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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

BRENT, Thomas - Extra Data


(member of BRADSHAW's party)


Name usually written as BRINT pre 1820.


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Gloucester, son of Thomas and Hannah BRENT


Gloucestershire Archives


Sarah daughter of John and Hannah WORLOCK baptised 20 April 1746 in North Nibley, Gloucestershire
Hannah daughter of John and Hannah WORLOCK baptised 10 March 1747 in North Nibley, Gloucestershire
John son of John and Hannah WORLOCK baptised 23 December 1748 in North Nibley, Gloucestershire
Ann daughter of John and Hannah WORLOCK baptised on 30 November 1751 in North Nibley, Gloucestershire (later married Elisha KING)
Thomas BRINT and Hannah WORLOCK were married by Licence on 18 June 1774 in Leonard Stanley, Gloucestershire
Both made their mark
Witnesses: Edward RIDER and John ?PENNY?


Sarah daughter of Thos. and Hannah BRINT baptised 29 January 1775 in Churchdown, Gloucestershire
Betty daughter of Thos. and Hannah BRINT baptised 28 April 1777 in Cam, Gloucestershire
Martha and Thomas, daughter and son of Thomas BRINT and Hannah his wife baptised June 23rd 1782 in Barnwood, Gloucestershire
Martha BRINT, single woman, aged 32 years, buried 10th June 1815 in Cam Gloucestershire


Bristol Archives


Thomas BRENT married Grace ELLIOTT by banns on 23 February 1813 in St.Paul's, Bristol

Both made their mark

Witnesses: John STONE and Charlotte SHEPHERD (X)



Plymouth and West Devon Record Office (South West Heritage Trust)


Thomas Henry, son of Thomas and Grace BRINT, Dock, Soldier, baptised 6 March 1814 in Stoke Damerel, Devon

Sarah, daughter of Thomas and Grace BRENT, Private R.Marines, baptised 5 November 1815 in East Stonehouse, Devon


John ELLIOTT and Elizabeth or Betty FISHER of Northam were married by banns on 3rd April 1780 in Bideford, Devon
John ELLIOTT (signed)
Elizabeth or Betty FISHER (X)
Witnesses: Samuel GREGORY, weaver and George DONN, psh. clerk



Grace dau of John ELLIOTT and Elizabeth his wife baptised March 11 1792 in Bideford, Devon



Gloucestershire Archives


Charles son of Thomas and Grace BRINT, Cam, Weaver baptised 30 May 1819 in Cam, Gloucestershire


National Archives, Kew, London


RG8/12 C Register of Corn Meeting Congregational Chapel, Dursley, Gloucestershire

John son of Thomas BRINT and Grace his wife of Cam was born the 19th October 18 [ink blot obscures the year, but looks to be 1817] and baptised February 1820

[As BRADSHAW's party sailed from Bristol on 10 January 1820, John could not have sailed with his parents.]


IR1-60 - Register of Duty paid for Apprentices' Indentures

9 July 1792 Martha and Thos BRINT apprenticed to Elisha KING, broadloom weaver, Cam


See 1819 correspondence

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