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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

KING, Thomas Sellom - Extra Data


(member of SEPHTON's Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) suggests he was born in 1771. Gravestone in Salem says he was born in Essex.


London Metropolitan Archives


Christ Church, City of London
No.997 Thomas KING of this parish of Christ Church, bachelor, and Sarah PRIME of the same parish, spinster, were married in this church by banns this 6th day of June one thousand eight hundred and one.
Westminster Archives
Thomas Francis KING, son of Thomas and Sarah, was baptised 8 August 1802 in St.Clement Dane, Westminster (born 21 July)
Death Notice (Cape Archives) of second son, William Else KING, suggests he was born in Essex in 1814.
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