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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

CHASE, John Centlivres - Extra Data


(member of BAILIE's Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in London, the son of George CHASE


London Metropolitan Archives:


George CHASE of the parish of Oakingham in the County of Bucks, bachelor, married Elizabeth Matilda CENTLIVRES, spinster, by Licence on 12 July 1792 in St.Margaret's, Lothbury, London.

Both signed their names.

Witnesses: Sarah CHASE and Louisa CENTLIVRES


Freedom of the City of London Admission Registers:

This day Mr. Chamberlain having presented unto this Court John James Centlivres CHASE to be made free of this City as the Sixth of Fifty granted unto him by this Court the 31st day of March 1818 to be applied towards the discharge of the Public Debts of this City. It is ordered that the same John James Centlivres CHASE be admitted to the freedom of this City by Redemption in the Company of Founders, paying unto Mr. Chamberlain for this City's use the sum of forty six shillings and eightpence

Beneath this the word Bookseller is written and ringed, to indicate current occupation


Westminster Archives:


John James Centlivres CHASE, son of George and Elizabeth Matilda, was baptised on 14 July 1796 in St.Martin in the Fields, Westminster (born 28 July 1795)


London Metropolitan Archives:


John James Centlivres CHASE, bachelor, married Arrabella Brome ELLIOTT, spinster, by Licence on 18 June 1818 in St.Margaret, Lothbury, London.

Both signed their names.

Witnesses: Sam'l ELLIOTT, Mary S. CHASE and Robert FARR?


Louisa Centlivres, daughter of John and Arabella Brome CHASE, bookseller, No.21 Giltspur Street, was baptised on 2 June 1819 in St.Sepulchre, Holborn.

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