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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

HAIRBOTTLE, Richard - Extra Data


(member of GRIFFITH's Party)


Somerset Archives and Local Studies


Richard HAREBOTTLE son of Alexander and Hannah baptised 24 Dec 1785 in St.John's, Frome, Somerset



National Archives, Kew WO97/1233/42


Born in Frome, Somerset
Enlisted at the age of 17 on 4 June 1804 into the 10th Battalion Royal Artillery as a Gunner. He served for 10 years and 150 days and was discharged on account of rheumatism on 31 October 1814, aged 27 years and 3 months. He was 5'2" tall, with fair hair, hazel eyes and a fair complexion.


London Metropolitan Archives


Richard HAIRBOTTLE married Jane LOID on 19 September 1809 in St.Nicholas, Plumstead

Jane was illiterate and made her mark. The surname is almost certainly meant to be LLOYD. Two children of Richard and Jane were baptised in Forden, Montgomeryshire; Richard on 21 April 1811 and William on 30 June 1816. It is possible that Forden was the home parish of Jane LLOYD and that John LLOYD of Griffith's Party was her brother.

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