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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

NEWTH, William - Extra Data


(member of BRADSHAW's Party)


His obituary in the Grahamstown Journal of 24 March 1869 says that he served in the Royal Marines between 1793 and 1816 and served on the Belleisle at the Battle of Trafalgar.


Plymouth and West Devon Record Office


William NEWTH, Marine and Sarah POINTER, Spinster were married by banns on 5 July 1802 in Plympton St.Mary, Devon

William NEWTH (X)


Witnesses: Honour DUNN and Rich'd GILES


National Archives, Kew, London 


Service Record (WO97/1197/76) for eldest son William shows that he was born in Devon


Gloucestershire Archives


Benjamin son of William and Sarah NEWTH, Dursley, Shearman was baptised 3 November 1816 in Dursley, Gloucestershire

Thomas son of William and Sarah NEWTH, Dursley, Labourer was baptised 26 October 1817 in Dursley, Gloucestershire

Elizabeth daughter of William and Sarah NEWTH, Dursley, Labourer was baptised on 22 December 1819 in Dursley, Gloucestershire


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