GSSAThe 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

Settler Returns

These are the final settler returns for each party, transcribed from CO48/47 at the National Archives, Kew, London. They formed the basis of "The Settler Handbook" by M.D. Nash, although there are some differences, as she used returns held at the Cape as well. Earlier versions of the returns can often be found amongst the 1819 settler correspondence. With the exception of capital letters for surnames, the tables are true transcriptions of the file in the National Archives, although occasionally comments have been added below in square brackets. The returns held in the Cape Archives can be found in CO6138 Volumes 1 and 2. 

There are no returns in CO47/48 for Charles CAMPBELL, Richard DANIELL, Christopher THORNHILL or William WAIT, all of whom sailed later (see post 1820 correspondence), or for the ill-fated RUSSELL's Party who sailed on the Abeona. There is also no return for WILKINSON's Party, who sailed in the privately chartered Amphitrite, but the names are listed in the returns for NIGHTINGALE's Party transcribed from CO6138/2/104 at the Cape Archives. The return for STANLEY's Party can be found in his correspondence dated 4th January 1820, although an earlier return from the Cape Archives (CO6138) is transcribed here.

BOWKER's Party

No.41

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Mr. Miles BOWKER

Total Number of the Men 9
Total Number of the Women 2
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age 2
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 10
Total Number of the Whole Party 23
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £112:10

 

Names of the Men
Their
Age
Profession or Trade Names of the Women
Their
Age 
Names of the
Male Children
Their
Age
Names of the
Female Children
Their
Age
Deposit Money
payable by the
respective settlers
Miles BOWKER 55 Farmer Anna Maria 35 William 17 Mary Eliz'th 11 27:10 
          Miles 14      
          Bertram 10      
          T.H. BOWKER 12      
          Robert M. 8      
          Septimus 6      
          Octavius 4      
John STANFORD 35 Countryman  Maria 28  John 7 Lettitia  5 15 
              Jane  2  
              Sophia infant    
John ASTIN 25 do             10
John HAYTER 20  do             10 
Geo. FLOOKS DOWN 25 do             10
Rich'd LIMES 20  do             10 
William INGRAM 24 Joiner              10
Henry ADAM 36 Mason             10
Charles BESANT 34 Labourer             10

Miles BOWKER's orig. accept. list substituted 27th December 1819

[Earlier Returns]

No.41

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Mr. Miles BOWKER of Manor House, Newton, Wilts.

Total Number of the Men 10
Total Number of the Women 3
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age 1
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 9
Total Number of the Whole Party 23
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £112:10

 

Names of the Men
Their
Age
Profession or Trade Names of the Women
Their
Age 
Names of the
Male Children
Their
Age
Names of the
Female Children
Their
Age
Deposit Money
payable by the
respective settlers
Miles BOWKER 55 Farmer     M.B. BOWKER 14     15 
William M. BOWKER 17  do      T.H. BOWKER 12     10 
John STANFORD 35 Countryman  M. STANFORD 28  Jno. STANFORD 7 Let. STANFORD  5 15 
              J. STANFORD  2  
              So. STANFORD  infant    
Mich'l MARSHALL 25 Shoemaker Ht. MARSHALL 21     An. MARSHALL 10
Wm. WARREN 28 Countryman An. WARREN 25 W. WARREN 5 M. WARREN 3 12:10
              Ja. WARREN infant    
James SELF 50 do             10
John ASTIN 25 do             10
John HAYTER 20  do             10 
Geo. FLOOKS DOWN 25 do             10
Rich'd LIMES 20  do             10 

 

No.41

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Mr. Miles BOWKER including himself & his family.

Total Number of the Men 10
Total Number of the Women 3
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age 1
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 9
Total Number of the Whole Party 23
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £112:10

 

Names of the Men
Their
Age
Profession or Trade Names of the Women
Their
Age 
Names of the
Male Children
Their
Age
Names of the
Female Children
Their
Age
Deposit Money
payable by the
respective settlers
Miles BOWKER 55 Farmer Anna Maria 35  Rob't Mitford 8     15 
          Miles Brabin 14      
          Betram Egerton 10      
          T.H. BOWKER 12      
William M. BOWKER 17 do             10
John STANFORD 35 Countryman  Maria STANFORD 28  Jno. STANFORD 7 L.A. STANFORD  5 15 
              Jane STANFORD  2  
              Sophia STANFORD  infant    
Michael MARSHALL 25 Shoemaker Hariot MARSHALL 21 Ann MARSHALL 10
William WARREN 28 Countryman A. WARREN 25 W. WARREN 5 M. WARREN 3 12:10
Ja. WARREN infant
James SELF 50 do             10
John ASTIN 25 do             10
John HAYTER 20  do             10 
Geo. FLOOKS DOWN 25 do             10
Rich'd LIMES 20  do             10 

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