Ancestors.co.za British Residents Search
This database is a skeleton of biographical details on all the British Residents in the Cape colony between 1795 and 1819, before the arrival of the 1820 Settlers and after its first capture from the Dutch.
The British Residents database contains 4,241 entries
Please note that errors or omissions are likely to be found and should be verified via its original source.
Many of inhabitants were of course army officers and merchants and it should be possible to use this work to trace in detail to trace the family histories of these early English Settlers. In general historians working on the early period of British rule at the Cape will be able to find this a useful work of reference and in all probability and within its limits are very reliable one.