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 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

DAMANT, Edward - Extra Data

 

Leader of DAMANT's Party.

His brothers John and Thomas also settled at the Cape. His sister Elizabeth was married to John ATHERSTONE of the same Party.

 

Great Grandparents:

Thomas DAMANT (1669-1731) and Alice SANCROFT (1683-1732) - see MI in St.Andrew's Church. Lammas, Norfolk

Thomas first married Mary EYRE, who died in 1709.

Thomas and Alice married ca 1712

 

Norfolk Record Office

Children of Thomas and Alice DAMANT:

William Sancroft DAMANT son of Thomas DAMANT Gent & Alice his wife was buried April 16th 1713

Ellen daughter of Thomas DAMANT Gent & Alice his wife was baptised November 3rd 1715 [Ellen DAMANT an infant daughter of Thos. DAMANT Gent & Alice his wife was buried November 23rd]

Alice DAMANT died 16 March 1716 [from MI]

Thomas son of Thos. DAMANT Gent & Alice his wife was baptised June 29th 1718 Lammas with Little Hautbois

 

Grandparents:

Thomas DAMANT (1718-1762) and Mary GUYBON (1712-1778) see MI in St.Andrew's Church, Lammas, Norfolk

 

Norfolk Record Office

Thomas DAMANT and Mary GUYBON were married 27 July 1738 in Diss, Norfolk by Licence

Mary was the daughter of Francis GUYBON MD (1673-1750) - see MI in St.Andrew's Church, Lammas, Norfolk

 

William and Alice, twin children of Thomas DAMANT gentleman and Mary his wife, were baptised 23 January 1743 in Lammas with Little Hautbois, Norfolk

 

Parents:

William DAMANT (1743-1808) and Elizabeth CASTELL (1746-1779) - see MI in St.Andrew's Church, Lammas, Norfolk

 

Norfolk Record Office

 

William DAMANT, single man, married Elizabeth CASTELL, single woman, by Licence on 23 June 1772 in St.Saviour, Norwich

Both signed their names.

Witnesses: M DAMANT and John CASTELL

 

William Castell, son of William and Elizabeth DAMANT baptised 24 April 1774 St.Saviour, Norwich, born March 30th

Charlotte Maria, daughter of William and Elizabeth DAMANT baptised 16 May 1775 Lammas with Little Hautbois, Norfolk [buried 26 September 1775]

Catherine Susanna, daughter of William and Elizabeth DAMANT baptised 2 June 1776 Lammas with Little Hautbois, Norfolk

Elizabeth, daughter of William and Elizabeth DAMANT baptised 27 April 1777 Lammas with Little Hautbois, Norfolk [buried 26 November 1780]

Guybon, son of William and Elizabeth DAMANT baptised 3 May 1778 Lammas with Little Hautbois, Norfolk

Thomas, son of William and Elizabeth DAMANT, was baptised 16 May 1779 Lammas with Little Hautbois, Norfolk

Maria, daughter of William and Elizabeth DAMANT baptised 4 June 1780 Lammas with Little Hautbois, Norfolk [buried 1 July 1780]

Elizabeth, daughter of William and Elizabeth DAMANT, was baptised 30 December 1781 Lammas with Little Hautbois, Norfolk [see notes for John ATHERSTONE]

Castle [sic], son of William and Elizabeth DAMANT was baptised 17 March 1783 Lammas with Little Hautbois, Norfolk

John Sancroft , son of Wm DAMANT and Elizabeth his wife (late Elizabeth CASTLE, spinster) was baptised 6 March 1785 Lammas with Little Hautbois, Norfolk

Edward, son of William DAMANT and Elizabeth his wife (late Elizabeth CASTLE, spinster) was baptised 20 June 1786 Lammas with Little Hautbois, Norfolk

 

Nottinghamshire FHS Transcriptions:

 

Edward DAMANT married Mary ATHERSTONE on 19 January 1817 in St.Mary the Virgin and All Saints, Bulwell, Nottingham

 

London Metropolitan Archives:

 

John ATHERSTONE married Elizabeth DAMANT on 13 December 1811 in St.James, Piccadilly (see notes for John ATHERSTONE)

 

Thomas DAMANT, brother of the settlers Edward and John, married Ann GRANT. In 1820 Thomas was already at the Cape but his daughter Ann Grant DAMANT was the 13 year old listed in The Settler Handbook.

 

Freedom of the City of London Admission Registers (Held at LMA):

This day Mr. Chamberlain having presented unto this Court William Castell DAMANT to be made free of this City as the Twenty eighth of Fifty granted unto him by this Court the eighth day of March 1803 to be applied towards the discharge of the Public Debts of this City. It is ordered that the same William Castell DAMANT be admitted to the freedom of this City by Redemption in the Company of Pattenmakers, paying unto Mr. Chamberlain for this City's use the sum of forty six shillings and eightpence

Beneath this the word Gent is scored out and replaced by Broker and ringed, to indicate current occupation

 

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