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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

SMITH, John Josiah - Extra Data


(Brother of Party Leader William SMITH)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was the son of William and Elizabeth, born ca 1803. Death notice signed by his brother William.


His youngest son was George Bensted SMITH. 


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Hemblington, Nofolk, Archdeacon's Transcripts

William SMITH of this parish, a bachelor, and Elizabeth BENSTED of the same parish, spinster, were married in this church by banns on this nineteenth day of October 1787

William SMITH

Elizabeth BENSTED (X)

Witnesses: Tristram HARPER (X) and Richard GOWAR (X)

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