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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

BYRNE, Alexander - Extra Data


(member of BAILIE's Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says that he was born in Dublin, the son of Alexander BYRNE


Family Search


Alexander BYRNE married Elizabeth HARRIS on 6 September 1813 in St.Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex


Death Notice (Cape Archives) of Alexander's eldest child Rhoda (who later married Matthew ADAMS of the same party) says she was born in Lewes, Sussex ca 1808. As Alexander did not marry Elizabeth HARRIS until 1813 this suggests she was either Alexander's daughter from a previous marriage or was illegitimate.


London Metropolitan Archives


Baptisms on 13 January 1817 in St.James, Westminster

Jane, daughter of Alexander BYRNE, shoemaker, and Elizabeth (born 12 June 1813)

Robert, son of Alexander BYRNE, shoemaker, and Elizabeth (born 25 May 1816)


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