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

THARRATT, Tobias - Extra Data


(member of DALGAIRNS' Party)


(see correspondence of James WILMOT)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Hartley Row, Hartford Bridge, Hants and that his mother's name was Ann. Hartfordbridge is just north of Hartley Wintney in Hampshire, and according to the Hartley Wintney Parish Council website the coaching road between them was known as Hartley Row.


Hampshire Genealogical Society Transcriptions


William THURIATT (William senr from Reading) was buried on 2 March 1786 in St.Mary's, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire

Anne THARRATT aged 81 was buried on 3 August 1825 in St.Mary's, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire (Grave)


National Archives, Kew London


Will of Ann THARRATT (1826) can be downloaded here. The will mentions her sons John, William, Thomas, James and Tobias,  a daughter Ann, a daughter Mary GREGORY and grandsons William, Joseph and John CARY, sons of her late daughter Elizabeth CARY, later Elizabeth GOULDING.


Hampshire Genealogical Society Transcriptions


Baptisms in St.Mary's, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire:

William son of William THARRAT baptised 25 April 1771 9presumed to have died in infancy)

John son of Wm. THARRATT baptised 12 November 1772

Elizabeth Ann daughter of William THARRATT baptised 29 March 1774

Ann daughter of Wm. THARRATT baptised 18 June 1775

Wm. son of Wm. THARATT baptised 21 September 1776

Thomas George son of Wm. THARRATT baptised 17 April 1777 (see letter of James WILMOT)

Mary daughter of Wm. THARRATT baptised 17 April 1777

James son of Wm. THARRATT baptised 3 February 1779


Toby son of Willm THERRETT baptised 1 July 1792 

Francis son of Willm THERRETT baptised 1 July 1792 (died young?)


Tobias thus seemingly had a late baptism, six years after the death of his father, when he would have been 11 or 12 years old.


London Metropolitan Archives


Tobias THARRATT, bachelor, of the parish of Woolwich in the County of Kent married Ann VERRY, widow of this parish, by Licence on 17 June 1803 in St.Alphege, Greenwich.

Both signed their names.

Witnesses: William COOPER and Eleanor CORFIELD


Possible first marriage for Ann, although it would mean her age in The Settler Handbook is wrong.

James VERRY married Ann ALLINGHAM on 15 December 1791 in St.Leonard, Shoreditch.

Both signed their names.

Witnesses: George HAINES and Ann TAPLIN (X)


Richard James VERRY, son of James and Ann, trunkmaker, baptised 29 July 1792 in St.Giles Cripplegate (born 29 June)


Children of Tobias and Ann:

William George, son of Tobias and Ann THARRATT, baptised 24 November 1805 in St.Mary Magdalene, Woolwich (born 26 October)

Francis, son of Tobias and Ann THARRATT, baptised 15 March 1807 in St.Mary Magdalene, Woolwich (born 16 February)

John, son of Tobias and Anne THARRATT, Phoenix St, fruiterer, baptised 14 November 1813 in St.Pancras


National Archives, Kew


RG4/4303/f9 Register of Wesleyan Chapel, High Street, Deptford

Tobias, son of Tobias and Ann THARRATT of the parish of St.Mary, Woolwich, Kent, was born 15 March 1815 and christened 16 July 1815.


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