Birth:      1826
Place of Birth:     England
Parents – Father:   dead
Parents – Mother:
Name of Spouse:  widower of Mary McCarthney Dunn, born Rae
Marriage Date:    2) 17 Jan 1768
Marriage Place:   Pietermaritzburg, Natal
Date of Death:   13 Apr 1895 age 69
Place of Death:   Pietermaritzburg, Natal

Notes:  Natal DN F#4049939 image 359.  Children:

Thackeray James Allison b. 20 March 1870

Dora Agnes Allison b. 23 Nov 1874

Children of Mary Mary McCarthney and her 1st husband, Robert Dunn:

Maggie Jane Dunn, aged 9 years in 1872

William Allison Dunn, aged 7 years in 1872

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Sparks, Thomas

Last Name:    Sparks
First Name:    Thomas
Date of Birth:    1820
Place of Birth:   Suffolk, England
Parents – Father:   dead
Parents – Mother:
Name of Spouse:
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:   31 July 1897 age 77
Place of Death:  Inanda, Natal

Notes:  Natal DN F#4049939 image 357.  One child:

Sarah Martha Swales, wife of John Swales of Inanda

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McMinn, Catherine Alicia

Last Name:     McMinn
First Name:    Catherine Alicia
Date of Birth:    1840
Place of Birth:   Ireland
Parents – Father:    John Green, dead
Parents – Mother:   Bessie McMinn, dead
Name of Spouse:
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:   Ireland
Date of Death:    15 May 1894 age 54
Place of Death:  Weston Natal

Notes:   Natal DN F#4049939 image 332.  Children:

Annabel Cochran b. 26 Sep 1874

Bessie Mary b. 20 Apr 1876

Kate Alexandra b. 3 March 1878

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Tandy, John Mortimer

Last Name:     Tandy
First Name:    John Mortimer
Date of Birth:     1825
Place of Birth:    Somerset, England
Parents – Father:
Parents – Mother:
Name of Spouse:   Mary Anne, killed in the Glencoe accident 31 Dec 1895.
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:    9 May 1886 age 61
Place of Death:   Ladysmith, natal

Notes:   Natal DN F#4049939 image 308. Doctor of Law, Clerk in Holy Orders.   Children:

William Stephen Tandy b. 16 Dec 1855

Alice Ada Sophia Armistead b. 26 April 1857

Ellen Amy Tatham b.13 June 1863

Tom Henry Tandy b. 7 May 1864

David Walter Harry Tandy b.2 August 1865

George Albert Edwin Tandy b. 23 April 1868

Fanny Ida Burchmore b. 1 August 1871

May Theresa Tandy, deceased, b. 31 May 1872

Six other children who all died in infancy

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