Not in M D Nash's 1820 Settler Handbook
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- Leader Surgeon Lieut. David Thomas Nightingale
- Number 35 - + Widow O'Connell and her 3 children - 39?
- Area Party originated from London
- 1820 Settler Ship
- 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
- John Anson Jnr. 21 Farmer
- Elizabeth Anson 16
- Henry Anson 13
- Ambrose Anson
- Hannah Anson 10
- Sarah Anson 8
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. farmer
Jas. Greenleaf 29 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
Widow Elizabeth Ann O'Connell (nee Ross) and
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.
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David Thomas Nightingale, Lieut. of the Royal Navy, married Ann Glode on 25 March 1815 at St. Leonard, Shoreditch, Licence - Ref. London England Marriages 1538-1973
Birth - 21 Dec. 1781- Registered 5th July 1785, Father David, Mother Mary Noble, daughter of Daniel and Amy Noble - Piece 4659: Dr Williams' Library Registry, Birth Certificates, 1759-1792 - England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970
"At that time a general order existed prohibiting any one from landing without permission from the Governor, from whatever part of the world they might come. To obtain this permission, the process was to present a memorial to his Excellency the Governor, praying for permission to disembark, and for a passport whilst on shore, supported by references. The memorial required to be stamped, and being in order, was referred to the Fiscal, who endorsed it to the effect that, upon due inquiry in his office, nothing was known to the disparagement of memorialist, and the referees bound themselves as sureties for the good conduct of applicant. Thereupon the memorialist was granted permission to remain in the Settlement so long as he conducted himself in a quiet and orderly manner. It was not only individuals that required this permit, but batches of persons also. Thus David Thomas Nightingale, agent of John Leigh, junr., & Co., of London, merchants, who had been sent out at the head of eighteen men, eight women, and fifteen children by that firm to establish"
and conduct a commercial concern and superintend a whale fishery, and to engage in agricultural pursuits, not being supported by the firm, had to ask and obtain permission for said persons to remain in the Colony.
There is a reference to the nightingale party her - http://www.familytreecircles.com/re-o-connell-south-africa-dawnsky-19-6-2011-34820.html but the names mentioned do not link to any so far found - in particular John O'Connell
Arrived in Table Bay in the ship Amphitrite in 1820, as one of a party of 35 settlers led by Dr Nightingale. He was officially granted permission to remain in the Colony in 1822, and in the Cape Town Directory for 1823 he is shown as having a retail shop at No 31 Longmarket Street. He was married in 1822 to Johanna Catherina Bossert, in the English church at Cape Town. By 1830, Eagar had entered into partnership with Henry Home and others, as a merchant in Cape Town. The business at first flourished, but did not survive the financial stresses of the fifties and the firm of Home, Eagar & Co surrendered its estates in April or May 1855. In 1858 Eagar & Co were Merchants and General Agents at Mossell Bay, a small seaport some two hundred and fifty miles east of Cape Town. In 1864, Eagar was appointed United States Consul for Mossell Bay. Mrs Eagar died at Cape Town, 6 July 1878, and Edward four years earlier. The Cape Argus for Thursday, 22nd October 1874, has the following reference: "Died at his residence Wardel Street, Gardens, Cape Town, Edward Eagar in his 74th year."