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The 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

Additonal Information

This is pre 1820 information mainly taken from actual images of UK parish registers and other primary sources which I have personally researched. Further information about the settlers and their families once they reached the Cape can be found at

Sue Mackay

ADDAMS, James - Extra Data


(member of WILLSON's Party)


London Metropolitan Archives


James ADDAMS, bachelor, married Harriet CURLING. Spinster, on 22 December 1819 at St.James, Piccadilly

Both signed their names.

Witnesses: Joshua MORRIS and Mary PAGE


His letter of enquiry dated 27 July 1819 was written from Mr. CURLING's library.


From “Note and Queries” 8th S VIII AUG 1895 page 126

James ADDAMS married Harriet CURLING of Deptford (probably about 1819) and emigrated to the Cape of Good Hope, where he obtained some Government employment, about 1820. He is said to have died at the Cape, his widow and family subsequently returning to England; was “a perfect gentleman and a very handsome man”, The late W. COURTHOPE, Registrar and Somerset Herald, of the Herald's College, London (1808-1866) was a relative.


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