GSSAThe 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

BOARDMAN, William - Extra Data


(member of WILLSON's Party)


A History of the BOARDMAN Family based on original sources can be read here


Wigan Archive Service


William son of Thomas BOARDMAN born Oct 27 baptised Nov 23 1768 in St.Thomas, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire


Lancashire Archives


Wm. BOARDMAN and Margaret HEYES of this parish were married by Licence on 16 May 1795 in Ormskirk, Lancashire
Both signed
Witnesses: Susan BOARDMAN and Thos. HEYES


Christening in Lathom Chapel, Ormskirk, Lancashire 31 October 1795
Mary, dr of William BOARDMAN, Schoolmaster of Newburgh, and Margaret his wife, born 2 October


Ormskirk Parish Register
Judith, daughter of William and Margaret BOARDMAN of Newburgh baptised 1 January 1797 in Standish Church (Bishop's Transcript says Skelmersdale Chapel)


Baptism of Susannah not found, but there is a baptism on 18 November 1798 in St.Mary the Virgin, Ecclestone of a "Susanna, daughter of William and Ann BOARDMAN of Lathom in the Parish of Ormskirk"


Christening at Lathom Chapel, Ormskirk, Lancashire 25 September 1800
Thomas son of William and Margaret BOARDMAN


Christenings in Newton Chapel, Winwick, Lancashire
Margaret, dr of William and Margaret BOARDMAN, born 14 October, baptised 7 November 1802
John Ashton, son of the Rev'd Wm.& Margaret BOARDMAN, born 8 July baptised 12 August 1804
Sarah Heys, dr of the Rev'd Wm.& Margaret BOARDMAN, born 5 August baptised 31 August 1806


Ormskirk Parish Register
James, son of the Rev'd William BOARDMAN and Margaret his wife, Newburgh, baptised 7 October 1808

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