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

HARTELL, John - Extra Data

 

(member of GREATHEAD's Party)

 

See also correspondence of Thomas WARD and William CHESHIRE

 

The correspondence of William CHESHIRE of the Birmingham Workhouse(CO48/42 p404) re Edward GARDNER's Party suggested that John HARTELL should lead a party in his own right. The remarks at the foot of John HARTELL's list in this correspondence say: "The father of this family & head of the whole party is also a very experienced varnish maker & thinks his selection of gums suitable for that purpose may be advantageously availed of by exporters to the Mother Country."

 

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service

 

Marriage Licence
At Birmingham on the 22nd July 1780 before the Rev'd Will'm JABET, Clerk Surrogate
On which day appeared personally John HARTELL of the Parish of St.Martin in Birmingham in the County of Warwick and Diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, Japanner, and being sworn on the holy Evangelists made oath as follows (to wit) that he is of the age of twenty one years and upwards, and a Widower, and intends to marry Elizabeth DOWELL of the Parish of St.Martin in Birmingham in the County of Warwick and Diocese aforesaid, Widow, aged twenty one years and upwards: not knowing or believing any lawful let or impediment by reason of any precontract, consanguinity, affinity, or any other lawful cause whatsoever, to hinder the said intended marriage: wherefore he prayed a licence to be granted to him to solemnise the said marriage in the parish church of St.Martin in Birmingham aforesaid, in which said parish of St.Martin he the said John HARTELL also made oath that she the said Elizabeth DOWELL hath had her usual abode for the space of four weeks last past.
John HARTELL (signed)

[Second page has a similar agreement signed between John HARTELL, Japanner, and Samuel MOULD, Button Maker, concerning the marriage of John HARTELL and Elizabeth DOWELL, Widow. Samuel MOULD was probably Elizabeth's father]

 

Birmingham Library

 

John HARTELL widower married Elizabeth DOWELL widow by licence on 22 July 1780 in St.Martin, Birmingham

Both signed

Witnesses: Samuel MOULD and Mary MOULD

 

Elizabeth HARTELL buried 16 August 1812 in St.Martin, Birmingham

 

John HARTELL was living at Priestfields near Bilston by 1789 (see reference to insurance for John HARTELL, boxmaker and japanner, here)

 

I am not totally sure whether the John HARTELL who married in 1780 (for the second time) was the settler or his father.

 

Google Books: Staffordshire General and Commercial Directory 1818

 

HARTELL, John, Japanner and Varnish Maker, Priestfields

 

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service

 

Joseph son of John and Mary HARTILL, Priestfields, Bilston, Japanner baptised February 21st 1819 in St.Leonard's, Bilston

George son of John and Mary HARTILL, Priestfields, Bilston, Japanner baptised February 21st 1819 in St.Leonard's, Bilston

 

Marriage of John HARTELL to Mary and the baptism of the two older children not found.

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