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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.

MATTHEWS, Francis, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 553

No.2 Duncans Court

Hale Street

Poplar

August 3rd 1819

Sir,

Yr Petitioner Francis MATTHEWS aged 38 years & Ellenor MATTHEWS his wife aged 27 years, a native of Scotland been brough up in the Farming Business from his youth untill these few years past that he has been in the Navy, wishes to go to the Cape of Good Hope on your conditions, and if there be occasion for any number to class together agreeable to your conditions I shall get them. I hope you will take Petitioner into your consideration so as to send me there, and by so doing you will much oblige

Your humble servants

Francis & Ellenor MATTHEWS

[Transcriber's Note: Listed in Hockly's ‘Story of the British Settlers of 1820' as independent settlers in NIGHTINGALE's party on the Amphitrite. See correspondence of John LEIGH at CO48/44]

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