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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

GOWAR, Richard - Extra Data


(member of MANDY's Party)


(see correspondence of John DIPLOCK (1825) at CO48/74)


London Metropolitan Archives


Richard GOWAR, married Mary DIPLOCK on 16 December 1810 in St.Martin in the Fields, Westminster


Edwin, son of Richard and Mary GOWAR baptised 16 December 1812 in St.Luke's,Finsbury (born 3 November 1812)

Melvina Harriot Mary, daughter of Richard and Mary GOWAR, Marsh, Tobacconist, baptised 10 March 1819 at St.Mary's, Lambeth.


Family Search


Probable baptism for Frederick (original not seen) - many DIPLOCK families lived in Fletching.

Frederick Joseph GOWAN [sic], son of Richard and Mary, baptised 31 August 1817 in Fletching, Sussex (born 25 July)


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