GSSAThe 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

Additonal Information

This is pre 1820 information mainly taken from actual images of parish registers held at the London Metropolitan Archives, Westminster Archives, West Yorkshire Archives, Manchester Central Library, non-conformist registers at the National Archives at Kew (RG4), online parish registers at CityArk or from original images at Family Search. I have also included some information from original images of Scottish old parish registers and English parish records which I have personally researched. Where reference is made to the London Gazette, the full version can be downloaded from http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/

Sue Mackay

GODLONTON, Robert - Extra Data

 

(member of BAILIE's Party)

 

Grahamstown Journal 24th September 1883

Today is the anniversary of Mr. GODLONTON’s birthday. That venerable and grand old colonist today reaches his 89th birthday, and can look back upon a long, honourable and blameless lifetime spent in labours which have been for the good of his adopted country. His intellect is clear yet, though he is physically feeble, and many today who think on the past life over which his green memory yet has a grasp, will be strengthened by the prospect of so much vigour and perseverance. Grahamstown in Mr. Robert GODLONTON and Mr. George WOOD has two public men whose lives if written would give a history of the colony

 

London Metropolitan Archives:

 

Robert son of James and Mary GODLONTON of Kingland Road was baptised 11 January 1795 in St.Leonard, Shoreditch (born 24th September 1794)

 

Parents: James GODLONTON of this parish and hamlet of M.E.O.T. [Mile End Old Town] and Mary PERRY of the same parish and hamlet were married by banns in St.Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney, on 23 September 1772

Both signed

Witnesses: Susannah PRICE and Rich's BRADLEY

 

Samuel son of James and Mary GODLONTON, [fishman] baptised 14th July 1782 in St.Matthew, Bethnal Green, June 19th last born 

 

National Archives, Kew, London

 

RG4/4508

Elizabeth daughter of James and Mary GODLONTON of the parish of St.Matthew, Bethnal Green in the County of Middlesex, born September 3rd 1784, was baptised on Sunday Oct 10th 1784 at Holywell Mount Chapel, Shoreditch

James son of James and Mary GODLONTON of the parish of St.Matthew, Bethnal Green in the County of Middlesex, born on Saturday March 18th 1786, was baptised on Thursday April 13th 1786 at Holywell Mount Chapel, Shoreditch.

Sarah daughter of James and Mary GODLONTON of New-Castle Street in the parish of St.Matthew, Bethnal Green in the County of Middlesex, born on Saturday June 28th 1788, was baptised on Thursday September 4th 1788 at Holywell Mount Chapel, Shoreditch

 

London Metropolitan Archives

 

Joseph son of James and Mary GODLONTON, bricklayer, baptised 21 October 1792 in St.Matthew, Bethnal Green (born Aug 23)

 

Robert GODLONTON, bachelor, married MaryAnn HEX, spinster on 17 October 1813 at St.Botolph, Bishopsgate.

Both signed their names.

Witnesses: William MANTON and Abigail HEX

 

Baptism in St.Leonard Shoreditch

Mary Ann GODLONTON baptised 25 August 1816 (born 18 May 1816)

Father's occupation: Printer

Address: Union Street, Kingsland Road

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