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

Alles van die beste!

May 20, 2018

Bremner, Alexander

Last Name:    Bremner
First Name:   Alexander
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:    Portsoy, Scotland
Parents – Father:    Alexander Bremner
Parents – Mother:   Agnes Bremner born McKay
Name of Spouse:    Elizabeth Margaret Dawson Bremner, born Shand
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:     6 Feb 1902 age 46 years 9 months
Place of Death:    Uniondale, Cape

Notes:  Cape DN 573 image 406.  Children:

Agnes Elizabeth

Clarice Ellen

William Alexander

May 20, 2018

Hobson, Amelia

Last Name:     Hobson, born Hubbard
First Name:    Amelia
Date of Birth:     1846
Place of Birth:    Leicester, England
Parents – Father:    Isaac Hubbard
Parents – Mother:   Anna Dale
Name of Spouse:    Charles Jesse Hobson
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:     24 March 1901 age 55
Place of Death:   Graaff Reinet, Cape

Notes:  Cape DN 572 image 405.  Children:

Mitford Dale Hobson

Edna, marr. to Wm. J. Biggs

Hilda Frances married to Willm. Janisch

Florence Hannah, major

Mabel Scot, major

May 20, 2018

O’Connor, Stephen

Last Name:     O’Connor
First Name:    Stephen
Date of Birth:     1822
Place of Birth:    Limerick, Ireland
Parents – Father:    Thomas O’Connor
Parents – Mother:   Bridget O’Connor, born Hanley
Name of Spouse:    Mary O’Connor
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:    6 Nov 1895 age 73
Place of Death:   Port Elizabeth, Cape

Notes:  Cape DN 565 image 398.  Children:

Thomas O’Connor

Bridget O’Connor

Margaret O’Connor

Patrick O’Connor

Ellen O’Connor, all majors

Five children named James, John, Stephen, Anne, and Annie O’Conno are deceased.


May 20, 2018

Murray, James William

Last Name:      Murray
First Name:     James William
Date of Birth:    1847
Place of Birth:   Colesberg, Cape
Parents – Father:   George Burleigh Murray, q.v.
Parents – Mother:
Name of Spouse:    1) Caroline Frances Heathcote died 21 Dec 1877  2) Annie Frances Rothlin
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:    19 Dec 1901 age 54 years 7 months
Place of Death:   Klerksdorp, Transvaal

Notes:  Cape DN 564 image 397.  Children:

Edith Ada Murray, now Rodgers, major, by first marriage

minors by 2nd marriage:

Olive Murray

Lilian Frances Murray

George Ivan Murray

May 20, 2018

Pattinson, Mary Jane

Last Name:      Pattinson, formerly Robertson (born O’Brien)

First Name:     Mary Jane
Date of Birth:     1846
Place of Birth:   Fish River, Randt
Parents – Father:    O’Brien
Parents – Mother:
Name of Spouse:   1) Robertson   2)  John M. Pattinson
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:   22 Jan 1902 age 55
Place of Death:  Kentani

Notes:  Cape DN 560 image 393.  Children:

James Lewis Robertson

George William Mett Robertson

Thomas Alexander Robertson

May 20, 2018

Ridley, Alfred

Last Name:      Ridley
First Name:     Alfred
Date of Birth:   1839
Place of Birth:  London, England
Parents – Father:    Henry Ridley
Parents – Mother:    Mary
Name of Spouse:    Frances Ridley, born Dashwood
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:     31 Jan 1902 age 62 years 10 months
Place of Death:    Queenstown, Cape

Notes:  Cape DN 542 image 374.  Children:

Fanny Wilson Brown, born Ridley, major

Alfred Dashwood Ridley, major

Henry Francis Ridley, major

Mary Maud Everett, born Ridley, major

Francis Lewin Ridley, major

Eleanor Kate Ridley, major

Amy Beatrice Ridley, minor

Katie Winifred Ridley, minor

Annie Dora Ridley, minor

Percy Jaques Ridley, minor

May 20, 2018

Bradley or James or Selby, Sarah

Last Name:       Bradley, born Randall
First Name:      Sarah
Date of Birth:    1819
Place of Birth:   Wiltshire, England
Parents – Father:   Mr. Randall
Parents – Mother:  Rebecca Randall
Name of Spouse:   1) Edward James  2) John Selby  3) William Bradley
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:     6 Oct 1897 age about 78
Place of Death:    Seymour, Cape

Notes:  Cape DN 535 image 365.  Children:

Jane Erring (born James), deceased

Mary Anne Inglethorpe (born James)

Louisa Cullman (born Selby)

John Selby, deceased

William Henry Selby

Elizabeth Gibson, born Selby

Caroline Hayes, born Selby

James Edward Selby

Charles Herbert Bradley

Walter William Bradley

May 20, 2018

Low, Henry Robert

Last Name:      Low
First Name:     Henry Robert
Date of Birth:    1866
Place of Birth:   India
Parents – Father:    (Major) Irvine Low
Parents – Mother:   Janet Agnes Harriet Liston Low, born Foulis
Name of Spouse:    Maria Low, born Hofmeyr
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:     3 Feb 1902 age 35 years 5 months
Place of Death:   Electrical Engineers House, Molteno Road Gardens

Notes:  Cape DN 533 image 362.  Children, minors:



May 20, 2018

Miles, Millicent Palmer

Last Name:     Miles, born Dell
First Name:    Millicent Palmer
Date of Birth:    1855
Place of Birth:   Barville Park, Lower Albany, Cape
Parents – Father:    John Dell
Parents – Mother:   Mary
Name of Spouse:   Adlophus Miles
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:     24 Nov 1901 age 46
Place of Death:   Inverthorn, Cathcart dist., Cape

Notes:  Cape DN 525 image 353.  Children:

Eugene Ellen Dell, born Miles, major (married)

Arthur Angel Miles, major

Mervyn Adolphus Miles, minor

Mary Adelaide Miles, minor

Milford Walter John Miles, minor

May 20, 2018

Lanham, William

Last Name:      Lanham
First Name:     William
Date of Birth:   1826
Place of Birth:   Bathurst, Cape
Parents – Father:    Thomas Lanham, q.v.
Parents – Mother:    Elizabeth
Name of Spouse:   Tryphena Lanham
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:      21 Jan 1902 age 75
Place of Death:    Albany district

Notes:  Cape DN 502 image 329.  Children:

Elizabeth Mary Lanham

James Ebenezer Lanham

George Charles Lanham

Leonard William Lanham, deceased, leaving 10 children

John Bertram Lanham, deceased, leaving two children

Annie Jane Lanham

Walter Rodene Lanham


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