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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

SYDSERFF, Charles Jervis Buchan - Extra Data


(member of PRINGLE's Party)


New Register House, Edinburgh


Old Parish Register for Edinburgh

Mr. Francis BUCHAN Merchant in St.Andrew Kirk parish and Miss Martha SYDSERF in the same parish, daughter of the Deceased John SYDSERF Esq late of Ruchlaw were married on 3rd November 1791


Old Parish Register for Whittingehame, East Lothian

16 March 1797 Baptism (Day of Birth 3 March)

Charles Jervis, son to Francis BUCHAN SYDESERFF Esq of Ruchlaw and Mrs. Martha BUCHAN SYDESERFF his spouse, baptised by the Rev Mr William Moodie, one of the Ministers of St.Andrew's Church, Edinburgh. Witnesses to the baptism Thomas LITHGOW Esq and Mrs. CATHCART of Genoch


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