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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

CARNEY, James - Extra Data


(member of DIXON's Party)


London Metropolitan Archives


William CARNEY, Batchelor of this parish and Jane HUNT, Spinster of this Parish were married by banns on 8 September 1788 in St.George the Martyr, Queen Square

Both made their mark

Witnesses: Josiah HUNT and Ann KENDALL


James, son of William and Jane CARNEY, Vine Street, was baptised 22 June 1789 in St.Andrew's, Holborn


James CARNEY Bachelor of this Parish and Elisabeth LEACHER Spinster of this Parish were married by banns on 26 November 1819 in Christ Church, Spitalfields

James CARNEY (signed)

Elisabeth LEACHER (X)

Witnesses: Jno. COBLEY and Charlotte SCOTT


Elizabeth, daughter of James and Elizabeth CARNEY, St.George's E., Sadler, was baptised 14 November 1819 in St.John's, Wapping (born August 12th 1819)


Elisabeth LEACHER is certainly the one who emigrated in Dixon's Party, as the name Leacher was handed down in the family of their daughter Susannah, born at the Cape. Many sources in South Africa state that James' wife was Elizabeth CLARK, and there was a marriage of James CARNEY, widower, and Elizabeth CLARK on 2 February 1816 in St.Saviour, Southwark (this James previously married Elizabeth COATES on 9 February 1812 in St.Maryebone) but it is unlikely that this is the emigrant James CARNEY as there is a burial for a James CARNEY aged 44 in St.Saviours (the same church where the marriage to Elizabeth CLARK took place) on 17 August 1817.

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