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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

NELSON, Thomas (CALTON's Party) - Extra Data


(member of CALTON's Party)


Nottinghamshire Archives


Thomas NELSON married Mary Ann CORDIN on 4 April 1816 in St.Leodegarius, Basford, Nottinghamshire

Both made their mark

Witnesses: Matilda CORDIN, Mary [MELLORS] and Samuel SWINTON [Samuel SWINTON witnessed all marriages on the page]


William NELSON, son of Thomas and Mary, farming man, baptised 29 November 1816 in St.Mary the Virgin, Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Matilda Ann NELSON, daughter of Thomas and Mary, labourer, baptised 26 January 1819 in St.Mary the Virgin, Southwell, Nottinghamshire

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