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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.

DYASON's Party


RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Mr. Geo. DYASON of 12 Old Cavendish Street

Total Number of the Men 20
Total Number of the Women 15
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age  3
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 29
Total Number of the Whole Party 67
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £252:10


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
George DYASON  30  Wine Merchant  Frances 29  George  Frances Ann 1 10 
Isaac DYASON  39  Brazier  Sarah  39  Isaac  16  Sarah  
          Roger  11  Elizabeth  8  17:10
Joseph DYASON  36  Master Mariner  Mary Ann  25  Joseph 13  Ann 10 
Hougham HUDSON 26  Farmer & Grazier  Elizabeth  23  William 10      10 
Thomas RATCLIFF 27  Carpenter & Wheelwright  Elizabeth 28  John  3½  Mary Ann  
              Elizabeth ½  12:10 
Enos SMITH 22  Farmer              10 
Henry GREY  35  Gardener  Mary  30  Henry Mary  2  
              Jane 7 mths   12:10
John MAYTHAM 30  Bricklayer & Welldigger  Catherine  30 John 15  Elizabeth  
          Cornelius  3 mo      20 
Samuel BENNETT  39  Farmer              10 
William CHANDLER  29  Plumber              10 
Samuel ALLEN 26  Husbandman & Gardener  Sarah 30  John      10 
Robert WICKS  25  Husbandman  Mary 28  Robert Sarah  
              Sophia 6 mo  12:10 
William BEAR 26  Blacksmith  Sarah  22          10 
John AUSTIN  24  Baker  Catherine 22  John  8 mo     10 
Robert STOCK  23  Carpenter  Suanah  19          10 
Charles CHALLIS 20  Husbandman  Amy  20          10 
James WRIGHT 29  Butcher               
Robert DYASON 37  Sadler & Harness Maker  Ann  23  Bayly  15  Jane  
          Tassel 11      15 
Robert MARSHALL  21  Husbandman              10 
Archibald McKENZIE 38  Agriculturalist  Amelia 31  Adam James  Marion  
          John Thomas  Agness 15
               Balance 1st Statement   17:10 
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