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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

PINNOCK, Philip - Extra Data


(member of JAMES' Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Marston Bigot, Somerset, son of Jonathan and Susannah PINNOCK


Somerset Archives and Local Studies


Philip PINNOCK, son of Jonathan and Sarah, born June 6th, baptised July 24 1786 in Marston Bigot, Somerset


Philip PINNOCK bachelor of the Parish of Marston Bigot in the County of Somerset and Betty Pearce SMITH Spinster of the Parish of Charterhouse Hinton were married by Licence on 10 October 1815 in Hinton Charterhouse, Somerset

Both signed

Witnesses: Richard WEBB and Anna JENKINS


The Marriage Bond was signed by Philip PINNOCK and Richard WEBB


Harriett, daughter of Philip and Betsey Pearce PINNOCK, Hinton, Victualler, baptised 9 February 1816 in Hinton Charterhouse, Somerset

Joseph, son of Philip and Betsey Pearce PINNOCK, Hinton, Victualler, baptised 2 May 1819 in Hinton Charterhouse, Somerset


Grahamstown Journal 18 August 1857


DIED at Somerset at the residence of her son-in-law, on the 11th August 1857, Elizabeth Webb PINNOCK, wife of the late Philip PINNOCK, formerly of Marston Biggot near Somersetshire, England. She was the daughter of Marchant SMITH, family of Twinney House near Bath, granddaughter of Jonathan WEBB Esq of Charterhouse Hinton, near the City of Bath, by whom she was brought up. Herself and husband came to this Colony with the British Settlers of 1820. Aged 66 years.


Somerset Archives and Local Studies


April 5th 1760 was baptised Marchant SMITH son of Walter SMITH and Mary his wife in South Stoke, Somerset


Marchant SMITH and Betty Pearce WEBB were married by licence on 18 August 1785 in Charterhouse Hinton, Somerset

Both signed

Witnesses: J. SMITH, Hester PAINTER, Anne [SCAPING], Frances COTTLE, Ursula SMITH, Mary PAINTER


Adam son of Marchant and Betty SMITH baptised 29 May 1796 in Hinton Chapel, Charterhouse Hinton, Somerset

Richard son of Marchant and Betty Pearce SMITH was baptised on Feb'y 22 1789 in Charterhouse Hinton, Somerset

Elizabeth daughter of Marchant and Betty Peare [sic] SMITH was baptised on Feb'y 3 1791 in Charterhouse Hinton, Somerset


Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette


12 February 1789

A Tenement or Dwelling-House at Charter-House Hinton, with a timber-yard adjoining, in the occupation of Mr. Marchant SMITH, carpenter and wheeler, at the yearly rent of £7:10

4 October 1792

Charterhouse-Hinton, Somerset. To be sold, without Reserve, all the Stock in Trade of MARCHANT SMITH, Carpenter and Wheelwright; consisting of a quantity of Oak, Elm, and Ash Timber, together with some dry materials...


Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council Record Office


Jona WEBB and Ann PEARCE were married by Licence on 7 April 1763 in Bradford upon Avon, Wiltshire

Both signed

Witnesses: Adam WEBB and Edith WILLMOT


Bristol Archives


Betty Pearce, daughter of Jona and Ann WEBB was baptised 16 February 1764 in St.James, Bristol


Sherborne and Yeovil Mercury 1776 (online index)


1776 30 Dec WEBB Jonah - Bristol maltster bankrupt


National Archives, Kew, London


Will of Jonah WEBB, grandfather of Elizabeth Webb PINNOCK, can be downloaded here.


Log and Muster of the Weymouth 

Joseph PINNOCK, Settler's Child, died 15 March 1820

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