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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 Mr. Thomas ROWLES of Hackney Road

Total Number of the Men 10
Total Number of the Women 5
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age  
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 12
Total Number of the Whole Party 27
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £110


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
Thos. ROWLES  32  Clerk or Schoolmaster  Elizabeth  30  Edward Augusta 10   
          Fred'k Pegler      
          Eben'r Philip       
          Sol'n Estcourt     20 
Francis BLACKBEARD 27  Silversmith  Eliz'th TOYNBEE 27  Francis       
          Robert      10 
Thos. WHITING  27 Cordwainer              10 
John WILSON 33  Bricklayer  Hannah  30  Joseph     10 
Wm. Hy. SURMON  23  Currier  Louisa HATT  23  Wm. Henry     10 
John CRANE 23  Carpenter              10 
Fred'k HAWKES  21 Mason              10 
J. CHIPPERFIELD  20  Cordwainer              10 
J.H. HOOPER  28  do              10 
John SMITH  40  Rope Maker  Mary Ann  33  Alfred  Eliza  1½  10 
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Settler Returns listing