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

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


London Metropolitan Archives:


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

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