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

MOUNTFORT, William - Extra Data

 

(memberof LIVERSAGE's Party)

 

Death Notice (Cape Archives) suggests he was born in Staffordshire ca 1785 and that the children born in the UK predeceased him.

 

National Archives, London

 

IR1/37 Register of Duties paid for Apprentices' Indentures [boys usually apprenticed at 13]

Friday 14 June 1798

Wm. MOUNTFORD apprenticed to Jona BROADHURST, [Sccollow] Green, Co. of Chester, baker

 

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service:

 

William son of Thomas and Ann MOUNTFORD of Thornyleigh was baptised 14 February 1785 in St.Matthew, Meerbrook, Staffordshire

[Thornyleigh Farm today can be seen here - scroll down for pictures]

 

St. John the Baptist, Tixall, Staffordshire

William MOUNTFORT of the parish of Hanley in the County of Stafford and Ann BROOKES of the extra parochial place of St.Thomas, adjoining to the parish of Tixall, were married in this chuch by licence 30 November 1809

Both signed

Witnesses: Ann BRADSHAW and H. COLE

 

William son of William and Ann MOUNTFORT, Commercial Street, Baker, was baptised 2 March 1817 in St.John, Burslem, Staffordshire

 

Family Search

 

Thomas son of William and Anne MOUNTFORD baptised 7 April 1811 in Hanley, Staffordshire

Mary Brooks daughter of Thomas and Anne MOUNTFORD baptised 13 December 1812 in Hanley, Staffordshire

John son of William and Ann MOUNTFORD baptised 14 February 1814 in Hanley, Staffordshire [buried 7 April 1816 in St.John, Burslem, Staffordshire]

Ralph son of William and Ann MOUNTFORD baptised 17 March 1815 in Hanley, Staffordshire [buried 12 February 1816 in St.John, Burslem, Staffordshire]

Richard son of William and Anne MOUNTFORD baptised 1 November 1819 in Hanley, Staffordshire [presumed died in infancy]

 

Grahamstown Journal 11 December 1847

DIED at Dinahore, Mary HARRADEN, the beloved wife of Thomas Harley HARRADEN, Bandmaster HM 98th Regt, who departed this life 2nd June 1847 aged 34 years and 10 months. She was a virtuous wife and a kind mother.
Sarah Elizabeth HARRADEN, daughter of the above, who departed this life 3rd June 1847, aged 8 years and 8 months.
William Arthur HARRADEN, son of the above, who departed this life 6th June 1847, aged 6 months and 6 days.
These lovely buds, so young, so fair,
Called hence by early doom,
Just came to show how sweet a flower
In Paradise may bloom.
Deceased was the daughter of Wm. MOUNTFORT and her premature death is much regretted by her aged parents and family.

 

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service:

 

[Parents of William MOUNTFORT]

Thos. son of Thos. and Mary MOUNTFORD of New Grange baptised 2 May 1753 in St.Edward the Confessor, Leek, Staffordshire

 

Thomas MOUNTFORD of this parish and county, batchelor, and Ann HULME of this parish and county, spinster, were married by Licence on 15 August 1773 in St.Edward the Confessor, Leek, Staffordshire

Both signed

Witnesses Thos. MOUNFORT and Will'm HULME

 

Thomas MOUNTFORT, New Grange, 82 yrs, buried Nov. 12th 1835 in St.Edward the Confessor, Leek, Staffordshire by the curate of Meerbrook.

 

British History Online

Land at Nether Hulme was given by Ranulph of Wirral (otherwise Ranulph of Hulme) in the mid 13th century to Dieulacres Abbey, which by 1291 had built New Grange at the confluence of the Churnet and Meer brook.  In 1666 there were two houses there, one occupied by John Hulme and assessed for tax on four hearths, and the other occupied by Thomas Mountford and assessed for tax on three hearths. Both houses were submerged when Tittesworth reservoir was extended c. 1960.

 

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service:

 

Thomas BROOKES of this parish, batchelor, and Elizabeth PERRY of this parish, spinster, a minor, were married by Licence with the consent of her mother on 7 September 1782 in St.Mary, Stafford.

Both signed

Witnesses; Mary PERRY and J. TILDESLEY

 

Ann dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth BROOKE born and bapt. 12 Januray 1789 in St.Mary, Stafford

 

Further information on the BROOKES family can be found here.

 

 

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