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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.

MORGAN's Party


RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Nath'l MORGAN, Surgeon

Total Number of the Men 11
Total Number of the Women 10
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age  
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 23
Total Number of the Whole Party 44
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £132:10


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
Nathaniel MORGAN 27 Surgeon  Mary MORGAN 22          10 
Thomas Henry HALSE  27  Warehouseman  Susan HALSE  20  Henry HALSE      
          William HALSE 6 mths      10 
George PHILLIPS  29  Narrow Weaver  Ann PHILLIPS  26  George PHILLIPS       
          James PHILLIPS   1       10 
James THOMAS  26  Carpenter & Builder  Martha THOMAS  21      Harriet THOMAS 8 mo  10 
William THOMAS  29  Carpenter & Joiner  Elizabeth THOMAS 30  William THOMAS  Elizabeth THOMAS  
              Rebecca THOMAS  
              Jane THOMAS 15 
Robert GADSDEN 24 
Corn Factor &
Flour Dealer 
Sophia Matilda GADSDEN 19  James Vernall GADSDEN 6 mths      10 
James POULTNEY  28  Taylor  Ann POULTNEY  21      Ann POULTNEY 4 mo  10 
Charles KESTALL 32  Carpenter & Builder  Grace KESTALL  28  John KESTALL  10 Elizabeth   
          Charles KESTALL   1 Susanna  15 
Robert ALLEN  30  Druggist & Botanist  Susanna ALLEN  28          10 
Joel TILKE  28 Baker & Confectioner  Sarah TILKE 31      Elizabeth TILKE 10 
Edward FLOODGATE 28  Farmer  Mary FLOODGATE  28          10 
Joseph JINKS  37 
Veterinary Surg'n
& Farmer 
Sarah JINKS 21           


Overpaid into the
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