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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

CLARK, Charles - Extra Data


(member of WAIT's Party)


He was a witness at the second marriage of William BROOKS in 1818, who later emigrated with Christopher THORNHILL, and was therefore almost certainly at the meeting at the Greyhound Inn in Great Marlow concerning the emigration scheme.


Chronicle of Jeremiah Goldswain Chapter One

"Nothing purticler ocured in my Life untill October 1819 wen thear was a Great talk about the Cape of Good Hope and that thear was a Gentleman coming down from London to make up a partey to go to the Cape of Good Hope and all thoues that was willing to go was to go to Mr. Wm. BROOCKS and put our names down and to recve Sixpence as ernest money and at the later end of the Month Mr. Wm. WEAIT for that was the Gentlemans name and down to Great Marlow he came before the time was expired and we ware worned to meet at they Grayhown [Greyhound] Inn at seven o'clock the same evening wen to my Great astonishment I found they Market roome quit ful."


Buckinghamshire Baptism Index


Charles son of William and Jane CLARK baptised 12 May 1782 in St.John the Baptist, Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire


Northamptonshire County Council


Charles CLARK married Sarah SKINNER by banns on 6 January 1813 in Oundle, Northamptonshire

Both signed

Witnesses: George STONER and William SMART


Josiah son of Charles and Sarah CLARKE baptised Aug 2nd 1812 in Weedon Bec, Northamptonshire (born 23rd July)

Frances daughter of Charles and Sarah CLARK, Oundle, baker, baptised Apri 9th 1815 in Oundle, Northamptonshire.


Buckinghamshire Baptism Index


David son of Charles and Sarah CLARK, taylor, Gt.Marlow, baptised 28 February 1819 in All Saints, Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire

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