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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

BAKER, Thomas - Extra Data


(member of BRADSHAW's Party)


National Archives, Kew, London


Baptisms, in Cam Congregational Chapel, Gloucestershire (RG8/12C)


Rachel daughter of Thomas BAKER and Esther his wife of the parish of Cam in the county of Gloucester was born the 20th October 1817 and baptised Nov 3rd 1817.

Enoch son of Thos. BAKER and Esther his wife of the parish of Cam in the county of Gloucester was born the 16th March 1819 and baptised the 12th December 1819.


These two children appear on the Settler Return but died just prior to sailing. If Esther's age in The Settler Handbook is correct (25) then it is unlikely that she is the mother of the older children.


Bristol Archives


Thomas BAKER married Hester RICKETTS on by banns 20 June 1816 in St.James, Bristol

Thomas BAKER (signed)


Witnesses: Thos. DAVEY and Ann LODGE


Hester RICKETTS, daughter of Mark RICKETTS, was baptised 13 January 1795 in Westerleigh St.James, Gloucestershire


Gloucestershire Archives


If the above marriage to Hester RICKETTS is correct, then it might have been a third marriage for Thomas.


Thomas BAKER married Rose SANIGAR by banns on 13 August 1803 in Cam, Gloucestershire 

Thomas BAKER (signed)


Witnesses: Sam'l BAKER, John BAKER


George son of Thomas and Rose BAKER baptised 15 January 1804 in Cam, Gloucestershire

Thomas son of Thomas and Rose BAKER baptised 23 May 1805 in Cam, Gloucestershire

Elizabeth daughter of Thomas and Rose BAKER (Cam) baptised 29th September 1806 in Stinchcombe, Gloucestershire


Rose BAKER buried 1 August 1813 in Cam, Gloucestershire, aged 32


Thomas BAKER, widower, married Ann FRENCH by licence on 9 June 1814 in Cam, Gloucestershire

Thomas BAKER (signed - signature matches 1803 marriage)


Witnesses: Richard MILLS (X) and Lucy SILVEY (X)


Ann BAKER buried 9 August 1815 in Cam, Gloucestershire, aged 38


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