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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

PURCELL, Isaac - Extra Data


(member of WAIT's Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Oakley, Buckinghamshire, son of John and Ann. It appears that he was actually born in Akeley, which is a separate village.


Buckinghamshire Baptism Index


Isaac, son of John and Anne PURCELL, was baptised on 23 January 1786 in Akeley, Buckinghamshire


Buckinghamshire Marriage Index


Isaac PURCEL of Akeley and Anna Maria FRENCH were married on 1st August 1808 in Leckhampstead, Buckinghamshire

Witnesses: Elizabeth WEBB and Joseph KNIBBS


Buckinghamshire Baptism Index


William, son of Isaac and Maria PURCELL, baptised ? January 1809 in Akeley, Buckinghamshire

Anne, daughter of Isaac PURCELL, baptised 4 November 1810 in Akeley, Buckinghamshire

Elizabeth, daughter of Isaac and Maria PURCELL, baptised 20 December 1812 in Akeley, Buckinghamshire

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