GSSAThe 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

PARKIN, John - Extra data


Leader of PARKIN's Party


Devon Record Office


John PARKIN and Elizabeth Abraham HOWARD of this parish were married by licence on 31 August 1809 in St.Edmund, Exeter

Both signed

Witnesses: John HOWARD, Bridget ABRAHAM, John HOWARD Jnr.


Elizabeth Abraham, daughter of John HOWARD and Elizabeth his wife was baptised 18th January 1789 in Exeter, St.Thomas


London Metropolitan Archives


William son of John PARKIN and Elizabeth his wife was baptised on 29 July 1810 in St.Marylebone (born 22 June)


Devon Record Office:


John, son of John and Elizabeth PARKIN, Westgate Quarter, Carpenter, baptised 31 January 1813 in Exeter St.Mary Steps

Robert, son of John PERKINS [sic] and Elizabeth Abraham, South Street, Joiner, baptised 4 May 1817 in Exeter St.Petrock 

Jane Abrams, daughter of John and Elizabeth PARKIN, Lower North Street, Carpenter, baptised 14 March 1819 in Exeter St.David

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