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From: "Marielle Ford" <>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 18:16:06 +0200
References: <><00f201c7ee37$9b7a3d40$0201a8c0@snowcrown><><639B3A3AF3D66748AD7A681C832107B417C1C7@gsserver.GSDomain.local>

I have no interest in this line, but I see that there's a ref to David Dale
BUCHANAN in "Genealogiee van die Afrikaner Families in Natal" by B.
CILLIERS: Page 23 - Elisabet Susanna BERNING b. 30-08-1847 baptised
07-10-1847 in Pietermaritzburg m2. 23-09-1872 in Pietermaritzburg David
Dale BUCHANAN. Other siblings of Elisabet are also listed.

There are a number of references to David Dale in Shelagh SPENCER's "British
Settlers in Natal 1824-1857". I don't have the "B" volume but imagine it
might hold a fair bit of additional information if you can access it.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Richmond" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 5:54 AM

Hi Stella,

Have you researched the James BUCHANAN line?
My specific interest is the line of

James BUCHANAN (b. 10 Mar 1774 - Edinburgh, d. 15 Jan 1857 -
Pietermaritzburg, Natal). James BUCHANAN was a founder, together with
James Owen of the first infant school in Great Britain, in New Lanark.
He subsequently started the first infant school in England, in
Westminster. In 1839 he set off for New Zealand, but ended up going no
further than Cape Town.....where his sons William and David Dale had
settled in 1829 after having intended to emigrate to Australia.......

David Dale BUCHANAN (b.1819, d.4 Sep 1874 in Cape Town), was the founder
of the "Natal Witness".
I would appreciate contact from anyone who has an interest in this line.

I have access to "The BUCHANAN Family Records", published about 1923.
Unfortunately this incredible record does not have many dates of birth

Best regards,

Steve Richmond

-----Original Message-----
[mailto:] On Behalf Of Stella Smuts
Sent: 03 September 2007 07:58 PM
Subject: Re: [SOUTH-AFRICA] File Destroyed


I am researching the Buchanan Tree. If you can give me more details
about the Wilson/Buchanan link, maybe I can give you some information -
if you wish.


On 9/3/07, Mary Shearar <> wrote:
> Why be ashamed of the past. It adds flesh to the bones that we find.
> My ggparents were married Wilson and when they came to SA ,Wilson
> Buchanan and by so doing I havent been able to find his birth date or
> why the name change.
> And so what if there is a love child or two.doesnot this still happen
> in our lives today!!!
> Mary Shearar
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Fay Lea" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, September 03, 2007 11:58 AM
> Subject: Re: [SOUTH-AFRICA] File Destroyed

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