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Elizabeth Rolland (nee Lyndall) was the half-sister of Rebecca Schreiner. She had travelled to the Cape in 1829 under the auspices of the London Missionary Society (L.M.S.) to establish kindergartens, and subsequently married a French missionary, Reverend Samuel Rolland. Elizabeth Rolland was an important missionary figure in her own right. All the Schreiner siblings had a close relationship with ‘Aunt Rolland’.
For further information see:
Karel Schoeman (ed, 1987) The Recollections of Elizabeth Rolland with Various Documents on the Rolland Family Cape Town: Human & Rousseau