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Kingdom of eSwatini Colonial Records

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South African Republic (1894-1899)[edit | edit source]

During the 1890s, eSwatini (then Swaziland) was under a triumviral administration between the Swazi people, the Dutch, and the British. In 1894, Swaziland was placed under the Dutch South African Republic as a protectorate. This lasted until the Second Boer War in 1899.[1]

British Protectorate (1903-1968)[edit | edit source]

After the British victory in the Anglo-Boer War, Swaziland became a British Protectorate in 1903. Prior to this, Swaziland had been heavily influenced by British and Dutch rule in South Africa. During the British Protectorate, Swaziland was divided into European and non-European rule. eSwatini gained independence in 1968.[2]

Record collection Years covered Record type Language Who is in the records
British Armed Forces and Overseas Births and Baptisms, Swaziland at FindMyPast - index and images ($) 1821-2004 Births and baptisms English Children born to those working within the armed forces, merchant navy, and consular forces, as well as, civilian ship passengers.
British Armed Forces and Overseas Banns and Marriages, Swaziland at FindMyPast - index and images ($) 1849-1947 Banns and marriages English British armed forces members and civilians who were married abroad and at sea
British Armed Forces and Overseas Deaths and Burials, Swaziland at FindMyPast - index and images ($) 1849-1998 Deaths and burials English Members of the British armed forces who died while serving their country overseas, British civilians who died while traveling or working overseas, and individuals (including seaman) who died at sea.
British Civil Service Evidence Of Age at FindMyPast - index ($) 1752-1951 Civil Service applications and paperwork English Individuals who worked for, or applied to join, the British Civil Service.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "eSwatini," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eswatini, accessed 27 August 2019.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "eSwatini," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eswatini#British_rule_over_Swaziland_(1906%E2%80%931968), accessed 15 July 2019.