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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

NELSON, Matthew - Extra Data


(member of PARKER's Party)


(see correspondence of John DAVIES)


London Metropolitan Archives


Matthew son of Matthew NELSON, a fisherman, and Eliz'th baptised 20 April 1788 in St.Alfege, Greenwich (born March 17)


Matthew NELSON married Elizabeth HENSLEY by banns on 19 October 1812 in St.Mary, Newington

Both made their mark

Witnesses: Wm. WILLIAMS and S. MASON


Baptism of Harriet not found. Her birth predates the marriage of Matthew an Elizabeth so she may be from a previous marriage,


William Horatio, son of Matthew and Elizabeth NELSON, turner, South Place, baptised 24 October 1813 in St.Mary, Lambeth.

Elizabeth, daughter of Matthew and Elizabeth NELSON, sawyer, Duke St, St.George's, baptised 10 July 1817 in St.Mary, Newington (born 16 August)

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