GSSAThe 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 https://www.1820settlers.com/

Sue Mackay

CLARK, Charles - Extra Data

 

(member of WAIT's Party)

 

He was a witness at the second marriage of William BROOKS in 1818, who later emigrated with Christopher THORNHILL, and was therefore almost certainly at the meeting at the Greyhound Inn in Great Marlow concerning the emigration scheme.

 

Chronicle of Jeremiah Goldswain Chapter One

"Nothing purticler ocured in my Life untill October 1819 wen thear was a Great talk about the Cape of Good Hope and that thear was a Gentleman coming down from London to make up a partey to go to the Cape of Good Hope and all thoues that was willing to go was to go to Mr. Wm. BROOCKS and put our names down and to recve Sixpence as ernest money and at the later end of the Month Mr. Wm. WEAIT for that was the Gentlemans name and down to Great Marlow he came before the time was expired and we ware worned to meet at they Grayhown [Greyhound] Inn at seven o'clock the same evening wen to my Great astonishment I found they Market roome quit ful."

 

Buckinghamshire Baptism Index

 

Charles son of William and Jane CLARK baptised 12 May 1782 in St.John the Baptist, Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire

 

FreeREG

 

Charles CLARK and Sarah EDWARDS were married by banns on 13 September 1805 in St.John the Baptist, Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Charles CLARK (signed)

Sarah EDWARDS (X)

Witnesses: Mic'l HARRIS and Sarah ROSE

 

Buckinghamshire Baptism Index

 

David son of Charles and Sarah CLARK, taylor, Gt.Marlow, baptised 28 February 1819 in All Saints, Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire

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