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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

HARDEN, William - Extra Data


(member of BAILIE's Party)


London Metropolitan Archives


William HARDEN of the Liberty of Norton Folgate, bachelor, married Maria DARVILL of the same Liberty, spinster, on 11 June 1815 in St.Leonard's, Shoreditch.

William HARDEN (signed)


Witnesses: William ROBINSON and George LIMMING


Jane Maria, daughter of William and Maria HARDEN, Tabernacle Walk, cabinet maker, baptised 28 July 1816 in St.Luke, Old Street (born 5 May 1816)

Martha Ann, daughter of William and Maria HARDEN, Windsor Street, cabinet maker, baptised 18 October 1818 in St.Botolph, Bishopsgate


NB that settler lists show the children as Jane (4) and Maria (2). It seems clear that this was a misreading of Maria for Martha, and that Maria was in fact Jane's middle name.


See also Distressed Settler Report 1824 (CO48/63).

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