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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

FORD, Edward - Extra Data


Leader of FORD's Party


Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council Record Office


Baptisms in Longbridge Deverill, Wiltshire on 12 January 1812:

Dinah, daughter of Edward and Jane FORD, aged 14.

Maria, daughter of Edward and Jane FORD, aged 12.

John, son of Edward and Jane FORD, aged 8.

Patience, daughter of Edward and Jane FORD, aged 4.


Elizabeth FORD, daughter of Edward and Jane, weaver, baptised 29 March 1818 in Longbridge Deverill.

No baptism found for James.


Dinah FORD married James DIX on 25 December 1815 in Longbridge Deverill. This was one of the two settlers named James DICKS who sailed on the Weymouth with FORD's Party.


Maria FORD married Benjamin DICKS on 7 June 1818 in Longbridge Deverill. They did not sail on the Weymouth but joined their families at the Cape between 1829 and 1833, when their son Joseph was born in Grahamstown.

Baptisms of children on Benjamin and Maria DICKS in Longbridge Deverill:

John 25 June 1819

Dinah 17 September1826 aged 3

Samuel 17 September 1826

Edward Ford 16 August 1829

Patience 16 August 1829

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