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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

TAINTON, Richard - Extra Data


(member of HOLDER's Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Bristol in April 1797, the son of Richard and Julia Catherine TAINTON


Bristol Archives


Richard son of Richard and Julian TAINTON 12 weeks old baptised 9 July 1797 in St.Paul's, Bristol



Richard TAINTON and Julian CORP were married by banns on the 7th April 1796 in St.Paul's, Bristol

Richard TAINTON (signed)

Julian CORP (X)

Witnesses: John STONE and Martha JONES



Richard TAINTON married Ann BROOKS on by banns 9 November 1819 in Temple, Bristol

Both signed

Winesses: William and Elizabeth SHEPSTON


Ann BROOKS was the sister of Elizabeth BROOKS, wife of William SHEPSTONE, also of Holder's Party.

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