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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

BAILIE, John - Extra Data


Leader of BAILIE's Party

See entries for Charles and Henry CRAUSE


From "Bailie's Party of 1820 Settlers" by M.D. Nash

John BAILIE (1788-1852) was born in Ongole, Madras, the son of Thomas BAILIE, a subaltern in the East India Company's army temporarily attached to the service of the Nawab of Arcot, and his wife Anne HOPE. Both families were well connected; the BAILIEs were minor Irish landed gentry who had owned the townlands of Inishargy, County Down, from the time of the Ulster Plantation until 1767, and the HOPEs were eminent in the legal profession in Scotland.


Download a PDF on the history of the BAILIE family here.


Westminster Archives


St.John the Evangelist, Smith Square, Westminster

John BAILIE of this parish, bachelor, and Amelia CRAUSE of the same parish, spinster, were married on the 23rd August 1809

Both signed

Witnesses: H. CRAUSE and H. CRAUSE


London Metropolitan Archives:


Baptisms of children of John BAILIE and Amelia CRAUSE:

Charles Theodore 15 February 1811 St.George the Martyr, Southwark (born 19 August 1810)

Archibald Hope 30 October 1812 St.Mary's, Lambeth

Thomas Cockburn 7 August 1814 St.Mary's, Lambeth (born 26 March) Address: Regent Street.

Father's occupation: clerk under Government

John Amelius 10 April 1816 St.Mary's, Lambeth (born 15 January) Address: Vauxhall Walk.

Father's occupation: clerk under Government

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