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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.

KAYE, Jesse

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 172

No.14 Tower Street

Near the Assylum

Westminster Road

July 21st 1819


According to the advertisement in the paper concerning the cultivation of the colony at the Cape of Good Hope i have a great inclination of going there to settle should it meet your approbation to give me any encouragement that by my industry i may maintain a livelyhood for my wife & family which is a young industrious woman 30 years of age & 3 children 2 girls & one boy the oldest girl 10 years the boy 5 years & the young one 2 years of age & myself 35 by trade a carpenter & joiner was brought up as a farmer in the county of Surry have a brother as rents a share of farm now at the same place & if you will acquaint me with your proposials I knows a young man & his wife trade a carpenter no children & a young man a sawyer & his wife & one child & if you want farming men to go i have no dout but i can get plenty that would like to go with me & i should like to know what goods & tools &c we are allowed to take with us & the terms of support when we land on the colony.

I remain your most your most humble servant

Jesse KAYE


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