The 1820 Settlers' Association

The 1820 Settlers' Association is a living memorial which perpetuates the memory of the 1820 British Settlers and is registered in South Africa as a non-profit organisation. One does not have to be a descendant of the 1820 Settlers to join.
Currently there are over 1300 members country wide and overseas. Details on joining and costs involved can be obtained from the Port Elizabeth Branch or the branch in Kwa-Zulu Natal which is registered as the British Cultural and Heritage Society. See the Contacts page for details.


The Association offers a service whereby assistance is given to UK citizens in any centre, wishing to renew their UK passports or to apply for a first time passport if eligibility has been proven. Contact the relevant branch for details.


The Association sponsors Fleur Way-Jones at the Albany Museum as their genealogist and representative in Grahamstown. If you are a descendant of an 1820 Settler, you have the opportunity to order a beautifully illustrated and signed legacy certificate with its own unique number which is recorded for posterity. Submit your ancestry details to Fleur Way-Jones for her to research and verify. See the links below for contact details and to view a sample certificate. The cost of the certificate is R300.00 plus postage.


The Association publishes a quarterly newsletter which contains matters of interest to members including details of social functions and planned annual holidays.


The Port Elizabeth Branch publishes a calendar each year featuring the Eastern Cape. The 2019 calendar contains water colour paintings done by the Art group at the Association. They also have Christmas cards which contain the wording “with Christmas greetings from Port Elizabeth” which can be ordered from the Port Elizabeth office. More links will be added here as more information becomes available... So come back and check every now and then.