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

PITT, Robert - Extra Data

 

(member of SEPHTON's party)

 

(see correspondence of Edward WYNNE)

 

Death Notice (Cape Archives) for his brother William, who emigrated with SHEPHERD's Party in 1826, says he was born in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, son of William

 

Gloucestershire Archives

 

William PITT of the Parish of Tetbury, Batchelor, son of Robert PITT and Jane LONG, Widow, of the Parish of Shepton Moyne were married by banns on the 3rd March 1771 in St.Mary's,Tetbury 

Both signed

Witnesses: John COX and James STEPHENS

 

Baptisms in St.Mary's, Tetbury

William son of William PITT and Catherine d of William PITT, twins, baptised Aug 23 1771 [William buried Dec 6th 1772]

Ann d of William PITT baptised Nov 22 1772 [buried June 24 1775]

Mary d of William PITT baptised Jan 12 1774

Robert son of William PITT baptised Jan 22 1775

Hannah d of William PITT baptised May 19 1776

William son of William PITT baptised Aug 3 1777

William son of Wm. and Jane PITT baptised 28th March 1781

 

London Metropolitan Archives:

 

Robert PITT married Lucy RAPLEY on 6 June 1808 in St.Annes, Soho.

Both signed their names.

Witnesses: John WITTON and Marg't PITT

 

James, son of Robert and Lucy PITT, 3 Parsons Court, baptised 6 August 1809 in St.Bride's, Fleet Street (born 4 May)

Robert, son of Robert and Lucy PITT, 3 Parsons Court, baptised 2 June 1811 in St.Bride's, Fleet Street (born 10 February)

 

Non Conformist Registers:

Joseph, son of Robert and Lucy PITT was born 6 April 1818 in the parish of St.Paul's, Covent Garden and was registered 27 September 1818 in Great Queen Street Wesleyan Chapel, Holborn. Witness: Thomas MORRIS.

 

See also correspondence of William SHEPHERD in 1826 when Robert applies for his brother William and a cousin Robert MITCHENER and families to come to the Colony

 

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