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.

GRIFFITH's Party

No.28

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Mr. Valentine GRIFFITH

Total Number of the Men 22
Total Number of the Women 9
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age 1
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 10
Total Number of the Whole Party 42
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £250

 

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
Valentine GRIFFITH 29 Lt. R'l Marines Mary - sister 25          20 
Charles GRIFFITH 31 do Cornelia - sister 22          20
John GRIFFITH 24 Surgeon Eliza - sister 19         20
Benjamin POWELL 25 Bailiff Elizabeth 26  John  Eliza  10
Richard HAIRBOTTLE 32 Gardener Jane 28 Richard 8 Ann 10
          William * 3 mths       
William MORRIS 30 Labourer Catherine 31  William 2 mths  Ann 10
David BROWN 22 do             10
John WILLIAMS 33  do  Sarah  26  Thomas  14     10 
John JONES 19  do              10
Jenkin JONES  20  Taylor              10 
John JONES 20  Labourer              10 
David THOMPSON 26  Baker              10 
William POWELL 22  Labourer              10 
Ellic FORREST  22  Mason              10 
John LLOYD 18  Labourer              10
Daniel WRIGHT  28   do             10 
Richard DOE 28  Carpenter  Mary  24     Ann 10 
Mark NOBLE 23  Bricklayer              10 
John GARDNER 22  Carpenter              10 
William MORTON  24  Blacksmith  Mary  19 Henry  2 mths     10 
Richard DIGGERY  28  Blacksmith              10 
John WILLIAMS 32  Wheelwright      John  5     10 
                  £250

* William born after the deposit money was paid

No.28

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Valentine and Charles GRIFFITH of Newtown, Montgomeryshire

Total Number of the Men 22
Total Number of the Women 9
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age 1
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 10
Total Number of the Whole Party 42
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £250

 

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
Valentine GRIFFITH 29 Lieut. R'l Marines Mary GRIFFITH 25 }          
Charles GRIFFITH 31 Lieut. R'l Marines Cornelia GRIFFITH  22 }          60
John GRIFFITH 24 Surgeon Eliza GRIFFITH 19 }          
Benjamin POWELL 25 Bailiff Elizabeth POWELL 26  John POWELL Eliza POWELL 10
Richard HAIRBOTTLE 32 Gardener Jane HAIRBOTTLE 28 Richard HAIRBOTTLE 8 Ann HAIRBOTTLE 10
          William HAIRBOTTLE 3 mths       
William MORRIS 30 Labourer Catherine MORRIS 31  William MORRIS 2 mths  Ann MORRIS 10
David BROWN 22 do             10
John WILLIAMS 33  do  Sarah WILLIAMS 26  Thomas WILLIAMS  14     10 
John JONES 19  do              10
Jenkin JONES  20  Taylor              10 
John JONES 20  Labourer              10 
David THOMPSON 26  Baker              10 
William POWELL 22  Labourer              10 
Ellic FORREST  22  Mason              10 
John LLOYD 18  Labourer              10
Daniel WRIGHT  28   do             10 
Richard DOE 28  Carpenter  Mary DOE  24     Ann DOE 10 
Mark NOBLE 23  Bricklayer              10 
John GARDNER 22  Carpenter              10 
William MORTON  24  Blacksmith  Mary MORTON  19 Henry MORTON  2 mths     10 
Richard DIGGERY  28  Blacksmith              10 
John WILLIAMS 32  Wheelwright      John WILLIAMS  5     10 
                  £250

 

GRIFFITH's orig. ac. lists substituted 16th Dec'r 1819

No.28

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Charles and Valentine GRIFFITH Esqs of Newtown, Montgomeryshire, North Wales

Total Number of the Men 22
Total Number of the Women 12
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age  
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 11
Total Number of the Whole Party 45
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £250

  

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
V. GRIFFITH 29 Lieut. R'l Marines Mary GRIFFITH 25 }          
Chas GRIFFITH 31 Lieut. R'l Marines Cornelia GRIFFITH  22 }          60
John GRIFFITH 24 Surgeon Eliza GRIFFITH 19 }          
Benjamin POWELL 25 Bailiff Elizabeth POWELL 26  John POWELL Jane POWELL 10
Richard HAIRBOTTLE 32 Gardener Jane HAIRBOTTLE 28 Rich'd HAIRBOTTLE 8   10
          Wm HAIRBOTTLE   3        
William POULSON 22 Agricultural Machine Maker             10
Edward POUSON 18 Miller             10
George SHUTE 19  Sawyer             10 
William MORRIS 30 Labourer Catherine MORRIS 27     Ann MORRIS 3 10
John GRIFFIN 19  do              10
Hugh PUGH  23  do              10 
David BROWN 22  do             10 
Thomas TROW 22  Brickmaker  Elizabeth TROW  20          10 
Richard OWEN 21  Labourer  Mary OWEN 20  Rich'd OWEN  Mary OWEN  10 
David MORGAN 24 do Mary MORGAN  28      Mary MORGAN 10 
William DAVIES 26 do Sarah DAVIES 24  Thomas DAVIES  13      10
George FRANCIS 27  Woodcutter             10 
Jenkin JONES 20 Taylor              10 
Richard HUGHES 36 Labourer Sarah HUGHES 34 Thomas HUGHES 7 Mary HUGHES 12 10
John JONES (1) 19 do             10
John JONES (2) 20 do             10
Rich'd DOE 30 Carpenter Mary DOE 26         10

[Several further earlier lists follow]

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