1820 Settler Party : James
|Number in the Party||60|
|Area Party originated from||Wiltshire, England|
|Area allocated to the party||Bethany on the Lynedoch River|
|1820 Settler Ship||Weymouth,|
|Surnames in party||Banks, Bartlet, Francis, Hayward, Hinton, Hobbs, Holloway, James, Lanham, Newman, Pinnock, Pristow, Randall, Rogers, Unknown, Usher, Viney, Warren, Watts, Whitmarsh,|
|Other Information||A party of 60 from Wiltshire led by Samuel JAMES sailed in "Weymouth". They were located on an arm of the Lynedoch River the location being known early as Bethany.
|Settler Handbook Content:||No. 35 on the Colonial Department list, led by Samuel James, a carpenter of Westbury, Wiltshire. This was a joint-stock party, recommended and financially aided by the parish authorities and the 'gentlemen of Westbury', and was initially organised under the direction of Samuel Watson. James proposed that he should take over the direction of the party after Watson and several others decided not to emigrate, and the remainder of the group then amalgamated with the remainder of a party from Frome in the neighbouring county of Somersetshire. The Frome contingent - Bartlett, Hayward, Randall and Usher - belonged to a group organised at first under the leadership of Stephen Bourne, who was arrested for debt and replaced as leader by John Colston. Colston, an army pensioner, was recalled to his regiment when England was threatened with civil disturbances after Peterloo, and the party disintegrated. Another late addition who was absorbed by James' group was Philip Pinnock, who had planned to lead a party from Beckington, Frome.
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