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

RUBIDGE, Robert Henry - Extra Data

Independent Settler

 

(see 1823 correspondence at CO48/61 under Settler Statement)

 

He was not an actual 1820 settler but came out from London the following year on the Cyrus. Information can be found about him at http://sites.google.com/a/makepeace.net/eira-makepeaces-family-history/Home/the-rubidge-family-2/the-rubidge-family-1

 

Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born 1 January 1786 in London, the son of Robert and Margaret Anne RUBIDGE

 

London Metropolitan Archives

 

Robert RUBIDGE and Ann GILMOUR were married by banns on 29th January 1785 in St.Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney

Both signed

Witnesses: Sam RUBIDGE and [Wm. YARNOLD]

 

Baptism of Robert Henry took place in St.Michael's, Wood Street, London (see family Bible in link given above) - baptism not found amongst LMA records online.

 

Baptism of brother

Charles son of Robert RUBIDGE, hosier, by Marg't Ann bapt 28 May 1787 in St.George in the East (29 days old)

 

Second marriage of Robert RUBIDGE Senior

Robert RUBIDGE, Widower, and Eleanor Lark PAYNE were married by banns on 9th November 1800 in St.Mary, Newington

Both signed

Witnesses: Joseph JONES, Anne JONES, Anne PAYNE and [R.H.?] RUBIDGE

 

Robert Henry RUBIDGE, bachelor, married Hannah Payne JONES of the parish of St.Olave in the Borough of Southwark, spinster, by Licence on 26 January 1811 in St.Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey.

Both signed their names.

Witnesses: Richard Payne JONES and Eleanor Payne JONES

 

Hannah Payne, daughter of Nathaniel Richard and Hannah JONES, feltmaker, was baptised 8 December 1790 in St.Olave, Bermondsey (born 15 November)

 

Nathaniel Richard JONES, bachelor, married Hannah PAYNE, a minor, spinster, on 13 July 1789 by Licence in St.Olave, Bermondsey.

Both signed their names.

Witnesses: Jos. JONES, Jas. SMITH, Sarah SMITH, Mary JONES, Sarah OWENS

 

Family Search

 

Henry Richard son of Robert Henry and Hannah Payne RUBIDGE was baptised 16th April 1812 in Portsea, Hampshire

 

Devon Family History Society Transcription

 

Francis Erskine Loch son of Robert Henry and Hannah Payne RUBIDGE, Stonehouse, Lieut. R.N., was born 21 December 1813 and baptised in East Stonehouse, Devon

 

Somerset Archives and Local Studies

 

Anna Margaret daughter of Robert Henry and Hannah Payne RUBIDGE, Pill, Lieutenant in the Navy, was baptised 13th August 1815 in Easton in Gordano, Somerset

 

Welsh Archive Service

 

Eleanor Dixie daughter of Robert Henry and Hannah Payne RUBIDGE, Bower Street, Lieutenant Royal Navy, was baptised 24th Feb'y 1817 in St.Mary's, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

Charles son of Robert Henry and Hannah Payne RUBIDGE, Gletwin, Lieut. in the Navy, was baptised 5 November 1818 in St.Mary's, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

Richard Nathaniel son of Robert Henry and Hannah Payne RUBIDGE, Gletwin, Lieut. Royal Navy, was baptised Sept 24th 1820 in St.Mary's, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

 

George Lloyd, base son of R.H. RUBIDGE, Officer, and Margaret PHILLIPS, Dairy maid, Gletwin, was baptised 3 April 1820 in Llandefeilog, Carmarthenshire

 

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