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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

HALSTEAD, Richard - Extra Data


(member of HAYHURST's Party)


Lancashire Archives


Richard HALSTEAD and Ellen HAWORTH, both of this parish, were married by banns on on 1 January 1816 in St.James, Church Kirk, Lancashire

Both made their mark

Witnesses; William KENYON and James ROTHWELL [same witnesses for all marriages on the same day]


James, son of Richard and Ellen HALSTEAD, Accrington, Dyer, was baptised on 23 June 1816 in St.James, Church Kirk, Lancashire

Nancy, daughter of Richard and Ellen HALSTEAD, Allitroids [Alleytroyds], Dyer, was baptised on 24 May 1818 in St.James, Church Kirk, Lancashire


Death Notice (Cape Archives) for James says his parents were Richard HALSTEAD and Ellen ELSTEAD. The DN says he has one sister alive, Mrs. COOMANS. His elder brother Thomas died in the 1838 massacre with Piet Retief. His name appears on the Monument as T. HOLSTEAD.


Thomas HALSTEAD may have been Ellen's son and adopted by Richard, although this might mean that Ellen's age is wrong in The Settler Handbook, as otherwise she would have been about 12 when Thomas was born


Lancashire Archives


Thomas son of Thomas and Ellen HAWORTH, Tott., baptised 22 June 1810 in St.Mary the Virgin, Bury, Lancashire (born 26 May) [Tott. is almost certainly an abbreviation for Tottington, a few miles north west of Bury]


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