Main reference The Settler Handbook by MD Nash
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- Leader John Carlisle
- Number 15
- Area Party originated from Staffordshire
- Area Allocated to the Party Belmont on the Blaauwkrantz River
- 1820 Settler Ship Chapman
- Departure London, 3 December 1819
- Arrival Table Bay, Cape Town - 17 March 1820
- Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 10 April 1820
M.D. Nash 1987 - Settler Handbook
"No. 16 on the Colonial Department list, led by John Carlisle, a son of the Rev. William Carlisle of Belmont, near leek, Staffordshire, who conducted most of the correspondence with the Colonial Department on his son's behalf. The party was recommended by Nicholas Carlisle Esq.
This was a proprietary party, notable for the youthfulness of its leader and nearly all its members, and consisting entirely of males. There is no record of its being a parish party but from its composition it seems very probable that some part at least of the deposits was paid by the parish. The settlers' baggage was forwarded by fly-boat (canal boat) from Leek, where the party was recruited.
The three teen-age lads - Sampson hayes, James Bassett and Rupert Cordon - were all late additions to the party and may have been workhouse boys.
Deposits were paid for 11 men. The party sailed from Gravesend in the Chapman on 3 Dec 1819 - a last minute arrangement resulting from the reduction of Bailie's party, which was to have occupied the whole ship - and arrived in Table Bay on 17 March 1820 and Algoa bay on 10 April. Carlisle was located near Grahamstown on the Blaauwkrantz River and called his estate Belmont".
Members of Carlisle's Party
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- Bassett, Benjamin 39. Miller and army pensioner.
- James 12.
- Belfield, George 19, Labourer
- Carlisle, John 22
- Carlisle, Frederick 18
- Chadwick, James 18, Farmer's Servant
- Chadwick, Samuel 20, Farmer's servant
- Chadwick, William 18, Farmer's servant
- Corden, Rupert 13 (servant of John Carlisle)
- Edge, Robert 22 Labourer
- Gamble/Basset? James 12 (servant to John Carlisle),
- Hayes, Samuel 34, Woodcutter.
- Sampson 13
- Samuel 8
- Rowe, William 23 Labourer
- Wheeldon, Samuel 18 Labourer
A party of 15 from Staffordshire, led by John CARLISLE, sailed in "Chapman". They were located on an arm of the Kowie River, Their location being called Belmont.
Main sources for party list
Return of settlers under the direction of John carlisle (Cape Archives C) 6138/1,48). This is the London list; no Agent's Return has been traced giving the state of the party on its arrival at the Cape. However, references have been found on colonial records to Rupert Gordon and to all the adult members of the party but William Rowe. an earlier list of the party (Public Record Office CO 48/42, 481) does not include James Bassett but there is an entry for James Gamble, 12, a servant of John Carlisle. Gamble may have been entered in the final return as Basset's son to avoid paying a separate deposit for him.