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The 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.

CRAUSE's Party


RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Lieut. Chas. CRAUSE, Borstal Court Farm, St.Margaret's, Rochester

Total Number of the Men 12
Total Number of the Women 9
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age 1
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 22
Total Number of the Whole Party 44
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £145


Names of the Men
Profession or Trade Names of the Women
Names of the
Male Children
Names of the
Female Children
Deposit Money
payable by the
respective settlers
Lt. Chas. CRAUSE 35 Farmer Emily 26 Major 9 Emily 3 17:10 
          Henry      10 
John CRAUSE 26  Lt. Adjt.  Amelia 25          
Rich'd ATWELL 48  Farmer  Ann 47  Edwin 16 Sarah 13 17:10 
          James 11       
Thomas PHILLIPS  35 Carpenter  Alice 35 Robert 10  Alice Ann 8 17:10 
          Thomas Maria 4  
          George 1      
Samuel MOLLETT 40 Gardener  Margaret 38  John 9 Rebecca 13 12:10
          Samuel 6      
William ATWELL 22  Baker              10
George MARTINSON 37 Carpenter Sarah 38 Charles 11 Louisa 13 10 
William DREDGE 29  Cabinet Maker  Elizabeth  25          10
Samuel DREDGE 24 Bookbinder             10
Rich'd ATWELL 19 Baker              10 
Chas. Jas. SPILLER 28  Grocer  Catherine 27      Mary 10 
              Susanna 3 10 
James MOORCROFT 26 Gardener  Sarah 28  George     10 
          James 1      
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