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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

HAYWARD, James (JAMES' Party) - Extra Data


(member of JAMES' Party)


(listed in correspondence of Stephen BOURNE)


His will  (Cape Archives), despite the spelling, says he was born in Hilperton, Wiltshire


Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council Record Office


James HAYWARD, who eventually emigrated in JAMES' Party, was baptised in Hilperton, Wiltshire on 3 July 1785, the son of Thomas HAYWARD and Susan BRICKTER, although he was probably born in 1781.


James HAYWARD married Tabitha PRISTOW by banns on 14 March 1797 in Westbury, Wiltshire

Both made their mark

Witnesses: William HOBBS and John CURRIER


Tabitha was the daughter of John PRISTOW and Grace TOWNING and was baptised in Westbury on 24 February 1777.


Baptisms of children of James and Tabitha HAYWARD in Westbury, Wiltshire.

Samuel 14 October 1798, aged 3 weeks

John 17 October 1802 (born 29 September)

Elizabeth 2 June 1805 (born 1 March)

Selina 8 August 1809, aged 6 months

William 10 April 1814


(Eliza, born Frome, Somerset 11 April 1819)


Westbury Vestry Minutes 548/2


£22:10s deposit paid for James HAYWARD of Chalford to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope.


The family of James HAYWARD appears on the return made by John COLSTON of Frome, originally accepted as a Party Leader. When COLSTON was recalled to his regiment after Peterloo this party was merged with Samuel JAMES' Party from Westbury

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