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The 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

Sue Mackay

ALLISON, Francis - Extra Data


(member of CALTON's Party)


Gravestone says he was born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire and died in his 100th year


Grahamstown Journal Friday 7 January 1870

DIED at his son’s residence, at Goodwin’s Kloof, on the 31st December, Francis ALLISON, aged 99 years 2 months and 20 days. Deceased was one of the Settlers of 1820. Friends at a distance will please accept this notice.

This puts his date of birth as 11 October 1771


Nottinghamshire Archives


Francis ALLISON married Elizabeth MARTIN by banns on 29 October 1810 in St.Mary Magdalene, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire


Elizabeth MARTIN (signed)

Witnesses: Thos. DOVE and Caulton LEESON


Baptisms in Ss Peter & Paul, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Mary, daughter of Francis and Elizabeth ALLISON, baptised 24 November 1811

Elizabeth, daughter of Francis and Elizabeth ALLISON, Meetinghouse Lane, baptised 6 March 1814

Samuel, son of Francis and Elizabeth ALLISON, Ratcliffe Gate, baptised 10 January 1816

Anne, daughter of Francis and Elizabeth ALLISON, Boarding School Yard, baptised 28 June 1818


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