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.

BROWN, John (3)

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 433

6 Brick Lane


Aug 24th 1819

My Lord,

I beg pardon for the liberty I have taken in addressing you to know whether I can be accommodated with a free passage and a grant of land for myself my wife and one child to the Cape of Good Hope. Am agreeable to the proposals. Our ages are myself 24 my wife 20 years and child 4 months. I can raise about £80 to lay out on necessaries.

I remain my Lord your obedient humble servant


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