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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.

SCOTT, George, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 913

13 Francis St

Newington

1st Sep 1819

Sir

Having made myself acquainted by the two Circular Letters of the terms offered by H.Ms. Government to persons wishing to settle at the Cape of Good Hope, I beg leave to state that I have so far complied with them by procuring the number of persons pointed out in order to obtain the grant of 1000 acres and I am also prepared to pay the necessary deposit. I have therefore to request you will be pleased to acquaint Lord BATHURST I should be happy to embrace the opportunity offered to emigrate to the Cape.

I am not aware that it is necessary to mention in what capacity I formerly moved but should it be required by your having the goodness to point out what his Lordship may further wish it shall be immediately complied with.

I have the honor to remain Sir

Your most obt hble servt

George SCOTT

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 931

13 Francis St

Newington

8th Sep 1819

Sir

In compliance with the directions pointed out in your letter of the 1st inst I have the honour of transmitting you a return which I hope will prove satisfactory, but should any part not be sufficiently explicit, I am ready to lay before his Lordship every information he may require.

I have the honor to remain

Sir

Your most obt H servt

George SCOTT

Name and Description of the Person taking out the Settlers:

George SCOTT, 35 years of age, have been some years in the West Indies part of which time have been employ'd in the agriculture of that country rearing of cattle &c &c. Since my return home have resided with my father who is Barrack Master at Sheerness.

Names of the Settlers

Profession or Trade

Age

Names of the Women

Age

Male Children

Age

Female Children

Age

J. YOUNGER

Surgeon & Accoucheur

26

   

Charles

14

   
         

Thomas

15

   

George UBSDELL

Agriculturist

25

           

William UBSDELL

Husbandman

19

           

James DUDMAN

Husbandman

35

Ann

33

James

1

   

W. HENLY

Husbandman

28

Ester

39

   

Harriet

4

James JOHNSON

Carpenter

31

Anna

30

John

8

Mary

10

C.W. HUGHES

Baker

28

           

Robert JONES

Carpenter

33

           

Thomas BOLUS

Labourer

26

Mary

25

       

William MARTIN

Gardener

29

Ester

28

   

Mary

1

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 1030

Newington

16th Oct 1819

Sir

I have to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 30th Ult with inclosures acquainting me that my proposals were accepted.

I have to apologise for not sooner complying with your request, but being absent in the country your letter did not reach me till last week. I have lost no time since in filling up the blanks which I have now the honor to inclose, you will perceive that there is some difference from the one before sent, but I trust that no further alteration will take place.

I shall feel greatly obliged by your giving me the earliest information when it is expected the ships will be in readiness to receive us & at what port we are to embark. I am perfectly ready to make the deposit when required.

I have the honor to remain Sir

Your most obed't serv't

Geo. SCOTT

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