1820 Settler Party : Carlisle

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Party  Carlisle 
Leader  John Carlisle 
Number in the Party  15 
Area Party originated from  Staffordshire, England 
Area allocated to the party  Belmont on the Blaauwkrantz River 
1820 Settler Ship  Chapman,    
Surnames in party  Bassett, Belfield, Carlisle, Chadwick, Corden, Edge, Gamble, Hayes, Roe, Wheeldon
Other Information  A party of 15 from Staffordshire, led by John CARLISLE, sailed in "Chapman". They were located on an arm of the Kowie River, Their location being called Belmont.
Settler Handbook Content:   No. 16 on the Colonial Department list, led by John Carlisle, a son of the Rev William Carlisle of Belmont, near Leek, Staffordshire, who conducted most of the correspondence with the Colonial Department on his son's behalf. The Party was recommended by Nicholas Carlisle Esq.

This was a proprietary party, notable for the youthfulness of its leader and nearly all its members, and consisting entirely of males. There is no record of its being a parish party but from its composition it seems very probable that some part at least of the deposits was paid by the parish. The settlers' baggage was forwarded by fly-boat (canal boat) from Leek, where the party was recruited.

The three teen-age lads - Sampson Hayes, James Bassett and Rupert Corden - were all late additions to the party and may have been workhouse boys.

Deposits were paid for 11 men. The party sailed from Gravesend in the Chapman on 3 December 1819 - a last minute arrangement resulting from the reduction of Bailie's party, which was to have occupied the whole ship - and arrived in Table Bay on 17 March 1820 and Algoa Bay on 10 April. Carlisle was located near Grahamstown on the Blaauwkrantz River and called his estate Belmont.


BASSET, Benjamin 39. Miller and army pensioner. c James 12.

BELFIELD, George 19. Labourer.

CARLISLE, Frederick 18.

CARLISLE, John 22.

CHADWICK, James 18. Farmer's servant.

CHADWICK, Samuel 20. Farmer's servant.

CHADWICK, William 18. Farmer's servant.

CORDEN, Rupert 13 (servant to John Carlisle).

EDGE, Robert 22. Labourer.

HAYES, Samuel 34. Woodcutter. c Sampson 13, Samuel 8.

ROWE, William 23. Labourer

WHEELDON, Samuel 18. Labourer.

Main sources for party list

Return of settlers under the direction of John Carlisle (Cape Archives CO 6138/1,48). This is the London list; no Agent's Return has been traced giving the state of the party on its arrival at the Cape. However, references have been found in colonial records to Rupert Corden and to all the adult members of the party but William Rowe. An earlier list of the party (Public Record Office CO 48/42,481) does not include James Bassett but there is an entry for James Gamble, 12, a servant of John Carlisle. Gamble may have been entered in the final return as Bassett's son to avoid paying a separate deposit for him.

from THE SETTLER HANDBOOK by MD Nash page 58 

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