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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

BIGGS, John - Extra Data


(member of SOUTHEY's Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) of son William states that William was born in Bristol in 1808, son of John BIGGS and Mary ELLIS.


Bristol Archives


John BIGGS married Mary ELLIS by banns on 12 July 1801 in St.James', Bristol

John BIGGS (signed)

Mary ELLIS (X)

Witnesses: Jos. NUNN and William LODGE


John, James and William of John and Mary BIGGS were baptised on 4 October 1807 in St.James,Bristol


Two daughters arrived with SHEPHERD's Party in 1826; Mary Ann (16) and Harriott (14)


Bristol Archives


Mary Ann of John and Mary BIGGS baptised on 31 December 1809 in St.James, Bristol

Harriot of John and Mary BIGGS baptised on 13 September 1812 in St.James, Bristol

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