WEBBER, William (aka WEBSTER) - Extra Data

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(member of SCOTT's Party)


He appears in the Settler Return for SCOTT's Party, and hence in The Settler Handbook, as William WEBBER. However, Nash states in The Settler Handbook that "the presence of all of the men of the party but BILES, CLARKE and WEBBER has been confirmed from colonial records". Death Notices suggest that the name may in fact have been WEBSTER.


Death Notice (Cape Archives) for William WEBSTER and Elizabeth WEBSTER (nee GRAY)


London Metropolitan Archives


William WEBSTER and Elizabeth GRAY were married by banns on 8 November 1819 in St.Mary, Newington

William WEBSTER (signed)

Elizabeth GRAY (X)

Witnesses: William WEBSTER and Sarah SHONE (X)


[There is very good circumstantial evidence that this was the marriage of the couple who emigrated in SCOTT's Party. One of the witnesses was Sarah SHONE, wife of Thomas SHONE, who also worshipped in St.Mary, Newington and emigrated with SCOTT. George SCOTT wrote his letters of application from 13 Francis Street, Newington. The fact that the marriage took place in November 1819 suggests the WEBSTERs were late replacements (they do not appear on SCOTT's original letter of application) and SCOTT may well have misheard the name WEBSTER as WEBBER.]