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.

TURVEY's Party

[Transcriber's Note: The first page of the final return has been transcribed from a rather out of focus image, and reference has sometimes been made to The Settler Handbook and the earlier return to interpret data. It doesn't help that TURVEY filled in his returns very messily and his figures don't always add up.]

No.55

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Mr. Edward TURVEY

Total Number of the Men 13 
Total Number of the Women 10 
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 33 
Total Number of the Whole Party 60 
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £185 

 

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. John TURVEY  58  Farmer  Julia  39  Benj. W. TURVEY  17  Mary  13   
Mr. Edw. TURVEY  39  Merchant      Edward  Eliza  11   
          George  Louisa  32:10:0 
Peter DANIEL  44 Jeweller  Eliza 38  Peter Isabella  12   
John DANIEL  23        Sampson      
          Robert      
          Jones  2     30:0:0 
Mr. Will'm W. TURVEY  24  Ironmonger  Rosa  24  Will'm Martha  
              Sally  12  12:10:0 
Mr. KEMP (John) 35  Sawyer  Mary 34  John   13 Nancy  15   
          Thomas       
          James      20:0:0 
Mr. John BURGIS  38  Farmer  Ellen  34  John 10  Mary   
          William  Frances   
          Josia  Eliza  20:0:0 
John KEEVEY  28  Gardener  Mary  27  Matthew  10  Anne  1½   
          Francis      12:10:0 
John MULLIGAN  25  Navigator  Mary  26      Hannah  2½  10:0:0 
M. CARTWRIGHT  39  Carpenter  Mary 36  William  Ann  10:0:0 
Jno. WILLIE 26  Carpenter 
John SUTTON
Nancy
17
26 
         
W. HOLLAND  26  Lapidary  Anne  27      Eliza   4  
              Anne  10:0:0 
Sampson DANIEL  32  Jeweller  Mary Ann  27  Robert  Sophia   
              Eliza   
              Amelia  15:0:0 
                  £182:10 

[See Edward TURVEY's 1820 correspondence to explain the substitution of John SUTTON for Nancy WILLIE]

 

     

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Mr. Edward TURVEY of 32 Southampton Street, Strand

Total Number of the Men 14 
Total Number of the Women 12 
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 43 
Total Number of the Whole Party 73 
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £230 

 

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
Edw'd TURVEY  38  Merch't Julia TURVEY 39  Ben. W. TURVEY  22  Mary TURVEY 13   
B.W. TURVEY  22  Merchant      John W. TURVEY  17  Eliza TURVEY 11   
          Edw'd TURVEY Louisa TURVEY  
          George TURVEY 6     32:10
Mr.John TURVEY, my father 58               10
Peter DANIEL  44 Jeweller  Eliza DANIEL 38  Chas. DANIEL 19  Isabella DANIEL 11   
Charles DANIEL   19        Peter C. DANIEL 15 Eliza DANIEL   
          Thos.B. DANIEL 13 Anne DANIEL   
          Charles DANIEL 12       
          Jones DANIEL 8      
          Sampson DANIEL 7      
      Ann JONES Servant 29 Robert DANIEL 6     50
John BURGIS  37  Farmer  Frances BURGIS  34  John BURGIS 10  Mary BURGIS  
          William BURGIS Frances BURGIS  
          Josia BURGIS Eliza BURGIS 20
John KEMP 35  Carpenter Mrs. KEMP 34  John KEMP  13 Anne KEMP  15   
          Thos. KEMP Sophie KEMP  11   
          James KEMP Barbara KEMP    
          William KEMP 1     25
George SWEETMAN 23 Labourer Mrs. SWEETMAN 20         10
William THOMPSON 24 Bricklayer Mrs. THOMPSON 21 Will'm THOMPSON  2 months      10 
John RALF  48  Labourer  Mrs. RALF 50  Will'm RALF  13  Eliza RALF  10   
          Jasper RALF  12  Elizabeth RALF   
              Mary RALF 17 20
Thomas PENAL 29 Brickmaker & Labourer Mrs. PENAL 28 Thos. PENAL 9 Mary PENAL 11  
          Will'm PENAL 5 Sophia 7  
          James PENAL 3      
          Alfred PENAL 2     20
James EASTWOOD 30 Labourer Mrs. EASTWOOD 25 Robt. EASTWOOD 1 Ruth EASTWOOD 4 10
Charles VARVEL 22 Artist Mrs. VARVEL 20 James VARVEL 2 Mary VARVEL 1 10
Mr. Will Wright TURVEY   24  Smith & Ironmonger  Mrs. W. TURVEY  24  John W. TURVEY Martha W. TURVEY  
          William W. TURVEY     12:10 
                  £230

[There are two or three more returns in the file, mostly identical to the above but with numerous scorings out and corrections]

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