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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.

BROWN, Richard

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 223

No.11 Gibberoulter Row

Prospect Place

St. Georges Fields



21st July 1819


Understanding you are authorized by His Majesty's Ministers to treat with any of his subjects to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope I have a wish to treat with you on the subject. I am a journeyman carpenter and plane maker by trade and I likewise understands agriculture in all its branches. I have a wife and two male children, my age 27 years my wife 30 years and children one 4 years the younger 2 years old all of us in good helth. You will please to have the goodness to state in your answer the terms on which we are to go on and likewise when it is expected that we shall leave England and remain your humble servant

Richard BROWN

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