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  • Captain Thomas Henry Duthie arrived in Cape Town from Scotland in 1826. He was stationed at the Castle of Good Hope with the 72nd Highlanders. Thomas married Caroline Rex the daughter of the founder of Knysna, George Rex. He was the owner of the Belvidere, Brenton and Portland estates, the last sold to Henry Barrington, and also founder of the Holy Trinity Church Belvidere. The Duthies hosted many a traveller and scientist of note at Belvidere House, like the German Christian Ferdinand Friedrich Krauss. Captain Duthie was also appointed Inspector of Crown Forest and lands.

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