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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.

HOLMES, Thomas, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 548

July 20th 1819


Seeing the adiversement for people to go to the Cape I should be happey to know the terms & how to proceed as I have a son in law & his wife & 4 children all under 13 years of age pleas Sir to state the terms.

Thomas HOLMES & Family No. 6


Job Guy GRAY wife & 2 children 1 under 13 years & the other under 20 years.

Job Guy GRAY & Family No. 4.


pleas Sir to lett me know how long it will be before the ships will be ready for going and who is going as Governer General. I Sir should think it a great favour Sir.

I am your Humbel & Obliging servants

Thomas HOLMES & Job Guy GRAY

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