AMOS, Henry - Extra Data


(member of MENEZES' Party)


(see notes for Richard BOWLES)


The AMOS children listed in the Settler Handbook were the step children of Richard BOWLES. Henry appears as an adult settler on the Muster Roll of HMS Weymouth (ADM37/6145 (National Archives, Kew) and the others under settler children, all with the spelling AMOSS. Henry AMOS died 6 May 1872 and his Death Notice (Cape Archives) said he was 69 and 11 months old. That means he was born June 1802 and was 18 when they sailed, doubtless why he was treated as an adult settler leading his siblings. His parents are listed on the Death Notice as Edward and Elizabeth


Canterbury Cathedral Archives


Edward AMES married Elizabeth TAYLOR on 1 January 1803 in St.Martin, Cheriton, Kent


Family Search


Henry son of Edward and Eliz'th AMOSS, of Acrise, baptised 12th June 1803 in St.Martin, Aldington, Kent


Canterbury Cathedral Archives


Charlotte daughter of Edward and Elizabeth AMIS was baptised June 22 1806 in St.Mary the Virgin, Elham, Kent

Rebecca daughter of Edward and Elizabeth AMIS was baptised Oct 2 1808 in St.Mary the Virgin, Elham, Kent

Sarah of Edward and Elizabeth AMOS baptised Feb'y 10 1811 in St.Peter, Swingfield, Kent

Edward Taylor son of Edward and Elizabeth AMOS, Swingfield, Labourer baptised 18th July 1813 in St.Peter, Swingfield, Kent

Thomas son of Edward and Eliz'th AMISS, River, Labourer, baptised on Feb'y 18th 1816 in St.Peter and St.Paul, River, Kent


National Archives, Kew, London 


ADM 103/468 PART 2 Register of British POWs Prisons L-V, France, 1787-1820

Edward AMES captured from the Tixel 24 October 1810