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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.

CRAWLEY, Charles

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 81


July 27th 1819


Having heard that government intends sending some settlers to the Cape of Good Hope in order to form a colony there I therefore make application to you in order to know from you the means I am to use in order to obtain a conveyance for myself and wife and two children under six years old, as I am now out of employment. I am about thirty years old and of good bodily health and reside at No. 4 Vine Alley Vineyard, Tooley Street, Borough and am a labourer.

I am Sir yours


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