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

Correspondence 1821 to 1837.

Here only letters by known settlers or their families, or letters of great relevance to the 1820 settlers, have been transcribed, whereas ALL the 1819 correspondence was transcribed (see CO48/41 through CO48/46) whether or not the writers emigrated to the Cape.

Unless otherwise stated letters were written to either the Secretary of State for the Colonies or his deputy.The original correspondence is filed in order of receipt. Here it has been placed in alphabetical order according to the surname of the writer, with letters by the same writer in chronological order, for ease of reading. Original spelling has been maintained. Reference numbers, where given, refer to printed page numbers stamped on the letters and will enable visitors to the National Archives to locate the letter more easily.

BULLOCK, Nancy (mother of William BULLOCK), 1823

National Archives, Kew, CO48/61, 209

[To Sir Robert PEEL]

Willenhall Turnpike Gate


September 14 1823

Honoured Sir,

I Nancy BULLOCK, widow of Wolverhampton in the County of Stafford, do most humbly beg leave to make the under inquiry, at the same time stating my reasons for thus far troubling your honourable office on this subject. The first object is a good proper is left him and as I am a very infirm old woman I should be very glad to know if he is living or not. I humbly implore your assistance in this instance and should I discover him or should there be any expence incurred it will be readily paid by me.

Name ~ William BULLOCK, born at Tettenhall, left England four years last August with an intention to go to the Cape of Hope as a resident there and as not been hearing of since was aged 21 years, 5 ft 8 ins high darkish complexion dark hair grey eyes

Your answer with all information will be thankfully received by, Hon'd Sir

Your very humble servant


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