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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.

GILLARD, William

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 388

No. 16 Callow Hill Street


25 August 1819

My Lord

I humbly beg to inform your Lordship that I am a stout able-bodied man aged 27 always brought up to agriculture that I wish to go to the Cape of Good Hope with my wife as I can advance the ten pound required for that purpose and I humbly solicit that your Lordship will please to allow me to go to the Cape is a settler your Lordship's answer with information will much oblige

My Lord

Your Lordship's humble servant

William GILLARD X his mark

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