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 http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/

Sue Mackay

BISSET, Alexander - Extra Data

 

(member of WILLSON's Party)

 

Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Croydon

 

Surrey History Centre:

 

Alexander BISSETT, son of Alexander and Sarah, baptised 15 July 1787 in St.John's, Croydon, Surrey (born June 19)

 

Westminster Archives:

 

Alexander BISSETT, batchelor of this parish and Sarah ROBERTS, a minor of the same parish, were married by banns in St.John the Evangelist Church, Smith Square, on the 6th day of November 1784

Both signed

Witnesses: Rob't WATSON and Elizabeth LAMBERT

 

London Metropolitan Archives:

 

Alexander BISSET of Croydon, Surrey, bachelor, and Alicia SMITH of this parish, spinster were married by Licence on 29 August 1812 in St.Pancras Church, Camden.

Both signed their names.

Witnesses: G. HAMP and Susan SMITH

 

Surrey History Centre:

 

Sarah Maria, daughter of Alexander and Alicia Tyndal BISSET, Croydon, Lieut. R.N. baptised 31 October 1813 in St.John's, Croydon

 

Jersey Heritage

 

Baptisms in St.Clement, Jersey

BISSET, Alexander Charles fils de Mr. Alexander BISSET & de Mrs. Alicia Tyndal BISSET sa femme fut né le 29 jour de Janvier 1816 & présenté à l'Eglise le 25 Fevrier suivant par Mr. Charles CHAPMAN & Mr. Alexander BISSET, Père, & Mrs. Alicia Tyndal BISSET, Mère du dit enfant representant le Rev's John Collinson BISSET de Croydon, Surrey & Mrs. Anne JARVIS.

BISSET, John Jarvis fils de Mr. Alexandre BISSET & Mistr. Alicia Tyndal BISSET sa femme fut baptisé dans le particulier le 27 Janvier 1818 & présenté à l'Eglise le 30 May 1819 par le Père & la Mère de l’enfant, représentant Mr. George Bolton HARRISON & Mr. Richard JARVIS & Mistr. Harriet HARRISON.

[John Collinson BISSET was a brother of Alexander the settler]

 

National Probate Index:

 

Sir John Jarvis BISSET of Shakespeare Lodge, Kent, K.C.M.G., C.B., general in Her Majesty's army and colonel of the 2nd Durham light infantry, died 25 May 1894, Probate London 14 July to Walter Percy NORTON solicitor and Charles Hoskins MASTER esquire. Effects £3,194, 4s 1d.

 

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