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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.

DRAKE, William

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 629

2 Horse Shoe Court

Clement inn


29 July 1819


Having been informed that it remains to you to arrange with Persons desirous of emigrating to the Cape, I beg leave to request that you will favour me with a specification of the terms (that is) whether the settler bringing with him ten families has power to set apart for the individual use of each family the proportionate or any part of the lands to be assigned to him after the period of three years, or whether they take the lands in common with the individual, say 100 acres for each family, the party forming the connection wishing to form it on such basis as may ensure that permanent security to each settler as the case may require, whether a single individual can obtain a grant of 100 acres and if the Government will find or provide necessary tools and implements of husbandry, in what manner the application is to be made, and what is the requisite for persons intending to take advantage of this offer on the part of government. I have the honor to remain

Yr obed't humble sev't





National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 803

6 Norfolk Street


October 19th 1819


I have taken the liberty to inclose a list of names that wish to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope and any day you think proper to appoint for the payment of the money shall be strictly attended to

I am Sir with every sentiment of respect

Your obedient servant


Wm. DRAKE } 6 Norfolk Street, Strand

Thos. REID Sen }

Hy. REID Jun }

John SMITH } 15 Market Street, Westminster


E. POPHAM Bowling Green Lane, Clerkenwell

E. WORMBELL 75 Leather Lane

John Coleman KENSITT Margaret Street, hackney

M BROWN Green Bank, Tavley Street

James HARLEY Jubilee Place, Chelsea

John GREEN Minories

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