APSEY, George - Extra Data
(member of BIGGAR's Party)
Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Somerset and died aged about 70.
Somerset Archives and Local Studies
George, son of Joseph and Mary APSEY, was born June 27th and christened August 1st 1785 in Hardington Mandeville, Somerset
George APSEY and Margaret MUDFORD of this parish were married by banns on 16 April 1810 in Hardington Mandeville, Somerset
Both signed [George's signature matches that of his second marriage]
Witnesses: Roger BAKER and Joseph PURCHASE
London Metropolitan Archives
George APSEY, widower of this parish, and Mary Ann CHAPMAN, widow of this parish, were married by banns on 20 January 1819 in St.Mary's, Lambeth
George APSEY (signed)
Mary Ann CHAPMAN (X)
Witnesses: Jas. Longman GAWLER and Jo'n SEAGER
Death Notice (Cape Archives) of daughter Eliza confirms mother's name as Mary Ann and not Mary, as in the Settler Handbook.
George APSEY was a millwright who was employed on the building of the previous Southwark Bridge in London, completed in 1819. (See the correspondence of Charles WESTON) The bridge was designed by John RENNIE the Elder, uncle by marriage of the 1820 settler Elizabeth RENNIE.