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 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 https://www.1820settlers.com/

Sue Mackay

WOOD, George - Extra Data

 

(member of SEPHTON's Party) 

According to the Settler Handbook he travelled to the Cape as an apprentice to Richard SMITH at the age of 14.

 

Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in London in 1805, the son of George Alfred WOOD and Martha.

 

His mother Martha re-married in 1814

 

London Metropoloitan Archives

 

Henry POMEROY married Martha WOOD by Licence on the 25th December 1814 in St.Gile's, Camberwell

Both signed

Witnesses: Rich'd BECKWOOD and C. [STEWARD]

 

Baptisms in St.Giles, Camberwell

Mary Ann, daughter of Henry and Martha POMEROY, Camberwell, Chandler, baptised May 26th 1816

Elizabeth, daughter of Henry and Martha POMEROY, Camberwell, Milk Dealer, baptised Oct 14th 1818 (born 22nd Sept 1818)

Patience Edith, daughter of Henry and Martha POMEROY, Camberwell, Grocer, baptised 4th March 1824

Martha, daughter of Henry and Martha POMEROY, Camberwell, Chandler, baptised 3rd April 1825

 

Mary Ann POMEROY, half sister of George WOOD, went to the Cape. She married William WYNNE, son of Edward Wynne.

Death Notice (Cape Archives) for William WYNNE page 1 and page 2

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