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

Sue Mackay

COCKCROFT, Charles - Extra Data


(member of WAINWRIGHT's Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Leeds, the son of Mark and Mary COCKCROFT. See Gravestone.


West Yorkshire Archives:


Mark COCKCROFT, weaver, married Mary BROADLEY, both of Northowram on 26 April 1772 in St.John the Baptist, Halifax

Mark COCKCROFT (signed)


Witnesses: Marmaduke MURGATROYD and Samuel GILSON


Charles COCKCROFT, cloth dresser,  married Harriet BAILEY, on 11 February 1805 in St.Peter's, Leeds

Both made their mark

Witnesses: Thos. ?GRAWTHORPE? and John LINSLEY


Baptisms in St.Peter's Leeds

Thomas COCKCROFT, son of George [sic], Camp Row, baptised 7 September 1806 (born 24 July 1806)

William, son of Charles CAWCROFT [sic], Little Woodhouse, baptised 19 March 1809 (born 27 January 1809

Mark, son of Charles COCKCROFT, Little Woodhouse, baptised 19 January 1812 (born 7 December 1811)


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