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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

WENTWORTH, William - Extra Data


(member of CLARK's Party)


(see correspondence of John TAYLOR)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Oakhill, Wiltshire, and was 56 in 1835, thus making him older than the age given in the Settler Returns. Oakhill was a tything in the parish of Froxfield.


Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council Record Office


William son of Thomas and Mary WENTWORTH was baptised on 15 July 1781 in Froxfield, Wiltshire


Thomas WENTWORTH married Mary TARRANT by Licence on 22 January 1771 in Froxfield, Wiltshire

Both signed

Witnesses: William GALE and Sarah GALE


Siblings of William baptised in Froxfield:

James 10 July 1777

Thomas 8 July 1779

Henry 17 December 1782

Ann 25 April 1784

George 6 November 1785

Harriot 19 June 1787


London Metropolitan Archives


William WENTWORTH, bachelor, married Frances Maria PAICE, spinster, on 1 November 1819 in St.Matthew, Bethnal Green

Both signed their names.

Witnesses: Marianne WILKINSON and Francis LEE


Although this marriage lists William as a bachelor, it seems likely that his son William, aged 13 in The Settler Handbook, was from a previous marriage or otherwise adopted. The Grahamstown Journal of 16 March 1885 says that the following day (17 March) would mark the 80th birthday of William WENTWORTH, son of the settler, so William was born on 17 March 1805.


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