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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

WILLAN, Giles - Extra Data


(member of HOWARD's Party)


Westminster Archives


Giles WILLAN and Rachel Emma MALCOLM were married by banns on the 22 August 1816 in St.George's, Hanover Square

Both signed

Witnesses: Thos. BAINBRIDGE and [illegible]


See corresponence of Thomas BAINBRIDGE, who was a witness at the wedding and supposedly also sailed with Howard's Party.


London Metropolitan Archives


Elizabeth daughter of Giles and Rachel WILLAN baptised 5th April 1818 in St.Marylebone (born 18 February)


Baptism of Alice not found


The Settler Handbook says that a child, Sarah, was born at sea in 1820. The Death Notice (Cape Archives) for Sarah gives her father as Thomas but the dates otherwise fit.

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