GSSAThe 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

TAIT, Peter - Extra Data


(see correspondence of his brother, William TAIT)


Peter TAIT led an earlier party of settlers to the Cape. The correspondence by William TAIT concerns a second wave of emigration.


The TAIT family came from the small parish of Whitsome and Hilton in Berwickshire. Peter and William were the sons of Joshua TAIT of Langrigg.


Langrigg, TAIT, Peter, son of Joshua, tenant there, baptised 16 October 1781 in the parish of Whitsome and Hilton, Berwickshire

Witnesses: Thos. JEFFREY, tenant, Wester Laws and Peter JOHNSTONE, tenant, Wester Newton.


See also correspondence of Peter TAIT in 1824 (CO48/67)


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