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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.

HYMAN's Party


RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Charles HYMAN Labourer, Short Street, Westbury Wilts.

Total Number of the Men 11
Total Number of the Women 11
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age  4
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 16
Total Number of the Whole Party 42
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £150


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
Charles HYMAN 21 Labourer Elizabeth 26 John WHEELER 14     15
Stephen TROLIP 19  do  Mary 20          10 
Daniel FARLEY 28 do Elizabeth 29 William 5 Sarah 3 12:10
          Joseph 2      
John TROLIP  22  do  Elizabeth 20          10 
Jos'h TROLIP 38 do Susan 39 Benjamin 16 Hester 18 30
          Jacob  11  Rhoda 13   
          Joseph 9 M'y Ann 7  
Isaac DEBNAM  38  Weaver  Mary 39  John  16  Eliza 17  20
          Isaac 11 Ann 13  
Wm. TROLIP 24 Labourer Patience  22 Alfred      10
Jos'h WEAKLY 27 Gardener Emma  26  Joseph Mary 12:10
John KING  23   Labourer Eleanor   24 John Sarah  10 
Wm. NEAT 22 do Susan 23     Jane   10
Edward ADAMS 21 Mason             10
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Settler Returns listing