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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

SCROOBY, Samuel - Extra Data


(member of WILLSON's Party)


London Metropolitan Archives


Samuel SCROOBY, bachelor, married Louisa WELLER, spinster, on 19 May 1811 in St.George the Martyr, Southwark

Samuel SCROOBY (signed)

Louisa WELLER (X)

Witnesses: Daniel WELLER, Ann HUMPHRIES (X) and Rich. HIRST


Baptisms in St.Mary's, Lambeth on 17 July 1814:

Richard, son of Samuel and Louisa SCROOBY, Kennington Lane, carpenter, born 19 July 1812.

George, son of Samuel and Louisa SCROOBY, Kennington Lane, carpenter, born 16 February 1814.


Mary Ann, daughter of Samuel and Louisa SCROOBY, White Hart, Kew, carpenter, baptised 4 February 1816 in St.Mary's Lambeth and buried aged 1½ on 8 August 1817 in St.Luke's, Chelsea. (Second baptism in St.Luke's, Chelsea on 21 April 1816 gives Samuel and Louisa's address as College Street and Mary Ann's date of birth as 12 January 1816)


Louisa SCROOBY, Common, aged 26, buried 11 July 1817 in St.Luke's, Chelsea.


Samuel SCROOBY (marital status not given) married Ann WOODWARD on 17 February 1818 in St.George's, Hanover Square.

Both signed their names.

Witnesses: Walter SIMS and E. BEVAN


See also correspondence of William SHEPHERD in 1826 at CO48/69 where Samuel SCROOBY applied for permission for his mother to join him.

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