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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

BROWN, John - Extra Data


(member of CLARK's Party)


See Correspondence of John BROWN and John STUBBS


Westminster Archives


John BROWN and Ann CAVE were married by banns on 26 October 1812 in St.Anne's, Soho, Westminster

Both signed

Witnesses: Jno. SAUNDERS and [H?] CAVE


London Metropolitan Archives


There are several possible baptisms for Elizabeth, and with such common names it is not possible to be sure which is correct.


Ann Whitfield, daughter of John and Ann BROWN, Kenton St, St.George's, Bloomsbury, Grocer baptised Oct 25th 1817 in St.George's, Bloomsbury (born September 21)

[48 Kenton Street was the address from which John BROWN wrote his correspondence with the Colonial Office. The child's middle name was Whitfield. Charlotte WHITFIELD, who also sailed with CLARK's Party, ostensibly as John's sister under the surname BROWN, had five illegitimate children by John BROWN after 1820. It may be that Charlotte and Ann CAVE (John's wife) were related, as they all appear to have lived together at the Cape.]




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