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 UK parish registers and other primary sources which I have personally researched. Further information about the settlers and their families once they reached the Cape can be found at https://www.1820settlers.com/

Sue Mackay

OWEN, William Samuel - Extra Data

 

(member of OWEN's Party)

 

Brother of Thomas OWEN, Party Leader

 

Death Notice (Cape Archives) says his father was William OWEN and suggests a date of birth ca 1774. 

[NB the father of Thomas and William Samuel OWEN was William, not the Rev.John OWEN of Fulham as suggested in The Settler Handbook. The letter by John OWEN says his son was 18 and living in Bremen]

 

London Metropolitan Archives:

 

William Samuel OWEN of the parish of St.Mary Abchurch, London, bachelor, married Judy Ann SPENCER, spinster by Licence on 28 December 1803 in St.George's, Hanover Square.

Both signed their names.

Witnesses: Jas. SPENCER and Mary SPENCER

 

Baptisms in St.Mary, Abchurch:

Margaret, daughter of William Samuel and Judy Ann OWEN, baptised 14 November 1805 (born 23 September)

Mary, daughter of William Samuel and Judy Ann OWEN, baptised 17 July 1806 (born 29 June)

Ellen, daughter of William Samuel and Judy Ann OWEN, baptised 24 May 1809 (born 25 March) [presumed to have died in infancy]

Judith daughter of William Samuel and Judy Ann OWEN, baptised 17 April 1811 (born 18 February) [presumed to have died in infancy]

Elizabeth, daughter of William Samuel and Judy Ann OWEN, Cannon St No.36, butcher, baptised 9 March 1814 (born 27 July 1813)

Ellen, daughter of William Samuel and Judy Ann OWEN, Cannon Street, butcher, baptised 23 March 1816

Frederick John, son of William Samuel and Judy Ann OWEN, Cannon St No.36, butcher, baptised 16 July 1817

 

Marriage licence dated 26 December 1803 lists wife's name as Judiana, and this is the spelling on NAAIRS for her will, dated 1870. Death Notice (Cape Archives) for Judiana lists her parents as James and Mary SPENCER, who were the witesses at her wedding.

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