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

TAIT, Peter - Extra Data


(see correspondence of his brother, William TAIT)


Peter TAIT led an earlier party of settlers to the Cape. The correspondence by William TAIT concerns a second wave of emigration.


The TAIT family came from the small parish of Whitsome and Hilton in Berwickshire. Peter and William were the sons of Joshua TAIT of Langrigg.


Langrigg, TAIT, Peter, son of Joshua, tenant there, baptised 16 October 1781 in the parish of Whitsome and Hilton, Berwickshire

Witnesses: Thos. JEFFREY, tenant, Wester Laws and Peter JOHNSTONE, tenant, Wester Newton.


See also correspondence of Peter TAIT in 1824 (CO48/67)


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