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

HARVEY, Richard - Extra Data


(member of CLARK's Party)


London Metropolitan Archives:


Richard HARVEY, widower, married Sarah WILLS, widow on 1 May 1815 in St.Leonard's, Shoreditch.

Richard HARVEY (signed)

Sarah WILLS (X)

Witnesses: George LIMMING and William FRANCE


According to the will of Sarah HARVEY (previously WILLS, maiden name CUMMINS) her children were Sarah and Mary Ann, born WILLS (Elizabeth presumably pre-deceased her) and Job, Ruth and John, born HARVEY. Sarah's death notice states that she was born in “Culhampton, near Exeter, Devon”.


Bizarrely Richard HARVEY and Sarah WILLS appear to have married twice. The signature of Richard in 1817 appears identical to the one in 1815.

Richard HARVEY, widower, married Sarah WILLS (marital status not given) on 21 April 1817 in Hornsey, Middlesex.

Richard HARVEY (signed)

Sarah WILLS (X)

Witnesses: S. ROODE? and Thomas GRIMSHAW


Sarah's first husband was Arthur WILLS

Baptisms at London Metropolitan Archives:

Sarah, daughter of Arthur and Sarah WILLS baptised 26 December 1804 in St.Mary Mounthaw (born 23 November)

Elizabeth, daughter of Arthur and Sarah WILLS baptised 29 March 1807 in St.Mary Magdalene, Fish Street (born 22 October 1806)

Mary Ann, daughter of Arthur and Sarah WILLS baptised 6 November 1808 in All Hallows, Tottenham (born 28 September)

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