About Edward Ford
From http://www.genealogyworld.net/settlers/tessa.htm - Tessa King
Edward Ford’s party was also a joint-stock party consisting of labourers from Wiltshire and joined by Robert Miles a weaver from Erlestoke. The book ‘Story of a Frontier Family’ documents their life in Albany. This was one of the parties, which arrived early, having sold all they possessed, to find they could not board the Weymouth. They were given temporary accommodation on the three-decker hulk that served as her tender, by a sympathetic Colonial Department. James Jennings, a member of the party, fell ill and died before they sailed leaving his wife and 3-year-old son to sail with the party. She subsequently married Joseph King a member of Bradshaw’s party after his wife Ann had died in about 1823. Ford’s party was moved twice before they set up home on the banks of the Lynedoch River.
http://www.genealogy.amay.co.uk/main.php?p=FF2-PatienceFordCon also has a lot of information
List of Ford's Party.
Richard Crouch 29 labourer, wife Sarah 30 and their son
John 1, (died at sea).
Ephraim Dicks 38 labourer (died at sea) his son's
Ephraims 16 and Joseph 5.
James Dicks 23 labourer, wife Dinah 22 and their
son John. James Dicks 38 labourer, wife Jane 39
(died at sea) their children Uriah 14, James 12,
Joseph 10, Jonah 8 and Eliza 6.
Edward Ford 38 labourer, wife Jane 39 and their
children James 17, John 16. Patience 13, Elizabeth 11.
Robert Harris 17 (in the care of his uncle James Dicks
James Jennings 28 labourer (died at Portsmouth) wife
Mary 30 and their son James 3.
Robert Miles 27 Weaver, wife Ann 20 and their son
William 2 (died at sea).
Elijah Payne 25 labourer, wife Mary 22 and their daughter Mary 1.
Joseph Ralph 27 labourer and naval pensioner, wife Elizabeth 28 and their
children Joseph 3 and Mary 3 (died at sea).
Richard Ralph 29 Labourer, wife Elizabeth 28 and their
children Harriet 4 and Samuel 1.