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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

BINGLE, Thomas - Extra Data


(member of BIGGAR's Party)


The Sophia BINGLE listed in The Settler Handbook was a second wife and not the mother of the children who emigrated.


London Metropolitan Archives:


Thomas BINGLE, bachelor, married Elizabeth BIRD, spinster, on 19 May 1801 at St.Mary's, Lambeth



Gloucestershire Archives


Elizabeth daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth BINGLE baptised 16 May 1802 in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire


Westminster Archives



Thomas son of Thomas and Elizabeth BINGLE baptised 3 April 1810 in St.George's, Hanover Square (born August 17th 1809)

Baptism of Eleanor not found



Elizabeth BINGLE of Curzon St buried 13 August 1816, St.George's, Hanover Square, aged 31 years.


London Metropolitan Archives


Thomas BINGLE, widower, married Sophia FAIRCLOTH, spinster, on 5 January 1817 at St.Mary's, Lambeth

Thomas BINGLE (signed)


Witnesses: Samuel CLARK? and Elizabeth BINGLE


George FAIRCLOTH, next on list in BIGGAR's Party, was presumably therefore his brother-in-law – see notes for George FAIRCLOTH

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