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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

POWRIE, Robert - Extra Data


Independent Settler


Death Notice (Cape Archives)

Born in Scotland. Son of David and Margaret POWRIE


National Archives, London


WO97-1256-190 Royal Artillery Discharge Papers

Discharged from 6th Btn in consequence of reduction 31 January 1819, aged 34 years 4 months

Date of enlistment 25 November 1803

Age at enlistment 19

Trade: Shoemaker

Born Insture, Perthshire [Inchture]

6 years 143 days as Private

8 years 345 days as Corporal

Height 6 foot

Dark brown hair, blue eyes and fresh complexion



Martha daughter of Robert and Esther POWRIE born 28 August 1819 and baptised 5th September 1819 in Brunswick Wesleyan Chapel, Liverpool


Married Esther DEACON in Cape Town. First son James born at the Cape.

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