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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

COCKCROFT, Charles - Extra Data


(member of WAINWRIGHT's Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Leeds, the son of Mark and Mary COCKCROFT. See Gravestone.


West Yorkshire Archives:


Mark COCKCROFT, weaver, married Mary BROADLEY, both of Northowram on 26 April 1772 in St.John the Baptist, Halifax

Mark COCKCROFT (signed)


Witnesses: Marmaduke MURGATROYD and Samuel GILSON


Charles COCKCROFT, cloth dresser,  married Harriet BAILEY, on 11 February 1805 in St.Peter's, Leeds

Both made their mark

Witnesses: Thos. ?GRAWTHORPE? and John LINSLEY


Baptisms in St.Peter's Leeds

Thomas COCKCROFT, son of George [sic*], Camp Row, baptised 7 September 1806 (born 24 July 1806) *see Bishop's Transcript below

William, son of Charles CAWCROFT [sic], Little Woodhouse, baptised 19 March 1809 (born 27 January 1809

Mark, son of Charles COCKCROFT, Little Woodhouse, baptised 19 January 1812 (born 7 December 1811)


University of York, Borthwick Institute for Archives


Bishop's Transcriptslists the baptism of Thomas as above but gives the father as Charles, Camp Row. 

[No other possible baptism for Thomas has been found, but his gravestone says he was 74 when he died on 17 December 1881, which would put his year of birth as 1807]


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