1820 Settler Party : Howard
|Number in the Party||60|
|Area Party originated from||Buckinghamshire, England|
|Area allocated to the party||Salem Hills on the Blaauwkrantz River|
|Surnames in party||Bainbridge, Barnes, Cadle, Collins, Dixon, Felton, Hanger, Harper, Healey, Heath, Hornblow, Howard, Jeffries, Mehrtens, Niland, Poulton, Tarr, Unknown, Vaughan, Watts, Willan,|
|Other Information||A party of 60 from Buckinghamshire led by William HOWARD sailed in "Ocean". They were located on an arm of the Kowie River, their location being called Salem Hills.
|Settler Handbook Content:||No. 21 on the Colonial Department list, led by William Howard of Blucher Street, Chesham, Buckinghamshire. a school master 'on the Lancastrian plan', a system of education for the children of the poor that relied on the use of pupil-teachers, with one usher presiding over the whole school. His first application to take out a joint-stock party of 15 men and their families from Buckinghamshire was turned down, and he met this rejection with a desperate appeal to the Colonial Department, backed up by a testimonial to his moral character (which he drafted himself) signed by the curate, overseers, churchwarden and magistrate of Chesham. He stoutly asserted that he was 'prepared to conflict with difficulties of any description, and feared no dangers whatever'. On the strength of the testimonial his party was accepted to fill a late vacancy occasioned by the withdrawal of one Edward Webb Wilson. By this time, several of Howard's people had fallen away, but gaps in his list were filled by four members of a London party led by Thomas Bainbridge of Soho, whose application had been unsuccessful (Bainbridge, Willan, Felton and Niland).