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

DONOVAN, Joseph - Extra Data


(member of WILLSON's Party)


London Metropolitan Archives:


Joseph DONOVAN, bachelor married Susannah GARBETT, spinster [sic] on 18 October 1813 in St.Luke's, Finsbury

Joseph DONOVAN (signed)

Susannah GARBETT (X)

Witnesses: William TRACEY and Js. SMITH


William Davis, son of Joseph and Susannah DONOVAN, baptised 26 November 1815 in St.Botolph, Bishopsgate.

Address: Skinner Street. Father's occupation: Jeweller

Joseph Elijah, son of Joseph and Susanna DONOVAN, baptised 16 October 1814 in St.Mary's, Lambeth.

Address: Prince's Street. Father's occupation: Jeweller.

George, son of Joseph and Susan DONOVAN, baptised 14 January 1818 in St. Mary's, Lambeth. Father's occupation: Picture coloriser


Susannah GARBETT was actually a widow when she married Joseph DONOVAN

First marriage:

Samuel GARBETT married Susanna CLARK on 6 October 1807 in Christ Church, Southwark.

Samuel GARBETT (signed)

Susanna CLARK (X)

Witnesses: John CLARK and Lucy CLARK


Lucy, daughter of Samuel and Susanna GARBETT, St.George's, Southwark, baptised 31 July 1808 in St.Andrew's, Holborn

Susanna, daughter of Samuel and Susanna GARBETT, Temple, baptised 10 June 1810 in St.Andrew's, Holborn (born 3 August 1809)

Baptism of Thomas not found.

Lucy presumably died in infancy as only Susanna and Thomas GARBETT accompanied their step father Joseph DONOVAN to the Cape.


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