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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

ELLIOTT, William (PRINGLE's Party) - Extra Data


(member of PRINGLE's Party)


"The Scottish Settler Party of 1820" by J.V.L. mentions the will (1817) of Ezra RIDGARD, great uncle of Ezra RIDGARD of PRINGLE's Party, who was a bookseller and stationer in Sheffield. He left "to my nephew George RIDGARD, son of my brother Benjamin RIDGARD, the sum of six hundred pounds, to Ezra RIDGARD, son of my late nephew Benjamin RIDGARD, the sum of four hundred and fifty pounds, to my late apprentice William ELLIOTT, son of Samuel ELLIOTT, my late Brother-in-Law, the sum of four hundred pounds, and to Hannah PARKER, widow of my late Brother-in-Law Ebenezer PARKER, the sum of one hundred pounds"


Sheffield City Council Libraries, Archives and Information Services


Samuel ELLIOTT of this parish, Widower, and Rebecca PARKER of this parish, Spinster, were married by Licence on 8th JUne 1786 in St.Peter and St.Paul, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Both signed

Witnesses: Ann RIDGARD [bride's sister], Ezra RIDGARD [bride's brother-in-law and great uncle of the settler Ezra RIDGARD], Deborah PARKER and Ebenezer PARKER


National Archives, Kew, London


RG4/3690 Queen Street Independent Chapel, Parish of Sheffield

Wm. of Samuel and Rebekka ELLIOTT baptised 25th October 1792


The Settler Handbook by M.D.Nash says that William returned to England shortly after arrival to study for the ministry. He returned to South Africa as a missionary.

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