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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

ROBINSON, Thomas - Extra Data


(member of SEPHTON's Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) gives no clue as to his parentage but suggests he was born c 1780/1


London Metropolitan Archives


Thomas ROBINSON and Mary DORRELL were married by banns on 23 May 1803 in St.Botolph without Bishopgate

Both signed

Witnesses: Thomas James LEA and Mary PARKER


Westminster Archives


Mary Ann ROBINSON daughter of Thomas and Mary Ann baptised 25 March 1804 in St.Clement Dane, Westminster (born 29 ult)


Metropolitan Archives


Thomas George son of Thomas and Mary ROBINSON, Hosier Lane, baptised 28 September 1806 in St.Sepulchre, London (born 13 November 1805)


National Archives, Kew, London


RG4/4262 Tabernacle Independent Chapel, St.Luke, Finsbury

Edmund son of Thomas ROBINSON of the Parish of St.Leonard Shoreditch and Mary his wife was born October 27th 1807 and baptised December 1st 1807

RG4/3991 f 60

Edmund ROBINSON, aged 9 months, Tabernacle Walk, buried 7 August 1808 in Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, City Road, London


London Metropolitan Archives


William son of Thomas and Mary Ann ROBINSON of Tabernacle Walk was baptised 29 October 1809 in St.Leonard Shoreditch (born 6th)

Charles son of Thomas and Mary ROBINSON of Tabernacle Walk was baptised 27 September 1812 in St. Leonard Shoreditch (born Aug 24th)

Samuel Joseph son of Thomas and Mary ROBINSON, Umbrella Maker, Newgate Street, baptised 30 June 1816 in Christ Church and St.Leonard, Foster Lane (born February 20 1816)

James Edmund son of Thomas and Mary ROBINSON, Umbrella Maker, High St, baptised 18 July 1819 in St.Saviour, Southwark (born 11 February 1819)


Mary Ann, daughter of John and Elizabeth DORRELL of King Street, was born 6th August and baptised 30th August 1784 in St.Leonard, Shoireditch


John DORRELL and Elizabeth GRANGE were married by banns on 27th July 1779 in St.Antholin, Budge Row, City of London

Both signed

Witnesses: William [DAINTEY] and Mary DORRELL 





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