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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

MILLER, William - Extra Data


(member of SEPHTON's Party)


The life of William MILLER, founder of the Baptist community in the Eastern Cape, is well documented, but most sources refer to his first wife as being Elizabeth DENNISON. In fact it seems that both William and Elizabeth had been married before.


London Metropolitan Archives


William MILLER widower and Eliza DENNISON widow were married by banns on 8th August 1798 in St.Marylebone.

Both signed

Witnesses: John WILLOCK and Barbara [RUSSELL]

[NB the signature on this marriage matches that of William to Ann HUMPHREYS (widow) in 1843 in Grahamstown]


Names too common to be sure of baptisms of children





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