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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

HAYWARD, James, William and George (MENEZES' Party) - Extra Data


James HAYWARD came from Kent and emigrated with his brothers William and George in MENEZE's Party on the Weymouth. Often confused with James HAYWARD from JAMES' Party who came from Wiltshire.


Death Notice (Cape Archives) suggests he was born ca April 1792


London Metropolitan Archives


Joseph HAYWARD married Jane Broom LONGBOTTOM by banns on 23 July 1780 in St.Michael, Crooked Lane, City of London.

Both signed

Witnesses: Nath'l LONGBOTTOM, Henry LONGBOTTOM


Joseph Isaac, son of Joseph and Jane Broom HAYWARD, was baptised 15 June 1781 in St.Olave, Hart St, City of London

John Henry, son of Joseph and Jane Broom HAYWARD, was baptised 11 August 1782 in St.Olave, Hart St, City of London

Ann, daughter of Joseph and Jane Broom HAYWARD, was baptised 21 November 1784 in St.Saviour, Southwark


Canterbury Cathedral Archives


The following four children of Joseph and Jane Broom HAYWARD, Walmer, Optician, were all baptised on 5 September 1813 in St.Mary, Walmer, Kent

William born 22 June 1797

George born 28 June 1799

Frederick born 14 February 1801

Richard born 11 March 1803

For information about opticians at this period, see here.


Jane Broom HAYWARD, Deal, aged 75, was buried 8 March 1840 in St.Mary, Walmer, Kent



James HAYWARD and Mary SKINNER were married by banns on 4 July 1818 in St.Leonard, Deal Kent

Both signed

Witnesses: John OAKLEY and Sarah HAYMAN


George HAYWARD married Mary SWEETMAN (aka SWEETNAM), daughter of Thomas SWEETMAN, also of MENEZE's Party


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