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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

WHITE, Thomas Charles - Extra Data


Leader of WHITE's Party


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Gibraltar


National Archives, Kew, London


WO 42/49/289

Gibraltar 9th June 1785

These are to certify to whom it may concern that John WHITE, Surgeon & Mate of the 50th Regiment, and Elizabeth BENTLEY Spinster were married agreeable to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England on the date hereof.

Jno. WETHERALL, Chap. 11th Regt.

Witnesses: Josiah MASON, Clark and Thomas BENTLEY, Adjt. 50th Regt.



Form No.3 Required for placing on the Pension List the Widow of an Officer who died on Half-Pay

I Elizabeth WHITE do solemnly and sincerely declare that I was lawfully married at Gibraltar on the 9th day of June 1785 to John WHITE, late a Staff Surgeon on Retirement from length of service, who died at Nottingham on the 11th day of October 1841 aged eighty-four years; that ever since his decease I have continued a Widow, and am so at this present time; - and that I have no Pension, Allowance or Provision from Government. And I make this solemn declaration, conscientiously believing the same to be true, and by virtue of the provisions of the Act 5 and 6 William IV., Cap. 62.
Signature of Widow: Elizabeth WHITE
Her Place of Residence: Nottingham
Declared and Subscribed before me at Nottingham this twentieth day of November 1841
Signature of Magistrate: Thomas WAKEFIELD


Children of John WHITE and Elizabeth BENTLEY born in Gibraltar

Isabella Tempest 19 February 1787

John Loraine 17 February 1789

Thomas Charles 6 October 1791

Sarah 26 December 1795

Helen Georgina 7 July 1798

Frances Mary 10 August 1801


Nottinghamshire Archives


George Mills, son of John and Elizabeth WHITE, baptised 30 May 1804 in St.Mary's, Nottingham

Ann Elizabeth, daughter of John and Elizabeth WHITE, baptised 23 June 1810 in Arnold, Nottinghamshire



London Metropolitan Archives


Thomas Charles WHITE married Ann Grant DAMANT by Licence on 29 November 1826 in St.Pancras, London

Both signed

Witnesses: Thos. DAMANT and Caroline DAMANT


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