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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

YOUNGER, John, Thomas and Charles - Extra Data


(members of SCOTT's Party)


John YOUNGER, Thomas YOUNGER and Charles YOUNGER were brothers, children of John YOUNGER and Ann BLATHERWICK


London Metropolitan Archives


Thomas YOUNGER of this parish and Sarah CRIPPS of Redriff in Surrey were married by licence on 9 February 1760 in St.Paul, Deptford

Both signed

Witnesses: Joseph and Mary FERRELL


John son of Thomas and Sarah YOUNGER was baptised on 22 April 1764 (11 days) in St.Mary, Rotherhithe


Freedom of the City of London Admission Registers (Held at the LMA)

Barbers Hall
10 December 1802
These are to certify that John YOUNGER the son of Thomas late of Rotherhithe in Surrey, Shipwright, deceased, was on the 7th day of April in the year 1778 bound an Apprentice at Barbers Hall in London to William CHAPMAN of the same place, Surgeon Citizen and Barber of London for the term of seven years from that day as appears to me by a Register for that purpose kept in my office Witness my hand the 10th day of December 1802
Edw. Grose SMITH, Clerk
These are further to certify that John YOUNGER of Lower Queen Street Rotherhithe in the County of Surrey, Surgeon who was on the 7th day of April 1778 bound Apprentice to William CHAPMAN of Rotherhithe aforesaid, Surgeon Citizen and Barber of London for seven years was on the seventh day of December instant admitted to the Freedom of the Worshipful Company of Barbers of London by servitude on the Testimony of Jacob BONWICK of Barbers Hall, London Citizen and Barber and George SHAKESHAFT of the same place, Chymist Citizen and Lorimer and was sworn, Witness my hand the 10th day of December 1802
Edw. Grose SMITH, Clerk


John YOUNGER married Ann BLATHERWICK by banns on 17 December 1791 in St.George in the East, London
Both signed
Witnesses: Jos'h BLATHERWICK and Sarah GARRETT


Baptisms in St.Mary, Rotherhithe, all described as children of John and Ann YOUNGER

30 May 1793               John (25 days)
25 August 1796          Ann (28 days)
25 September 1798  Elizabeth (23 days) ~ buried 11 July 1799 'daughter of John YOUNGER Suregeon Lower Queen Street'
9 July 1800                  Elizabeth (18 days)
17 August 1802          Joseph (34 days)
12 June 1804              Thomas (16 days)
22 December 1807   Charles (born 2 December 1806)


Note: Many sources in South Africa have John YOUNGER as being baptised in St.George in the East to a John and Elizabeth YOUNGER. His mother is almost certain to have been Ann BLATHERWICK, however, as he named his daughter, born in South Africa (see Family Search) Plestena Blatherwick YOUNGER.

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