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About Samuel Witham Lloyd LLOYD, Henry - Extra Data Written by Sue Mackay. (member of WILLSON's Party)

London Metroploitan Archives:

Harry LLOYD, son of Henry and Alicia Mary, Bridge foot, orange merchant, baptised 3 November 1816 in St.Olave, Bermondsey.

Samuel Witham LLOYD, son of Henry and Alicia Mary, Bridge foot, orange merchant, baptised 28 April 1818 in St.Olave, Bermondsey.


1820 British Settler

Samuel Lloyd 2, together with his parents and 3 siblings, were members of Thomas Willson's Party of 307 Settlers on the La Belle Alliance.

Party originated from London.

Departed London, 12 February 1820. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town on 2 May 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth May 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Beaufort Vale on the Bush River

Children :

  • Catherine Mary Lloyd 8
  • Francesca Lloyd 6
  • Henry Lloyd 4
  • Samuel Lloyd 2

Samuel aged only 2 years old travelled with his father (Henry Lloyd, 36, a Harness maker), mother (Alicia Mary Whittle, 27) and siblings (Catherine Mary Lloyd (9yrs), Francesca Lloyd (6yrs) and Henry Lloyd (4yrs), as part of Willson's party (the ship crew) on the La Belle Alliance, from The Downs, Deal, Kent, England on the 12 Feb 1820. The party was led by Thomas Willson, an architect and commercial agent of Bridge Cottage, Chelsea Water Works, London. Willson was given permission to take out one of the four largest settler parties, consisting of 100 able-bodied men and their families.This was a joint-stock party, recruited by advertisement, and served to absorb the remnants of smaller parties whose applications had been rejected or whose numbers had diminished. Many of these men were London tradesmen.

Although most of the party were 'free' settlers who paid their own deposits, there were not many among them whom their contemporaries would have classed as 'gentlemen'. Several men, however, were sufficiently well-off to take servants with them: the Wilmots employed four servants, as did Collis; Cock, Currie and Willson each employed three; and Bisset, Lloyd, John Smith, Webb and the Rev William Boardman had one servant each.

Deposits were paid for 102 men and their families, and the party boarded La Belle Alliance at Deptford. After more than a month's delay before leaving the ice-bound Thames, the ship sailed from the Downs on 12 February 1820, arriving in Table Bay on 2 May and Simon's Bay three days later. South African Settlers:

Lloyd, Henry Last Name: Lloyd First Name: Henry Date of Birth: 1784 Place of Birth:� Parents – Father: Parents – Mother: Spouse: Alicia Mary de Visme Whittle born 28 Oct 1789, chr. 8 Jan 1790 Presbyterian Leicester, Leics., England to Col. Samuel Whittle and Catherine.� Marriage Date: 29 Oct 1811 Marriage Place: St. James Westminster, London, England Date of Death: Place of Death:

Catherine b. 1812 m. abt 1832 M. White Francesca Hannah b. 1813 Ponta Delgada, Miguel Island, Azores, m. 29 Aug 1838 Port Elizabeth to John Parkin, d. 25 Jul 1908 Port Elizabeth Harry chr. 3 Nov 1816 St. Olave, Bermondsey, London, killed in one of the Frontier Wars. Samuel Witham chr. 26 Apr 1818 St. Olave, Bermondsey James b. abt 1820 Cape m. abt 1844 M. Hayward (2 dau. Alicia and Maggie) William Thompson b. abt 1822 m. abt 1854 Susannah dau. of Samuel James (q.v.) Sarah b. abt 1824 m. abt 1843 M. Crooks Mary Alicia b. abt 1825 m. abt 1845 M. Rivas John b. abt 1827 m. abt 1850 S. Hayward (5 sons: William, James, Geo., Arthur, Oscar)

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Samuel Witham Lloyd's Timeline

April 26, 1818
April 26, 1818
Middlesex, England
May 13, 1845
Age 27
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
August 9, 1854
Age 36
March 11, 1856
Age 37
January 15, 1858
Age 39
September 24, 1861
Age 43