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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

GOODWIN, John Foulis - Extra Data


(originally member of BAILIE's Party but sailed on the Medusa)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was the son of John GOODWIN and born ca January 1772. His wife's maiden name was BEESTON.


Family Search


Baptism of John Fowlis GOODWIN, son of John and Jane, 2 February 1772 in Gedney-Hill, Lincolnshire


Marriage and baptism of first two children not found, but the Death Notice (Cape Archives) for his son John Francis suggests he was born in Reading, Berkshire.


London Metropolitan Archives


Henry Samuel, son of John Foulis and Mary Ann GOODWIN, was baptised on 28 February 1810 in St.Mary Abchurch, City of London (born 18 July 1809)


London Gazette: 7 July 1812: Bankruptcy Notice for “John Foulis GOODWIN, of Abchurch-lane, London, Tavern Keeper, Dealer and Chapman...”


John Foulis GOODWIN was related to 1820 settler Bishop BURNETT through his wife Mary Ann Ancient GOODWIN (see notes for Bishop BURNETT)

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