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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

GARBETT, Susannah and Thomas - Extra Data


(members of WILLSON's Party - travelled with their stepfather Joseph DONOVAN)


London Metropolitan Archives


Samuel GARBETT married Susanna CLARK on 6 October 1807 in Christ Church, Southwark.

Samuel GARBETT (signed)

Susanna CLARK (X)

Witnesses: John CLARK and Lucy CLARK


Lucy, daughter of Samuel and Susanna GARBETT, St.George's, Southwark, baptised 31 July 1808 in St.Andrew's, Holborn

Susanna, daughter of Samuel and Susanna GARBETT, Temple, baptised 10 June 1810 in St.Andrew's, Holborn (born 3 August 1809)

Baptism of Thomas not found.


Lucy presumably died in infancy as only Susanna and Thomas GARBETT accompanied their step father Joseph DONOVAN to the Cape.


Joseph DONOVAN, bachelor married Susannah GARBETT, spinster [sic] on 18 October 1813 in St.Luke's, Finsbury

Joseph DONOVAN (signed)

Susannah GARBETT (X)

Witnesses: William TRACEY and Js. SMITH


In his 1819 correspondence Joseph makes no mention of his stepdaughters.


Joseph and Susanna moved from Grahamstown to Bengal, India c 1828. Susanna died at sea in 1835 during a return voyage to the Cape.

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