1820 Settler Party : Parkin
|Number in the Party||30|
|Area Party originated from||Devonshire, England|
|Area allocated to the party||Kareiga River|
|1820 Settler Ship||Weymouth,|
|Surnames in party||Bright, Clogg, Harwood, Howard, Leach, Leathern, Mayho, Newcombe, Oxenham, Parkin, Unknown,|
|Other Information||A party of 30 from Devonshire led by John PARKIN sailed in "Weymouth". They were located on the Kariega River. Their location is called Devonshire Farm.
|Settler Handbook Content:||No. 20 on the Colonial Department list, led by John Parkin, a carpenter and wheelwright of Lower North Street, Exeter, Devon. This was a joint-stock party made up of small tradesmen and husbandmen. Although Parkin was its nominal leader, the party was organised and most of the correspondence with the Colonial Department conducted by another of its members, Robert Newcombe of Coombe Street, Exeter, who claimed that 'any respectable tradesmen or inhabitants of Exeter' would vouch for his good character. Deposits were paid for 11 men, but two of them withdrew on grounds of ill-health early in December 1819. Newcombe paid the deposits for Cross, Dobson (neither of whom in the event emigrated) and William Leathern, and they may have entered into a service agreement with him.
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