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

DAVIES, Joshua - Extra Data


(member of GREATHEAD's Party) Appears in Settler Returns as Josiah DAVIS


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Bilson, presumably Bilston, Staffordshire, ca 1787, son of John and Mary DAVIES


Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Archive Service


Born Joshua, son of John and Mary DAVIS May 21 1785 (bap'd 29) in St.Benedict Biscop Church, Wombourne, Staffordshire

Both Bilston and Wombourne are villages outside Wolverhampton


Joshua DAVIES and Sophia DEVEY were married by banns on 23 April 1815 in St.Peter's, Wolverhampton

Both made their mark

Winesses: John ONION and Sam'l STUART


There is a baptism in Bilston St.Leonard's on September 15th 1816 for a Daniel DAVIS, son of John and Sophia of Bilston. Could this be an error using Joshua's father's name?


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