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The 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

USHER, James - Extra Data

 

(member of JAMES' Party)

 

Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Westbury, Wiltshire, the son of Jonah and Ann USHER [may be a mistake, if the Sarah DOEL below is correct]

 

Wiltshire Coucil and Swindon Borough Council Record Office

 

Parents:

Jonas USHER married Sarah DOEL by banns on 4 February 1782 in Westbury, Wiltshire

Both made their mark

Witnesses: Elizabeth DOEL and Thos. USHAR (X)

 

James USHAR, son of Jonas and Sarah, baptised 17 November 1782 in Westbury, Wiltshire

 

James USHER married Sarah HOLLOWAY by banns on 6 February 1803 in Westbury, Wiltshire

James USHER

Sarah HOLLOWAY (X)

Witnesses: John CURRIER and Barker NEWMAN

 

National Archives, Kew, London

 

RG4/3277/f13 Register of Westbury Old Independent Meeting House

Elizabeth, daughter of James and Sarah USHER, was born 15 July 1803 and christened 25 July 1813.

Joseph, son of James and Sarah USHER, was born 29 May 1805 and christened 25 July 1813.

Ann, daughter of James and Sarah USHER, was born 24 February 1808 and christened 25 July 1813.

Sophia, daughter of James and Sarah USHER, was born 1 November 1810 and christened 25 July 1813.

John, son of James and Sarah USHER, was born 23 December 1812 and christened 25 July 1813.

 

Births derived from Methodist baptisms at the Cape:

James USHER, son of James and Sarah, born 8 March 1815 Westbury, Wiltshire

Frances USHER, daughter of James and Sarah, born 13 November 1817 Westbury, Wiltshire

 

Westbury Vestry Minutes 548/2

£25 deposit paid for James USHER of Leigh to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope.

 

National Archives, Kew

 

ADM37/6145  Muster Roll of HMS Weymouth

Born on board:

Mar 10 ___ USHER

(This child later christened Eliza Weymouth)

 

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