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.

GREATHEAD's Party

No.22

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Mr. James Henry GREATHEAD of Dudley

Total Number of the Men 11
Total Number of the Women 4
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age 0
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 5
Total Number of the Whole Party 20
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £115

 

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
J.H. GREATHEAD   24  Land Surveyor  Martha 20          10 
William GREATHEAD  20 Farmer              10 
Robert PEPLOW  21  Farmer  Mary  18          10 
George BRADLEY 22  Sawyer              10 
Will'm FIELD 28  Carpenter - Dead              10 
John LAW 24  Farmer              10 
William BATE 20  Navigator              10 
Josiah DAVIS  33  Sawyer  Sophia 24  Dan'l  3     10 
William BROWN 22  Gardener              10 
William COLLINS 25 Farmer             10 
Edward GUEST 25 Farmer             10 
John HARTELL  44  Farmer  Mary 38  John 13  Emma 15 
          George      
          Joseph  ¾      
                  £115 

[written in table along the lines for the children] Left behind Vide letter of 4th Jan'y 1820 [see letter]

No.22

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Mr. James Henry GREATHEAD 

Total Number of the Men 11
Total Number of the Women 4
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age 0
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 5
Total Number of the Whole Party 20
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £115

 

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
James H. GREATHEAD   24  Land Surveyor  Martha 20          10 
William GREATHEAD  20 Farmer              10 
Robert PEPLOW * 21  do Mary  18          10 
William FIELD † 28  Carpenter              10 
John LAW 24  Farmer              10 
William BATE 20  Navigator              10 
Josiah DAVIS  33  Sawyer  Sophia 24  Daniel  3     10 
William BROWN 22  Gardener              10 
William COLLINS 25 Farmer             10 
Edward GUEST 25 Farmer             10 
John HARTELL  44  Farmer  Mary 38  John 13  Emma 15 
          George      
          Joseph  ¾      
                  £115 

* R. PEPLOW was left behind on acc't of his being diseased - vide letter from Mr. GREATHEAD of 9th Jan'y 1820

† Dead

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