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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.

DELL, Matthew

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 704

No.9 Crown Court

Sun Tavern Fields


August 12th 1819


Sending men to the Coolines therefore I should be very glad to go on Government terms. My wife and one son 16 years of age, I am by trade a Sawyer and has been brought up a great deal in my youth in the Farmering Line and has no objections to turn my hand to any thing I am capable off. Please Sir to be so kind to direct for me

Matthew DELL, Sawyer

Matthew DELL 39 years of age

Elizabeth DELL 42

George DELL 16

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