1820 Settler Party : Turvey
|Number in the Party||61|
|Area Party originated from||London, England|
|Area allocated to the party||Trompetter's Drift Post|
|1820 Settler Ship||Sir George Osborn,|
|Surnames in party||Burgis, Cartwright, D'Egville, Daniel, Haines, Holland, Jackson, Keevey, Kemp, King, Mitchley, Mulligan, Pennell, Stratford, Turvey, Unknown, Willy, Wright,|
|Other Information||A party of 61 from London led by Edward TURVEY sailed in "Sir George Osborne". They were located in Albany.
|Settler Handbook Content:||No. 55 on the Colonial Department list, led by Edward Ford Turvey, a drawing master of 32 Southampton Road, Strand, London. Turvey was initially a member of the party led by Thomas Mahony, whose application to emigrate was accepted on the recommendation of the Dowager Countess of Liverpool, Turvey's pupil and patron (see Mahony's Party). Mahony then attempted to drop Turvey from the party; Turvey, in high indignation, applied to take out a separate party of his own, again invoking the Dowager Countess's patronage to lend weight to his application. A large proportion of Turvey's new party consisted of his own relatives and family connections. They included his aged father, John Turvey; two of his wife's sons by a former marriage, William and Benjamin Wright; his brother-in-law Peter Clarke Daniel, and Daniel's brother Sampson. A farm manager from Burwash in Sussex, John Burgis and a surgeon, Peter Campbell (who subsequently dropped out to join Bailie's party) were also enrolled, and Turvey proposed to hire farm labourers from Burwash to make up a total of 14 men altogether. It is not clear how many men on the final sailing list were either Turvey's, Burgis' or PC Daniel's indentured servants, nor where they were recruited, although at least one of them, John Kemp was a Burwash man and had his deposit paid by that parish. He signed an agreement with Turvey binding himself to five years' service in return for an annual wage of £20, a cottage and an acre of garden ground, and the promise of 5 acres of his own at the end of his term of service. A late addition to the party, Thomas Willy was a Londonder from the Old Kent Road who had applied unsuccessfully to emigrate at the head of a small party of his own.
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