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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.

LOOSEMORE's Party (cancelled)

LOOSEMORE's Lists. His name was cancelled 11th November 1819


RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of William LOOSEMORE of Newtown, Montgomeryshire

Total Number of the Men 10
Total Number of the Women 7
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age 1
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 4
Total Number of the Whole Party 22
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £135


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
William LOOSEMORE   Gardner Sarah BARBER, servant           20
John WINTERBOTTOM  37  Labourer  Elizabeth  30  John 3 Mary   5 10 
John BARBER 40  Millwright  Catherine 45  George 7 Hannah  5 10 
William BRAY  21  Labourer  Sarah  19          10 
Wm. WILCOX 22 Labourer             10
Owen REYNOLDS 21 Smith Margaret 20         10 
John BARBER 17  Wood & Iron Turner              5
Rich'd REYNOLDS 19 Labourer             10 
Ezaniah LEWIS  25  Carpenter              10
Thos. REES 23 Wheelwright             10 
Thos. EDWARDS  24  Labourer              10 
      Mary REYNOLDS  25          10 
      Jane PRYCE  23          10

[Two other versions of this return, basically the same, are in the file]

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