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

NELSON, Thomas (WILLSON's pary) - Extra data


(member of WILLSON's Party)


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Thomas NELSON of the Parish and Town of Manchester, Dealer & Chapman, and Mary Ann CREEK of the same parish, spinster, were married by Licence on 14 October 1807 in St.Mary's Parsonage, Manchester

Both signed [Mary Ann's signature looks more like CRAKE than CREEK]

Witnesses: Wm. COOPER and George WILSON


Manchester Library


Louisa Rachael, daughter of Thomas and Mary Anne NELSON, Merchant, was baptised on 12 February 1809 in St.Thomas, Pendleton, Lancashire


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Louisa Rachel NELSON married Edward THOMPSON on 13 February 1828 in St.Mark's, Natland, Westmoreland. The couple later emigrated to the Cape.

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