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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

FORRESTER, Richard - Extra Data


(member of LIVERSAGE's Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Cheshire, the son of Richard FORRESTER and Elizabeth NICKSON


Shropshire Archives


John FORRESTER of Wrenbury, Schoolmaster, married Elizabeth NICKSON by Licence on 9th January 1786 in Adderley, Shropshire

Both signed

No witnesses listed


Cheshire Archives and Local Studies Service


Thomas son of John and Betty FORESTER of Burleydam was born April 1st and baptised April 28th 1786 in Wrenbury, Cheshire

Richard son of John and Betty FORRESTER of Burleydam was born March 18th and baptised April 8th 1787 in Wrenbury, Cheshire

James son of John and Elizabeth FORRESTER of Burleydam was born 4th and baptised Sept. 28th 1788 in Wrenbury, Cheshire

Joseph son of John and Betty FORRESTER of Burleydam was born 6th Oct'r 1789 and baptised 3rd Jan'y 1790 in Wrenbury, Cheshire


Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service


Richard FORRESTER married Mary BIRKS by banns on 18 Juy 1809 in St.Mary, Mucklestone, Staffordshire

Richard FORRESTER (signed)

Mary BIRKS (X)

Witnesses: Ann BIRKS and William BIRKS


Sarah, daughter of Richard and Mary FORESTER, Blake Hall, baptised 12 December 1809 in St.Mary, Mucklestone, Staffordshire.

John, son of Richard and Mary FORESTER, Burslem, Wheelwright, baptised 11 July 1813 in St.Mary, Mucklestone, Staffordshire.

Joseph, son of Richard and Mary FORRESTER, Burslem, Wheelwright, baptised 12 May 1816 in St.John, Burslem, Staffordshire.


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