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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

DYASON, Joseph - Extra Data


Joint Leader of DYASON's Party with George,Isaac and Robert DYASON.


Canterbury Cathedral Archives



Joseph DYASON married Susannah STRIVENS by banns on  5 April 1779 in St.Lawrence, Thanet, Kent (Ramsgate)

Both Signed

Witnesses: John STRIVENS and Mary DYASON


Baptisms of children of Joseph and Susannah DYASON in St.Lawrence, Thanet, Kent:

Isaac baptised 16 January 1780, born 22 December 1779

Susannah baptised 16 September 1781, born 19 August 1781

Joseph baptised 13 July 1783, born 21 June 1783

Roger baptised 12 June 1785, born 18 May 1785

Elizabeth baptised 21 October 1787, born 20 September 1787

George baptised 11 September 1891 born 15 August 1791

Sarah baptised 18 April 1800, born 19 March 1800


Joseph DYASON married Ann HOPE by Licence on 22 October 1812 in St.Lawrence, Thanet, Kent

Both signed

Witnesses: John HOPE and Miss HOPE

(Witnesses on Marriage Banns: John and Elizabeth HOPE)


Ann, daughter of Joseph and Ann DYASON, Ramsgate baptised 12 December 1813 in St.Lawrence, Thanet, Kent

Susannah, daughter of Joseph and Ann DYASON, Ramsgate, baptised 15 September 1816 in St.Lawrence, Thanet, Kent  (buried 4 October 1818 aged 2)


London Gazette:

3 January 1809 Letter from Joseph DYASON, Master Mariner, reporting on loss of HM Brig Maria.

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