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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

HEWSON, Joseph - Extra Data


(member of MOUNCEY's Party)


Lincolnshire Archives


Joseph HEWSON of this parish and Lydia BATTYE of the parish of Benedict, spinster, were married by Licence on 21 January 1796 in St.Mary le Wigford, Lincoln.

Jos'ph HEWSON (signed)

Lydia BATTYE (X)

Witnesses: [James] HEWSON and William EVE.


William the son, and Rebecca the daughter, of Joseph HEWSON and Lydia his wife baptised Dec'r 20th 1796 in St.Mary le Wigford, Lincoln

Joseph son of Joseph HEWSON and Lydia his wife baptised July 11th 1798 in St.Mary le Wigford, Lincoln

John the son of Joseph and Lydia HEWSON baptised August 26th 1801 in St.Mark, Lincoln


Joseph HEWSON Senior buried Oct 17th 1807 in St.Mark, Lincoln


John SIMPSON of the adjoining parish of St.Mark and Lidea [sic] HEWSON of the same parish were married by banns on the 28th May 1810 in St.Botolph, Lincoln

Both signed

Witnesses: John WILSON and Frances COOPER


[Lydia, mother of the settler Joseph HEWSON, was married for the third time to William SOUTH, and they also emigrated in MOUNCEY's Party]


William SOUTH, bachelor, and Lydia SIMPSON, widow, were married by Licence on 4 April 1814 in St.Martin, Lincoln

Both signed

Witnesses: Elizabeth WARBURTON, Thos. WARBURTON and Richard PEARS

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