GSSAThe 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

Additonal Information

This is pre 1820 information mainly taken from actual images of parish registers held at the London Metropolitan Archives, Westminster Archives, West Yorkshire Archives, Manchester Central Library, non-conformist registers at the National Archives at Kew (RG4), online parish registers at CityArk or from original images at Family Search. I have also included some information from original images of Scottish old parish registers and English parish records which I have personally researched. Where reference is made to the London Gazette, the full version can be downloaded from

Sue Mackay

AMOS, Henry - Extra Data


(member of MENEZES' Party)


(see notes for Richard BOWLES)


The AMOS children listed in the Settler Handbook were the step children of Richard BOWLES. Henry appears as an adult settler on the Muster Roll of HMS Weymouth (ADM37/6145 (National Archives, Kew) and the others under settler children, all with the spelling AMOSS. Henry AMOS died 6 May 1872 and his Death Notice (Cape Archives) said he was 69 and 11 months old. That means he was born June 1802 and was 18 when they sailed, doubtless why he was treated as an adult settler leading his siblings. His parents are listed on the Death Notice as Edward and Elizabeth


Canterbury Cathedral Archives


Charlotte daughter of Edward and Elizabeth AMIS was baptised June 22 1806 in St.Mary the Virgin, Elham, Kent

Rebecca daughter of Edward and Elizabeth AMIS was baptised Oct 2 1808 in St.Mary the Virgin, Elham, Kent




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