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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

ALLEN, William Thomas - Extra Data


Not listed as a settler in The Settler Handbook by M.D. Nash. Possibly a late replacement.


Grahamstown Journal 3 April 1858


DIED on the 26th inst, Mr. William Thomas ALLEN of Bathurst. The deceased, who had nearly completed the 55th year of his age, arrived in this Colony with the British Settlers in 1820. His conduct was invariably governed by Christian principles and he was known for the upright an exemplary discharge of every public and every private duty. His loss is deeply felt by all to whom he was known.


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in London and died on 26th March 1858 aged 54 years 11 months and 19 days, which would make his date of birth 7 April 1803.


London Metropolitan Archives


William Thomas, son of Thomas William & Mary ALLEN, carpenter, West Lane, born 7 April 1803, was baptised on 1 May 1803 in St.Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey, London


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