Main Reference - The Settler Handbook by MD Nash
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- Leader Richard Hayhurst
- Number 107
- Area Party originated from Lancashire, England
- Area Allocated to the Party Trappes Valley
- 1820 Settler Ship
- Departure Liverpool, 13 January 1820
- Arrival Table Bay, Cape Town - 19 April 1820
- Final Port Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth, May 1820
M.D. Nash 1987 - Settler Handbook
"No. 51 on the Colonial Department list, led by Richard Hayhurst of Liverpool, who described himself as a miner and cabinet maker. Hayhurst and Michael Whitley set themselves up as emigration agents in Liverpool, although with no official support or sanction, charging would-be emigrants a fee of £1 a head to 'register' their names with government. Their advertisements aroused suspicion and even indignation - one angry member of the public complained to the Colonial Department, 'They are no better than Swindlers, their office is a Public House' - but they served as a rallying point for northcountrymen who were unable to make up parties of their own, and they succeeded in organising a party of 34 men and their families. This was far short of their original aim of 100 families, who would have been entitled to their own chaplain in terms of the emigration scheme. The Rev William Boardman (who in the event emigrated as chaplain to Willson's party) was entered as chaplain in Hayhurst's early lists, but withdrew to join Willson's party when it became apparent that Hayhurst would not achieve the required number of settlers.
This was a joint-stock party, each man paying his own deposit with the exception of Hayhurst's servant Thomas Kidd. Many of the men had to sell their furniture and working looms to raise their deposit money, which suggests that a number of the 'farmers' in the party were in fact weavers by trade.
Michael Whitley did not accompany the party, but applied unsuccessfully in July 1820 for permission to take out a further 40 or 50 families who were 'anxiously awaiting an opportunity to follow their relatives and friends'.
The party sailed from Liverpool in the John on 13 January 1820 and reached Table Bay on 19 April and Algoa Bay during May. One of the emigrants, Henry Hudson, died on board the John before sailing; his widow went on to the Cape with the support of her nephew, James Robinson. The party's first location, named Trappes Valley after the Provisional Magistrate of Bathurst, proved inadequate, and further land was assigned to three separate divisions under Cawood and Griffiths, Murray, and Watson".
Members of Hayhurst's Party
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John Bisset 40. Nurseryman.
Wife Ann 35.
John Bold 46, Clockmaker.
Wife Hannah Bold 46.
John Bradley 46. Brickmaker.
Wife Mary Oxley 47.
Samuel Buffrey 38. Farmer.
Wife Lucy 40.
David Cawood 43, Woollen manufacturer.
Wife Mary Smith 33.
- James Cawood 21, Farmer. (Later married Elizabeth Hartley of Calton's Party.)
- Cawood, William 19, Farmer. (Later married first wife Martha Senior, and second wife Sarah Hulley, both of Richardson's Party).
- Cawood, John 18, Farmer. (Later married Ann Murray of this Party.)
- Joshua Cawood 16. (Later married Mary Manley.)
- Elizabeth Cawood 13 (Later married William Gradwell of this Party).
- Mary Cawood 12. (Later married William John Hartley of Calton's Party.)
- Samuel Cawood 10. (Later married Rosa Mary Pike of Calton's Party.)
- Sarah Cawood 9. (Later married Robert Kelbrick of this Party.)
George Clark 28, Tallow chandler.
Wife Elizabeth M Clark 22.
Andrew Counsel 40. Farmer.
Robert Eccles 43. Musician
Thomas Eccles 37. Farmer and army pensioner.
Robert Foxcroft 38. Plasterer.
Wife Ann Cumberland 40.
- Margaret Foxcroft 20. (Later married Stephen Gradwell of this Party.)
- Thomas Foxcroft 13, Later married Sarah Jane Brent of Bradshaw's Party
- James Foxcroft 11,
- Robert Foxcroft 9, Married firstly Mary Murray of this Party, and secondly Sarah Brent of Bradshaw's Party
- William Foxcroft 7,
- John Foxcroft 3
William Griffiths 33, Master mariner.
Wife Ellen Griffiths 33.
Richard Halstead 36. Dyer.
Wife Ellen 21.
- Thomas Caldecott 9
- James Caldecott 4
- Nancy Caldecott 2
Benjamin Hartley 36. Calico printer.
Wife Elizabeth 31.
Wife - Ellen Wareing 38
Henry Hudson who died on board before sailing.
James Kent 27, Household servant.
Wife Ellen Williamson 28.
Thomas Kidd 32. Grazier.
James Murray 40. Farmer.
Wife Mary 39.
John Oxley 25. Farmer.
Thomas Peel 24. Labourer.
Wife Mary 21.
James Robinson 21. Farmer.
Henry Sharples 21. Bricklayer.
Wife Mary 19.
Henry Stirzacker 40. Farmer.
Charles Tudor 19. Cordwainer.
Wife Bridget 28.
- Edward 1.
John Walker 31, Farmer.
George Watson 33 Joiner.
Wife Jane Watson 31.
Main sources for party list
Return of settlers under the direction of Messrs Hayhurst and Whitley (Cape Archives CO 6138/2,39 : this is the London list and included John Pollard and his family who were replaced shortly before sailing by Richard Halstead and his family); Special Commissioner William Hayward's notes, giving the subdivisions of the party (Cape Archives CO 8542). No Agent of Transports' Return has been traced for the John, showing the state of the parties as they arrived at the Cape.
According to E Morse Jones a son, Ralph, was born at sea to the wife of James Murray.
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