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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

WELLS, Thomas - Extra Data


(member of SEPHTON's Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says that he was born in St.Peter's, Hertfordshire ca 1776, the son of James and Ann WELLS


Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies


The banns of marriage between James WELLS and Ann CATKLIN both in this arish were only published three several times in this Church, viz. on Sunday August 24, and Sunday 31 and on Sunday Sep 7...

This marriage was solemnised between us James WELLS his mark and Ann WELLS late CATKLIN her mark in the presence of Mary [...] and Sarah [WARDANT].

James WELLS and Ann CATKLIN both in this Parish were married by banns on 21 September 1760 in Ayot St.Peter, Hertfordshire.


Thomas son of James WELLS and Ann his wife was baptised Aug 4th 1776 in Ayot St.Peter, Hertfordshire


London Metropolitan Archives


Thomas WELLS and Sarah LAMBOURTH were married by banns on 14 September 1800 in St.Botolph without Aldgate

Thomas WELLS (signed)


Witnesses: John CATLING and Mary MANDERSON


George WELLS son of Thos. & Sarah born 31 Aug 1800, George St.,Tower Hill baptised 5 April 1801 in St.Botolph without Aldgate


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