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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

BLAND, Richard - Extra Data


(member of William SMITH's Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Northampton, son of David and Susanna BLAND


Northamptonshire County Council Archives


David BLAND and Susanna MOORE were married by banns on the 25th June 1801 in All Saints, Northampton

David BLAND (signed0

Susanna MOORE (X)

Witnesses: Wm. JOHNSON and S. WRIGHT


Richard son of David and Susanna BLAND baptised 11th September 1805 in St.Giles, Northampton (born 1st February 1802)


[His age in The Settler Handbook is given as 13, but he was quite a bit older. He probably looked younger and was passed off as 13 to pay the lower passage fee. He is described as being "in the care of John COMFIELD", who was also from Northampton]

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