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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.

NEAVE's Party

[NEAVE's final list appears in his correspondence, following changes made on 26 December 1819]


RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Jos'h NEAVE, Liverpool

Total Number of the Men 12
Total Number of the Women 4
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age  
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 3
Total Number of the Whole Party 19
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £120


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
Jos'h NEAVE 30 Clerk in Bank  Jane NEAVE 27          10 
Hugh STAGG 40  Agriculturalist  Ann STAGG  27      Sarah STAGG  1 10
Rd. HUDLESTONE  25  Blacksmith  Sarah HUDLESTONE 26  Jno. HUDLESTONE  2 Betsy HUDLESTONE   5 10 
Thos. BATHER  21  Gardener  Jane LLOYD  23          10 
Thos. PRITCHARD  23  do              10 
Thos. MOORE 22  Mason              10 
Rd. DWERRYHOUSE  22  Butcher              10 
Wm. WRIGHT 20  Wheelwright              10 
Jas. SIMMONDS  20  Labourer              10 
Rd. GEARY  21  do              10 
Rd. COPLEY  23  do              10 
Jos'h TYLER 32  do              10 
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Settler Returns listing