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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

ROWE, Samuel - Extra Data


(member of WILLSON's Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born on 12 September 1790 in Freshfield, Suffolk [sic, presumably Fressingfield], the son of Matthias and Ann ROWE, and that his wife's maiden name was Sarah SOUTH.


Family Search


Samuel son of Matthias and Sarah ROW baptised 12 September 1790 in Fressingfield, Suffolk


Phillimore's Marriage Index


Matthias ROWE, widower, married Susanna TAYLOR on 16 April 1800 in Fressingfield, Suffolk


London Metropolitan Archives


Samuel ROWE and Sarah SOUTH were married by banns on 21 June 1818 in St.Andrew Undershaft, London

Both signed

Witnesses: Susan SOUTH and H. WICKES


Edward ROWE, aged 6 in The Settler Handbook, is not listed as a child on either Samuel's Death Notice nor the Death Notice of Sarah SOUTH. 




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