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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

CROFT, Charles Thomas - Extra Data


(member of SEPHTON's Party)


National Archives, Kew RG4/ 4240f83


Baptisms in Providence Independent Chapel, Grays Inn Lane, St.Marylebone, London

Charles Thomas, son of Thomas CROFT and Elizabeth his wife born 27 November last at No.24 Broad Street, Carnaby Market in the parish of St.James, Westminster, in the County and baptised 25 December 1792.


London Metropolitan Archives:


Charles Thomas CROFT married Mary DEACON on 24 February 1812 in St.James, Piccadilly.

Both signed their names.

Witnesses: Thomas HEMING and Martha HEMING


Charles Thomas CROFT married (2) Elizabeth SEADON on 4 July 1814 in St.James, Piccadilly

Both signed their names.

Witnesses: Wm STREATHEN and Ann SEADON


Westminster Archives: 


Clarissa Ann, daughter of Charles Thomas and Elizabeth CROFT, baptised 21 May 1818 in St.James, Piccadilly (born 21 March)


From “Some Frontier Families” by Ivan Mitford-Baberton: “Settler Charles Croft had married Mary Deacon when he was 20, but before he had been married a year his wife was drowned in a boating accident on the Thames.”


Possible burial: Mary CROFT, aged 21, buried St.Marylebone 1 June 1813


See also correspondence of William SHEPHERD in 1826 where Charles CROFT applies for “brother, sister and two children” to join him.

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