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British Royal Remittance men in South Africa- du Plessis

Research / Assistance required please:
a) Looking for any info, approx. mid 1800's-plus about British Royal Remittance Men posted to the then Colony of The Cape -(South Africa) and connected to the surname du Plessis.
b) Or any general info about: Du Plessis family rumour that has its that a certain lady family-member (later married to a de Vries or van der Colff -? ) was a direct descendant of (niece) Queen Victoria .
c) Also about a certain Sir (Lord ?) du Plessis (originating from France) who was in the mid 1800's for a while the squire of a castle just outside of London.
d) Original du Plessis family name who came to South Africa in the 1680's (French Hugenots) was Charl Preur and Guilaume Jacobus. Later africanized to Sarel Petrus and Willem Jacobus
Any assistance or info ?

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