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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.

TAYLOR, James (1) et al

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 59


2nd August 1819

The petition James TAYLOR and others –

I am informed that there is family wanted to as settlers to the Cape of Good Hope. We the undernamed inhabitants of the town of Leicester whishes to except the offer. I hope your honour will have the goodness to send us the particulars how we are to proceed and what terms we are to go there upon – and send word what time where to proceed and when wee embark and you will oblige your humble petitioners.

George BOTT } Jas. TAYLOR }

John BOTT } Eliz. TAYLOR } one family

Wm. BOTT } Robt TAYLOR }

John BOTT } 4 family

Geo BOTT } James OWEN }

Sarah BOTT } Susan OWEN } one family

Emma BOTT } Eliz. OWEN }

Thos. PRATT }

Ann PRATT } one family


Please to send an answer and direct to James TAYLOR Wharf Street Leicester

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