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.

JAMES' Party

No.35

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Samuel JAMES of Westbury, Wilts.

Total Number of the Men 12
Total Number of the Women 11
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age 5
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 32
Total Number of the Whole Party 60
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £162:10

 

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
Samuel JAMES 31  Carpenter  Elizabeth   33 Edward  Eliza   
          Stephen      
          Sam'l Wm} infants       
          Thomas}        12:10
Philip HOBBS  26  Gardener  Charity  25  Daniel Sarah  1 10 
Robert ROGERS 25  Carpenter  Sarah  26      Rebecca   
              Emma  10
Richard HINTON 33  Blacksmith  Sarah 33  George Rebecca 10   
          Leonard  Jane  6 months  15 
James USHER  36  Bricklayer & Carpenter  Sarah 36  Joseph 14  Elizabeth  16   
          John  Ann  11   
          James  Sophia  
              Fanny 22:10 
Jas. HAYWARD 39  Laborer  Tabitha  37  Samuel  17  Elizabeth  11   
          John  13  Selina  
          William  Eliza 22:10 
Jas. RANDALL  44  do  Rebecca  33  James  Mary  14   
              Jane  9  
              Elizabeth  
              Sarah   20
Philip PINACK [sic] 32  Farmer  Betsy  26  Joseph  Harriet 10 
Wm. BANKS  23  Basket Maker  Sarah 22  James      
          William ¼     10
Wm. BARTER 22 Gardener             10
Thos. WARREN 44 do Mary 42 James 14     10
Thos. LANHAM 30 Tyler & Plasterer Elizabeth 27     Mary Ann 10 months 10
                  £172:10

[Followed by a previous return which is not written on an official form. The numbers don't add up correctly. This return reflects changes listed in Samuel JAMES' correspondence of 26 December 1819]

No.35

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Samuel JAMES of Westbury, Wiltshire

Total Number of the Men 12
Total Number of the Women 11
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age 2
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 33
Total Number of the Whole Party 58
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £162:10

 

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
Samuel JAMES 31  Carpenter  Elizabeth JAMES  33 Edward JAMES Eliza JAMES  
          Stephen JAMES     12:10 
Philip HOBBS  26  Gardener  Charity HOBBS 25  Daniel HOBBS Sarah HOBBS 1 10:0 
Robert ROGERS 25  Carpenter  Sarah ROGERS 26      Rebecca ROGERS  
              Emma ROGERS  10:0
William WATTS 26 Labourer Hannah WATTS 28 George WATTS 1 Hariot WATTS 6  
              Theresa WATTS 5  
              Maria WATTS 3 15:0
James USHER  36  Bricklayer & Carpenter  Sarah USHER 36  Joseph USHER 14  Elizabeth USHER 16   
          John USHER Ann USHER 11   
          James USHER Sophia USHER  
              Fanny USHER 25:0
James HAYWARD 39  Laborer  Tabitha HAYWARD 37  Samuel HAYWARD 17  Elizabeth HAYWARD 11   
          John HAYWARD 13  Selina HAYWARD  
          William HAYWARD Eliza HAYWARD 22:10 
James RANDALL  44  Labourer  Rebecca RANDALL 33  James RANDALL Mary RANDALL 14   
              Jane RANDALL 9  
              Elizabeth RANDALL  
              Sarah RANDALL 20:0
Phillip PINNOCK  32  Farmer  Betsy PINNOCK 26  Joseph PINNOCK Harriet PINNOCK 10:0 
William BANKS  23  Basket Maker  Sarah BANKS 22  James BANKS      
          William BANKS ¼     10:0
William BARTER 22 Gardener             10:0
Thomas WARREN 44 Gardener Mary WARREN 42 James WARREN 14     10:0
Rich'd TOWNSEND 30 Labourer Naomi TOWNSEND 26 James TOWNSEND  2     10:0
                  £172:10

 

S. WATSON's original List. JAMES substituted for him 2nd Nov 1819. JAMES' orig. accep. list substituted 31st Dec'r 1819.

 

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Mr. Samuel WATSON JAMES of Westbury, Wilts.

Total Number of the Men 12
Total Number of the Women 8
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 £137:10

 

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
Samuel WATSON 37 Farmer Phoebe WATSON 36 Charles WATSON 15 Elizabeth WATSON 13 £20
          Thomas WATSON 5 Sarah WATSON 1  
          John WATSON 3      
Samuel JAMES 31  Carpenter  Elizabeth JAMES  33 Edward JAMES Eliza JAMES  
          Stephen JAMES     12:10 
Robert ROGERS 25  Carpenter  Sarah ROGERS 26      Rebecca ROGERS  
              Emma ROGERS 10
Charles MAIDMENT 24 Carpenter Esther MAIDMENT 20         10
John WATTS 34 Carpenter & Millwright             10
Robert MERRETT 26 Blacksmith             10
Thomas LANHAM 27 Plaisterer & Mason             10
Phillip HOBBS 26 Gardener Charity HOBBS 25 Daniel HOBBS 3 Sarah HOBBS 1 10
John MASON 32 Labourer Jane MASON 34 James MASON 10 Eliza MASON 4  
          Charles MASON 7 Sarah MASON 2 15
Samuel WARD 25 Labourer Jane WARD 25 Alfred WARD 1 Louisa WARD 3 10
Richard TOWNSEND 29 Labourer Naomi TOWNSEND 25 James TOWNSEND 1     10
Samuel BOURNE 35 Labourer             10
                  £137:10

[one further copy of WATSON's list in file]

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