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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.

WATSON, R re Robert DYASON, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 595

No.5 Mercer Street

Long Acre

Nov 22nd 1819

My Lord,

A person of the name of Rob't DYASON late of Faversham in the County of Kent (Saddle and Harness Maker) is going to the Cape of Good Hope as one of the settlers. The said Rob't DYASON is indebted to me ten pounds six shillings and 9d for goods delivered and as he has left his late residence and not knowing where he is at present is the reason for my requesting your Lordship to order the said Rob't DYASON to pay the amount of his bill before you grant him order to leave this country.

Will confer a favour on your Lordship's very humble servant


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