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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

DAVIES, Joshua - Extra Data


(member of GREATHEAD's Party) Appears in Settler Returns as Josiah DAVIS


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Bilson, presumably Bilston, Staffordshire, ca 1787, son of John and Mary DAVIES


Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Archive Service


Born Joshua, son of John and Mary DAVIS May 21 1785 (bap'd 29) in St.Benedict Biscop Church, Wombourne, Staffordshire

Both Bilston and Wombourne are villages outside Wolverhampton


Joshua DAVIES and Sophia DEVEY were married by banns on 23 April 1815 in St.Peter's, Wolverhampton

Both made their mark

Winesses: John ONION and Sam'l STUART


There is a baptism in Bilston St.Leonard's on September 15th 1816 for a Daniel DAVIS, son of John and Sophia of Bilston. Could this be an error using Joshua's father's name?


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