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.

BEAVAN, William

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 225

July 22 1819


I have made aplication to you that I wish for a situation to goe to the Cape of Good Hope to be one of the Inhabitasion of that Place. I ham a labering man.I have no wife nor child. My age 31

So I ham your humbill servant


My Residance is No. 8 Broad Wall, Surry side, near Blackfriars Bridge




National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 237

No. 8 Broad wall

Surry Side

New Blackfriars Bridge

July 27 1819


I have aproved of your proposalls. So far it do not lay in my power to take the persons out above mentioned for I ham but a pore labering man wishing to be come a settler at the Cape. I ham your humble servant


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