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.

GARDNER's Party

No.50

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Edward GARDNER of Birmingham Workhouse

Total Number of the Men 9
Total Number of the Women 5
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age  
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 10
Total Number of the Whole Party 24
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £100

 

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
Edward GARDNER 31 Plater  Mary 31  Hezekiah Elizabeth 12:10 
          James      
Isaac DUGMORE 34  Clerk  Maria 36  Henry  9½ Ann  7½  17:10 
          William  Louisa   
              Caroline  
Wm. ABBOTT  39  Filemaker              10 
Abraham BEESLEY  24  Hingemaker  Mary  29          10 
John DUDLEY  36  Toolmaker  Sarah  24      Matilda 10 
              Frances  1½   
John WRIGHT  22  Coach Painter  Ann 20          10 
Wm. SEAL  21  Plater              10 
Edmund DULEY [sic] 26  Ironmonger              10 
Benj'n BAILISS  24 
Coach Harness
Buckle Maker 
            10 
                  £100 

 

GARDNER's lists orig. accept. substituted 1st November 1819

No.50

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Edward GARDNER of Birmingham 

Total Number of the Men 16
Total Number of the Women 8
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 35
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £172:10

 

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
Edward GARDNER 31 Plater  Mary 31  Hezekiah Elizabeth 15 
          James Mary Ann  ¾   
Isaac DUGMORE 34  Clerk  Maria 36  Henry  9½ Ann  7½  17:10 
          William  Louisa   
              Caroline  
William ABBOTT  39  File maker              10 
Abraham BEESLEY  24  Hinge maker  Mary  29          10 
Thomas GRIFFITH 42
Brass founder
(Greenwich Pensioner)
            10
Josiah STANYARD 28 Plater Elizabeth 26         10
John DUDLEY  36  Tool maker  Sarah  24      Matilda  10 
              Frances  1½   
John WRIGHT  22  Coach Painter  Ann 20          10 
William SEAL  21  Plater              10 
James FELLOWS 21 Plater             10
Edmund DUDLEY  26  Ironmonger              10 
Charles BROWN 25
Sadler
            10
James MALLOWS 35  Baker  Elizabeth 26          10
John MALLOWS 25 Farmer Mary Ann 24         10
Tobias SANSOM 22 Schoolmaster             10
John BUTTS 38 Farmer             10
                  £172:10

[followed by two identical lists, one without the deposit money listed]

Print Email