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

BARRETT, William - Extra Data


(member of WILLSON's Party)


London Metropolitan Archives:


William BARRETT, bachelor of St.Bartholomew the Great, London, married Sarah HEATHER on 23 February 1800 in St.Botolph without Aldgate.

Both signed their names

Witnesses: John CLARKE and Mary Inker VINCENT


Charles, son of William BARRETT, MEOT [Mile End Old Town], Cheesemonger, and Sarah, baptised 3 July 1803 in St.Dunstan & All Saints, Stepney (born 15 June 1803)

Robert, son of Wm and Sarah BARRETT, Wt. Horse Lane, baptised 10 February 1805 in St.Botolph without Aldgate (born 14 January 1805)

Charles and Robert emigrated with William in WILLSON's Party


The marriage to Sarah HEATHER would seem to be the most likely, although William was a widower when he sailed to the Cape. There is a marriage between a William BARRETT and a Sarah TRUSLOVE in St.Pancras on 27 April 1799 but this couple would seem to be the parents of the following children, given the location and the middle name of Truslove

William Truslove BARRETT, son of William and Sarah, Minories, baptised 7 March 1802 in St.Botolph without Aldgate (born 15 February 1800)

Sarah Ann BARRETT, daughter of William and Sarah, Minories, baptised 7 March 1802 in St.Botolph without Aldgate (born 16 December 1801)



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