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

ATHERSTONE, John - Extra Data


(member of DAMANT's Party)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Nottingham, son of Hugh and Ann


He was the youngest of 15 children of Hugh ATHERSTONE and Ann GREEN


Family Search:


John ATHERSTONE, son of Hugh and Ann, baptised 25 January 1793 in St.Nicholas, Nottingham

Mary ATHERSTONE, daughter of Hugh and Ann, baptised 4 May 1794 in St.Nicholas, Nottingham (later married Edward DAMANT)

This Mary was actually the niece rather than the sister of John ATHERSTONE the settler. She was the daughter of John's older brother Hugh and his wife Ann Mary ATHERSTONE.


London Metropolitan Archives:


John ATHERSTONE married Elizabeth DAMANT on 13 December 1811 in St.James, Piccadilly

Elizabeth DAMANT was the daughter of William DAMANT and Elizabeth CASTELL and the sister of the 1820 settler Edward DAMANT (see notes for Edward DAMANT)


Children of John ATHERTSONE and Elizabeth DAMANT born in England (

William Guybon ATHERSTONE 27 May 1814 Zion Hill, Nottingham

Catherine Damant ATHERSTONE 10 October 1815 Castle Donington, Leicestershire

Elizabeth ATHERSTONE 4 December 1816 Whitchurch, Hampshire

Emily ATHERSTONE 30 March 1818 Stowey, Somerset,


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