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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.

SCOTT's Party


RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Mr. George SCOTTof Newington, 16th Aug 1819

Total Number of the Men 14
Total Number of the Women 9
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age  4
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 10
Total Number of the Whole Party 37
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £167:10


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 SCOTT  35 Planter              10 
George UBSDELL  23  Agriculturist  Betsy 23  William  17  Mary  
              Eliza  15 
John YOUNGER  26  Surgeon      Thomas  16       
          Charles  14      20 
Chas. Wm. HUGHES  28  Baker              10 
Thomas BOLAS 26  Labourer              10 
Wm. MARTIN 29  do  Ester  28      Mary  ½ 10 
Thomas SHONE  31  do  Sarah  25  George  Sarah   1  
          Thomas      12:10 
Wm. RANSON  28  Husbandman  Isabella  25  William  Mary   3 10 
Wm. WEBBER  21  Labourer  Elizabeth 20  Will'm CROUT  14      20 
Edward GRIFFIN  21  Carpenter  Ann  23      Ellen 1½  10 
William CLARK 30  Husbandman  Mary  25          10 
John BILES  32  do  Charlotte  30      Charlotte 10 
Thomas DAVIS 28  do  Mary  24          10 
Joseph GREGORY  19  do              10 

[signed] George SCOTT

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