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.

PRINGLE's Party

No.48

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Mr. Thomas PRINGLE

Total Number of the Men 12
Total Number of the Women 6
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age  
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 6
Total Number of the Whole Party 24
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £150

 

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
Thomas PRINGLE  30 Gentleman  Mrs. Thomas 32           
      Janet BROWN  35          20 
Robert PRINGLE 61  Agriculturist  Mrs. Robert  45  R.D. PRINGLE 10  C.H. PRINGLE   7 10 
John PRINGLE       29  do         Beatrice  3½ 10 
Charles SYDSERFF 22  do              10 
George RENNIE  23  do  Mrs RENNIE, his mother  44  C. RENNIE 11      20 
John RENNIE  22  do  Eliz'th, sister  15          20 
Peter RENNIE  20  do              10 
Alexander MORTIMER 23  Ploughman              10 
James SOUNESS 19  do              10 
James ECKRON 20  do              10 
William ELLIOTT  27  Agriculturist              10 
Ezra RIDGARD  29  Saddler  Elizabeth  24  Andrew  Marianne  10 
                  £150 

Mr. PRINGLE's orig. accept. list substituted 14th Jan'y 1820

 

No.48

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Thos. PRINGLE of 24 salisbury Street, Edinburgh

Total Number of the Men 12
Total Number of the Women 6
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age 1
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 8
Total Number of the Whole Party 27
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £150

 

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
Robert PRINGLE 61  Farmer Mrs. R. PRINGLE  45  R.D. PRINGLE 10  C.H. PRINGLE   7 10 
William PRINGLE 32 Agriculturist             10
John PRINGLE       29  Agriculturist Mary PRINGLE  31      Beatrice PRINGLE  3½ 10 
Charles SYDSERFF 22  Agriculturist              10 
George RENNIE  23  Agriculturist  Eliz. RENNIE, his mother  44  Charles RENNIE 11      20 
John RENNIE  22  Agriculturist Eliz. RENNIE, his sister  15          15
Peter RENNIE  20  Agriculturist             10
Alex'r NOBLE 32 Joiner Isabel HORACK  31     Marg. NOBLE   
              Mary NOBLE   
              Isabel NOBLE  2½   
              Christian NOBLE  15 
Walter TURNBULL 25 Blacksmith             10 
Andrew SCOTT 23 Ploughman             10
William RITCHIE 19 Ploughman             10
Thos. PRINGLE  30 Clerk  Mrs. T. PRINGLE 32           
      J. BROWN (her sister) 35          20 
                  £150 

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