Have just read with interest the story on Thomas Phillips and the Milford
Bank on Genuki; and I would be very interested to know where the book
mentioned - ie
E Morse Jones "Roll of British Settlers in South Africa" (1971) can be
accessed, or if a list member may have a copy for possible look-ups, please?
(Main) names of interest, from that era, in Slebech, Milford : PROSSER,
LANDRY, BOWEN and LEWIS.
Also, from Brighton, Sussex, England : Alexander CAMERON and Catherine
CAMERON (nee Parkinson).
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From: "Gareth" <Roots(a)johngareth.freeserve.co.uk>
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2003 1:39 AM
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'Thomas Philipps of Milford: Emigrant Extraordinary'
Roland G Thorne. National Library of Wales journal. 1977, Summer Volume
The introduction runs as below but the story is mostly about his banking
failure in PEM that preceded his emigration to SA.
The appendix includes a list of some of the other emigrants on the
IN 1820 Thomas Philipps sailed from Bristol in the 'Kennersley Castle' at
the head of a hopeful band of over thirty Pembrokeshire emigrants to the
Cape: they were a small contingent of the so called '1820 settlers' who
South Africa its partly British character. Philipps was destined to
one of the pioneers of that settlement, and as such is commemorated in the
South African Dictionary of National Biography. His South African career,
described in his letters to his family in Britain, can be studied in
professor Arthur Keppel Jones' edition of this correspondence, published
1960 under the title 'Philipps, 1820 Settler.' The economic
emigration were a constant theme of Philipps' writings, both public and
private. Soon after his arrival at the Cape, he wrote to Rev. Thomas
Brigstocke, rector of Walwyn's Castle in his native county:
'... Farmers, carpenters, masons, in short all the country trades in the
County of Pembroke will be most amply recompensed by emigrating to this
Colony, and will always find employment. £6 a month is the common rate of
pay for carpenters and masons. Many of them earn enough for their
and if saving, to buy a couple of cows every month ...'
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