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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.

WILLY, Thomas, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 330

39 London Road


August 9th 1819


Having received your circular and knowing fourteen familys ready to join me, I should be glad to be informed how the money is to be deposited and whether there are any further sums of money wanting than ten pounds for each family & whether they are to be examined or their names given in separately. They do not wish to deposit the money until I have received an order from you in which way they are to proceed. They also wish to know what luggage they are allowed to carry.

Thomas WILLY

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