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

BRADSHAW, Samuel and Richard - Extra Data

 

Samuel BRADSHAW, a single man,  was the leader of BRADSHAW's Party. According to The Settler Handbook: "Richard BRADSHAW (a brother of Samuel BRADSHAW) and Samuel BIRT were on the party's location in 1824 and claimed to have been original members of BRADSHAW's Party. Their names do not appear on the Agent's Returns, but they may have sailed in place of men who dropped out of the party."

 

Death Notice (Cape Archives) for Samuel Harper BRADSHAW says he was born in Cam, Gloucestershire, parents unknown, ca 1784

Death Notice (Cape Archives) for Richard BRADSHAW says he was born in Coaley, Gloucestershire, the son of Richard and Hannah BRADSHAW, ca 1777. In addition the letter written by Richard to his wife Elizabeth (who was still in Gloucestershire) in 1833, imploring her to join him, suggests that he also had siblings called William, Hannah and Esther.

 

Gloucestershire Archives

 

Richard BRADHAW married Hannah CARTER by Licence on 25 May 1769 in St.Bartholomew, Coaley, Gloucestershire
Richard BRADSHAW (signed)
Hannah CARTER (X)
Witnesses: Thomas SMITH and Thomas GABB

 

Baptisms in St.Bartholomew, Coaley, Gloucestershire

Sarah daughter of Richard BRADSHAW baptised July 12th 1772
Hannah and Susannah, daughters of Rich'd BRADSHAW baptised 1 May 1774 [buried 15 September 1774 in Cam, Gloucestershire]
Wil'm son of Richard BRADSHAW baptised 10 April 1776
Richard son of Richard BRADSHAW baptised 15 February 1778

 

Baptisms in St.George’s Church, Cam, Gloucestershie

Hannah daughter of Rich’d and Hannah BRADSHAW baptised 23 April 1779
Hannah daughter of Rich’d and Hannah BRADSHAW baptised 23 April 1780

Samuel son of Richard and Sarah BRADSHA [sic] baptised 7 June 1784

This is the only baptism I can find for a Samuel BRADSHAW at the right period, and his mother is given as Sarah, not Hannah. I cannot find any second marriage for Richard, so either the vicar made a mistake with the name or Richard and Sarah were not married. Samuel at death had the middle name HARPER. There is a burial on 17 January 1838 (after Richard's letter home) of a William Harper BRADSHAW in Cam, aged 61, so this may well be Richard and Samuel's brother, mentioned in the 1833 letter, who also had the middle name Harper.

 

Elizabeth, wife of Richard BRADSHAW, never did travel to the Cape. She died in Uley, Gloucestershire and was buried in St.Giles Church, Uley on 31 March 1862, aged 85. The 1851 census for Uley (HO107/1959 folio 300 p.4) shows Elizabeth living at Crawley, Uley with her granddaughter Matilda HURCOMBE, described as a pauper (formerly dressmaker), and born in Berkely, Gloucestershire.

 

Elizabeth daughter of Abraham GAZARD of The Heath was baptised on 13th March 1777 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire

 

Richard BRADSHAW of the parish of Cam and Elizabeth GAZARD of this chapelry were married by banns on 23 April 1803
Both made their mark
Witnesses: Rob't COLE and Nich. HICKS

 

Baptisms in St.George's, Cam, Gloucestershire for the children of Richard and Elizabeth:

William son of Richard and Elizabeth BRADSHAW baptised 11 June 1803
Matilda daughter of Richard and Elizabeth BRADSHAW baptised 1 January 1806
Elizabeth daughter of Richard and Elizabeth BRADSHAW batised 7 June 1807

Baptisms in St.Giles, Uley, Gloucestershire for the children of Robert and Elizabeth:

Hannah, five years old, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth BRADSHAW, Toney, weaver, baptised 8 September 1817
Ann, four years old, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth BRADSHAW, Toney, weaver, baptised 8 September 1817
George, 1 year 5 months, son of Richard and Elizabeth BRADSHAW, Toney, weaver, baptised 8 September 1817
Henry, son of Richard and Elizabeth BRADSHAW, The Father at the Cape of Good Hope, The Mother at Crawley, was baptised 29 December 1822

 

 

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