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

BIRT, Samuel - Extra Data


(member of BRADSHAW's Party)


According to The Settler Handbook, Samuel BIRT was on the party's location in 1824 and claimed to have been an original member of the party, even although his name does not appear on the official returns. He was a friend and neighbour of Isaac WIGGILL both in Painswick and at the Cape.


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Gloucestershire ca 1791


Gloucestershire Archives


Samuel, son of Samuel and Nancy BIRT, was baptised 12 June 1791 in St.Mary's, Painswick, Gloucestershire


Samuel BIRT married Nancy DOWELL by banns on 25 December 1789 in St.Mary's, Painswick, Gloucestershire

Both signed

Witnesses: John DOWELL and Rob't HINTON


Samuel BIRT married Jane HARRISON by banns on 22 July 1816 in St.Mary's, Painswick, Gloucestershire

Both made their mark

Witnesses: Mary Ann DEANE and John COOK


Harriet, daughter of Samuel and Jane BIRT, Stroud End, Carpenter, baptised Feb 9 1817 in St.Mary's, Painswick

Matilda, daughter of Samuel and Jane BIRT, Stroud End, Carpenter, baptised Nov 1 1818 in St.Mary's, Painswick

[baptism of Elizabeth WIGGILL is on the same page]





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