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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

DANIEL, Peter Clarke - Extra Data


(member of TURVEY's Party)


(see correspondence of Peter CAMPBELL and Edward TURVEY)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says that he was born in Dublin, Ireland, ca 1776


Peter Clarke DANIEL was the son of John DANIEL and Elizabeth CLARKE, who married on 4 February 1776 in St.Anne's, Dublin (D.A.Chart: “Marriage Entries from the Registers of the Parishes of St. Andrew, St. Anne, St. Audoen, & St. Bride (Dublin)” 
St. Anne's Church on Dawson Street in Dublin, was built in the early 18th century following the establishment of the local Anglican parish in 1707.
DANIEL, John, of Dame Street, Dublin, jeweller, and Eliz'th CLARKE of Parish of St.Ann, Dublin, spinster
2 Feb'y 1776


John DANIEL, son of Francis DANIEL of Essex Street, was baptised on 21 April 1751 in St.Werburgh (Church of Ireland), Dublin


Peter DANIEL married Eliza JACKSONS 17 April 1802 in St.Werburghs, Dublin


Westminster Archives:


Peter Clarke DANIEL, son of Peter and Eliza, baptised 29 April 1804 St.Clement Dane, Westminster (born 6 April)

Isabella DANIEL, daughter of Peter and Eliza, baptised 30 November 1806 St.Martin in the Fields, Westminster (born 10 September)

Eliza Jane, daughter of Peter and Eliza DANIEL baptised 22 April 1810 St.Anne, Soho (born 11 March) 


Eliza DANIEL, Meards Court, buried 24 October 1812 in St. Anne, Soho


London Metropolitan Archives:


Robert, son of Peter and Elizabeth DANIELS [sic], Peter St. jeweller, baptised 18 March 1814 in St.Anne's, Soho (born 19 October 1813)


Peter Clarke DANIEL supposedly had four children in London by his mistress Ann MITCHLEY, who also sailed with TURVEY's Party. These children are listed under Peter and Eliza in The Settler Handbook. However, the return for TURVEY's Party seems to indicate that Ann's name was JONES. There is a multiple baptism on 5 January 1816 in St.Giles in the Fields, London for Thomas, Sampson and Elizabeth JONES (no dates of birth given), listed as the children of Peter and Ann of 9 Little St.Andrew's Street.


His brother was Sampson DANIEL, also of TURVEY's Party, and his sister was allegedly Julia DANIEL, wife of Edward TURVEY (see notes for Edward TURVEY). In addition he had a half brother, John Nevins DANIEL, who also emigrated,


Irish Marriage Licence Index


John DANIEL married Sarah NEVIN 1795


Death Notice (Cape Archives) for John Nevins DANIEL says he was born in Dublin. His obituary in the Grahamstown Journal for 28 February 1879 reads: "DIED at Grahamstown on Wednesday morning, 26th February 1879, John Nevins DANIEL, aged 81 years 3 months and 18 days. Deceased was one of the British Settlers of 1820. Friends and relatives will please accept this intimation." This makes his date of birth 8th November 1797.


London Gazette: 18 August 1810 Dissolution of Partnership

“Notice is hereby given that the partnership lately subsisting between Peter DANIEL, Edward GAUBERT and Henry JORDAN, late of Old Lisle Street, Leicester Square in the County of Middlesex, Jewellers, was dissolved by mutual consent on the 11th day of February 1809”

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