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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

RALPH(S), Joseph - Extra Data


(see correspondence of Edward FORD)


Born 15 July 1792 in Crockerton, Wiltshire, brother of Richard RALPH


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was the son of Richard and Elizabeth, but his brother's death notice states his mother was Mary. (See page for Richard RALPH and marriage of Richard RALPHS Senior to Mary CROOM)


Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council Record Office


Joseph RALPHS married Elizabeth CURTIS by banns on 26 December 1814 in Longbridge Deverill, Wiltshire


Elizabeth CURTIS (X)

Witnesses: Levi PAYNE (X) and John CHISLETT (X)


Baptisms of children Joseph and Mary not found, but Death Notice (Cape Archives) for Joseph Junior suggests he was born in June 1816


Westbury Vestry Minutes 548/2 

£10 deposit paid for Joseph RALPHS and Richard RALPHS of Crockerton to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope.


National Archives, Kew, London


ADM22/374 Pay Book of Naval Out-pensioners

Joseph RALPH last served on Madagascar 1813 - pension payable Cape of Good Hope


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