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I became interested in my family tree for two reasons, firstly two of my cousins are fanatics and secondly because three of my direct ancestors were amongst the 1820 settlers to South Africa. Thomas & Sophie (nee ??)Cock, 12th feb 1820,on the Ship La Belle Alliance. James & Tabitha (nee Pristow) Hayward, 7th Jan 1820, on the Ship HMMS Weymouth. James & Rebecca (nee Watts)Randall, 7th Jan 1820, on the Ship HMMS Weymouth (later James & Rebecca's son James, who was 4 years old at the time of the voyage, married James & Tabitha's daughter Eliza who was only 2 years old at the time).
This was an hisorical event and I am proud to be one their decendants'. Up to my Great, Great Grandparents the trail has been fairly easy as there are numerous records of the 1820 Settlers, but going further back is becoming more difficult. I am hoping that by sharing my information I will be able to help other people doing reserch and in return I will be able to share their knowledge.