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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

SHEPSTONE, William - Extra Data


(member of HOLDER's Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Bristol ca 1797


Somerset Archives and Local Studies


William son of George SHEPSTON was baptised January 22nd 1797 in Rowberrow, Somerset


Bristol Record Office


William SHEPSTONE married Elizabeth BROOKS on 18 February 1816 in St.Mary le Port, Bristol

Both signed

Witnesses: Jonathan MATHEWS and Sarah REED (X)


Theophilus SHEPSTONE son of William and Elizabeth was babtised on 30 January 1817 in Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire


National Archives, Kew, London



Elizabeth daughter of William & Elizabeth SHEPSTONE, Westbury, was baptised on 31 January 1819 in Portland Chapel, Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire



Elizabeth BROOKS was the sister of Ann BROOKS, wife of Richard TAINTON, also of HOLDER's Party

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