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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.

DIXON's Party


RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of John Henry DIXON, 8 Mutton Lane, Mile End Road

Total Number of the Men 11
Total Number of the Women 11
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age  
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 27 
Total Number of the Whole Party 49
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £130


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 Heny DIXON  32 Joiner &c  Margaret 36      Mary 9 £
              Sarah 15 
Richard WEBB 29 Mason Elizabeth  22 Edward      
          Richard  3 months      10 
Robert HENMAN 34 Carpenter Mary Ann 36      Mary Ann   
              Elizabeth  10 
Henry FULLER 25 Carpenter Susanah 23 George       
          Charles 1½      10 
John VICE 30 Gardener Elizabeth 28      Elizabeth   
              Ann  3 months  10 
James VICE 24  Butcher  Sophia  30 John      
          James      10 
James CARNEY 28 Sadler Elizabeth 29      Elizabeth  3 months  10 
Joseph DANIEL 36 Farmer  Elizabeth  35  Richard     10 
John WYATT  31  Wheelwright  Jane 34 John   Jane   
              Ann Mary  15 
Jesse PAXTON  39  Packer  Sarah 39  William 13  Elizabeth   
          Charles 11       
          David     20 
George MARSDEN 40 Carpenter Elizabeth 34     Elizabeth 8 10
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