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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

HINTON, Richard - Extra Data


(see correspondence of Samuel JAMES)


Unsourced entry on Ancestry says Richard HINTON of Corsley and Mary BUSH were married by Licence on 5 February 1776 in Corfe Castle, Dorset.


Somerset Archives and Local Studies


Richard son of Richard  and Mary HINTON baptised Dec'r 24th 1780 in Laverton, Somerset


Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council Record Office


Richard HINTON married Sarah VINEY by banns on 23 January 1809 in St.Mary's, Wilton, Wiltshire.

Both made their mark

Witnesses: William ANDREWS and Samuel FORD


Sarah VINEY was baptised on 5 March 1787 in St.Mary's, Wilton, the daughter of George VINEY and Phebe WAITE.


Rebecca daughter of Richardand Sarah HINTON baptised 14 January 1810 St.Mary's, Wilton (born 17 December 1809)

George son of Richard and Sarah HINTON, Figheldean, Blacksmith, baptised 10 January 1813 Figheldean, Wiltshire

Leonard son of Richard and Sarah HINTON, Figheldean, Blacksmith, baptised 2 April 1815 Figheldean, Wiltshire

Jane daughter of Richard and Sarah HINTON, Westbury, Blacksmith, baptised 3 October 1819 in Westbury, Wiltshire


Westbury Vestry Minutes 548/2


£15 deposit paid for Richard HINTON to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope.


The family of Richard HINTON 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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