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

RICHARDS, Joseph - Extra Data


(member of OSLER's Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Flushing, Cornwall, the son of Joseph and Elizabeth RICHARDS


Cornwall on-Line Parish Clerk


Joseph son of Joseph and Elizabeth RICHARDS was baptised 19 March 1797 in St.Melorus, Mylor, Cornwall

[Flushing is in the parish of Mylor]


Joseph RICHARDS, Parish of Milor, married Elizabeth RENFREE otp on 5 September 1793 in Budock, Cornwall


Children of Joseph and Elizabeth RICHARDS baptised in St.Melorus, Mylor:

Philip baptised 10 August 1794

Joseph baptised 19 March 1797

William baptised 22 March 1799

John baptised 27 June 1802 (buried 27 December 1804)

John Renfry baptised 24 January 1808

Thomas Spargo baptised 27 September 1812

William Henry, Flushing, baptised 13 August 1815, father mason (buried 6 September 1819)


The Settler Handbook says: Joseph RICHARDS, who according to the sailing list emigrated with a wife and two children, described himself in 1822 as a single man; it is conceivable that 'Sally RICHARDS' on the sailing list was actually Susannah OSLER, and 'Sally' and 'Phillis', aged 3 and 1, her two youngest sisters. It was not uncommon for single women among the emigrants to be listed as 'wives' of unmarried men to avoid paying separate deposits.



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