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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

HOGSFLESH, James - Extra Data


(member of SEPHTON's Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Kensington, Middlesex, the son of Nicholas and Alice HOGSFLESH


Surrey History Centre



Nicholas HOGSFLESH and Mary RETT were married by banns on 7 November 1737 in St, John's, Egham, Surrey


Nicholas, son of Nicholas and Mary HOGSFLESH,  baptised 3 December 1738 in St.John's, Egham, Surrey


London Metropolitan Archives


Will of Nicholas HOGSFLESH Senior dated 4 March 1764 

I Nicholas HOGSFLESH Sen'r of the parish of Windlesham in the County of Surrey, Yeoman........bequeath unto my son Nicholas HOGSFLESH of Egham in the County of Surrey, Yeoman, all that my freehold messuages or tenement, with a garden adjoining and belonging thereto with a turf house and stable and all and every of their appurtenances (and now in my own tenure and occupation and which I purchased of John MOORE of said parish of Windlesham in the County of Surrey, Husbandman) situate or standing and being in the said parish of Windlesham in the County of Surrey aforesaid: I also give and bequeath unto my said son Nicholas HOGSFLESH aforesaid all that my three pieces or parcels of freehold land, containing by estimation two acres (be the same more or less) commonly called or known by the name of Down Hill situate lying and being in the parish of Windlesham in the County of Surrey aforesaid:(and now in my own tenure and occupation). I likewise bequeath.....


£20 to his son James HOGSFLESH of Orpington, Coachman

1 shilling to his son George HOGSFLESH of Aldershot

Leasehold property, furniture &c to his daughter Jane LEAKE and her husband John LEAKE of Windlesham, Cordwainer.


Nicholas HOGSFLESH and Mary YOUNG, widow, were married by banns on 6 January 1765 in St.Mary's, Lambeth

Both signed

Witnesses: Rich'd LIDSEY and Mary SMITH


Surrey History Centre


Nicholas HOGSFLESH, widower, and Alice GADD were married by banns on 30 January 1780 in St. John's, Egham, Surrey

Nicholas HOGSFLESH (signed - signature matches 1765 marriage)

Alice GADD (X)

Witnesses: Richard and John GRAVES


London Metroplitan Archives


James HOGSFLESH, bachelor, married Margaret CHANDLER, spinster on 25 November 1819 in St.Anne's, Soho.

James HOGSFLESH (signed)


Witnesses: Thos. FURNAUX and L. IRELAND


Alice HOGSFLESH buried 16 March 1810 St.George, Hanover Square, London

Nicholas HOGSFLESH, aged 81 years, died in the workhouse and buried 26 November 1819, parish of St.George, Hanover Square, London 


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