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

SWEETMAN (aka SWEETNAM), Thomas - Extra Data


(Member of MENEZE's Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Sussex


Family Search

Thomas SWEETMAN married Jane BARTON on 20 December 1802 in Wartling, Sussex


Thomas son of Thomas and Jane SWEATMAN baptised 1 July 1804 in Burwash, Sussex

Jane daughter of Thomas and Jane SWEATMAN baptised 3rd April 1806 in Burwash, Sussex

William son of Thomas and Jane SWEETMAN baptised 7 April 1808 in Burwash, Sussex


Death Notice (Cape Archives) of their son James SWEETNAM [sic] says he was born in Sittingbourne, Kent

Hannah and Ruth also supposedly born in Sittingbourne. Baptisms not found.


National Archives, Kew


Muster Roll of HMS Weymouth (ADM37/6146)

Thomas SWEETMAN 6 Jan > SB366 as a cooper until ship's arrival at the Cape of Good Hope [crew muster gives his age as 42 and his place of birth as Deal]

A child SWEETMAN was born on board on 7 April 1820 (named Richard)


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