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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

BONSALL, George - Extra Data


(member of George SMITH's Party)


Cheshire Archives and Local Studies Service


1 December 1815 George BONSALL and Sarah SIMPSON, both of this parish, were married by banns in Cheadle, Cheshire (Bishop's Transcript)


Manchester Central Library


Baptisms in the Collegiate Church of St.Mary, St.Denys and St.George (later Manchester Cathedral)

Henry Simpson, son of George and Sarah BONSALL, Manchester, small ware dealer, baptised April 13th 1817

Jane Simpson, daughter of George and Sarah BONSALL, Manchester, labourer, baptised 25th September 1825 


'Lower Albany Chronicle' part 1 compiled by E Morse Jones, p. 41

31 May 1821 "George BONSALL of George Vale was now incurably ill. His wife, Sarah, begged permission for their return to England. They were entirely without subsistence."


Permission was obviously granted as Jane Simpson BONSALL was baptised back in Manchester in 1825. Baptism of Ann not found.

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