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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.

CLARK's Party


RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Mr. William CLARK of Nelson Street, Commercial Road

Total Number of the Men thirty one
Total Number of the Women seventeen
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age one
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age thirty nine
Total Number of the Whole Party eighty eight
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £362:10


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
William CLARK 25 Surgeon Catherine Eliza CLARK 27 Charles HOLIDAY, a servant 14     £20 
Henry MARSHALL 28  Silversmith  Mary MARSHALL 24  Edw'd Hen'y MARSHALL 3 Mary Ann MARSHALL 1½  £10 
John TAYLOR  38  Farmer  Mary TAYLOR 40 John Walton TAYLOR  8     £10 
John FELL 37  Smith  Jane FELL 39  John FELL 9 Jane Cesle FELL [sic - Cecil] 11  £12:10
          William FELL 6      
John MARSHALL 40 Gardener             £10 
John HAUGH 39  Cow Keeper Royal  Elizabeth HAUGH 40          £10 
William WENTWORTH 35  Carpenter  Frances Maria WENTWORTH 24  William WENTWORTH 13      £10 
Rich'd HARVEY 40 Carpenter Sarah HARVEY 36 Job HARVEY 4 Sarah HARVEY 13 £20
          John HARVEY 7 mths  Elizabeth HARVEY 11  
              Mary Ann HARVEY  
              Ruth HARVEY  
Rich'd WHITE 40  Ropemaker              £10 
John WHITE 18  Ropemaker               
John STUBBS 35 Agriculturist Ann STUBBS 34 John STUBBS 12 Elizabeth STUBBS 13 £20
          Thos. STUBBS  10  Ellen STUBBS  
          William STUBBS       
          Rich'd STUBBS      
John BROWN 28  Agriculturist Ann BROWN 25      Char'te BROWN sister 23 £20
              Elizabeth BROWN 4  
              Ann BROWN  
George BLAKEMORE  33 Husbandman  Sarah BLAKEMORE 34      Mary Ann BLAKEMORE £12:10 
              Elizabeth BLAKEMORE 5  
              Harriett BLAKEMORE 1  
William DENHAM 31 Labourer  Sarah DENHAM 33 George DENHAM Lydia DENHAM £10
David DAVIS  40 Smith      David DAVIS Eliza DAVIS 13 £10 
John SAUNDERS  36  Gardener Ann SAUNDERS 33  John SAUNDERS     £10 
          Thos. SAUNDERS      
Thos. FANCUTT 28  Husbandman  Ann FANCUTT 32  Thos. FANCUTT 9 Louisa FANCUTT  11  £10 
Ebenezer WARNER  28 Husbandman  Louisa WARNER 28  Thos. WARNER 10      £10
          William WARNER 4      
Thos. MAINMAN 25 Husbandman             £10
Jeremiah HONEY 36 Farmer Ann HONEY 30     Sarah HONEY 10 £17:10
              Elizabeth HONEY 8  
              Ann Webb HONEY 5  
              Cordelia HONEY 3  
              Harriett HONEY 2  
James DESERT 30 Silk Weaver             £10
James EVANS 32 Labourer Mary EVANS 30         £10
George THORN 23 Farmer             £10
Edward CHARLESLEY 18 Labourer             £10
Thos. PARRYMORE 18 Shoemaker             £10
18 Labourer             £10
John GOULDEN 18 Nail and Shoe maker             £10
Isaac WILLIAMS 18 Sawyer and Shoemaker             £10
William ROBERTSHAW 18 Labourer             £10
James DAWSON 18 Tailor             £10
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