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1820 Settlers - Daniell's Party

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  • Sophia Jane Searle (1817 - d.)
    1820 British Settler Sophia Jane Searle 3, together with her parents, were members of Daniell's Party of 41 Settlers on the Settler Ship Duke of Marlborough . Party originated from Devon. Departu...
  • Mary Malkin, SM/PROG (1791 - 1845)
    1820 British Settler Mary Malkin 29, together with her husband Edward Searle 26, and child, were members of Daniell's Party of 41 Settlers on the Settler Ship Duke of Marlborough . Party originated...
  • Edward Searle, Snr, SV/PROG (1794 - 1839)
    1820 British Settler Edward Searle 26, together with his wife Mary Malkin 29, and child, were members of Daniell's Party of 41 Settlers on the Settler Ship Duke of Marlborough . Party originated fr...
  • Ann Daniell (1802 - 1839)
    1820 British Settler Ann Handfield 18, was a member of Daniell's Party of 41 Settlers on the Settler Ship Duke of Marlborough . Party originated from Devon. Departure Portsmouth, 30 March 1820. A...
  • Robert Newton Dunn, SV/PROG (1796 - 1847)
    1820 British Settler Robert Newton Dunn 24, was a member of Daniell's Party of 41 Settlers on the Settler Ship Duke of Marlborough . Party originated from Devon. Departure Portsmouth, 30 March 18...

Daniell's Party

Main References - The Settler Handbook by MD Nash and 1820 Settlers.com

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Party Details

  • Leader Lieut Richard Daniell of Sidbury, Devon
  • Number in the Party 41
  • Area Party originated from Devon
  • Area Allocated to the Party Sidbury Park, on the Buffels Kloof stream, Albany
  • 1820 Settler Ship under Capt. R. Jeffrey

Duke of Marlborough

  • Dates
  • Departure Portsmouth, 30 March 1820
  • Arrival Table Bay, Cape Town - 18 June 1820

(No other parties on this voyage - private settler party)

M.D. Nash 1987 - Settler Handbook

"Led by Lieut Richard Daniell of Sidbury, Devon, an officer of the Royal Navy on half-pay. This was not a government-assisted party and it fell outside the terms of the emigration scheme. No deposits were paid and no free passages provided, but the party obtained a grant of land in the proportion of 100 acres for each able-bodied man. On hi arrival in the colony, Lieut Daniell applied for an additional grant 500 acres as an officer on half-pay, and this was later extended.

Lieut Daniell emigrated in partnership with his brother James Daniell, a farmer of Sidbury, and Thomas Handfield, a farmer of Ulcombe, Kent. They were accompanied by james Daniell's wife and family and a maidservant; Thomas Handfield's sister (who married Richard Daniell in Cape Town on 5 July 1820); and four menservants.

The party sailed in the Duke of Marlborough which left Portsmouth on 30 March 1820 and arrived in Table bay on 18 June. Daniell was located in Albany at Sweet Milk Fountain on the Buffels Kloof stream, to the west of the other settler locations. The location was named Sidbury Park.

The partnership was dissolved in January 1821, and the two Daniell brothers and Handfield continued to farm independently in the Sidbury area".

Members of Daniell's Party

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  • 3 Children

Child :

  • Young.

The following additional Party members are given at 1820Settlers.com

  • Joseph Arrowsmith
  • J Beddy
  • Dickson
  • Robert Newton Dunn
  • Field
  • Graham
  • Hickson
  • Love
  • Martin
  • Nitch
  • Ruthven
  • Sendle

Main Sources for party list

Memorial of james Daniell, Richard Daniell and Thomas Handfield (Cape Archives CO 3918,282); Cape Town Gazette, ships' arrivals, June 1820; Special Commissioner William hayward's notes (Cape Archives CO 8542). Ellen Palliser was given permission to leave the colony in January 1821.

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