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.

COCK's Party

No.31

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Mr. William COCK of Penryn, Cornwall

Total Number of the Men 40
Total Number of the Women 18
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age 1
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 32
Total Number of the Whole Party 91
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £427:10

 

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
William COCK 26 Printer Eliz'th 27 Will'm Fred'ck 4 Loveday Ann ¼ 12:10
          John Anderson 2     10
Abraham COLLIER 38 Agricul. Mary 30          
William FORWORD 33 Mason Elizabeth 28 Will'm 2     10
George LYON 46 Agricul.             10
John COLEMAN 28 do             10
John WHITEHEAD 37  Carpenter  Sarah 36  Thomas  15 Phoebe  17:10
          George  6 Sarah  
John WILKINS 24 Agricul.             10
Joseph THOMAS 28  Wheelwright  Eliz. 24  John  ¼     10 
Benj. WARDON 23  Sadler  Eliz.  24      Eliz. ¼  10 
Will'm WOODMAN 29  Glazier              10 
Thos. JARMAN 26  Agricul.              10 
Will'm JONES 26  do              10 
John STAPLES 22  do              10 
George JAMES  20  do              10 
Charles DEAN  30  do              10 
Robert EMSLEY 48  do  Sarah 34  Will'm  3 Eliz'th 12:10 
              Sarah  
Sam'l DUGLEBY 32  do  Mary 27  Sam'l  2 Fanny  6 10 
John IVATTS 36  Shoemaker              10 
John Roe PALIN 22  Agricul.              10
James LAPPAN 30 Smith  Ann  25  Christ'r 2 Ann 12:10 
              Mary   1½  
Simon BEGLEY 27 Agricul. Ann 29     Clara 6 10
Thomas SIMPSON 48 Carpenter Ann 43 Thomas 3 Dorothy 10 10
Charles INGRAM 48 Agricul.             10
John SANDERS 30 do Martha 27         10
John RHODES 46 do Henrietta 38 George 8     12:10
          Charles 6      
          Edw'd 3      
Henry BOOTH 22 do             10
Charles EVANS 43 do Mary 26         10
Stephen BROWN 48 do Sarah 36 Will'm 4     10
William VERITY 40 Taylor Elizabeth 33 John 13     12:10
          James 5      
          Thomas ¾      
Edw'd MARTIN Sen 40 Carpenter Ann 38         10
Edw'd MARTIN Jun 21 do             10
Will'm BEAL 42 Agricul. Mary 35 William 13 Mary Ann 6 15
          George 11      
          Henry 8      
Thos. WILLIAMS 30 do             10
Thos. OVERA 48 do             10
John OVERA 24 do             10
John BRADLEY 25 do             10
William BASSETT 33          
[female name illegible -
image blurred]
  10
Thos. FIELD 25 Carpenter    
Thomas
2     10
John JAMES 38 do    
    10
Philip ROGERS 46 Agriculturist             10

[Transcriber's Note: The wife of Charles DEAN is not listed, but the muster roll of the Weymouth says that "Mary, wife of Cha's DEAN discovered on board after ship sailed"

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