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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

FORD, William - Extra Data


(member of LIVERSAGE's Party)


Cheshire Archives and Local Studies Service


William son of John FORD Farmer of Radway Green and Ann his wife baptised 25 May 1789 in St.Bertoline, Barthomley, Cheshire


William FORD, Bachelor and Farmer, of the Parish of Barthomley and Hannah ROBINSON, Spinster of this Parish, were married by Licence on 25th January 1815 in St. Chad, Wybunbury, Staffordshire

Both signed

Witnesses: John ROBINSON and George FORD


Baptisms in St.Bertoline, Barthomley, Cheshire

George son of William and Hannah FORD, Barthomley, Farmer, baptised November 3rd 1815

John son of William and Hannah FORD, Barthomley, Farmer, baptised 23 May 1817

William son of William and Hannah FORD, Radway Green, Farmer, baptised September 19th 1819


All three children died of measles on the voyage to the Cape. The names George and John were re-used for children born at the Cape.


William's wife Hannah was the sister of Abraham ROBINSON and Margaret ROBINSON, the wife of Thomas MANLEY, of the same Party, although her baptism cannot be found in Wybunbury with her siblings. Her Death Notice (Cape Archives) suggests she was born in 1792.


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