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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

CLAYTON, George - Extra Data


(member of RICHARDSON's Party)


Brother of William CLAYTON


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Bellhag, Derbyshire, son of George and Elizabeth CLAYTON. Bellhag (aka Bell Hay) was a farm on the Hope Woodlands Estate. His death at the age of 82 years 10 months would put his birth ca October 1784. If this is correct then he was much older than the age given in The Settler Handbook.


Derbyshire Record Office


George CLAYTON, Woodlands, buried 10 August 1788 in St.Peter's, Hope, Derbyshire [possible burial of father]


Death Notice (Cape Archives) of his wife Elizabeth states her maiden name was SAUNDERSON and that she was born in England ca January 1791



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