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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

FEAGAN, Peter - Extra Data


(member of MANDY's Party)


National Archives, Kew, London


WO23/138 Royal Hospital Chelsea: Admission Books, Registers

68th Foot   Peter FEAGAN  age 21 service in the army 1⅓ years (militia 3)
Admission 16 May 1801. Broken leg on duty. Residence: Chelsea


WO121/44/133 Royal Hospital Chelsea Discharge Papers

68th Regiment of Foot, 2nd Batallion
These are to certify that the Bearer hereof, Peter FEAGAN in Captain Carey's Company of the aforesaid Regiment, born in the Parish of Lickbar, in or near the Market Town of Castlepollard in the County of Westmeath, aged twenty one years and by Trade a Labourer, hath served honestly and faithfully in the said Regiment 16 months & 3 years in the Westmeath Militia; but by having broken his leg while on Duty in consequence of a Fall is hereby discharged...
Dated 14 May 1801 and signed overleaf.


National Library of Ireland


There are two possible baptisms in Castlepollard, the first on 4 March 1779 and the second on 10th November 1780.


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