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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, John (WILLSON's Party) - Extra Data


(member of WILLSON's Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was the son of John and Mary SMITH, born ca 1777


London Metropolitan Archives


John SMITH of this parish, bachelor, and Rebecca HANCORN of the same parish, spinster and minor, were married by Licence on the 6th July 1803 in St.Mary Magdalene, Woolwich

Both signed

Witnesses: John CHURCHWARD and Elizabeth HANCORN


Westminster Archives


Rebecca of John and Rebecca HANCORN baptised 25 October 1775 in St.Clement Dane, Wesminster


Eldest son John Hancorn SMITH born 28 June 1805, Baptism not found.

Grahamstown Journal 30 June 1855 : DIED on Friday June 29th, Mr. John Hancorn SMITH. Aged 50 years and 1 day


Plymouth and West Devon Record Office


Thomas Joseph Hancorn, son of John and Rebecca SMITH, baptised 31 March 1811 in Stoke Damerel, Plymouth, Devon (born 24 December 1810)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) of third son, William Hancorn SMITH suggests he was born ca 1815 in Devon



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