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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 CO48/43, 17

No. 127 Old Street


July 20, 1819


We whose names are under sind are out of employment and has no meanes of obtaining a livelihood at present so that we have a desire to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope if possible we can get

your most humble servant

Mark ELSTED, Carpenter

John STONE, Carpenter & wife & 2 children

No. 127 Old Street

William VINSON, Carpenter & wife & 3 children

No. 7 Duke Street, St George in the East

James LAWRY, Carpenter & wife

No. 70 New Gravel Lane, Shadwell

Joseph PARROTT, Carpenter

Queens Head Walk, Hogston [?Hoxton?]


Coffey House, Hoxton Square

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