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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

GREATHEAD, James Henry - Extra Data


Leader of GREATHEAD's Party

Emigrated with brother William


London Metropolitan Archives



Francis GREATHEAD, bachelor, married Eleanor HALL by Licence on 30 May 1788 in St.Marylebone.

Both signed their names.

Witnesses: Mary HALL and Adrian TURNER


James Henry GREATHEAD thought to have been born in Louth, Lincolnshire. Baptism not found.


Lincolnshire Archives


William son of Francis GREATHEAD  and Eleanor his wife baptised 17 August 1799 in St.James, Louth, Lincolnshire


Staffordshire Archives


James Henry GREATHEAD married Martha HEWITT on 21 July 1818 in St.Mary's, Handsworth, Staffordshire.


Death Notice (Cape Archives) for son James Henry GREATHEAD says that he was born in Dudley, Worcestershire. James Henry Snr. wrote his correspondence with the Colonial Office from Dudley.


See correspondence from his father Francis GREATHEAD in 1821 at CO48/56

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