Skip to main content
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

PRINGLE, Thomas - Extra Data


(Leader of PRINGLE’s Party)


His early life is described in “The Poetical Works of Thomas PRINGLE with a Sketch of his Life

See also “Narrative of a Residence in South Africa” by Thomas PRINGLE

Death Notice (Cape Archives) of father Robert PRINGLE.

Born in Bankhead, Roxburghshire, Scotland. Son of William PRINGLE and Isabella HUTCHISON


New Register House, Edinburgh


Parish of Linton, Roxburgh
December 1st 1754 William PRINGLE tennant at Bankhead had a son baptised named Robert.
Winesses: William PURVESS and George HENDERSON


Robert PRINGLE in the parish of Linton and Katharine HEATLIE in this parish were proclaimed in order to Marriage. Pd his Majesties duty.
Ednam, Roxburgh January 23 1785


Family Search


Baptisms in Gateshaw Associate Session, Morebattle, Roxburgh

Children of Robert and Katharine:
William PRINGLE baptised 12 April 1787
Thomas PRINGLE baptised 5 February 1789 (born 5 January 1789)
John PRINGLE baptised 21 April 1791
Isabel PRINGLE baptised 21 April 1791
Alexander PRINGLE baptised 18 April 1793
Janet PRINGLE baptised 4 February 1795


New Register House, Edinburgh


Jan 12 1808 Langholm, Dumfries
Married Robert PRINGLE and Beatrix SCOTT


Children of Robert and Beatrix:
William Dods PRINGLE born 5 May 1809 Blakelaw, Linton, Roxburgh
Catherine Heatlie PRINGLE born ca 1810
Beatrice Scott PRINGLE born ca 1816


Register of Proclamations, St.Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh
18th July 1817
Thomas PRNGLE Esq, Drummond Street No.6 and Miss Margaret BROWN daughter of the late William BROWN, Farmer, East Lothian, residing No.27 Clyde Street gave up their names for proclamation of Banns Matrimonial


Margaret BROWN was the sister of Janet BROWN and was related to Elizabeth RENNIE (nee BROWN), both of whom also emigrated in PRINGLE's Party.

  • Hits: 6851