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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.

CARTWRIGHT, Robert, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 73

No.14 Camden Street


July 26th 1819

My Lord,

I Robert CARTWRIGHT beg leave to address your Lordship for a grant of land and passage to the Cape of Good Hope, having a wife and son – the last 12 years has been spent in the publick service as carpenter at home and abroad and lately returned from France. Should be glad to be informed weather the rations continue till the land is in cultivation.

Your most obedient servant


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