1820 Settler Party : Daniell

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Party  Daniell 
Leader  Lieut. Richard Daniell 
Number in the Party  35 
Area Party originated from  Devonshire, England 
Area allocated to the party  Sidbury Park, on the Buffels Kloof stream, Albany 
1820 Settler Ship  Duke of Marlborough,    
Surnames in party  Arrowsmith, Beddy, Blatz, Board, Daniell, Dickson, Dunn, Field, Graham, Handfield, Hickson, Love, Martin, Moor, Nitch, Palliser, Ruthven, Searle, Sendle, Spicer, Young
Other Information  A party of 40 from Devonshire led by Lieutenant Richard DANIELL, R.N. sailed in "Duke of Marlborough". They were located on the Buffels Kloof stream, the location being named Sidbury.
Settler Handbook Content:   Led by Lieut Richard Daniell of Sidbury, Devon, an officer of the Royal Navy on half-pay. This was not a government-assisted party and it fell outside the terms of the emigration scheme. No deposits were paid and no free passages provided, but the party obtained a grant of land in the proportion of 100 acres for each able-bodied man. On his arrival in the colony, Lieut Daniell applied for an additional grant of 500 acres as an officer on half-pay, and this was later extended.

Lieut Daniell emigrated in partnership with his brother James Daniell, a farmer of Sidbury, and Thomas Handfield, a farmer of Ulcombe, Kent. They were accompanied by James Daniell's wife and family and a maidservant; Thomas Handfield's sister (who married Richard Daniell in Cape Town on 5 July 1820); and four menservants.

The party sailed in the Duke of Marlborough which left Portsmouth on 30 March 1820 and arrived in Table Bay on 18 June. Daniell was located in Albany at Sweet Milk Fountain on the Buffels Kloof stream, to the west of the other settler locations. The location was named Sidbury Park.

The partnership was dissolved in January 1821, and the two Daniell brothers and Handfield continued to farm independently in the Sidbury area.


BOARD, Jonathan. Carpenter.

DANIELL, James 28. Farmer. w Ann 27. 3 children.

DANIELL, Richard 29. Lieut RN (half-pay).

HANDFIELD, Ann 18 (sister of Thomas Handfield).

HANDFIELD, Thomas 21. Farmer.



SEARLE, Edward.


Main sources for party list

Memorial of James Daniell, Richard Daniell and Thomas Handfield (Cape Archives CO 3918,282); Cape Town Gazette, ships' arrivals, June 1820; Special Commissioner William Hayward's notes (Cape Archives CO 8542). Ellen Palliser was given permission to leave the colony in January 1821.

from THE SETTLER HANDBOOK by MD Nash page 67 

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