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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, John Henry (HYMAN's Part) - Extra Data


(member of HYMAN's Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) of his son John Henry says he was the son of John Henry and Eleanor KING and was born at sea ca 1817


The family was originally listed under a Party headed by Joseph PURNELL of Frome, where the son John is probably incorrectly listed as Jane. (scroll below Stephen BOURNE to second return)


Somerset Archives and Local Studies


John KING and Eleanor CLARK were married by banns on 25 July 1815 in St.John's, Frome, Somerset

Both made their mark

Witnesses: John BURGESS and H. CRUSE


Death Notice (Cape Archives) for his daughter Sarah says she was born in Frome, but the age suggests a birth in 1822. The Grahamstown Journal for 13 September 1886 says "The death took place on Friday last of the widow of the late Mr. Wm. HYDE, of Hounslow. The deceased lady was born the year after the arrival of the British Settlers..." However, John and Sarah were listed on the muster roll of the Weymouth.








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