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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

JENNINGS, James - Extra Data


(member of FORD's Party)


Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council Record Office


James JENNINGS married Mary BUTCHER by banns on 3 May 1815 in Warminster, Wiltshire



Winesses: John WHITE and Betty PIERCE (X)


National Archives, Kew, London


Common Close Independent Chapel, Warminster, Wiltshire RG4 / Piece 3276 / Folio 42

James, son of James JENNINGs of the parish of Warminster and Mary his wife was born November 19 1816 and baptised 27 April 1817


Log and Muster of the Weymouth shows that James JENNINGS was sent ashore to Haslar Hospital, Gosport on 6 January 1820, where he died. His widow Mary and son James continued to the Cape.


Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council Record Office


Longbridge Deverill Vestry Minutes 1020/55 show that the parish paid £10 for James JENNING to emigrate

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