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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

FOXCROFT, Robert - Extra Data


(member of HAYHURST's Party)


Lancashire Archives


Rob't, son of Mr. Geo. FOXCROFT baptised 24 June 1771 in St.Mary, Lancaster

Ann, dau'r of Thos. CUMBERLAND baptised 9 May 1770 in St.Mary, Lancaster

Robert FOXCROFT of this town and parish, plasterer married Ann CUMBERLAND of this town and parish by licence on 30 September 1798 in St.Mary, Lancaster.


Ann CUMBERLAND (signed)

Witnesses: William HODGSON and Francis HOLMES.

Part of the marriage licence reads: On the 29th day of September in the Year of our Lord seventeen hundred and ninety eight the within-named Robert FOXCROFT of the Town and parish of Lancaster, Plasterer, aged twenty three years and upwards, appeared personally and alledged that he intended to marry with Ann CUMBERLAND, spinster, within-named, aged twenty three years....


Baptisms of children of Robert and Ann in St.Mary, Lancaster:

Margaret 29 Sept 1799 (dau of Robert and Nancy)

James 24 Jan 1801 (son of Robert and Ann)

Thos. Cumberland 23 Feb 1806 ( son of Robert and Nancy)

James 17 Jan 1808 (son of Robert and Nancy)


Baptisms of children in St.Peter, Liverpool

Robert, son of Robert FOXCROFT, Plaisterer, Maguire St, and Nancy CUMBERLAND his wife, baptised 16 September 1810 (born 27 June)

William, son of Robert and Nancy FOXCROFT, baptised 21 January 1813

John, son of Robert and Ann FOXCROFT, baptised 25 November 1819

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