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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.

CURRIE, Ronald

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 42

No.8 Prospect Terrace

Grays Inn Road

July 22 1819

The writer hereof by trade a carpenter and joiner who have been in the employ of Their Majesties at Windsor but for the last twelve months have been working as journeyman in London, finds it so hard to support a little familie here that he wishes to embrace the benefit of the Act of Parliament in going as a settler to His Majesties territories at the Cape of Good Hope. An answer to this would be greatly obliging, addressed to Mr. Ronald CURRIE, No.8 Prospect Terrace, Grays Inn Road.


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