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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

PITT, Robert - Extra Data


(member of SEPHTON's party)


(see correspondence of Edward WYNNE)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) for his brother William, who emigrated with SHEPHERD's Party in 1826, says he was born in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, son of William


Gloucestershire Archives


William PITT of the Parish of Tetbury, Batchelor, son of Robert PITT and Jane LONG, Widow, of the Parish of Shepton Moyne were married by banns on the 3rd March 1771 in St.Mary's,Tetbury 

Both signed

Witnesses: John COX and James STEPHENS


Baptisms in St.Mary's, Tetbury

William son of William PITT and Catherine d of William PITT, twins, baptised Aug 23 1771 [William buried Dec 6th 1772]

Ann d of William PITT baptised Nov 22 1772 [buried June 24 1775]

Mary d of William PITT baptised Jan 12 1774

Robert son of William PITT baptised Jan 22 1775

Hannah d of William PITT baptised May 19 1776

William son of William PITT baptised Aug 3 1777

William son of Wm. and Jane PITT baptised 28th March 1781


London Metropolitan Archives


Robert PITT married Lucy RAPLEY on 6 June 1808 in St.Annes, Soho.

Both signed their names.

Witnesses: John WITTON and Marg't PITT


James, son of Robert and Lucy PITT, 3 Parsons Court, baptised 6 August 1809 in St.Bride's, Fleet Street (born 4 May)

Robert, son of Robert and Lucy PITT, 3 Parsons Court, baptised 2 June 1811 in St.Bride's, Fleet Street (born 10 February)


Non Conformist Registers:

Joseph, son of Robert and Lucy PITT was born 6 April 1818 in the parish of St.Paul's, Covent Garden and was registered 27 September 1818 in Great Queen Street Wesleyan Chapel, Holborn. Witness: Thomas MORRIS.


See also correspondence of William SHEPHERD in 1826 when Robert applies for his brother William and a cousin Robert MITCHENER and families to come to the Colony


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