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

Sue Mackay

FARLEY, Daniel - Extra Data


(member of HYMAN's Party)


Family Search


Daniel son of James and Ann FARLEY was baptised on 14 April 1790 in Heytesbury, Wiltshire


Somerset Archives and Local Studies


Daniel FARLEY of this parish, sojourner, and Elizabeth WOOLLY of the same parish, spinster were married by banns on 13th December 1811 in Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Both made their mark

Witnesses: Nathaniel YOUNG and David GAITE


Elizabeth dau of Daniel & Elizabeth FARLEY, Kilver Street, Shepton Mallet, Private Marine, was baptised December 27th 1813 in Shepton Mallet, Somerset (born Nov 15th)

William son of Daniel & Betty FARLEY, Kilver Street, weaver, was baptised on Jan'y 16th 1815 in Shpton Mallet, Somerset (born same day)

Sarah dau of Daniel & Elizabeth FARLEY, New Street, weaver, was baptised on Oct 12th 1816 in Shepton Mallet, Somerset (born Sept 28th 1816)


Baptism of Joseph  not found. Correspondence of T. BUNN dated 30 August 1819 states that he was living at Cox's Hill, Frome, Somerset and had three children, William, Sarah and Joseph, so Elizabeth presumably died young. Daniel is said to be from Heytesbury, Wiltshire.


National Archives, Kew London


ADM51/3543 Log of the Storeship Weymouth

The entry for Sunday 20 February says "Departed this life John CROUCH and James FARLEY settlers children"

The muster roll for the Weymouth ADM37/6145 lists under Settler Children: "Wm, Sarah and Jos’h FARLEY Jas.Farley DD 20 Feb" Although James is not listed as having been born on board, he is not mentioned in BUNN's correspondence above, nor does he appear in the Settler Return for HYMAN's Party.


ADM27/12 (Royal Navy Allotment Declaration) Foxhound [HMS Foxhound was a 16-gun sloop, originally the French Navy's brig Basque. She was captured in 1809 and sold in 1816]

Dan'l FARLEY PM  Mother Ann   Allotted 1 August 1810   Discharged 6 Mar 1812 at Plymouth


ADM22/305 (Greenwich Hospital Paybook of Naval Out-pensioners)

FARLEY, Dan'l, Colonist, Cape of Good Hope, last served on Foxhound. Pension paid to 30 Sep 1822 at the Cape of Good Hope.

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