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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

BONNIN, Samuel - Extra Data


(member of SEPHTON's Party)


London Metropolitan Archives:


Samuel BONNIN married Ann WORRELL on 5 June 1817 in St.Martin in the Fields, Westminster.

Both signed their names.

Witnesses: Thomas WORRELL and Elizabeth SQUIRE


Robert, son of Samuel and Ann BONNIN, cabinet maker, 66 Great Queen St, was baptised on 27 November 1819 in St.Giles in the Fields, Holborn.

This is clearly the ‘infant son’ referred to in Samuel’s letter, as the address is the same as that on the correspondence, but Robert probably died in infancy as he did not accompany his parents to the Cape.


Ann WORRELL was the second wife of Samuel BONNIN. On their marriage entry Samuel is not designated as either a bachelor or a widower, but Caroline and Susannah were definitely children of a first marriage.


Caroline, daughter of Samuel BONNIN and Sarah baptised 6 November 1803 in St.Luke’s, Old Street (born 22 September)

Susannah BONNIN of Samuel by Sarah baptised 4 May 1806 in St. Giles in the Fields (born November 21 1805)


Westminster Archives:


Henry James BONNIN, son of Samuel and Sarah, baptised 30 July 1809 in St.James, Westminster (born 10 July)


Cheshire Archives and Local Studies:


Cheshire Bishop’s Transcripts
Samuel BONNIN of Macclesfield married Sarah GLOVER on 11 January 1801 in Prestbury, Cheshire.

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