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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

DENNISON, George - Extra Data


(member of CALTON's Party)


Nottinghamshire FHS Transcriptions


George, son of Henry and Ann DENNISON, was baptised on 4 July 1784 in St.Mary, Arnold, Nottinghamshire


Parents: Henry DENNISON married Ann DAVENPORT on 21 July 1783 in St.Mary, Arnold, Nottinghamshire


National Archives, Kew, London


WO25/966 Napoleonic War Regimental Index

Enlisted in 1/35th Foot on 25 November 1800

WO116/28 Royal Hospital Chelsea: Admission Books

Geo. DENNISON born 1782 Arnold, Nottingham

Pension Admission Date 28 December 1818. 35th Foot. Rank Serjeant. Age 36


Death Notice (Cape Archives) of daughter Ann says she was born on the Island of Zante, Greece, ca 1813


GRO British Forces Overseas Marriages

George DENNISON married Hannah PURCELL on 20 July 1812 in Zante, Greece.

GRO Birth Certificate
Return of Baptisms solemnized by the Revd.G. Winnock, Chaplain to the Forces in the Ionian Islands for His Majesty's 35th Regiment of Foot from 16 August 1812 to 12 June 1816
Date of birth: 9 May 1813
Place and date of Baptism: Cefalonia 6 June 1813
Christian name: Anne
Name of Parents: George and Hannah DENNISON
Rank of Father: Private
I have not found a definite baptism for George, who was born ca 1814 when his father was still in the army. There is a possible baptism in Saffron Walden, Essex for a George, baptised 12 February 1815, aged 12 weeks, son of George and Ann.
Hampshire FHS Transcriptions
Henry, son of George and Hannah DENNISON baptised 11 February 1818 in St.Thomas, Winchester
[ The peninsula Barracks in Winchester housed numerous troops during and immediately after the Napoleonic Wars]

Nottinghamshire FHS Transcriptions


Charlotte, daughter of George and Hannah DENNISON, Royal Veteran Battalion, Meynel Row, baptised 27 December 1819 in St.Mary, Nottingham

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