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

DAMANT, Edward - Extra Data

 

Leader of DAMANT's Party

 

From original images on Family Search:

 

Grandparents:

Thomas DAMANT married Mary GUYBON 27 July 1738 in Diss, Norfolk by Licence

 

Parents:

William DAMANT, single man, married Elizabeth CASTELL, single woman, by Licence on 23 June 1772 in St.Saviour, Norwich

Both signed their names.

Witnesses: M DAMANT and John CASTELL

 

William Castell, son of William and Elizabeth DAMANT baptised 24 April 1774 St.Saviour, Norwich

Catherine Susanna, daughter of William and Elizabeth DAMANT, was baptised 2 June 1776 Lammas with Little Hautbois, Norfolk

Elizabeth, daughter of William and Elizabeth DAMANT, was baptised 27 April 1777 Lammas with Little Hautbois, Norfolk (died in infancy)

Guybon, son of William and Elizabeth DAMANT, was baptised 3 May 1778 Lammas with Little Hautbois, Norfolk

Thomas, son of William and Elizabeth DAMANT, was baptised 16 May 1779 Lammas with Little Hautbois, Norfolk

Elizabeth, daughter of William and Elizabeth DAMANT, was baptised 30 December 1781 Lammas with Little Hautbois, Norfolk

Castle [sic], son of William and Elizabeth DAMANT was baptised 17 March 1783 Lammas with Little Hautbois, Norfolk

John Sancroft , son of Wm DAMANT and Elizabeth his wife (late Elizabeth CASTLE, spinster) was baptised 6 March 1785 Lammas with Little Hautbois, Norfolk

Edward, son of William DAMANT and Elizabeth his wife (late Elizabeth CASTLE, spinster) was baptised 20 June 1786 Lammas with Little Hautbois, Norfolk

 

Family Search:

 

Edward DAMANT married Mary ATHERSTONE on 19 January 1817 in Bullwell, Nottingham

 

London Metropolitan Archives:

 

John ATHERSTONE married Elizabeth DAMANT on 13 December 1811 in St.James, Piccadilly (see notes for John ATHERSTONE)

 

Thomas DAMANT, brother of the settlers Edward and John, married Ann GRANT. In 1820 Thomas was already at the Cape but his daughter Ann Grant DAMANT was the 13 year old listed in The Settler Handbook.

 

Freedom of the City of London Admission Registers (Held at LMA):

This day Mr. Chamberlain having presented unto this Court William Castell DAMANT to be made free of this City as the Twenty eighth of Fifty granted unto him by this Court the eighth day of March 1803 to be applied towards the discharge of the Public Debts of this City. It is ordered that the same William Castell DAMANT be admitted to the freedom of this City by Redemption in the Company of Pattenmakers, paying unto Mr. Chamberlain for this City's use the sum of forty six shillings and eightpence

Beneath this the word Gent is scored out and replaced by Broker and ringed, to indicate current occupation

 

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