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.

PARKIN's PARTY

No.20

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Mr. John PARKIN

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 10
Total Number of the Whole Party 30
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £125

 

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 PARKIN   32 Carpenter and Farmer  Elizabeth  30  William  Jane   
          John       
          Robert     15 
Richard CROSS      25  Farmer  Charlotte  27      Charlotte  10 
James MAYOH  28 do  Jane 24          10 
William CLOGG  29  Gardener  Maria 27  William  Maria  10 
George PARKIN 24  Smith  Jane  26          10 
William HERESGOOD  43 Mason              10 
John SPRAGUE 26  Carpenter  Jeneford 27          10 
Robert NEWCOMBE  31  Cooper      Will'm LEATHERN  16      20 
Charles CANTERBURY  25   Farmer             10 
Benjamin LEACH  30   Mason Ann 30      Ann  10 
James DOBSON 27  Farmer  Ann  37  John  5 Mary  10 
                  £125 

 

No.20

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Mr. John PARKIN of Exeter, dated October 9th 1819

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 10
Total Number of the Whole Party 30
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £125

 

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 PARKIN   32 Carpenter & Farmer  Eliz'th PARKIN  30  Wm. PARKIN Jane PARKIN  
          John   do      
          Robert  do     Self 15 
Richard CROSS      25  Farmer  Charlotte CROSS 27      Charlotte CROSS Self 10 
James MAYOH  28 do  Jane MAYOH 24          Self 10 
William CLOGG  29  Gardener  Maria CLOGG 27  Will'm CLOGG Maria CLOGG Self 10 
George PARKIN 24  Smith  Jane PARKIN 26          Self 10 
William HERESGOOD  42 Mason              Self 10 
John SPRAGUE 26  Carpenter  Jeneford SPRAGUE 27          Mr.K 10 
William PARKIN 40 Builder Mary PARKIN 43 Wm. PARKIN 17 Mary PARKIN 13  
          Isaac PARKIN 6 Charlotte PARKIN 11  
              Sarah PARKIN 9 Self 20
Henry CLAPP 28 Farmer             Mr.J 10
John LABDON 30 Farmer     John LABDON 7     Self 10
John HARRIS 35 Farmer Mary HARRIS 30 Chas. HARRIS 6 Ann HARRIS 3 Self 10
                  £125
Robert NEWCOMBE  31  Cooper      Will'm LEATHERN  16      20 
Charles CANTERBURY  25   Farmer             10 
Benj'n LEACH  30   Mason Ann 30      Ann  10 
James DOBSON 27  Farmer  Ann  37  John  5 Mary  10 
                  £125 

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