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1820 Settlers - Howard's Party

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  • John Henry Cadle (1819 - 1894)
    1820 British Settler Infant John Cadel , together with his parents and 3 siblings, were members of Howard's Party of 60 Settlers on the Settler Ship Ocean . Party originated from Buckinghamshire. ...
  • William Cadle (1818 - 1872)
    1820 British Settler William Cadel 1, together with his parents and 3 siblings, were members of Howard's Party of 60 Settlers on the Settler Ship Ocean . Party originated from Buckinghamshire. De...
  • Mary Catherine Moore (1811 - 1823)
    1820 British Settler Mary Catherine Moore 8, together with her mother, step father and 3 siblings, were members of Howard's Party of 60 Settlers on the Settler Ship Ocean . Party originated from Bu...
  • Sarah Emily Gurney, SM/PROG (c.1789 - 1843)
    1820 British Settler Sarah Emily Hornblow 28,together with her husband John Henry Cadel 24, Tallow chandler, and 4 children, were members of Howard's Party of 60 Settlers on the Settler Ship Ocean . ...
  • John Henry Cadle, SM/PROG (1795 - 1823)
    1820 British Settler John Henry Cadel 24, Tallow chandler, together with his wife Sarah Emily Hornblow 28, and 4 children, were members of Howard's Party of 60 Settlers on the Settler Ship Ocean . ...

Howard's Party

Main reference The Settler Handbook by MD Nash

Additional information from South African Settlers

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Party Details

  • Leader William Howard
  • Number 60
  • Area Party originated from Buckinghamshire
  • Area Allocated to the Party Salem Hills on the Blaauwkrantz River
  • 1820 Settler Ship

Ocean

  • Dates
  • Departure London, 13 December 1819
  • Arrival Table Bay, Cape Town - 29 March 1820
  • Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth - 15 April 1820

(Other parties on this voyage - Damant, Dixon, Morgan)

M.D. Nash 1987 - Settler Handbook

"No. 21 on the Colonial Department list, led by William Howard of Blucher Street, Chesham, Buckinghamshire. a school master 'on the Lancastrian plan', a system of education for the children of the poor that relied on the use of pupil-teachers, with one usher presiding over the whole school. His first application to take out a joint-stock party of 15 men and their families from Buckinghamshire was turned down, and he met this rejection with a desperate appeal to the Colonial Department, backed up by a testimonial to his moral character (which he drafted himself) signed by the curate, overseers, churchwarden and magistrate of Chesham. He stoutly asserted that he was 'prepared to conflict with difficulties of any description, and feared no dangers whatever'. On the strength of the testimonial his party was accepted to fill a late vacancy occasioned by the withdrawal of one Edward Webb Wilson. By this time, several of Howard's people had fallen away, but gaps in his list were filled by four members of a London party led by Thomas Bainbridge of Soho, whose application had been unsuccessful (Bainbridge, Willan, Felton and Niland).

Deposits were paid for 15 men, and the party embarked at Deptford in the Ocean (Not necessarily the ship illustrated above) regular transport, sailing from Portsmouth on New Year's Day 1820, and arriving in Table Bay on 29 March and Algoa Bay on 15 April. Its location on the Blaauwkranz River was named Salem Hills.

William Howard's florid calligraphy and literary style were put to good use in the Albany settlement; he was employed by his fellow-settlers as a professional writer of petitions to government, and much of the correspondence in the colonial records is unmistakably of his composition".

Members of Howard's List

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  • Thomas Bainbridge, 39. Tailor. Wife Elizabeth Bainbridge 38.
  • Children
  • Elizabeth Bainbridge 13
  • Jane Bainbridge 12
  • George Henry Felton, 19. Farmer.
  • Edward Henry Hanger, 30. Carpenter. Wife Harriet Sophia 26.
  • Child
  • Caroline Hanger 6
  • John Vaughan, 19. Engraver.
  • James Watts, 32. Brickmaker.
  • Giles Willan, 38. Farmer. Wife Rachel 29.
  • Children
  • Alice Willan, 6
  • Elizabeth Willan 1
  • Sarah Willan (born at sea)

Main sources for party list

Agent of Transports' Return of settlers under the direction of William Howard (Cape Archives CO 136); Special Commissioner William Hayward's notes (Cape Archives CO 8542).

Further reading

William Howard's description of the Ocean's voyage to the Cape appears in Memorials of the British Settlers of South Africa (Grahamstown, R Godlonton, 1844, reprinted in facsimile by the South African Library, Cape Town, 1971).

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