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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

HOCKLY, Daniel - Extra Data


(member of BAILIE's Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in London, the son of Thomas HOCKLY and Ann POULTER


Surrey History Centre


Thomas son of Thomas HOCKLEY and Martha his wife baptised 4 May 1750 in St.Peter and St.Paul, Godalming, Surrey


Thomas HOCKLEY married Anne POULTER by Licence on 12 June 1774 in St.Mary and All Saints, Dunsfold, Surrey

Both signed (bride signed as Ann without an e)

Witnesses: Thos. RYDE and Thomas GRINSTED


London Metropolitan Archives


Marriage Bond and Allegation DW/MP/083/078 St.Peter and St.Paul, Godalming, Surrey (bride's parish St.Mary and All Saints, Dunsfold, Surrey)

Know all Men by these Presents that we Thomas HOCKLY Tallow Chandler and Charles WHITE Victualler are holden and firmly bound to the Right Rev. Father in God, John, by Divine Permission Bishop of Winton in the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain, and to be paid to the said Right Reverend Father in God, or his certain Attorney, Executors, Administrators or Assigns; To which Payment, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, and each of us by himself for the whole, our Heirs, Executors and Administrators, firmly by these Presents, Sealed with our Seals, Dated the 11th Day of June in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Four.

The Condition of this Obligation is such that if heareafter there shall not appear any lawful Let or Impediment by reason of any Pre-Contract, entered into before the twent-fifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Four, Consanguinity, Affinity, or any other lawful Means whatsoever; but that the above bounden Thomas HOCKLY Batchelor & Anne POULTER Spinster may lawfully solemnise Marriage together.........


Daniel HOCKLEY of Thomas and Ann was baptised 4 February 1787 in St.Giles in the Fields, Holborn


Daniel HOCKLY of the Parish of St.Andrew Holborn in the County of Middlesex, bachelor, and Elizabeth MOORE of the Parish of St.Giles in the Fields in the same County, spinster, were married by Licence in St. Andrew's Holborn on 18th June 1811

Both signed

Witnesses: Thos. MOORE, Eliz'th MOORE, Ann MOORE



Daniel Thomas HOCKLY, son of Daniel and Elizabeth, baptised 31 January 1814 in St.Andrew, Holborn. Father's occupation: Goldsmith. Address: 2 Brooke Street.

Elizabeth Ann HOCKLY, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth, baptised 30 August 1815 in St Andrew, Holborn. Father's occupation: Goldsmith. Address: 2 Brooke Street.

Harriet HOCKLY, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth, baptised 22 May 1817 in St. Andrew, Holborn. Father's occupation: Goldsmith. Address: 2 Brooke Street.


Frances Chapman born at sea on board the Chapman


Freedom of the City of London Admission Registers (Held at LMA)

This indenture witnesseth that Daniel HOCKLEY, son of Thomas HOCKLEY of Seven Dials, Oilman, doth put himself Apprentice to Samuel REILY, Citizen and Fishmonger of London (by trade a Goldsmith), to learn his Art and with him (after the Manner of an Apprentice) to serve from the day of the date hereof unto the full End and Term of seven years from thence next following, to be fully compleat and ended. During which term the said Apprentice his said Master faithfully shall serve, his Secrets keep, his lawful Commands every where gladly do. He shall do no Damage to his said Master, nor see it to be done of others, but that he, to his Power, shall let or forthwith give Warning to his Master of the same. He shall not waste the goods of his said Master, nor lend them unlawfully to any. He shall not commit Fornication, nor contract Matrimony within the said Term. he shall not play at Cards, Dice, Tables or any other unlawful Games, whereby his said master may have any Loss. With his own Goods or others, during the said Term, without Licence from his said Master, he shall neither buy nor sell. He shall not haunt Taverns, nor Play-houses, nor absent himself from his said master's Service Day or Night unlawfully; but in all Things, as a faithful Apprentice, he shall behave himself towards his said Master, and all his, during the said Term. And the said Master in consideration of thirty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain, being the money given with his said Apprentice, his said Apprentice in the same Art and Mystery which he useth, by the best Means that he can, shall teach and instruct, or cause to be taught and instructed, finding unto his said Apprentice Meat, Drink, Apparel, Lodging and all other Necessaries, according to the Custom of London, during the said Term. And for the true Performance of all and every the said Covenants and Agreements, either of the said Parties bindeth himself to the other by these Presents. In witness whereof the Parties above-named to these Indentures interchangeably have put their Hands and Seals, the twenty fifth day of March in the forty first Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith and so forth, in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and one.

Signed Daniel HOCKLY (The e in HOCKLEY at the start of the document has been scored through for Daniel's name, though not for his father's)

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