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Extracts from the Grahamstown Journal for October to December 1859 can now be viewed at
This batch were particularly difficult to read. I have had to resort on occasion to notes such as [illegible death notification], in cases where I could only tell that it related to a death by the huge D for Died at the start! However, huge thanks to Lynn MacLeod for her detective work on my best guess notes and ferreting out DNs and original marriage certificates to fill in many gaps. She also alerted me to Trisha McLeod’s transcriptions from the Cape and Natal News on eGGSA, which cover the same period and filled in yet more gaps. It is much easier to read a faint out of focus image if you know what it is meant to say! Fortunately the lengthier obituaries on the more prominent settlers were relatively easy to read.