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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

ROBERTS, Edward - Extra Data


(member of BAILIE's Party)


"Bailie's Party of 1820 Settlers" by M.D. Nash

Born in Armley, near Leeds, Yorkshire, he learnt surgery under Mr. HAY of Leeds, and was a member of the Royal College of Surgeons.


West Yorkshire Archive Service


Leeds LNC16 Non Conformist Registers - Salem Chapel

Edward son of Thos. and Bashia ROBARDS [sic] of Armley born the 27 May and baptised the 3rd Aug't 1792


Thomas ROBERTS, clothier of this parish and Bathsheba RAYNER of this parish, spinster, were married by Licence on 3 December 1788 in St.Peter's, Leeds

Thomas ROBERTS (signed)

Line for Bathsheba's signature too faded to read

Witnesses: Rob't RAYNER and [illegible]


Archbishop of York Marriage Index Licence gives Bathsheba's year of birth as 1767




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