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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

HART, William - Extra Data


(member of BAILIE's Party)


LDS Microfilm #432466
Souvenir of Centenary of 1820 Settlers

Extract from letter (1919) from General Sir Reginald HART, enclosing a pedigree table for his family.

“Grandfather: Lieut.-Col. William HART, of Netherby, Dorset; married Jane, daughter Charles MATSON, of Wingham, county Kent; went to South Africa, sailing from Deptford on 3rd December, 1819, in the Chapman, 558 tons; anchored in Algoa Bay, 10th April, 1820; died at Wynberg, 1st September, 1848, and buried there; served at capture of Dutch Fleet in Saldanha Bay, 1796.
Father: Lieut.-Gen. Henry George HART. Sailed with his father in the Chapman. Died 1878. Married at Cape Town, Frances Alicia, daughter of Rev. Holt OKES, D.D., 7th January, 1833. Dr. OKES was Senior Chaplain, Cape of Good Hope.
Uncles: William HART. Came to Cape of Good Hope; died there 1865; no issue
Samuel Hood HART. Came to Cape of Good Hope, and afterwards Natal; died 1875;
Aunt: Elizabeth HART. Sailed with her father in the Chapman; married (1st) Captain SCOTT, left issue; married (2nd) Thomas, son of Rev. Holt OKES, D.D., left issue.”

George and Elizabeth sailed with William and Jane stayed behind with the other children. In 1829 Samuel Hood HART applied to join his family – see 1829 correspondence at CO48/133) and son William also travelled to the Cape.


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Bristol


Family Search


William son of George and Elizabeth HART baptised 9 June 1773 in Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire (now suburb of Bristol)


William HART married Jane MATSON on 18 January 1801 in St.George's, Canterbury, Kent


Kent County Record Office


Elizabeth HART daughter of William and Jane, R.Wagg, [Royal Waggon Train] baptised 15 May 1802 in St.Mildred, Tenterden, Kent


According to a submitted entry on Family Search both Henry George and Samuel Hood HART were born in Glencree, County Wicklow, Ireland

The 1861 census RG9/456/f120/p16 for Surbiton, Surrey confirms that Henry George was born in Ireland


UK Probate Index 


The will of Samuel Hood HART, late of Durban in Natal, Gentleman, who died 20 November 1875 at Matlock Bridge in the County of Derby, was proved at the Principal Registry by Henry George HART of East Hill, Wandsworth in the County of Surrey, a Major General in Her Majesty's Army, the Brother the sole Executor.

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