This year is the bicentennial for a national scheme in which about 4,000 people emigrated to the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Some 190 people from Nottinghamshire joined the scheme and made the crossing in four ships.
The leader of the main group from Nottinghamshire was Dr Thomas Calton from Collingham. His group, known as the ‘Calton’ or ‘Nottingham Party’ were representative of typical settlers and were involved in all of the very turbulent history of the district.
Kindly donated by the Author, this book can be downloaded free of charge here:
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE SETTLERS & LOCATIONS IN THE EASTERN CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, 1820 (pdf, 639 pages, 8Mb)