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.

OSLER's Party

No.47

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Mr. Benjamin OSLER

Total Number of the Men 11
Total Number of the Women 10
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 32
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £117:10

 

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
Benjamin OSLER  44  Merchant  Jane  45  Stephen  13  M.A. OSLER  12  
              Amelia   10  
              Elizabeth   6  15
John BRIDGEMAN  19  Husbandman              10 
John DALE  24  Boot & Shoe Maker  Mary 17          10 
Charles B. PEARSE  35  Merchant  Ann 32  Eldred  11       
          Charles       
          Horatio 6     12:10 
Richard EVA  24  Baker  Elizabeth  22          10 
Joseph RICHARDS  25  Boot & Shoemaker  Sally  21      Sally   
              Phillis  10 
Richard BLEE 22  Ironmonger  Jenopha  19          10 
Henry GOODMAN 23  Currier  Elizabeth 20          10 
William MALLETT  45  Mason  Elizabeth  46          10 
James WEEKS  29  Baker & Confectioner  Grace 22      Elizabeth  10 
James BALL  44  Schoolmaster  Ann 45 James      10 
                  £117:10 

 

[Handwritten list not on official form]

Return of Settlers proceeding to the Cape of Good Hope under the Direction of Benjamin OSLER of Falmouth

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
Benjamin OSLER  44  Merchant  Jane OSLER 45  Stephen OSLER 13  M.A. OSLER  12  
              Amelia OSLER  10  
              Eliz'th OSLER   6  £15
John BRIDGEMAN  19  Husbandman              10 
John DALE  24  Boot & Shoe Maker  Mary DALE 17          10 
Charles B. PEARSE  35  Merchant  Ann PEARSE 32  Eldred PEARSE 11       
          Charles PEARSE      
          Horatio PEARSE 6     12:10 
Henry CURTIS 29 Husbandman Cordelia CURTIS 27 Thos. CURTIS 10     10
Joseph RICHARDS  25  Boot & Shoemaker  Sally RICHARDS 21      Sally RICHARDS  
              Phillis RICHARDS 10 
Richard BLEE 22  Ironmonger  Jenopha BLEE 19          10 
Henry GOODMAN 23  Currier  Eliz'th GOODMAN 20          10 
William MALLETT  45  Mason  Eliz'th MALLETT  46          10 
James WEEKS  29  Baker & Confectioner  Grace WEEKS 22      Eliz'th WEEKS 10 
James BALL  44  Schoolmaster  Ann BALL 45 James BALL     10 
                  £117:10 

 

Total Number of the Men 11
Total Number of the Women 10
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age  
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 12
Total Number of the Whole Party 33
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £117:10
 
Falmouth, Nov.9 1819
[Signed] Benj'n OSLER

[The substitution of Richard EVA for Henry CURTIS in the final list is mentioned in OSLER's correspondence dated 16 December 1819]

 

 

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Benjamin OSLER of Falmouth

Total Number of the Men 11
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 23
Total Number of the Whole Party 43
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
Benjamin OSLER  44  Merchant  Jane OSLER 45  Stephen OSLER 13  Jane OSLER Jnr  15  
              Mary Ann OSLER 12  
              Amelia OSLER  10  
              Eliz'th OSLER   6  £20
George TRENWICK 27 Husbandman Jane TRENWICK 26         10
John BRIDGEMAN  19  do              10 
John DALE  24  Boot & Shoe Maker              10 
Henry HOSKING 40 do Mary HOSKING 38 [William?] HOSKING 11 Mary HOSKING 12  
          Harry HOSKING 7 Ann HOSKING 9 15
Gilbert HEAMS 27 Husbandman Ann HEAMS 26 Richard HEAMS 7 Hannah HEAMS 3 10
Henry CURTIS 29 do Cordelia CURTIS 27 Thos. CURTIS 10     10
          John CURTIS 5      
Benet TRELOAN 29 do & Gardener             10
Edward MOULD 30 Sadler Susannah MOULD 21     Sarah MOULD 3  
              Philippa MOULD 1 10
Charles PEARSE  35  Merchant  Ann PEARSE 32  John PEARSE 12       
          Charles PEARSE      
          Horatio PEARSE 6     12:10 
John PASCOE  30  Husbandman Eliz'th PASCOE 29  John PASCOE  12  Eliz'th PASCOE 9  
          Henry PASCOE  10  Grace PASCOE 8  
          Thomas PASCOE Jenopha PASCOE  20
                  £137:10

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