1820 Settler Party : Mouncey
|Number in the Party||41|
|Area Party originated from||Yorkshire, England|
|Area allocated to the party||Lynedoch and Kap Rivers|
|Surnames in party||Carlisle, Carr, Fells, Fox, Guest, Hewson, Mellor, Mouncey, Needham, Ogle, Pennington, Shillito, South, Taylor, Unknown,|
|Other Information||A party of 41 from Yorkshire led by Charles MOUNCEY sailed in "John". Their location in Lower Albany was named Wentworth Park.
|Settler Handbook Content:||No. 32 on the Colonial Department list, led by Charles Mouncey, a wholesale merchant of Wain Gate, Sheffield, Yorkshire. This was a mixed party; Mouncey paid the deposits for his own family and five servants, and the other six men were 'free settlers' and not bound by any service agreement. The deposits for Samuel Shillito, his son Thomas and son-in-law George Carlisle were paid by the Earl of Fitzwilliam, whose family seat, Wentworth Woodhouse, was at Rotherham near Sheffield. The party was recruited in Sheffield and embarked at Liverpool in the transport John. Mouncey had difficulty in making up the numbers of his party at the last minute; George Carr, Thomas Shillito, Ogle and Fox were all late replacements for men who had dropped out. The special consent of the Colonial Department had to be obtained before the Agent of Transports would permit Fox to go on board, as he was considered to be less than able-bodied. Mouncey gave his assurance, however, that Fox was healthy and active in spite of being 'a little deformed'.