Port Elizabeth of Yore: The First Generation of McClelands in PE

Much is known about the 1820 Settler, the Rev Francis McCleland, merely because he was the first Colonial Chaplain at St Mary’s Church in Port Elizabeth and probably more so due to his house, Number 7 Castle Hill. But how did his offspring fare in this new land especially given the fact that there were no school facilities initially?

Main picture: Number 7 Castle Hill, the house in which they were brought up

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