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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

DOLD, Matthew - Extra Data


(member of WILLSON's Party)


London Metropolitan Archives


Matthew DOLD, bachelor, married Jane ARNOLD, widow, on 9 February 1793 in St.George in the East.

Both signed their names.

Witnesses: Peter SAUERMILK and Susanna SAUERMILK


Baptisms of children in St.Mary's, Whitechapel

John Matthew 9 March 1794, Roadside (died in infancy)

Catharine 31 July 1796, Roadside (born 24 August 1795) – presumably died in infancy

John Matthew 30 July 1797, Roadside

Jane Catherine 3 February 1799, Roadside (born 9 January)

William Andrew 21 September 1800, Roadside

Sarah Ann 17 April 1803, Roadside


Newspaper Cuttings from the Eastern Cape (unknown source 1973)

Before the DOLDs left Algoa Bay, the marriage of Jane DOLD to fellow settler, John AYLIFF provided an historic occasion. Because there was no legal marriage officer on land, it became necessary for the couple to be rowed out to the ship 'Menai', where they were legally married by the master,
Captain Fairfax MORESBY, on June 25, 1820.

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