Not in M D Nash's 1820 Settler Handbook
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- Leader Surgeon Lieut. David Thomas Nightingale
- Number 35
- Area Party originated from London
- 1820 Settler Ship Amphitrite
- Departure Portsmouth, 28 December 1819
- Arrival Table Bay, Cape Town - 29 March 1820
(Other parties on this voyage - Wilkinson)
National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 832
33 Heath Street
15 Sep'r 1819
Having a desire to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope agreeable to the Circular issue some time ago from Downing Street, I should feel much honoured by Your Lordship's reply stating how far the grant would run and wether as a Commissioner Officer in His Majesty's Naval Services I should be subject to the taking with me a specific number of people. I have the Honor to be with due respect, My Lord
Your Lordships most obedient humble serv't
David NIGHTINGALE Lieu't RN
[Transcriber's note: (Sue Mackay) the settlers of NIGHTINGALE's Party are not listed in The Settler Handbook but appear in ‘Story of the British Settlers of 1820' by H.E. Hockly.]
Name and Description of the Persons taking out the Settlers:
From Settler Correspondence
- David Thos. Nightingale Lieut. RN, 37
Lieut. Nightingale many years amongst the West India Islands & commanded one of HM schooners for some time
- Thomas Bowyer, 40, farmer from Bedfordshire, a very superior Agriculturalist and Veterinary Surgeon
Names of Settlers
- John Anson 45. Farmer. Wife. Elizabeth 45
- Elizabeth Anson 16
- Henry Anson 13
- Ambrose Anson
- Hannah Anson 10
- Sarah Anson 8
- John Anson Jun. 21 Farmer
- David Barnard 20. Whale fisherman
- Wm. Kant Bishop 20. Agriculturalist
- William Black 32. Lincolnshire farmer. Wife. Elizabeth 22
- Elizabeth Black 1
- Henry Brest 54. Agriculturalist Wife [Sophia] 46
- John Bridger 36. Maltster. Wife. Ann 43
- Mary Ann Bridger 16
- Henry Bridger 13
- Eliza Bridger 12
- Ann Bridger 9
- Edward Eager 20. Farmer
- Charles Gammon 19. Berkshire farmer
- Jas. Greenleaf 29 Essex farmer. Wife. Sarah 24
- Robert Haynes 31. Farmer
- Charles Leach 39. Farming harness maker
- Jacob Lettersted 22. Farmer
- Francis Matthews 38. Whale fisherman. Wife. Eleanor 26
- John Sedgewick 21 Tanner & currier
- David Thomas 27. Carpenter & builder
- William Thornelow 20. Farmer
- Joseph Wood 20. Baker & corn chandler
(Sarah Greenleaf is listed as having sailed on the Garland. John BRIDGER died in 1821 but his wife and three younger children emigrated to Tasmania in 1825 where Ann BRIDGER ran Hobart's oldest inn – see http://www.australianbeers.com/pubs/bushin/bush.htm)
National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 426
No.24 St.Mary Axe
October 30th 1819
With reference to my letter to Earl BATHURST on the 27th current, submitting to his Lordship certain names of persons and families I am sending to the Cape of Good Hope by my first vessel the Amphitrite, and in concurrence with your inclination so to do contained in your letter of the 6th instant, I this morning waited in Downing Street with the hope of having a personal interview with you upon the subject but not finding you in Town I had the pleasure of an interview with Mr. SMITH and to whom I explained my views. I am desirous in the first instance that you will admit of my taking out one hundred persons or families according to the proposition I made to Earl BATHURST as I have already made my provisions and arrangements for this number and I beg to observe that the reason I only submit twenty by the Amphitrite is having suitable accommodations left only for this number by this vessel and [another?] consideration with me I have sent by this vessel those description of persons whose business it will be to make suitable temporary accommodations and provisions for the party I am sending out after by my other vessels, together with every description of building materials, agricultural implements &c. I beg further to add that I am particularly circumspect in selecting the persons I take out, in the first instance, as to their possessing some competance themselves or to insure the possibility of their not becoming a burthen to the Colony, and in the second place to particularly investigate their ability and capacity in their respective professions, and in the third place I select them of good moral character and those who I must be thoroughly convinced are loyal subjects to his Majesty and to the Government. I presume I shall be entitled to carry out a Minister of the Church of England with a salary assigned to him by his Majesty's Government for the one hundred persons or families I am desirous of taking out.
I have the honor to remain Sir
Your most obedient humble servant
Jno. LEIGH Jun
[Draft of Henry GOULBURN's reply below]
I have received and laid before Lord B your letter of the 30th ult and am directed to acquaint you that his Lordship cannot enter into any engagement for permitting you to receive grants of land at the rate of 100 acres for each individual whom you may convey to the Cape, hence for any further number than those already specified in your letter of the 27th ult and that even should his Lordship hereafter deem it advisable to permit you to send out with similar advantages an additional number to the extent specified, his Lordship would not consider it necessary to assign a separate salary to a Minister.