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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

WHITEHEAD, George - Extra Data

He is not listed in the Settler Handbook but is supposed to have been an 1820 Settler. He certainly emigrated to the  Cape with his wife and two sons from Sellindge in Kent, possibly taking the place of a family who pulled out at the last minute. His gravestone in Port Elizabeth can be seen here.


Death Notices (Cape Archives) of sons Stephen and George show that the whole family emigrated.


Canterbury Cathedral Archives


Stephen WHITEHEAD of the Parish of Brabourne in the County of Kent, single man, married Sarah BRISLEY of this Parish & said County, single woman, by banns on the 12th day of October 1791 in St.Mary, Brook, Kent

Both made their mark

Witnesses: Thos. POTTS and Isaac STILES (the latter witnerssed all marriages on the page)


George son of Stephen and Sarah WHITEHEAD baptised November 18 1792 in St.Mary the Virgin, Brabourne, Kent


Family Search


George WHITEHEAD married Ann BRADLEY in St.Mary the Virgin, Sellindge, Kent on 26 July 1817


Canterbury Cathedral Archives


Stephen son of George and Ann WHITEHEAD, Sellindge, bricklayer, baptised 1 February 1818 in St.Mary the Virgin, Sellindge, Kent.

George son of George and Ann WHITEHEAD, Sellindge, Labourer, baptised 17 October 1819 in St.Mary the Virgin, Sellindge, Kent

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