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 parish registers held at the London Metropolitan Archives, Westminster Archives, West Yorkshire Archives, Manchester Central Library, non-conformist registers at the National Archives at Kew (RG4), online parish registers at CityArk or from original images at Family Search. I have also included some information from original images of Scottish old parish registers and English parish records which I have personally researched. Where reference is made to the London Gazette, the full version can be downloaded from http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/

Sue Mackay

AYLIFF, John - Extra Data

 

(Wesleyan Missionary, member of WILLSON's Party)

 

His gravestone says he was born in London on 7 November 1797.

 

London Metropolitan Archives

 

His parents are reputed to be Jonathan AYLIFF and Esther RATHOM. Their marriage is recorded in the register of St.Matthew, Bethnal Green for 1799, although no actual year has been entered on the register.

 

Jonathan AYLIFF Batchelor of this parish and Esther RATHOM of the same parish were married by banns 5 August

Both signed

Witnesses: Thos. HARDING and Robt. NELSON

 

National Archives, Kew, London

 

Burial Records for Globe Fields Wesletyan Burial Ground

RG4/4286

10 July 1831 Jonathan AYLIFF aged 53yrs, Luke Street, Mile End New Town

21 March 1834 Esther AYLIFF aged 64 yrs, Brick Lane, Spitalfields 

 

Newspaper Cuttings from the Eastern Cape (unknown source 1973)

Before the DOLDs left Algoa Bay, the marriage of Jane DOLD to fellow settler, John AYLIFF provided an historic occasion. Because there was no legal marriage officer on land, it became necessary for the couple to be rowed out to the ship Menai, where they were legally married by the master, Captain Fairfax MORESBY, on June 25, 1820.

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