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

NELSON, Thomas (WILLSON's pary) - Extra data


(member of WILLSON's Party)


Family Search



Thomas NELSON of the Parish and Town of Manchester, Dealer & Chapman, and Mary Ann CREEK of the same parish, spinster, were married by Licence on 14 October 1807 in St.Mary's Parsonage, Manchester

Both signed [Mary Ann's signature looks more like COOPER than CREEK, and Wm. COOPER was one of the witnesses]

Witnesses: Wm. COOPER and George WILSON


Manchester Library


Louisa Rachael, daughter of Thomas and Mary Anne NELSON, Merchant, was baptised on 12 February 1809 in St.Thomas, Pendleton, Lancashire


Family Search


 Louisa Rachel NELSON married Edward THOMPSON on 13 February 1828 in St.Mark's, Natland, Westmoreland. The couple later emigrated to the Cape.

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