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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

PHILLIPS, George - Extra Data


(member of MORGAN's Party)


CityArk (Medway Archives)


John PHILLIPS and Elizabeth LARKIN were married by banns on 8 December 1783 in All Saints, Snodland, Kent

Both signed

Witnesses: Eliz'th [KELLY] and [James] GLOVER


London Metropolitan Archives


George son of John PHILLIPS, collar maker, and Elizabeth baptised 19th November 1790 in St.Luke, Finsbury (born October 25th)


George PHILLIPS and Ann LADSON were married by banns on 14th August 1814 in St.Pancras Old Church

Both signed

Witnesses: Ja. LADSON, Eliza ADLINS, John SMITH


George son of George and Ann PHILLIPS, Bartholomew Close, Fringe Maker, baptised April 13th 1817 in St.Bartholomew the Great (born April 21 1816)

James son of George and Ann PHILLIPS, Bartholomew Close, Fringe Maker, baptised 28 June 1818 in St.Bartholomew the Great (born May 26)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) for Ann LADSON says she was born in London, the daughter of James LADSON


London Metropolitan Archives


Ann daut'r of James and Ann LADSON baptised June 30th 1793 in St.Bartholomew the Great (born June 8th)


James LADSON of this parish, batchelor, and Ann BISHOP, spinster of this parish, were married by banns on 12 June 1791 in St.Bartholomew the Great

Both signed

Witnesses: Wm. BISHOP and Rachel BISHOP


On the following day:


William BISHOP of this parish, widower, and Catherine WAUGH of this parish, widow, were married by banns on the 13 June 1791 in St.Bartholomew the Great

Both signed [William signed as Wm. BISHOP and signature matches the witness's signature on the preceding entry]

Witnesses: James JACKSON amd Thomas HAWKINS


Baptisms in St.Bartholomew the Great, children of William BISHOP and his first wife Ann:

Ann baptised 25 December 1764 (born Dec 5)

Rachel baptised Oct 5 1766 (born Sept 26) [witnessedsister's marriage]

Thomas baptised 24 April 1768 (born Apr 4)

Charles baptised 28 August 1771 (born Aug 12)


James son of James LADSON, caulker, and Hannah, Hopping Wall, baptised 17 July 1768 in St.Paul's, Shadwell (30 days old)


London, England, Freedom of the City Admission Papers

This Indenture witnesseth that William Henry LADSON son of James LADSON of Bartholomew Close, London,Jeweller, doth put himself apprentice to William EDWARDS of George Street, Foster Lane, London, Jeweller, a Citizen and Goldsmith of London, to learn his art of a jeweller...

Dated 3 April 1816

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