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

pre 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.

ARMSTRONG & MILLER re Robert DYASON, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 163

35 King St, Greenwich?

27 November 1819

My Lord,

Having the best reasons for believing that the Rbt DYASON late of Faversham Kent, by trade a sadler, is now proceeding to embark on board of some of his Majesties transports for the Cape of Good Home as a settler under the auspices of this Government.

We beg permission to enquire if it be known at this your Lordship's Office on board of what ship the said Robt DYASON is directed to take his passage - he having clandestinely removed himself and all his effects from his late residence without having satisfied his creditors and now stands greatly indebted in a considerable sum of money to

My Lord.

Your Lordship's obedient humble svt


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