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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

DICKS, Ephraim - Extra Data


(member of FORD's party)


Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council Record Office


Ephraim DICKS married (1) Elizabeth CROOME by banns on 18 July 1796 in Longbridge Deverill, Wiltshire.

Both made their mark

Witnesses: Rich'd RALPHS and Samuel GULLIFER


Elizabeth DICKS buried 13 March 1805 Longbridge Deverill.


Ephraim DICKS married (2) Mary WHATLEY by banns on 16 February 1806 in Longbridge Deverill, Wiltshire.

Both made their mark

Witnesses: Wm. PAYNE and Samuel GULLIFER


Mary DICKS buried 29 January 1816 Longbridge Deverill.


Baptisms in Longbridge Deverill:

Ephraim, baptised 28 April 1816 (born ca 1804), son of Ephraim and Elizabeth.

Joseph, baptised 28 April 1816 (born ca 1814), son of Ephraim and Mary.


Longbridge Deverill Vestry Minutes 1020/55:

£15 deposit paid for Ephraim DICKS to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope.


Ephraim DICKS Senior died on board the Weymouth on 26 April 1820 (Log ADM51/3543 at the National Archives, Kew)

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