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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.

LOFTIE-EATON, William, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 61

9a Blackman St, Southwark

31st August 1819


Myself and brother are desirous of joining the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope and will feel obliged by your informing us as early as possible the terms and conditions we are required to conform to, and how soon we shall be required to be in readiness.

I have the honor to be

Your very obt servt


The following letter is filed with the correspondence of Thomas WILLSON at CO48/46.




National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 629

[To Thomas WILLSON from William LOFTIE EATON]


24 Dec 1819


Since I enter into engagements with to proceed to Cape of Good Hope with you I have made an alliance with Mary Ann LEPPER aged 24 years

Yours truly W. Loftie EATON

[Written at foot in pencil: NB Mr. WILLSON's letter enclosing this is mislaid. It conveyed a request that the wife of the above may be added to Mr. W's list]

[Transcriber's Note: This is written in a different hand to the letter by William LOFTIE EATON above. As that letter was written in copperplate it is probable he got someone to write it for him.]

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