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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

ROWLES, John - Extra Data


(member of BAILIE's Party)


London Metropolitan Archives


John ROWLES, bachelor, married Sarah WRIGHT, spinster on 25 September 1815 at St.George in the East.

Both signed their names.

Witnesses: Stephen WRIGHT. Second signature illegible.


Amelia, daughter of John and Sarah ROWLES, Union Street, baptised 27 October 1817 in St.Leonard, Shoreditch (born 21July 1817) Father's occupation: Merchant's Clerk.

John, son of John and Sarah ROWLES baptised 10 February 1819 in St.George in the East (born 11 January 1819) Father's occupation: Sea Broker.
Address: Norfolk Street, Commercial Road, Stepney.


"Bailie's Party of 1820 Settlers" by M.D. Nash says that he was born in Oxfordshire.


Oxfordshire History Centre


John son of John and Elizabeth ROWLES was baptised 25 December 1790 in St.Mary's, Witney, Oxfordshire.



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