EnglishShow more Special senses of English party group.
1.An officially constituted group of British settlers (especially those of 1820) under the leadership of one person and initially settled together on contiguous farms.
1819Circular (Colonial Office) inG.M. ThealRec. of Cape Col. (1902) XII. 229It is absolutely requisite that the details respecting the Individuals of your Party which you are called upon to state in the Returns, should be correctly specified.
1835C.L. Stretch Journal.In 1820 about 4,000 took possession of the Zuurveldt under certain arrangements between the Heads of the different parties with the Government.
1868Act 13 inStat. of Cape of G.H.Following the line of the Deal Party’s grant to the sea.
1877R.M. BallantyneSettler & Savage 78There was ‘Baillie’s party,’ which crossed Lower Albany to the mouth of the Great Fish River.
1948H.E. HocklyStory of Brit. Settlers of 1820 32What came to be known as ‘independent parties’ consisted of a number of persons who, while maintaining complete independence and paying their own deposit money, formally contracted with the head of the party to act as their representative and on their behalf in dealing with the authorities...The ‘sole proprietor party,’ on the other hand, was one in which the director — usually a person of substance — assumed all financial responsibility and paid the deposit on behalf of the members, who on their side indentured themselves to the director as servants for a specified number of years at an agreed remuneration and generally waived their rights to the hundred acres of land in favour of the director.
1956F.C. MetrowichValiant but Once 54A well-educated man of good family, Bishop Burnett decided to take part in the 1820 Emigration to the Cape. He therefore joined Mr. Bailie’s party.
1966F.G. ButlerTake Root or Die (1970) 8Like all other parties we have been carried to our locations between the Bushmans and Fish rivers.
1971Grocott’s Mail 28 May 3Members of the Lower Albany Historical Society visited Reed Fountain, original settlement of part of the Sephton party of 1820 Settlers, and Theopolis on their May expedition.
1975D.H. StruttClothing Fashions 168Parliament voted £50,000 (R100,000) to pay for the passages of 57 parties, each under a leader.
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