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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.

WHITE's Party


RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Lieut. T. WHITE of Nottingham

Total Number of the Men 12
Total Number of the Women 4
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age  3
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 8
Total Number of the Whole Party 27
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £142:10


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
T. WHITE  27  Half Pay Army              10 
Wm. BISPUM 25 Husbandman              10 
John PARR  30  do  Ellen  30          10 
Wm. SINGLETON  33  do  Mary  40  John  Elizabeth  14   
              Charlotte  15 
Wm. STREETS  21  do              10 
Sam'l SMITH  18  do              10 
John OSWELL 33  do  Mary  35  John  Sarah  16  15 
Ed. WHATTON  30  do  Jane  38  William Mary  13   
          Edward  Elizabeth 10   
          Joseph (1st ward?) 15  Rebecca   
              Sarah  15  22:10 
Geo. PEACH  20 
Frame Work Knitter &
occ'l Husbandman 
Rich'd NOON  18  do              10 
Rich'd GERMAINE  50  Gardener              10 
Jos'h PEARSON  19  Labourer              10 
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Settler Returns listing