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The 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

Additonal Information

This is pre 1820 information mainly taken from actual images of UK parish registers and other primary sources which I have personally researched. Further information about the settlers and their families once they reached the Cape can be found at

Sue Mackay

DALGAIRNS, Charles - Extra Data


Leader of DALGAIRNS' Party


New Register House, Edinburgh

Old Parish Registers for Meigle, Perthshire



David DALGAIRNS in this parish and Beatrix LAING in Perth

1 August 1778

This marriage is also in Perth parish registers, where the event took place. The register reads: David DALGAIRNS Baker in the parish of Meigle and Beatrix LAING in this parish, daughter to the deceased Charles LAING, late Merchant in Perth. Elder Thomas BROWN. The above persons were regularly proclaimed and married August the 6th day by W. John DUFF one of the ministers of Perth, August the first day 1778 contracted.


William and Charles, twins, to David DALGAIRNS in Meigle, 9th August 1779

Sep'r 4th 1781, David, a posthumous son to David DALGAIRNS in Meigle


Charles DALGAIRNS in this parish and Charlotte DALGAIRNS in the parish of Newtyle [Angus] were contracted in order to marriage and married.
14 July 1804


Old Parish Registers for Newtyle, Angus

Charles DALGAIRNS in the parish of Meigle and Charlotte DALGAIRNS in this parish were married July 15 1804


Old Parish Registers for Meigle, Perthshire

Agnes, baptised 24 June 1805

Betty, baptised 24 February 1807 (born 16 February)

Magdaline, baptised 5 January 1809


Charlotte DALGAIRNS buried 12 July 1810 in Howff Cemetery, Dundee


Old Parish Registers for Eassie and Nevay, Angus

Andrew DALGAIRNS in Ingliston and his wife Charlotte GREENHILLS had a daughter born on the 8th and baptised the 15th December 1790, called Charlotte.

If this is Charles DALGAIRNS' wife she would only have been 13 when she married. Girls in Scotland at this time could legally marry at 12.


Star (London) Newspaper 28 August 1802

DIED at Ingliston, County of Forfar, the 16th inst, Mrs. Charlotte GREENHILL, wife of Mr. Andrew DALGAIRNS


MI in Eassie Kirk

**** d. at Ingliston 4.2.1840 in the 75th year of his age, Andrew DALGAIRNS, who gifted with talents which qualified him for the ***minent ** of society, devoted himself in dutiful accordance with a revered fathers wish to *** in pursuits of agriculture and *** striving to fulfil ***, his widow ****

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