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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

MILLS, Thomas - Extra Data


(member of BAILIE's Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in St.Luke's, Middlesex, son of Thomas and Henrietta MILLS


London Metropolitan Archives


Thomas son of Thomas MILLS and Henrietta baptised 27th October 1799 in St.Luke, Finsbury (born September 26)


Thomas MILLS and Henrietta WAINWRIGHT were married in St.George, Bloomsbury by banns on 19 March 1797

Thomas MILLS (signed)

Henrietta WAINWRIGHT (her mark)

Witnesses: Jos'h MILLS and Mary POTTS


"Bailie's Party of 1820 Settlers" by M.D.Nash


He was the son of Thomas MILLS, corn chandler of New Road, St.George's East, London, and was one of a small party that proposed to emigrate under the leadership of Joseph OLDHAM but was subsequently absorbed by BAILIE's Party.



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