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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 https://www.1820settlers.com/

Sue Mackay

GRIFFIN, Thomas - Extra Data

 

(member of BAILIE's Party)

 

(listed in correspondence of Samuel COHAN)

 

"Bailie's Party of 1820 Settlers" by M.D. Nash

 

He was born in City Road, Islington, London, the son of James and Lydia GRIFFIN. He joined the Royal Navy and fought on shore in the Egyptian campaign of 1801 until the surrender of Alexandria. In 1805 he served at Trafalgar in HMS Mars under Captain Duff. He married Sara YATES at All Hallows Church, Tower, in 1809.

 

London Metropolitan Archives

 

James GRIFFIN, widower, and Lidia DAVIS were married by banns on the 23 October 1782 in St.Margaret Pattens, London

Both signed

Witnesses: Thos. BROWN (Parish Clerk) and Aaron COATES

 

Thomas GRIFFIN married Sarah YATES by banns on 22 May 1809 in All Hallows by the Tower, London

Both signed

Witnesses: Joseph MORRICE and [Davy SELSON]

 

Sarah, daughter of Thomas and Sarah GRIFFIN, Chambers St, baptised 15 July 1810 in St.Mary's, Whitechapel (born 25 May)

Thomas, son of Thomas and Sarah GRIFFIN, Chambers St, baptised 20 October 1811 in St.Mary's, Whitechapel (born 1 September)

Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas and Sarah GRIFFIN, Rosemary Lane, baptised 20 June 1813 in St.Mary's, Whitechapel. Father's occupation: Gunsmith.

Harriet, daughter of Thomas and Sarah GRIFFIN, Chambers St, baptised 26 March 1815 in St.Mary's, Whitechapel. Father's occupation: Gunsmith.

Joseph, son of Thomas and Sarah GRIFFIN, Rosemary Lane, baptised 1 June 1817 in St.Mary's, Whitechapel. (Born 17 January) Father's occupation: Gunsmith.

James, son of Thomas and Sarah GRIFFIN, Chambers St, baptised 7 February 1818 in St.Mary's, Whitechapel. Father's occupation: Gunsmith.

 

 

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