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 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

Oct 10, 2018

Nicholls, Arthur

Last Name:      Nicholls
First Name:     Arthur
Date of Birth:     1851
Place of Birth:    England
Parents – Father:
Parents – Mother:
Name of Spouse:   widower
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:        23 June 1903 age 52
Place of Death:      Johannesburg, Transvaal

Notes:  Cape DN 2155 image 748.   Children:

William Nicholls, minor

Oct 3, 2018

Joyce, Elizabeth

Last Name:       Joyce, born Coghlan
First Name:      Elizabeth
Date of Birth:     1832
Place of Birth:    Ireland
Parents – Father:    James? Coghlan
Parents – Mother:
Name of Spouse:   widow of John Joyce, died 10 Apr 1893. q.v.
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:     16 July 1904 age 72
Place of Death:    Mafeking, Cape

Notes:  Cape DN 2148 image 741.  Children, majors:

John Malachey Joyce

Peter Patrick Anthony Joyce, deceased

Edward Walter Joyce


Children of deceased son Peter Patrick Anthony Joyce:

Aileen Joyce,minor

Edward Joyce, minor

Oct 3, 2018

Whitehead, George

Last Name:     Whitehead
First Name:    George
Date of Birth:      chr. 5 Dec 1822 (Donkin Vale)
Place of Birth:    Bathurst, Cape
Parents – Father:    George Whitehead (1795), q.v.
Parents – Mother:
Name of Spouse:    1) Catharine Margaretha Whitehaed, born Enslin   2) Susanna Elizabeth Gie Hurter
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:    16 July 1904 age 81 years 7 months
Place of Death:   Tarkastad, Cape

Notes:  Cape DN 2144 image 736.  Children, majors:

Martha Louisa married to Peter McEwan

Mary married to James Butler Meindell

George Alexander

Zacharias Barnabus

Susanna Cathrine

Louisa married to James Ladson Phillips


Edith married to Walter Henry Phillips

Emily Jane married to Edward Hudson

Oct 3, 2018

Wills, Alfred George Taylor

Last Name:       Wills
First Name:      Alfred George Taylor
Date of Birth:      1863
Place of Birth:    Port Elizabeth, Cape
Parents – Father:     John Hancock Wills
Parents – Mother:    Louisa
Name of Spouse:     Kathrine Sarah Wills
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:     21 July 1904 age 41 years 2 months
Place of Death:   Port Elizabeth, Cape

Notes:  Cape DN  2140 image 732. Children, all minors:

William Everitt Wills

Verna Irena Wills

Alfred George Taylor Wills

Ernold Cecil Wills

Jack Stanley Wills

Oct 3, 2018

Fuller, John

Last Name:     Fuller
First Name:    John
Date of Birth:     1837
Place of Birth:    Greenwich, Kent, England
Parents – Father:      John Fuller
Parents – Mother:    Mary Ann Fuller
Name of Spouse:     Sarah Francis Fuller, born Brett
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:    26 July 1904 age 67 years 6 months
Place of Death:    Laingsburg, Cape

Notes:  Cape DN 2138 image 730.   Children:

John Richard Fuller, major

Wilhelmina Elizabeth Fuller, major

Frank Russel Fuller, major

Henry William Fuller, major

Sarah Francis Fuller, major

Alfred William Fuller, major

Russel Francis Fuller, major

Charles Fuller, major

Alice Gertrude Fuller, major

Ernest Russel Fuller, minor

Campbell Fuller, minor


Mary Ann Fuller married to G. M. Kotzee, but died in 1902


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