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John Poulton, SV/PROG

Also Known As: "Polton"
Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Wendover, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: circa 1850 (65-73)
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of William Poulton and Rachel Poulton
Husband of Ann Poulton, SM/PROG
Father of Ann Marr; Mary Leathern, SM; John Poulton; Samuel Poulton; Eliza Jeffries, SM and 8 others
Brother of Ann Poulton, SM/PROG

Occupation: Shoemaker
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About John Poulton, SV/PROG

1820 British Settler

John Poulton 42, Shoemaker, together with his wife Ann Heath 35, and their 9 children, were members of Howard's Party of 60 Settlers on the Settler Ship Ocean.

Party originated from Buckinghamshire.

Departed London, 13 December 1819. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town - 9 March 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth - 15 April 1820

Area Allocated to the Party : Salem Hills on the Blaauwkrantz River

Children :

  • Ann Poulton 13
  • John Poulton 11
  • Mary Poulton 10
  • Samuel Poulton 9
  • Eliza Poulton 8.
  • Sarah Poulton 6.
  • Charles Poulton 5
  • Charlotte Poulton 3
  • Ruth Poulton 1


"England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

  • Name: John Poulton
  • Spouse's Name: Ann Heath
  • Event Date: 15 Apr 1805
  • Event Place: Chesham,Buckingham,England
  • Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02080-2
  • System Origin: England-ODM
  • GS Film number: 496699

Citing this Record

"England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 08 Jun 2013), John Poulton and Ann Heath, 15 Apr 1805.

LOWNDES, William et al re John POULTON, 1820 Settler National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 436


Co. Buckingham

Nov 10th 1819

May it please your Lordship

We the undersigned inhabitants of Chesham aforesaid beg to represent to your Lordship that John POLTON, also of Chesham, an honest industrious man with a family of 9 children, has been prevailed upon by William HOWARD late of Chesham aforesaid, representing himself, as Mr. POLTON alleges, to be the accepted Head of a party of Candidates for Colonization to Southern Africa, with his family to join Mr. HOWARD's party. We beg further to represent that POLTON aforesaid professes, we believe truly, to have paid £27-10-0 into the hands of Mr. HOWARD; has actually sent his family to Town, made other arrangements in furtherance of his design. The said POLTON also states that HOWARD shewed him a letter from the Colonial Office which stated Mr. HOWARD's admission by your Lordship as a principal of a colonizing party 15 in [number]. Now some of us have reason to know that Wm. HOWARD's proposal to take out a party was not accepted by your Lordship altho by representing himself as included in the Company of one WILKINS or some such name he obtained credit & support among us as a colonist accepted in his individual capacity.

In consideration of the promises as well as the simplicity & low circumstances of Mr. POLTON we beg to know whether HOWARD has been accepted by your Lordship as the Head of 15 colonists; or in such a party or in any other, of which WILKINS or any other was the principal? In which case we beg further to know whether John POLTON aforesaid is registered in the said party? And if so whether the s'd sum of £27-10-0 has been pd or acknowledged to have been rec'd by Mr. HOWARD or WILKINS or any other on behalf of John POLTON aforesaid? And we cannot doubt that the same feeling of humanity which suggests these inquiries will move your Lordship not only to excuse the trouble we give but to command the information we most earnestly & respectfully solicit. We are, may it please your Lordship

Your Lordship's most obed't humble serv'ts

Thos. HEWETT, Curate of Chesham

Wm. LOWNDES, Magistrate

John BAILEY, Churchwarden

Geo. SUTHERY? Overseer

The bearer hereof may be mistaken as to the name of WILKINS alias WILSON or WILKINSON but it is a decided fact that he has paid his money, supposing he had conformed to the provisions of the act for such colonization




1820 Settler

Member of William Howard's Party. Number in party 60. Originated from Buckinghamshire. Departure London on the Ship Ocean 13 Dec 1819. Arrival Table Bay 29 Mar 1820. Final Port Algoa Bay 15 Apr 1920. Area allocated Salem Hills on the Blaauwkrantz River.

Poulton family

John 42; w. Ann Heath 35; f. Ann 13; John 11; Mary 10; Samuel 9; Eliza 8; Sarah 6; Charles 5; Charlotte 3; Ruth 1.

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John Poulton, SV/PROG's Timeline

July 2, 1780
Wendover, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 25
Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England
Age 27
Age 27
England UK
Age 30
December 1812
Age 32
Buckinghamshire, England
Age 31
November 24, 1816
Age 36
Great Massingden, Buckinghamshire, England
Age 36