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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.

THACKWRAY, William, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 53

No 13 King Street

Finsbury Square


July 30th 1819

The humble petition of Wm THACKWRAY, one of His Majesty's most loyal, and faithful subjects, sheweth: That he has a wife, and six children, and finding his uttermost endeavours inadequate to obtain for them a support in his native Country, and hearing that his Majesty's Government have generously granted certain privileges to Emegrants going to the Cape of Good Hope, Your petitioner therefore appeals with the greatest respect, and submission, to Your Lordship, humbly hoping that you will take it into consideration to grant such privileges to your petitioner, to enable him to attain his object in becoming a settler in the Cape of Good Hope, and that this may meet with Your Lord's approbation, is the earnest prayer of your humble petitioner, and for which he will feel himself laid under a still greater sense of obligation, and gratefulness to Your Lordship.

I am Your Lordship's Most Obedient & Most Humble Servant


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