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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.


National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 1081

[Received 25 Aug 1819]


Having called at Downing Street respecting the proposals concerning going to the Cape of Good Hope I where inform'd to address a letter to you with my Trade, Age and Number of Family. My Trade is a Carpenter but in my younger days brought up in the Husbandry way. My age 32 years 3 Children in Family aged [obscured] yrs, 3 yrs & 1 yr. Residing at No.4 White Lion Court, Little White Lion Street, Seven Dials

Your humble servant


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