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

FILMER, John and Thomas - Extra Data


(members of SEPHTON's Party)


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John FILMER married Sarah WELLS on 4 April 1769 in St.Mary's, Lenham, Kent


John son of John and Sarah FILMER was baptised 10 June 1770 in St.Mary's, Lenham, Kent

Thomas, son of John and sarah FILMER was baptised 5 April 1872 in St.Mary's, Lenham, Kent


London Metropolitan Archives


John FILMER of this parish Bachelor and Mary WHITBREAD of this parish Spinster were married by banns on 10 February 1807 in St.Giles without Cripplegate

John FILMER (signed)


Witnesses: Thos. FILMER and Geo. WOOD


Baptisms in St.Bartholomew the Great

John son of John and Mary FILMER baptised March 13th 1808 (born February 15th 1808)

Robert Perkins son of John and Mary FILMER baptised December 7th 1810 (born December 29th 1809)

Harriet daughter of John and Mary FILMER baptised March 15th 1812 (born February 20th 1812)

Ebenezer son of John and Mary FILMER, No.13 Glass-house Yard, sawyer, baptised 7 August 1814 (born 26 April)

Mary daughter of John and Mary FILMER, Glass-house Yard, sawyer, baptised May 19 1816 (born April 24)

Elizabeth daughter of John and Mary FILMER, No.2 Back Passage, Cloth Fair, sawyer, baptised April 18 1919 (born February 5)


Banns of marriage between Thomas FILMER and Eliz'h WHITBREAD were published July 11,18 & 25 1802. Thomas FILMER of this parish and Hamlet Ratf [presumably an abbreviation for Ratcliff] Batchelor and Elizabeth WHITBREAD of this parish and the same hamlet, Widow, were married by banns on the 26 July 1802 in St.Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney.

Both signed

Witnesses: Daniel PRICE and James DUFFIELD


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