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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

SMITH, Stephen - Extra Data


(member of DAMANT's Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Norwich


Norfolk Record Office


St.Remigius, Dunston, Norfolk

Stephen SMITH of this parish single man and Sarah FISK of this parish single woman were married in this church by banns this second day of December 1787

Both made their mark

Witnesses: Wm. BRIGHTON and David TIBB


Susanna the daughter of Stephen SMITH and Sarah his wife (late Sarah FISKE spinster) was born May 13 and baptised privately May 18 1788 in Dunston, Norfolk

Stephen the son of Stephen SMITH and Sarah his wife (late Sarah FISKE spinster) was born June 29th and baptised privately July 10th 1791 in Dunston, Norfolk 


Stephen SMITH, widower of this parish and Mary MEEN of the parish of Dunston married by banns on 10 August 1790 in Holy Cross Church, Stoke Holy Cross, Norfolk.

Stephen SMITH (X0

Mary Meen (signed)

Witnesses: Rebecca SMITH (X) and Thomas PORTER (X) [Original Bishop's Transcript can be viewed here.]

[Sarah FISKE apparently died on 20 March 1790, six days after giving birth to a daughter Sarah, who also died, so it seems that Mary MEEN was actually the mother of Stephen SMITH the settler.]


Stephen SMITH of this parish single man and Anne WALLER of this parish single woman were married by banns on 15 April 1812 in St.Margaret's, Old Catton, Norfolk

Stephen SMITH (X)

Ann WALLER (signed)

Witnesses: Elizabeth [...TMAN] and Charles FRANKLIN (X)


Henry son of Stephen and Ann SMITH, carpenter, North Walsham, born Jan'y 26th and baptised Feb'y 19th 1815 in St.Nicholas, North Walsham, Norfolk

Harriot daughter of Stephen and Ann SMITH, SPH, Cabinetmaker, born Dec 4th and baptised Dec 13th 1818 in St.Peter Hungate, Norwich, Norfolk


Stephen's son Henry became a missionary and went to the USA, where he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on April 10, 1865. Research by his descendants can be found here and says that Stephen SMITH's wife was Ann WALLER, and that Stephen was baptised on 10 July 1791 in Dunston, Norfolk.








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