1820 Settler Party : Greathead
|Number in the Party||20|
|Area Party originated from||Worcestershire, England|
|Area allocated to the party||Tivia Dale, on the Bush River|
|Surnames in party||Bate, Brown, Collins, Davies, Devey, Field, Greathead, Hartell, Hewitt, Law, Pickman, Simmons, Unknown, Wilks,|
|Other Information||A party of 20 from Worcestershire led by James GREATHEAD sailed in "Kennersley Castle". They were located on an arm of the Bush River, which they called Tivia Dale.
|Settler Handbook Content:||No. 22 on the Colonial Department list, led by James Henry Greathead, a land surveyor of Dudley, Worcestershire. This was initially a proprietary party consisting of Greathead and his indentured servants, all recruited in Worcestershire, but it was joined at a late stage by John Hartell, an independent settler who paid his own deposit. Hartell was from Priestfield, near Bilston in Staffordshire, which lies within a 10-mile radius of both Dudley and Birmingham. His name had been included in the first list of the Birmingham Workhouse party under Edward Gardner, but he was subsequently nominated by the Birmingham parish overseers to lead a party of his own; they described him as a 'substantial yeoman' who was entitled to 'the full benefit and advantages offered by the emigration': a grant of land in his own name. Hartell was recommended to the Colonial Department by the Hon. Edward Monckton, son of Viscount Galway (and brother-in-law of another party leader, Major George Pigot). Hartell's arrangements to emigrate as leader of his own party fell through at the last minute, and he joined Greathead's party in the place of a man who had dropped out.