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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.

HOWARD's Party


RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Mr. William HOWARD, Chesham, Bucks.

Total Number of the Men 15
Total Number of the Women 11
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age  4
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 29
Total Number of the Whole Party 59
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £200


  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
1 William HOWARD 42
Schoolmaster upon the
Lancasterian plan
Eliz'th HOWARD 39 John Henry HOW'D 17 Mary Ann HOW'D 14 25
            William HOWARD 15 Emily HOWARD  
            Thomas HOWARD 10      
2 William TARR  32 Butcher  Sussanah TARR 35 John TARR 9 Maria TARR 3 12:10 
                Sarah TARR 2 10 
3 Thomas BAINBRIDGE 39 Taylor Eliz'th BAINBRIDGE 38      Eliz'th BAINBRIDGE 13   
                Jane BAINBRIDGE  12   
4 Henry HARPER 30 Cooper Mary HARPER 37 James HARPER 14 Eliz'th HARPER 6 20
            James BARNES 12  Eliza BARNES 13  
            George BARNES 8      
5 Giles WILLAN 38 Farmer Rachel WILLAN 29      Alice WILLAN  10 
                Eliz'th WILLAN  1  
6 George Henry FELTON 19  do              10 
John VAUGHAN 19  Engraver              10 
8 John NILAND 29 Gardener Catherine NILAND 25         10
9 John POULTON 42 Shoemaker Ann POULTON 35 John POULTON 11 Ann POULTON 13 27:10
            Samuel   do Mary     do 10   
            Charles   do 5 Eliza      do 8  
                Sarah    do 6  
                Charlotte do 3  
                Ruth      do 1  
10 George HEATH 23 Shoemaker             10
11 John CADLE 24 Tallow Chandler Sarah CADLE 28 Wm. CADLE 1 Mary CADLE 8 15
            John CADLE 3 weeks old Eliz'th CADLE 3  
12 Seeba MEHRTENS 25 Willow Cutter Ann MEHRTENS 24         10
13 Edward HANGER 30 Carpenter Harriot Sophia HANGER 26     Caroline HANGER 6 10
14 Edward HEALEY 34 Farmer Mary HEALEY 28         10
15 James WATTS 32 Brickmaker     Edward George 12     10
            Gad 10      
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