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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

WHITE, Richard - Extra Data


(member of CLARK's Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) of his son John says he was born in Gosport to Richard and Susan WHITE

Death Notice (Cape Archives) for another Richard WHITE says he was also the son of Richard and Susannah, born in Gosport, though his baptism has not been found. This fits with Richard saying in his correspondence to the Colonial Office that he had a son serving in the Navy.


Portsmouth City Council Library


Baptisms in Holy Trinity Church, Gosport for children of Richard and Susannah WHITE

Susannah baptised 13 June 1796

Mary baptised 31 January 1798 (born 4th)

William baptised 26 July 1799

Joseph baptised 29 April 1803 (born 7 March 1801)

Elizabeth baptised 29 April 1803

Joseph baptised 16 November 1804 (born 17 March 1803)

John baptised 16 November 1804 (born 18 October)

Ann baptised 12 September 1806

Charlotte baptised 6 July 1808 (born 5 June)

Fanny baptised 17 June 1810 (born 17 May)

George son of Richard and Susannah WHITE, Gosport, ropemaker, baptised 15 March 1815 (born 29 January)


London Gazette ( 3 February 1816)

By Order of the Court for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, the petition of Richard WHITE, late of Gosport, in the County of Hants, ropemaker, and now a prisoner for debts in the KIng's Bench prison, in the County of Surrey, will be heard in the Guildhall in the City of Westminster on the 28th February inst at the hour of nine in the morning; and that a schedule, containing all the list of the creditors of the said prisoner, annexed to the said petition, is filed in the office of the said Court, No.58 Millbank Street, Westminster, to which any of the creditors may refer: and in case any creditor intends to oppose the discharge of the said prisoner, it is further ordered that such creditor shall give notice in writing of such his intention, to be left at the office of this Court, two days at least before the said 28th day of February.




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