GSSAThe 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.

RICHARDSON's Party

No.24

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of James RICHARDSON

Total Number of the Men 11
Total Number of the Women 7
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age  
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 14
Total Number of the Whole Party 32
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £127:10

 

Names of the Men
Their
Age
Profession or Trade Names of the Women
Their
Age 
Names of the
Male Children
Their
Age
Names of the
Female Children
Their
Age
Deposit Money
payable by the
respective settlers
James RICHARDSON 25  Corn Dealer  Sarah  29  James Elizabeth 12   
          John Martha  
              Emma  17:10 
Richard HULLY  34  Farmer  Ann  33  Richard  Ann 6  
          Francis  Sarah  15 
William CLAYTON  32  do  Judith  30  John  Ann  5  
              Elizabeth  12:10 
George CLAYTON 29  do  Elizabeth  30          10 
William DENTON  26  Labourer  Mary  26  William      10 
Charles DENTON  38  do  Hannah  39      Ann 13  10 
Luke WELCH  25  Farmer  Mary   30          10 
Jonathan KENNEDY  24  do              10 
Joshua MOSLY 20  Cutler              10 
John BRADSHAW 24  do              10 
Richard NOON 21  Farmer              10 
                Overpaid  2:10 
                  £127:10

 

James RICHARDSON's orig. accept. lists substituted 28th Dec 1819

 

No.24

RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of James RICHARDSON

Total Number of the Men 11
Total Number of the Women 8
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 16
Total Number of the Whole Party 36
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £127:10

 

Names of the Men
Their
Age
Profession or Trade Names of the Women
Their
Age 
Names of the
Male Children
Their
Age
Names of the
Female Children
Their
Age
Deposit Money
payable by the
respective settlers
James RICHARDSON 25  Corn Dealer  Sarah  29  James Elizabeth 12   
          John Martha  
              Emma  17:10 
Richard HULLY  34  Farmer  Ann  33  Richard  Ann 6  
          Francis  Sarah  15 
Joseph CRYER 22 Carter Deborah 21 William 2     10 
Thomas SAWDON  24  Fishmonger              10
Joseph BINS 24 Farmer             10
William DENTON  26  Labourer  Mary  26  William      10 
Charles DENTON  38  do  Hannah  39      Ann 13  10 
Thomas WILD 35 Navigator Elizabeth 28 John  13      10 
John DOWNS 30 Weaver Mary  30  John      10 
John HEATON 39 Hammer Man Elizabeth  40      Ann  17   
              Elizabeth  10   
              Sarah 15 
                  £117:10
John HOILAND  40 Blacksmith              10
                £127:10

 

[An identical list follows, except that John HOILAND has been written John HOYLAND and included in the main list]

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