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.

DAMANT's Party

 No.8

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Edward DAMANT Esq of Fakenham, Norfolk

Total Number of the Men 25
Total Number of the Women 7
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 23
Total Number of the Whole Party 57
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £282:10

 

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
DAMANT, Edw'd 33    Mary 27      Anne 13  10 
              Louisa   
ATHERSTONE, John  29 Surgeon  Elizabeth 37 Guybon Catherine 15 
              Elizabeth   
              Emily  2  
DAMANT, John  34 Surveyor               10
FROST, Philip  32  Husbandman  Elizabeth 30  Philip 11 Mary  ½   20
          James  10       
          William       
          Edward  6      
          John 4      
STERLEY, Thomas 54  Ditto  Ann  44  Thomas 17  Mary 12  22:10 
          John 15  Lydia   
          William Maria  
          James 1      
SMITH, Stephen 27 Carpenter Ann 27 Henry 5 Harriet 1 10
TEE, Richard 34 Husbandman Mary 30 Richard 8 Mary 7 15
              Charlotte 5  
              Elizabeth 2  
HAMES, Joseph 20 Ditto             10
DURELL, Henry 27 Ditto             10
ATHERSTONE, T. 26 Ditto             10
THOMPSON, Wm 21 Ditto             10
WHITE, Wm 28 Ditto             10
LAWSON, Philip 22 Ditto             10
SELEY, William 26 Ditto             10
COOPER, J. 27 Bricklayer             10
WELLS, John 20 Tanner             10
PURVIS, Henry 32 Blacksmith             10
STERLEY, Thomas 19 Husbandman             10
GIBBON, Edw'd 21 Ditto             10
FRANCIS, John 24 Ditto             10
JACOBS, John 21 Ditto Catherine 20         10
MATTHEWS, John 22 Ditto             10
LAKE, John 19 Ditto             10
PRICE, John 25 Ditto             10
MALES, J. 18 Shoemaker             10
                  £282:10

[Several earlier lists follow. The one belows lists the major substitutions]

Ed. DAMANT's originals Lists substituted 26th Nov'r 1819

 No.8

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Edward DAMANT Esq of Fakenham, Norfolk

Total Number of the Men 25
Total Number of the Women 7
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 23
Total Number of the Whole Party 57
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £282:10

 

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
DAMANT, Edw'd 33    Mary 27      Anne 13  10 
              Louisa   
ATHERSTONE, John  29 Surgeon  Elizabeth 37 Guybon Catherine 15 
              Elizabeth   
              Emily  2  
DAMANT, John
ELMER, John 
34
28
Surveyor
Husbandman
Susannah 29  Robert Elizabeth   10
FROST, Philip   32  Ditto Elizabeth 30  Philip 11 Mary  ½   20
          James  10       
          William       
          Edward  6      
          John 4      
STERLEY, Thomas 54  Ditto  Ann  44  Thomas 17  Mary 12  27:10 
          John 15 Lydia   
          William Maria  
          James 1      
SMITH, Stephen 27 Carpenter Ann 27 Henry 5 Harriet 1 10
Richard TEE
GREEN, William
34
40
Husbandman
Husbandman
Mary
Catharine
30
30
Richard 8
Magaret
Mary
4
1
10 [sic]
              Mary 7  
              Charlotte 5  
              Elizabeth 2  
HAMES, Joseph
PAGE, John 
20
33 
do
Ditto 
            10 
DURELL, Henry
ELLING, John
27
23
Ditto             10
ATHERSTONE, T 26 Ditto             10
THOMPSON, William 21 Ditto              
CRASKE, Henry 28 Ditto             10
WHITE, William 28 Ditto             10
LAWSON, Philip 22 Ditto             10
SELEY, William 26 Ditto             10
COOPER, J
COOK, John
27
28
do
Baker
            10
WELLS, John 20 Tanner             10
PURVIS, Henry
ALFORD, Henry
32
25
Blacksmith
Bricklayer
            10
WHITE, William
BROWNING, Joseph
28
22
Husbandman
Blacksmith
            10
GIBBON, Edward 21 Husbandman             10
DAWES, Richard 30 Ditto             10
GROOM, William 21 Ditto             10
FRANCIS, John 24 Ditto             10
MATTHEWS, John 22 Ditto             10
JACOBS, John 21 Ditto             10
MATTHEWS, John 22 Ditto             10
LAKE, John
HEWITT, William
19
21
Ditto             10
                  £282:10

 

 

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