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

DENTON, Charles - Extra Data

 

(member of RICHARDSON's Party)

 

Borthwick Institute of Archives, University of York (Yorkshire Bishop's Transcripts)

 

Charles, son of William DENTON of Darton, weaver, was baptised on 7 July 1777 in Darton, Yorkshire (born May 29)

 

Sheffield Archive and Local Studies

 

Charles DENTON and Elizabeth SENYOR were married by banns on 11 August 1793 in Sheffield Cathedral

Both made their mark

Witnesses: Jo.SAYNOR and John HALL

 

Borthwick Institute of Archives, University of York (Yorkshire Bishop's Transcripts)

 

Jane dr of Chas and Elizabeth DENTON, Cutler, baptised 21 September 1794 in the parish of Sheffield

Ann dr of Chas and Elizabeth DENTON, Cutler, baptised 15 July 1796 in the parish of Sheffield (presumed to have died in infancy)

Sarah dr of Chas and Elizabeth DENTON, Cutler, baptised 21 July 1799 in the parish of Sheffield

Ann dr of Charles and Eliz'th DENTON, Forkm'r, baptised 25 December 1803 in the parish church, Sheffield

Eliz'th dr of Charles and Eliz'th DENTON, Forkm'r, baptised 9 March 1806 in the parish church, Sheffield, born Jan'y 30 1806 [buried 3 October 1806 in Sheffield Cathedral]

 

Sheffield Archive and Local Studies

 

Charles DENTON and Ann WOLSTENHOLME were married by banns on 29 February 1808 in Sheffield Cathedral

Both made their mark

Witnesses: Wm GREAVER (X) and Matthew STRINGER

 

If these are the two marriages of the Charles DENTON who emigrated with Richardson's Party, then Charles DENTON was the stepfather of William Senior DENTON. It would also mean that his daughter Ann DENTON was actually a daughter of Elizabeth SENYOR. The Death Notice (Cape Archives) for Ann is consistent with a baptism on Christmas day 1803 in Sheffield, and although it lists her parents as Charles and Ann, those who registered the death would have thought of Ann WOLSTENHOLME as being her mother. If this is correct, then Ann would have been the only daughter to emigrate with Charles and Ann (aka Hannah). Jane DENTON married George ELLIOTT in 1816 and Sarah DENTON married Thomas JEFFERSON in 1820. Both marriages were witnessed by Joseph HUDSON, who was also a witness at the marriage of William Senior DENTON. Ann DENTON was probably listed as aged 13 on the Settler Return so that a lower deposit for a child under 14 would be payable.

 

 

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