GSSAThe 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

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 CO48/41, 154

The humble Petition of Rich. AINSWORTH, James HOLLINGSWORTH, Wm. PICKFORD and several other Familys are now wishing to Emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope but not having herewith the Deposit. We are now Addressing your Honourable Name for a speedy Answer what wourse to pursue but if Your Lordship Will condesend to Favour us with a letter of the proceeding of the Emigration there is now 10 Familys in a Society ready for Embarkation in 4 Days time the Deposit being upwards of 5 Pounds with the Agents here. We are Labours in Farmers Services and Others.

We remain Your Most Obedient and very Humble

Servants the Society

Direct Rich. AINSWORTH

At Willm. PICKFORDS Shoemaker

No. 5 Greyson Street


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