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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

NEWCOMBE, Robert - Extra Data


(member of PARKIN's Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Bishop's Clist, near Exeter, Devon, the son of Robert and Frances NEWCOMBE 


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Robert NEWCOMBE and Frances BAKER were married by Licence on 1st April 1781 in Exeter Cathedral

Both signed

Witnesses: Robert CARTER and Rich'd BULLEN


Frances the daughter of Mr. Rob't & Frances NEWCOMBE of Farringdon was born June 3rd 1781 and baptised May 7th 1787. Ann the daughter of the said Robert and Francis NEWCOMBE was born Feb'ry 10th 1783 and baptised May 7th 1787. Robert the son of Rob't and Frances NEWCOMBE was baptised May 7th 1787 in Clyst St.Mary, Devon


Robert NEWCOMBE and Elizabeth SAUNDERS were married by banns on 2nd June 1808 in Holy Trinity, Exeter, Devon

Both signed

Witnesses: Thomas WHICKER, Elizabeth PRIDHAM, William SAUNDERS, Jno. GORDON


Robert William Saunders son of Robert and Elizabeth NEWCOMBE baptised privately on 3rd November 1809 in St.Mary Major, Exeter, Devon

Ann the daughter of Robert NEWCOMBE and Elizaneth his wife baptised 23 March 1811 in St.Mary Major, Devon.

Richard son of Robert and Elizabeth NEWCOMBE, Combe Street, cooper, baptised April 16 1820 in St.Mary Major, Exeter, Devon


[Robert is listed alone on the Settler Return, presumably because the birth of his son Richard was imminent, but Death Notice (Cape Archives) for his son Robert shows that he reached the Cape.]

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