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From: "William Jervois" <>
Subject: re: George CLAYTON
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 09:14:24 GMT+0200
the following documents in the Cape Archives Depot are listed (by D.
Nash) as concerning George Clayton, and it is just possible that one
of them might give some clue as to his origins:
CO 48/47: 29
Richardson's original proposal for the formation of the party was
that it would be composed of "a group of families from Sheffield"
and, as the ship left from Liverpool, it seems likely that it was
drawn from the northern parts of England. There was a George
Clayton who was baptised in Sheffield in 1789, which would make him
two years older than was stated on the recruitment returns, but it is
not unusual to find disparities in the various documents which
concern the settlers! As you probably know, there are masses of
Claytons in the Yorkshire I.G.I.!
with best wishes
William Jervois Research Associate,
Genealogy Department, Albany Museum
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