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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

WAKEFORD, William - Extra Data


(member of BAILIE's Party)


Emigrated as a child in the care of Thomas WAKEFORD, presumably a relative.


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he died in January 1857, aged about 48. The Matrimonial Court Minutes for his marriage to Mary Ann KEEN in 1829, state he was then 22 years old.


Family Search 


William son of William and Mary WAKEFORD baptised 1 Feb 1807 in All Saints, Wandsworth (born 1 January)


London Metropolitan Archives


William WAKEFORD of this parish and Mary GRAYHALL of this parish were married by banns on 15 April 1805 in St.Mary's, Battersea, Borough of Wandsworth

William WAKEFORD (signed)


Witnesses: E. PENINGTON (Par.Clerk) and [Cath'ne CHAMBERS]


William appears to have had a younger brother Joseph who also emigrated to the Cape. His Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Putney ca 1810. Although his parents are listed as Joseph and Mary rather than William and Mary, one of his children was given the middle name GREYHALL.


 Family Search


Joseph son of William and Mary WAKEFORD baptised 13 April 1810 in All Saints, Wandsworth (born 16 March 1810)




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