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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

HOWARD, William - Extra Data


Leader of HOWARD's Party


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, the son of William and Arabella HOWARD, and turned 70 on 25th October 1846


Family Search


William son of William & Arabella HOWARD was baptised 15 November 1776 (born 25 October) in St.Mary's, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire


Death Notice (Cape Archives) of eldest son John Henry lists William's first wife as Anna

Baptism of John Henry not found


Family Search


William son of William & Ann HOWARD baptised 12 June 1803 in Buckingham

Mary Ann dau of William & Ann HOWARD baptised 18 November 1804 in Buckingham


London Metropolitan Archives


William HOWARD married Elizabeth SMITH by banns on the 18th April 1808 in St.Anne's, Soho

Wm. HOWARD (signed)

Elizabeth SMITH (X)

Witnesses: Edw'd and Mary ROWLEY


Family Search


Thomas HOWARD son of William and Elizabeth was baptised on 21 May 1809 (born 31 March 1809) in All Sainsts, Wandsworth


National Archives, Kew, London



Emily daughter of William HOWARD and Elizabeth, late E. SMITH, spinster, was baptised on October 24th 1819 (born September 13th 1819), Chesham, Schoolmaster, in High Street Independent Chapel, Chesham, Buckinghamshire

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