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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.

GOODWIN, John, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 274

37 St. Martins Lane


15 July 1819


I applied at the office of Lord BATHURST respecting Emigration when I received instruction to address you on the subject. I am desirous to avail myself of the advantages offered by His Majesty's ministers for obtaining a free passage for myself and Family in number as at foot.

My views with regard to my settlement in the Colony are the same as pointed out by the Rt. Hble. Chancellor of Exchequer say the breeding & feeding of Cattle to which I propose adding the Export of Wool Hides and Tallow to the Mother Country.

I am prepared to comply with the forms required by His Majesty's Government to make the necessary deposit etc. Soliciting the favour of your reply with the needful instructions for the speedy Prosecution of my views.

I have the honour to be Sir,

Your most Ob & Hbl Svt.



Mary Ann his wife

Mary Ann – their daughter aged 15

John their son

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