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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

CURRIE, Walter - Extra Data


(member of WILLSON's Party)


(see also correspondence of Alexander BISSET

At one time Walter CURRIE senior, by then a widower, and five of his sons wanted to emigrate. The return for WILLSON's Party lists only Walter and Adam, but no trace of Adam has been found in South Africa and he may have also dropped out)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says that Walter was born in Langholm, Dumfriesshire, son of Walter and Helen CURRIE. In fact he was baptised in neighbouring Roxburghshire and his father moved to Langholm in time for the birth of his youngest brother Charles.


From Memorials of Langholm Parish, Dumfriesshire:
Wauchope Kirkyard:
In memory of  Walter CURRIE who died in Langholm 3rd September 1833 aged 83 years. And Helen PATERSON spouse to Walter CURRIE who died in Langholm June 11th 1816 aged 53 years. Also Helen their daughter who died 20th July 1781 aged 4 years.


New Register House, Edinburgh


Old Parish Registers for Roberton, Roxburghshire

November 7 1784 Given in by Walter CURRIE for his irregular marriage and given him a certificate of this date before the session here 1/6

March 7 1785 Baptised Walter son to Walter CURRIE in Craick

July 22 1787 Baptised James son to Walter CURRY in Braidly Burnfoot [Burnfoot is now a suburb of Hawick]


Old Parish Registers for Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire

George Paterson son to Walter CORIE and his wife born May 5th 1789

Adam son to Walter CORIE and his wife born July 21st 1791

Helen daughter to Walter CORIE and his wife born May 6th 1796

William son to Walter CORIE and his wife born April 8th 1799


Old Parish Registers for Langholm or Staplegorton

Charles son to Walter CORRIE and Helen PATERSON his spouse in New Langholm born June 4 1802 and baptised June 6



Jersey Heritage:


Walter CURRIE Esquire of the Royal Navy and Anne LOWE of the parish of Grouville were married on the fifth day of August 1814 in St.Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands


St.Clement, Jersey

Walter fils de Mr. Walter CURRIR at de Mistr Ann CURRIR [sic] sa femme fut présenté au batême le 30 May 1819 par le père et la mère de l’enfant, représantant Mr. Alexandre BISSET et Mistr Alicia Tyndall BISSET sa femme

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