SIR DAVID BAIRD DRIVE
Sir David Baird (1757-1829) was a Scottish general in charge of the 2nd British occupation of 1806 (The Battle of Blaauwberg). He also served as acting governor of the Cape Colony in 1806 and 1807.
The Netherlands was known as the Batavian Republic between 1769 and 1854.
William Carr, Count of Beresford, (1768 - 1854), was the General in Command of the First Brigade of The British Army which occupied the Cape in 1806 (The Battle of Blaauwberg). His troops landed at Saldanha on 6 January 1806 and moved towards Blouberg, joining Baird's troops on 10 January. He was sent 3 days later to the Hottentots Holland to occupy Stellenbosch and acted as a go-between between Baird and Jannsens in the negotiations following Janssens' surrender.
Dr Louis Biccard was a doctor in private practice in Durbanville who tended to a number of Koeberg farmers who spent their holidays at Bloubergstrand. His house in Bloubergstrand was on the corner of the present-day Biccard and Stadler streets, erf 184.
DE MIST STREET
Jacob Ebrahim de Mist (1749-1823) was the Commissioner-General of the Cape under the Batavian Republic (1802-1805) who deputised his authority to Janssens in 1804.
General R Ferguson supervised the landing of soldiers, cannon and supplies in Losperd's Bay during the Battle of Blaauwberg. In the battle itself, he commanded the Scottish Infantry which led the charge on the battlefield.
GENERAL JANSSEN STREET
General Jan Willem Janssens (1762-1838) was Governor and military commander of the Cape during the rule of the Batavian Republic. At the Battle of Blaauwberg, he led the Dutch troops and finally surrendered to the British after retreating into the Hottentot's Holland area.
Quartermaster-General Moolman was in charge of supplies and equipment for Janssen's troops during The Battle of Blaauwberg.
Lieutenant Pelegrini was in charge of Janssen's right flank, the artillery, during the Battle of Blaauwberg. When Janssens ordered his troops to retreat, Pelegrini's men continued to fire their cannons and were the last to retreat. Pelegrini was promoted on the spot.
Sir Home Popham (1762-1820) was the son of the British Consul to Morocco. He joined the British Navy in 1778 and was given a naval command sailing to the Cape with Baird in 1805. After the Battle of Blaauwberg, he was involved in an abortive attempt to conquer Buenos Aires and Monte Video for Britain.
Frederick Louis Stadler was a major land-owner in the Bloubergstrand area soon after the Battle of Blaauwberg.
VAN REENEN STREET
Dirk Geysbert van Reenen (1754-1828) was a farmer, beer brewer and burgher officer. In 1803 he travelled into the interior with Janssens. As a reward he was given a farm at Paarden Eiland. Despite having a crippled right hand, he served in the defence of the Cape as a Burgher Captain.