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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

CROUCH, Richard - Extra Data


(member of FORD's Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was the son of Richard and Elizabeth CROUCH


Wiltshire FHS Marriage Index:


Richard CROUCH married Sarah SMITH by banns on 6 October 1817 in Hungerford, Berkshire (near Wiltshire)


National Archives, Kew


RG4/0232/f12 Register for Independent Chapel in Hungerford, Berkshire. John, the son of Richard CROUCH and Sarah his wife of Edington in the parish of Hungerford in the County of Berks born 27 July 1818 and baptised 20 September 1818.


Log of the Weymouth John CROUCH, settler's child, died 20 February 1820


Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, Chippenham:

Longbridge Deverill Vestry Minutes 1020/55:

£10 deposit paid for Richard CROUCH to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope.


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