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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.



RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Wm. MENEZES of Dover

Total Number of the Men 12
Total Number of the Women 10
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age 1
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 28
Total Number of the Whole Party 51
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £165


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 MENEZES 29 Shoemaker Mary MENEZES 25 None       10:0:0
John GREEN 39 Labourer Ann GREEN 30 Jno. GREEN 6 Han'h GREEN 9  
          James GREEN 5 Mary GREEN 7  
          Thos. GREEN      
          Will'm GREEN 2     20:0:0
Rich'd BOWLS 35 Labourer Eliz'th BOWLS 36 Henry AMOSS 16 Eliz AMOSS 13  
          Thos. AMOSS  Char'te AMOSS  12   
          Edw'd AMOSS  Ester BOWLS  10   
              Reb'a AMOSS   
              Sarrah AMOSS 6  
              Jemima BOWLS 1 30:0:0 
Thos. EASTLAND 39 Sawyer  Sarrah EASTLAND   36 George EASTLAND 13 Cecilia EASTLAND 6  
          Thos. EASTLAND 11  Eliz'th EASTLAND  4  
          James EASTLAND  Jane EASTLAND 20:0:0
Jno. OLIVER 27 Labourer Mary OLIVER  24          10:0:0 
Alex'r CUMMINS 24 Labourer Eliz'th CUMMINS 26 Alex'r CUMMINS 2     10:0:0 
George HAYWARD  21  Labourer  Mary HAYWARD 17  None       10:0:0 
Wm. HAYWARD 22 Butcher single           10:0:0 
Thos. SWEETMAN 36 Wheelwright Jane SWEETMAN 35 James SWEETMAN  Han'h SWEETMAN  
              Ruth SWEETMAN  12:10:0
James HAYWARD 25 Whitesmith Mary HAYWARD 24 Wm. HAYWARD 1     10:0:0
Rich'd DICKSON 39   single           10:0:0
James REED 29 Blacksmith Sar'h REED 31 Jos'h REED 8 Emily REED 4  
              Mary REED 1 12:10:0
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