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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.

MORISEY, William

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 500

July 22nd 1819


William MORISEY is desirous of emigrating to the Cape of Good Hope having a wife and 5 children and a bricklayer by trade and 34 years of age – he is a very healthy man and cant find imploy to soport them in this country. I am quite desirous of going as a settler and is now living at No.11 Oxford Building Oxfor Road

I remain your humble servant


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