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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

HOBSON, David and William Carey - Extra Data


(members of William SMITH's Party)


Northamptonshire County Council Archives


William HOBSON of the parish of Cottesbrook and Ann CAREY of this parish were married by banns on 26 March 1789 in St.James the Great, Paulerspury, Northamptonshire

Both signed

Witnesses: Rich'd HOBSON and John PARKER


National Archives, Kew, London


Baptisms in Cripplegate, London (Dr.Williams' Library) RG4/4663

Children of William HOBSON and Ann, daughter of Edmund CAREY, parish of Cottesbrook, County of Northampton, baptised March 10th 1819

Phebe, born 10 March 1790 (Witnesses: Elizabeth SHARMAN and Sarah GOODMAN)

Jesse, born 22 March 1792 (Witnesses: Elizabeth SHARMAN and Mary CAREY)

Levi, born 13 October 1794 (Witnesses: Elizabeth SHARMAN and Mary CAREY)

David, born 16 December 1796 (Witnesses: Elizabeth SHARMAN and Mary CAREY)

Hannah, born 6 January 1799 (Witnesses: Elizabeth SHARMAN and Mary CAREY)

Melicent, born 3 January 1803 (Witnesses: Rob't ERRINGTON, Man midwife, and Mary CAREY)

William Carey, born 10 January 1805 (Witnesses: Rob't ERRINGTON, Man midwife and Mary CAREY)


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