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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

WILKINSON, Stephen - Extra Data


(member of WAIT's party)


The mother of Stephen's children was Amelia, not Cornelia, the name of his wife in The Settler Handbook. Cornelia was probably a misreading of Amelia in the returns.


London Metropolitan Archives


Stephen WILKINSON, bachelor, married Amelia SISLEY, spinster, on 12 October 1812 in St.Paul's, Deptford.


Amelia SISLEY (X)

Witnesses: James JAMES and Sarah WILKINSON (X)


Esther Sarah, daughter of Stephen and Amelia WILKINSON, baptised February 1814 St. John, Eltham, Kent (Family Search)

Sarah Esther, daughter of Stephen and Amelia WILKINSON, Coney Hall Lane, gardener, baptised 14 July 1816 in St.Paul's, Deptford (born 1 April)

Joseph Joshua, son of Stephen and Amelia WILKINSON, Lower Road, gardener, baptised 26 September 1819 in St.Paul's, Deptford (born 10 September)


Online Register at Cityark


Stephen, son of John and Sarah WILKINSON, baptised 19 August 1792 in Holy Trinity, Dartford, Kent (born 8 July)


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