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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.

MANDY's Party


RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Mr. John MANDY of Lambeth Marsh

Total Number of the Men 11
Total Number of the Women 10
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age  
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 23
Total Number of the Whole Party 44
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £132:10


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
John MANDY  31  Carpenter  Mary Ann   29 John       
          Stephen      10 
Joseph MANDY 23  Wheelwright              10 
Rich'd GOWER  30  do  Mary   28 Edwin   7 Mary  
          Fred'k   2     12:10 
Peter FEAGAN  39  Farmer  Mary   38 Richard  13  Mary  11   
          Thomas  12  Elizabeth   
          Peter   5 Frances  
          William  3 Jane   
              Ann 27:10 
Mich'l FITZGERALD  30  Farmer  Sarah 29          10 
Jas. FITZGERALD  35  do  Margaret  22          10 
Thos. WILLIAMSON  28  do  Sarah  30          10
Portius SMITH 29  do  Mary  27  Thomas  Sarah  
              Sophia  12:10 
Rich'd HUNT  26 do  Ann  24  George Mary  10 
Edw'd WHITE  24  do  Jane 25  Edw'd       
          Rich'd  1     10 
Wm. MILLER  29  do  Sophia  26      Emma   
              Mary  10 
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Settler Returns listing