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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 https://www.1820settlers.com/

Sue Mackay

SHEPSTONE, William - Extra Data

 

(member of HOLDER's Party)

 

Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Bristol ca 1797

 

Somerset Archives and Local Studies

 

William son of George SHEPSTON was baptised January 22nd 1797 in Rowberrow, Somerset

 

Bristol Record Office

 

William SHEPSTONE married Elizabeth BROOKS on 18 February 1816 in St.Mary le Port, Bristol

Both signed

Witnesses: Jonathan MATHEWS and Sarah REED (X)

 

Theophilus SHEPSTONE son of William and Elizabeth was babtised on 30 January 1817 in Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire

 

National Archives, Kew, London

 

RG4/1389

Elizabeth daughter of William & Elizabeth SHEPSTONE, Westbury, was baptised on 31 January 1819 in Portland Wesleyan Chapel, Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire

 [buried 11 October 1819 in Holy Trinity, Westbury on Trym]

 

Elizabeth BROOKS was the sister of Ann BROOKS, wife of Richard TAINTON, also of HOLDER's Party

 

Bristol Archives

 

George BROOKS of this parish and Ann JONES of this parish were married by banns on 24th April 1792 in Holy Trinity, Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire

George BROOKS (signed)

Ann JONES (X)

Witnesses: Jane ROWLES and James JONES

 

Elizabeth daughter of George and Ann BROOKS baptised 30 June 1793 in Holy Trinity, Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire

John Jones son of George and Ann BROOKS baptised 13 December 1795 in Holy Trinity, Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire

Ann daughter of George and Ann BROOKS baptised 18 February 1798 in Holy Trinity, Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire

Mary daghter of George and Ann BROOKS baptised 6 June 1802 in Holy Trinity, Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire
[probably born ca 5 May given the burial of her mother on 6 May]

 

Ann BROOKS buried 6 May 1802 Holy Trinity, Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire

 

George BROOKS and Mary EVANS both of the Castle precincts were married by banns 26th September 1802 in St.Mary-le Port, Bristol
Witnesses: Alice EVANS and [...... PRING]
(Bishop's Transcripts)
 
 
National Archives, Kew, London
 
RG4/393
Maria daughter of George and Mary BROOKS of Westbury born 12 September 1803 and baptised 9 October 1803 in Portland Wesleyan Chapel, Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire
 
Lydea daughter of George and Mary BROOKS born 13 May 1808 and baptised 19 June 1808 in Portland Wesleyan Chapel, Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire
 
John son of George and Mary BROOKS of Westbury upon Trym born 4 November 1810 and baptised 17 February 1811 in Portland Wesleyan Chapel, Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire
 
Catharine daughter of George and Mary BROOKS of Westbury born 3 June 1813 and baptised 12 September 1813 in Portland Wesleyan Chapel, Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire
 
Joseph  son of George and Mary BROOKS, Parish of Westbury, born 14 October 1815 and baptised 20 November 1815 in Portland Wesleyan Chapel, Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire
 
 
[Portland Wesleyan Chapel was in the Parish of Westbury on Trym but was actually in Portland Street, Kingsdown, Bristol]
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