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.

HAWKINS' Party (later COCK's Party)

No.31

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Mr. John HAWKINS of Brightampton, Witney, Oxon

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
John HAWKINS 33 Agricul.     John Rich'd 10 Sophia Ann 8 17:10
          Will'm Min. 9      
          George 7      
          John Edw'd 6      
George HAWKINS 30 do Elizabeth 27 George 4 Fanny 2 12:10
          Richard 6      
Robert HAWKINS 25 do             10
William COCK 26 do Elizabeth 27 Will'm Fred'ck 4     10
          John Anderson 2      
Abraham COLLIER 38 do Mary 30         10 
William FORWORD 33 Mason Eliz. 28 Will'm 2     10
John COLEMAN 27 Agricul.             10
John WHITEHEAD 37  Carpenter  Sarah 36  Thomas  15 Phoebe  17:10
          George  6 Sarah  
Joseph THOMAS 28  Wheelwright  Betsy 24  John  1 month     10 
Benj. WARDEN 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 
Charles DEAN  30  do              10 
Robert EMSLIE 48  do  Sarah 34  Will'm  3 Eliz'th 12:10 
              Sarah  
Sam'l DUGLEBY 32  do  Mary 27          10 
John IVATTS 36  Shoemaker              10 
John Roe PALIN 22  Agricul.              10
James LAPPAN 30 Smith  Ann  25          10
Simon BEGLEY 27 Agricul. Ann 29         10
Thomas SIMPSON 48 Carpenter Ann 43     Dorothy 10 10
Charles INGRAM 48 Agricul.             10
John SANDERS 30 do             10
Joseph RHODES 46 do Henrietta 38 George 8     10
          Charles 6      
Henry BOOTH 22 do             10
Charles EVANS 43 do Mary 26 Henry     10
Stephen BROWN 48 do Sarah 36         10
Will'm VERITY 40 Taylor Eliz. 33         10
Edw'd MARTIN Sen 40 Carpenter Ann 38         10
Edw'd MARTIN Jun 21 do             10
George FROST 28 Agricul.     Edward 4 Fanny 3 15
          George Ann  
          Thomas 12      
James WILLIAMS 40 do             10
Robert EMSLOW 30 do     James  4     10
          Thomas ¾      
Edw'd BURGESS 30 do         Eliz. 10
Jam's GREEN 18 do             10
Jam's PRESTON 23               10
Rich'd NICHOLAS 25 do Eliz'th 20      Eliz. 10
John WILKINS 21 do             10
George JAMES 20 do             10

 

HAWKIN's Orig. Accept. Lists
His name was substituted by COCK's 1st December 1819
Together w list of Pensioners
 
The following is a List of Pensioners that intended going out to the Cape of Good Hope as Settlers under the Grant to Mr. John HAWKINS
 
Robert EMSLEY Serjt 76th Regt 2/3d per day
Late place of residence - Sculcoates near Hull
 
Simon BEAGLEY 2nf Regt Life Guards, 6d per day, London
 
Abraham COLLIER, Greenwich Hospital, 9d per day
 
Samuel DUGLEBY, Board of Ordnance
Late residence - Sculcoates near Hull
 
The following Persons are Pensioners not stated in the former List
 
Robert EMSLIE, Serjeant 76 Foot  2/3d per day
Late place of residence - Sculcoates near Hull
 
Sam'l DUGLEBY, Gunner, 2nd Battalion Royal Artillery
Ordnance Pensioner - Sculcoates near Hull
 
Simon BEAGLEY 1st Life Guards, 6d per day, London
 
[one earlier duplicate list also filed]

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