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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

LEPPAN, James - Extra Data


(member of COCK's Party)


(see correspondence of Thomas BIRD and Thomas BROWN)


London Metropolitan Archives


James, son of James LEPPAN of Poplar, mariner, and Ann, baptised 13 September 1789 in St.Dunstan's, aged 25 days.

James LEPPAN, bachelor, of the parish of Poplar, married Ann JACKSON, spinster on the 25 May 1811 in St.Dunstan's
James LEPPAN (signed)
Witnesses: William HEMS(X) and Mary JACKSON

Christopher William John, son of James LEPPAN, wheelwright, and Ann, baptised 26 February 1812 in St.Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey.

Ann Louisa, daughter of James and Ann LEPPAN, Poplar, Wheelwright, baptised 31 May 1814 (born 5 May) in St.Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey.

Christopher James, son of James and Ann LEPPAN, Poplar, Wheelwright & Smith, baptised 28 December 1817 in St.Dunstan's (born 2 February)

Mary, daughter of James and Ann LEPPAN, Poplar, Wheelwright, baptised 6 June 1819 in St.Dunstan's (born 28 May)

First Christopher presumably died in infancy.

Marriage of parents:

James LAPPAN, bachelor, married Ann WHITE, spinster, on 4 November 1788 in St.Mary, Whitechapel.
Both made their mark.
Witnesses: John WILLIAMS and Sarah DANKER

Other children of James LEPPAN, mariner, and Ann WHITE:

William Thomas, baptised 4 September 1791 St.Dunstan's, aged 2 months
John, baptised 31 March 1793 St.Dunstan's, aged 60 days (father described as Rigger)
Ann, baptised 17 December 1794 St.Dunstan's, aged 24 days
Mary, baptised 23 June 1799 St.Dunstan's, aged 14 days.
Thomas, baptised 3 May 1801 St.Dunstan's, aged 4 months and 6 days.
Joseph, baptised 27 May 1804 St.Dunstan's (born 9th February) - buried 31 May 1805
George Joseph, baptised 5 October 1806, St Anne, Limehouse (born 5 May), Three Colt Street.

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