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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

FOSTER, John - Extra Data


(member of INGRAM's Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was the son of James FOSTER and Barbara TOWNSLEY, born ca 1 October 1778


Death Notice (Cape Archives) of his son James says he was born in Colchester, Essex, the son of John FOSTER and Maria KENT, ca 1812


Westminster Archives


John FOSTER and Maria KENT, both of this parish, were married by Licence on 4 November 1804 in St.Martin in the Fields, Westminster

Both signed

Witnesses: James STEPHENS and Mary DARSON


Death Notice (Cape Archives) of daughter Mary Ann suggests she was born in Suffolk ca 1810

Death Notice (Cape Archives) of daughter Harriet Sophia suggests she was born in Essex ca January 1816



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