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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

SMITH, Portius - Extra Data


(member of MANDY's Party)


London Metropolitan Archives


Portius, son of Portius SMITH and Deborah Frances, baptised 10 March 1791 in St.Luke's, Chelsea (born 13 January)


Westminster Archives


Portius SMITH and Deborah Frances COMBES were married by banns on 13th July 1779 in St.Margaret's, Westminster

Both signed

Witnesses: Mary ANDREWS and [Jos. FFOX]


London Metropolitan Archives


Other children of Portius and Deborah Frances baptised in St.Luke's, Chelsea:

Portius Frederick baptised 19 December 1779  [buried 29 March 1783]

Frances Ann baptised 2 August 1782

Frederick Portius baptised 4 February 1784  [buried 19 June 1784]

Frederick baptised 4 April 1787

Portius Samuel Thomas baptised 23 January 1785  [buried 26 January 1786]

Theodosius Edmond baptised 22 August 1788 (born 6 January)


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