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Robert Pitt, Snr, SV/PROG

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Donnington, Herefordshire, England
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family:

Son of William Pitt and Jane Long
Husband of Lucy Pitt, SM/PROG
Father of Robert Pitt; James Pitt; Joseph Pitt; Mary Green; Sara Jane Wood and 3 others
Brother of Mary Pitt; William Pitt and lucy pitt (rapley)

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Immediate Family

About Robert Pitt, Snr, SV/PROG

1820 British Settler

Robert Pitt 43, Husbandman, together with his wife Lucy 39, and their son, were members of Sephton's party of 344 people on the Aurora.

Party originated from London.

Departure Gravesend, 15 February 1820. Arrival Simon's Bay, 1 May 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth, 15 May 1820

Area allocated to the Party : Assegai Bush River, Salem

Child :

  • Robert Pitt 8

THE PITT FAMILY IN SOUTH AFRICA


The Pitt family came out to South Africa from Gloucestershire in two groups, both headed by sons of William Pitt & Jane Long who lived at Tetbury.

These brothers may have been twins, since it is known that the one, Robert Pitt - a husbandman and turnkey, was born in 1777 and was an 1820 Settler who came to SA in Sephton’s Party with his wife, Lucy Rapley and 8 year old son, Robert Pitt.

Whereas, although the date of birth is not confirmed, it appears that the other brother, William – a shoemaker - may also have been born in 1777, and he and his wife, Mary Rogers, having agreed on 7.5.1826 to pay half their fare, were enabled to join his brother in the Cape Colony. They came out in Shepherd's party in 1826, bringing with them five children, 22 yr old Sarah [although it is uncertain whether this person is actually a conflation with John’s wife Sarah, below], 13 yr old William, 10 yr old James, 7 yr old Thomas and 23 yr old John Pitt. The latter was married to Sarah Roberts, and they appear to have had two children with them on the boat: 1 or 2 yr old John, and baby Mary. Both had just been christened in Middlesex.


  • 2.William (1777 - ) m Mary Rogers
    • 2.1 John Pitt (1803 Buckinghamshire – 1870), m Sarah Roberts
      • 2.1.1 John (1824 - ) (His wife was a nurse in Grahamstown).
      • 2.1.2 Mary. (1826 - ) (married Joseph Green);
      • 2.1.3 Sarah (1827 – 1893) (married 1847 Samuel Wood)
      • 2.1.4 Ruth (married Edward Dicks);
      • 2.1.5 Ann (married George Flannigan)
      • 2.1.6 Jane (1830 – 1893) (married 1851 Henry Webster).
      • 2.1.7 Phillis (1830 – 1898) (married 1850 William Freemantle). It has been suggested that she was born in London, but as the family were in the Cape Colony by 1826, this may not be so, although her Uncle William did return to England after coming out with the family.
      • 2.1.8 William (1836 – 1850)
      • 2.1.9 Elizabeth (1841 – 1888) (married 1861 John Ashenhurst)
    • 2.2 Sarah (1804 -) (if she isn’t a conflation with John’s wife, Sarah Roberts)
    • 2.3 William (1813 -), (who returned to England)
    • 2.4 James (1816 - 1842), (married 1837 to Penelope Short Grit)
    • 2.5 Thomas (1819 -), (married Dinah ? and died in Grahamstown; they had three children)

[Primary Source: http://www.genealogy.amay.co.uk/main.php?p=FF2-pittRoberts. Edits based on new data welcomed - Sharon April 2014]. http://www.genealogy.amay.co.uk/main.php?p=FF2-pittRoberts


SA Settlers

  • Pitt, Robert
  • Last Name: Pitt
  • First Name: Robert
  • Date of Birth: 1776
  • Place of Birth: England
  • Spouse: Lucy Rapley b. 1779
  • Marriage Date: 6 Jun 1808
  • Marriage Place: St. Anne Soho, Westminster,London, England
  • Notes: Sephton’s party of 1820 settlers. IGI. DN 8699/1846. Notes from C. Lionel Bibb. Children:
  • Robert b. 1810 m. Mary, d. 20 Oct 1846 age 37 Grahamstown (4 children: Mary Ann, Joseph, Sarah Jane, James)
  • James chr. 18 Jul 1813 St. Bride Fleet Street, London
  • Joseph b. 6 Apr 1818 Gt. Queen Street Lincoln Inn Fields Wesleyan, Holborn, London
  • Mary 1820 m. abt 1840 Joseph Green; Elizabeth b. 1822 m. 1842 John H. Ashenburst
  • Ruth 1824 m. 1843 Edward Dicks
  • Ann b. 1826 m. 1845 George Flannagan
  • Sara Jane 1828 m. 1845 William Samuel Wood
  • Jane 1830 m. 1850 Henry Webster
  • Phyllis 1832 m. 1853 James Freemantle.


Research notes trying establish if Robert died in Australia or not

DN at NAAIRS

DEPOT KAB

  • SOURCE MOOC
  • TYPE LEER
  • VOLUME_NO 6/9/41
  • SYSTEM 00
  • REFERENCE 8699
  • PART 1
  • DESCRIPTION PITT, ROBERT. DEATH NOTICE.
  • STARTING 1846
  • ENDING 1846

and

DEPOT KAB

  • SOURCE CO
  • TYPE LEER
  • VOLUME_NO 4066
  • SYSTEM 01
  • REFERENCE 60
  • PART 1
  • DESCRIPTION MEMORIALS. LUCY PITT. APPLICATION FOR PENSION OR GRATUITY.
  • STARTING 18520000
  • ENDING 18520000

- http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/Pages/family-history/family-history.aspx down at the moment (9th March 2016)

but from Ancestry with no extra info - those with parents names I assume children

  • Robert Pitt 1849 Cooma, Monaro, Manaroo District, Qeanbeyan, Twofold Bay, New South Wales
  • Robert Pitt 1866 Glebe, New South Wales Richard, Mary
  • Robert Pitt 1874 Hartley, New South Wales Robert, Agnes
  • Robert Pitts 1861 Condobolin, New South Wales

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South Africa. Robert Pitt, a shoemaker from London, and his wife Lucy and son Robert were among the original 1820 British settlers to the Cape colony, part of Sephton's party on the Aurora. George Pitt was a plasterer who came to Port Elizabeth as a single young man in 1856. He soon found a wife and they settled in Grahamstown, Cape colony. Descendants of this family today are numerous.

Australia. Richard Pitt was one of the first free settlers in Tasmania. He had come out from Tiverton in Devon on the Ocean in 1803. He farmed and later became chief constable of Hobart Town. His tombstone in St. David's burial ground was among those preserved to mark the jubilee of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1951.

William Pitt and his wife Jane arrived in Melbourne in 1855 and ran various hotels and cafes in town, including the Cafe de Paris at the Theatre Royal which William decorated with his own paintings. Their son William, known as Billie, grew up to be a well-known Australian architect.


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Robert Pitt, Snr, SV/PROG's Timeline

1773
August 8, 1773
Donnington, Herefordshire, England
1810
1810
Age 36
London, Middlesex, England UK
1813
July 18, 1813
Age 39
London, Middlesex, England UK
1818
April 6, 1818
Age 44
London, Middlesex, England UK
1826
February 17, 1826
Age 52
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1826
Age 52
1828
1828
Age 54
Cape Colony, South Africa
1832
1832
Age 58
????
Cape Colony