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

BIDDULPH, Simon - Extra Data


(listed in correspondence of John BAILIE)


Family Search:


Baptism 17 May 1761, Barton under Needwood, Staffordshire

Simon, son of Walter and Mary BIDDULPH



Simon BIDDULPH married Ann BURNETT 11 July 1785 in Halesowen, Worcestershire


Baptisms of children (those listed in The Settler Handbook marked with *)

Anna Maria 28 March 1787 Halesowen, Worcestershire

Charlotte 24 March 1790 Halesowen, Worcestershire (born 17 Nov 1787)

Simon  (baptism not found) Died in infancy

Gilbert Burnet  24 March 1790 Halesowen, Worcestershire (born Dec 1788, died 17 April 1790)

Edward 24 March 1790 Halesowen, Worcestershire (born 16 January 1790)

* Louisa 5 January 1792 Halesowen, Worcestershire

Mary Burnett 23 April 1794 Halesowen, Worcestershire

George 20 September 1795 Halesowen, Worcestershire (born 11 May 1795)

* John Burnett 16 October 1796 Tamworth, Staffordshire

* James Henry 15 June 1801 Tamworth, Staffordshire (born 27 April 1799)

Thomas Jervis 15 June 1801 Tamworth, Staffordshire (born 29 January 1801)

Margaret Jane 2 September 1803 Tamworth, Staffordshire

* William Burnet 18 May 1808 Tamworth, Staffordshire

* Frances Maria 18 May 1808 Tamworth, Staffordshire


From "Bailie's Party if 1820 Settlers" by M.D. Nash

According to his will MOOC 7/1/168 no.58 24:12:1841 three of his children, Simon, Gilbert Burnet and Anna Maria, died in England prior to 1819. Three of his daughters, Charlotte, Mary Burnet and Margaret Jane, married and lived in London. 

Edward, the third son, entered the navy and in 1820 he joined his parents in Albany. He later emigrated to New South Wales.

George, the fourth son, was enetered on the original return but withdrew before the party emigrated. He subsequently joined his family and was in Albany in 1846, though he died in England in 1857.

Thomas Jervis, the seventh son, joined his family at the Cape between 1830 and 1833, when he bought the drostdy house at Bathurst

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