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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.

MULLETT, Daniel

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 677/679

49 Cheyne Walk

Chelsea

9th September 1819

Honoured Sir,

Being desirous of going to the Cape of Good Hope and prepared in every respect to conform to the regulations contained in your circular I hope you will have the goodness to take my application into your consideration. I beg leave further to add that I can procure from Persons of the first Distinction the best of Recommendations.

I am Honored Sir

Your most obedient and very humble servant

Daniel MULLETT

[letter accompanied by printed flyer for his business]

York House

MULLETT and Co.

Straw, Chip, Imperial and Leghorn

Hat Manufacturers and Ladies Boot & Shoe Makers

To Her Royal Highness the Duchess of York,

No. 49, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, near the Church

Impressed with a due sense of obligation and profound respect to the above illustrious Personage for the honour conferred, and to those Ladies who have honoured them with their patronage and support, beg their acceptance of their grateful acknowledgements for the same; and they embrace this opportunity to inform them and the public in general, they have added the LINEN DRAPERY, HABERDASHERY, & HOSIERY BUSINESS to the above, on the same Terms as at FLINT's; at the same time assuring who may be pleased to honour them with their commands they shall be attended to with the strictest punctuality and their orders executed with accuracy and dispatch.

M. and Co. pledge themselves to have the most fashionable shapes; such they trust will not fail to ensure the general approbation of their customers. Under these circumstances M. and Co. trust the Ladies will encourage the Manufactory, if ever so trifling, as they will find that fine Hats and Bonnets will be sold at two shillings profit, commonly charged by other shops seven shillings, and the inferior at one shilling profit, usually charged three.

Also Ladies' Fancy Boots and Shoes of every Description,

Of the best workmanship and materials, equal to bespoke, at two shillings in a pair of boots, and one shilling in a pair of shoes cheaper than any house in London.

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 692

Chelsea

21st September 1819

Hon Sir,

Herewith I have transmitted a list of the Persons names their ages and professions I intend to take out as Settlers to the Cape of Good Hope should it meet your Approbation and am ready to conform to all the Regulations thereunto relating and am Hon Sir

Your most obed't and very humble serv't

Daniel MULLETT

Name and Description of the Person taking out the Settlers:

Daniel MULLETT, Straw Hat & Shoe Maker, aged 42

Hannah his wife aged 34

Hannah their daughter 13 years

Ann 11 years

Names of the Settlers

Profession or Trade

Age

Names of the Women

Age

Male Children

Age

Female Children

Age

Geo. REYLEY

Farmer

35

   

John

13

   

Jas. GUN

Farmer

27

Elizabeth

25

   

Elizabeth

3

Thos. YARROB

Tailor

42

Harriet

32

John

7

Harriet

9

Rich'd CAULFIELD

Tailor

39

Catherine

35

John

13

Catherine

2

Wm.C. CUBORN

Gardener

20

           

Jno. SHEPHERD

Carpenter

25

Elizabeth

22

   

Mary

3

Francis WARING

Farmer

22

           

Jas. MONTAGUE

Farmer

38

Sarah

40

   

Sarah/Mary

13/10

Jno. CLARET

Gardener

40

Ann

38

John

4

   

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 700

Cheyne Walk, Chelsea

23rd September 1819

My Lord,

Not having received the enclosed recommendation in time to forward to your Lordship with my letter of the 21st instant I have taken the liberty of transmitting the same herewith for your Lordship's perusal.

I am my Lord

Your Lordship's most obedient most devoted and very humble servant

Daniel MULLETT

[enclosed]

To All Whom It May Concern

We the undersigned beg leave to certify that the bearer of this, Daniel MULLETT, a shopkeeper in Chelsea, wishing to emigrate to the new settlement at the Cape of Good Hope, is a worthy well behaved character and deserving of being employed in any situation of trust, in consequence of which we beg to give him our recommendation as such

Major KELLY Commanding at Tillbury Fort, Gravesend

Major HIGGINS

Colonel MORPHEW

Captain GORDON

Captain REILLY

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