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

LOFTIE-EATON, William - Extra Data

 

(member of WILLSON's Party)

 

Canterbury Cathedral Archives

 

John Skeere, son of William and Esther LOFTIE, was baptised May 9 1763 in St.Mary Magdalene, Canterbury

 

Family Search

 

John Skeere LOFTIE married Elizabeth HUNT on 26 July 1792 in New Romney, Kent

 

Kent FHS Baptism Index

 

Hester daughter of John Skeere and Elizabeth LOFTIE baptised 19 May 1793 in New Romney, Kent

William son of John Skeere and Elizabeth LOFTIE baptised 22 January 1795 in New Romney, Kent

Elizabeth daughter of John Skeere and Elizabeth LOFTIE baptised 30 November 1796 in New Romney, Kent

Margaret daughter of John Skeere and Elizabeth LOFTIE baptised 20 March 1798 in New Romney, Kent

Sarah daughter of of John Skeere and Elizabeth LOFTIE baptised 12 May 1799 in New Romney, Kent

John Skeere son of John Skeere and Elizabeth LOFTIE baptised 15 June 1800 in New Romney, Kent

Elizabeth daughter of John Skeere and Elizabeth LOFTIE baptised 1 May 1802 in New Romney, Kent

Mary Judith daughter of John Skeere and Elizabeth LOFTIE baptised 26 March 1803 in New Romney, Kent

Henry Wing son of John Skeere and Elizabeth LOFTIE baptised 28 July 1805 in New Romney, Kent

 

Register for King's School Canterbury shows both John Skeere and William LOFTIE

 

London Gazette 24 November 1807

 

“The King has been pleased to grant unto John Skeere LOFTIE, of New Romney in the County of Kent, Esquire, Captain in the New Romney Volunteer Infantry, His Royal Licence and Authority, that he and his Issue may, in compliance with the last Will and Testament of Elizabeth ROLFE, Spinster, deceased, take and use the Surname of EATON in addition to and after his present Name of LOFTIE.”

[An explanation of the will of Elizabeth ROLFE and the significance of the name EATON can be found here.

 

The will of John Skeere LOFTIE-EATON can be downloaded from the National Archives.

 

Canterbury Marriage Licences listed on Ancestry:

 

William LOFTIE-EATON of Lydd, bachelor and Mary Ann LEPPER of the same parish, spinster, 19 December 1819.

Bond by John RANDOLPH

 

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