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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.


National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 779-781

4 Oct 1819

Most Honored Sir,

We the under named persons do feel ourselves desirous to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope, according to the late Act of Parliament, with your Honour's permission and direction.

James DOGHERTY, aged thirty four years

His wife Elizabeth DOGHERTY aged 32 years

His eldest daughter Eliza aged 11 years

His second daughter Susan aged 9 years

His third daughter Mary aged 5 years

His fourth and last Ann aged 2 years

I James DOGHERTY is a miner and slate quarry man and Farmer and a hedge carpenter and [obscured] arms serving his Majesty since the year [1810?] in the Ross Yeomanry

Thomas MURPHY aged 40 years

His wife Elizabeth Her aged 34 years

His eldest daughter Margaret aged 18 years

His son John aged 17 years

His second eldest daughter Nelly aged 13 years

His second son Thomas aged 11½

His third daughter Eliza aged 10

His youngest son Edward aged 8

His nephew Thomas MURPHY aged 13

Thomas MURPHY is Linen and Cotton [Draper?] and his son Farmer nurcery man and ga[rdener?] and his daughters spinners of linen and [wool] Manufacturers said Thomas MURPHY served the Right Honourable George OGLES, Royal Bl[ues]

Wm. DOGHERTY aged 27 years

His wife Ann aged 25

His son Joseph aged 10

His daughter Marta aged 7

His son John aged 5

Wm. DOGHERTY is a Farmer and served in His Majesty's Service since the year of 9? In the Ross Y.

John LOVE, widower, aged 37 years

His son John LOVE aged 13

John LOVE is a farmer and served in the Killogharim Yeomanry

Richard LOVE aged 30 years

His Mother aged 50

His brother Samuel LOVE aged 21

His sister Susan aged 19

His son James aged 1

Richard LOVE is a farmer and served with the Killoghrim Yeomanry. His brother Samuel Farmer, sister Susan spinster

[James?] LOVE aged 40 years

Wife Jane aged 40 years

Son Samuel aged 16

Daughter Susan aged 12

[James] LOVE is a farmer and served in the Killoghrim infantry

John SMITH aged 30 years

Wife Rachel aged 28

Son John aged 7

Son Samuel aged 5

Daughter Ann aged 3 years

Daughter Sarah aged one month

John SMITH is a Miller and Farmer and served in the Innescorthy Infantry

George GIFFORD aged 27 years

His wife Mary aged 26

His son George aged 9

His son Wm. Aged 6

His daughter Mary aged 4?

His son James aged 7 months

His servant girl Mary KIERNAN aged 20 years

George GIFFORD is a farmer and served in the Ross Yeomanry 12 years

William DOBBIN aged 36 years

His wife Mary aged 34

His son John aged 13

His son William aged 9

His daughter Mary aged 7

Wm.DOBBIN is a carpenter and served in His Majesty's Service since the year 90

Wm.JAMES widower aged 50 years

His son Wm. aged 24

His son Richard aged 22

His daughter Mary aged 20

Hid daughter Hanagh aged 18

His daughter Eliza aged 16

His daughter Rachel aged 13

His son Humphrey aged 11

His son Benjamin aged 9

His grand daughter aged 4

Wm. JAMES is a Linnen Waver and his sons labourers and his daughters spinners [for] Flax and Woollen Manufacturers. Wm. JAMES and sons served in the Killoghrim Yeomanry

John JAMES aged 32 years

His wife Catherine aged 32 years

His son Wm aged 12

His son Henry aged 10

His daughter Catherine aged 8

John aged 6

His daughter Rachel aged 4

His daughter Ann aged 2

John JAMES is a farmer and served in the Killoghrim Yeomanry

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