GSSAThe 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

1820 Settler Correspondence before emigration

ALL the 1819 correspondence from CO48/41 through CO48/46 has been transcribed whether or not the writers emigrated to the Cape. Those written by people who did become settlers, as listed in "The Settler Handbook" by M.D. Nash (Chameleon Press 1987), are labelled 1820 Settler and the names of actual settlers in the text appear in red.


National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 283

No.13 Lambs Buildings

Bunhill Row

July 22 1819

May it please your Lordship

The offer of Government to persons willing to settle at the Cape of Good Hope, being a sawyer, having only a wife, has induced me your Lordship's humble supplicant to crave permission to embark in the undertaking, having no employ in this my native country, my supplication not arising from a desire to emigrate but by embracing the proffered grant to keep my wife and myself from being burthensome to the Parish, I hope will be considered a justifiable plea from

Your Lordship's most humble supplicant


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