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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

CHURCH, James Luke - Extra Data


(see correspondence of Thomas OWEN)


Henry CHURCH is listed as a settler in The Settler Handbook, but according to a descendant, the settler Henry CHURCH did not arrive in South Africa. In his place was James Luke CHURCH and his wife, Elizabeth GREENACRE, who wrote a memorial to prove that it was indeed him that arrived in the Thomas OWEN party


London Metropolitan Archives:

James Luke CHURCH, bachelor, married Elizabeth GREENACRE, spinster, by Licence on 30 October 1819 in St.Mary's, Lewisham.

Both signed their names.

Witnesses: Thomas KNOOK and Mary LEWIS

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