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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

DUFFY, John - Extra Data


(member of BAILIE's Party)


He originally applied to emigrate with WILLSON's Party


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Ireland.


Bailie's Party of 1820 Settlers by M.D. Nash


"He was a soldier in the British Army for 19 years, and served in the East Indies under General Lord Lake. He originally applied to emigrate with WiLLSON's party, but subsequently joined BAILIE's. His family as entered on WILLSON's party list consisted of his wife and three sons, Charles aged 10, John aged 8 and George aged 4. Although John junior's name was omitted from BAILIE's party list, he evidently emigrated with the rest of the family, as he was in Albany in 1821."


Grahamstown Journal Tuesday 8 September 1857


DIED suddenly at Fort Beaufort, September 4, Mrs. Ann DUFFY, born BRA [sic – BRAY?], at the advanced age of 93 years and 8 months. Deceased came to this Colony with the Settlers in 1820.



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