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The Pringle’s in South Africa

On 15 February 1820 a settler party led by Thomas Pringle sailed from Gravesend on the “Brilliant” for South Africa. They arrived, via Cape Town, in Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape on 15 May.

Amongst the party were:

Robert Pringle and his sons:
  1. Thomas (aged 29 from 1st marriage) the poet, writer and later Secretary of the Anti-slavery Society
  2. John (aged 30 from 1st marriage)
  3. William Dods (aged 10 from 2nd marriage)

Later in 1822 another son also William (from 1st marriage) also emigrated to South Africa.

The Pringle’s of South Africa Family Tree (PDF file)
by Jimmy (James Leslie John) Pringle who lives in Zimbabwe
(Jimmy is descended from Robert Pringle (born 1753) through his son John).
The Pringles of  the Valley - South Africa
Thomas Pringle, the Poet  (1789-1834)

 Border poet and writer, Secretary of the Society for the Abolition of Slavery - Thomas Pringle's life and history thomas-pringle - Thomas  Pringle's Poetry

Thomas Pringle -  Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Thomas Pringle: South African pioneer, poet and abolitionist by Randolph Vigne.

Publication Date: 20 Sep 2012. Available to purchase on

Thomas Pringle Book



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