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.

HOLDER's Party

No.44

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of William HOLDER from Bristol

Total Number of the Men 11
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 18
Total Number of the Whole Party 39
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £140

 

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
Mr. Wm. HOLDER  30  Agriculturalist  Sophia HOLDER 25      Sophia HOLDER 4 10 
              Eliza HOLDER  2   
John WEBB  35  Pump & Engine Maker  Sarah WEBB 30  F.G. WEBB  5 Eliza WEBB  8  15 
          H.J. WEBB  3½  Sarah WEBB  ¾  
James POWELL  35  Smith  Sarah POWELL 38  Philip POWELL Priscilla POWELL  11 15 
          James POWELL 1¾  Sarah POWELL   7  
F.W. HILES 45  Sawyer  Mary HILES 38  Wm. HILES   11 Ann HILES 12:10 
          Geo. HILES   9      
Wm. ROBERTS 25  Carpenter  Maria ROBERTS 22  Jno. ROBERTS   3     10 
          Wm. ROBERTS  ¾       
Rich'd TANTON [sic] 24  Carpenter  Ann TAINTON 20          10 
Jno. SHIPSTON  24  Mason  Eliz'th SHIPSTON 25  Thos. SHIPSTON  3     10 
Alex'r KIDWELL  40  Laborer  Sarah KIDWELL 32  Sam'l WOODS  17      15
John GUEST 35   Mason Ann GUEST 40  Jno. GUEST      10 
          Wm. GUEST      
John HANCOCK 23  Tailor              10 
Wm. CURRIER  20  Laborer              10 
                  £127:10
             
To Balance Deposit
paid into the Treasury
  12:10
                  £140

 

No.44

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of William HOLDER from Bristol

Total Number of the Men 11
Total Number of the Women 9
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age 3
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 22
Total Number of the Whole Party 45
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £140

 

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
Wm. HOLDER  30  Yeoman  Sophia HOLDER 25      Sophia HOLDER 3 10 
              Eliza HOLDER  2   
John WEBB  34  Pump & Engine Maker  Sarah WEBB 30  Fred'ck J. WEBB 5 Eliza WEBB  7 15 
          Henry J. WEBB  Sarah WEBB  ½  
James POWELL  32  Smith  Sarah POWELL 32  Philip POWELL Priscilla POWELL  9 15 
          James POWELL Sarah POWELL   5  
Isaac GREEN 38 Carpenter Sarah GREEN 36     Mary GREEN 16 15
              Ann GREEN 10  
              Eliza GREEN 8  
George CHEECK 23 Smith             10
Frederick Wm. HILES 38 Sawyer  Mary HILES 35  Wm. HILES   11 Ann HILES  6  12:10 
          George HILES   9      
Wm. SIMMONS 32  Bellows Maker  Jane SIMMONS 33  John SIMMONS   ½ Hannah SIMMONS 8 12:10
          James SIMMONS  10       
Christ'r ANDREWS 47  Felt Maker  Hannah ANDREWS 48  Henry ANDREWS 13  Ruth ANDREWS 17  20 
          Geo. ANDREWS 11 Jane ANDREWS 15  
John ANDREWS 20 Cordwainer             10
Thomas TAYLOR 28   Miner Jane TAYLOR 28          10 
Wm. ROBERTS  25  Carpenter  Maria ROBERTS  24  Jno. ROBERTS 3     10 
          Wm. ROBERTS   ½      
                  £140

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