CRAUSE, Charles, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 77

Borstal Court

W Rochester

July 26th 1819

My Lord,

In compliance with your Lordship's circular letter relative to Emigration to the Cape of Good Hope I beg leave to acquaint your Lordship I have ten useful and respectable families, some of whom possess good capitals, have offered to accompany me to the Cape for the purpose of becoming settlers there under the conditions and advantages laid down in your Lordships circular alluded to. I further beg leave to inform your Lordship that I am ready to make the deposit required as soon as I have the honor to receive instructions from your Lordship to that Effect. I trust from long and faithful services of my Father together with my own, your Lordship will be inclined to grant my request and allow me to go with the first Party in November.

I have the honor to be

Your Lordships Most Obt. humble servant

Chas CRAUSE

First Lt. R.Navy

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 213

[Rec'd 18 Aug 1819]

Borstal Court Farm

St. Margarets

Rochester

My Lord,

In reference to my application of the 26th July, I beg leave to submit to your Lordship a list of the persons alluded to therein which I have selected to accompany me to the Cape of Good Hope, under the conditions laid down in the Government circular should your Lordship be pleased to grant my request. The capital of the party will be about two thousand pounds.

I have procured from the different offers such persons as appeared to me the most likely to ensure success. As those persons of the party who rent lands and houses have given the regular notice to quit at Michaelmas and of course remaining in the most anxious suspense, I trust your Lordship with favour me with your most gracious decision as early as convenient.

I have the honor to be yr Lordships most Obed.t Humble Servant

Chas. CRAUSE

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 214

Lt. Charles CRAUSE's Party for the Cape

Names

Ages

Trades

Children
under 14 yrs
Children
over 14 yrs
Children
over 18 yrs

Remarks

Lt.Chas.CRAUSE

35

Farmer

5

 

 

 

Lt.& Adjt. John CRAUSE

26

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Samuel MOLLETT

40

Gardener

3

 

 

 

Mr. Thos. PHILLIPS

35

Carpenter

5

 

 

 

Mr. Wm. DREDGE

29

Cbt. Maker

1

 

 

 

Mr. Jno. DREDGE

26

Printer

4

 

 

 

Mr. Jas. MOCROFT [sic]

26

Gardener & Leather Dresser

2

 

 

 

Mr. Rich'd ATWELL Sen

48

Farmer

3

1

 

 

Mr. Rich'd ATWELL Jun

19

Baker

 

 

 

Single Man

Mr. Wm. ATWELL

22

Baker

 

 

 

Single Man

Mr. Wm. GARLAND

25

Cooper

2

 

 

 

Mr. Geo. JOHNSON

19

Tallow Melter

 

 

 

Single

Mr. Chas. HUGMAN

22

Tallow Melter

 

 

 

Single

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 245

Borstal Court Farm

St. Margarets

Rochester

Kent

Aug 25 1819

My Lord,

I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your Lordships letter of [blank space] and to forward on the other side the list required of me. I beg leave also to assure your Lordship that I am ready and willing to comply in every particular with the conditions upon which His Majesty's Government have offered to grant lands at the Cape of Good Hope.

I have the honor to be your Lordship's most obedient humble servant

Chas. CRAUSE

1st Lt R N

This is to certify that we the unsigned [sic] persons are willing to proceed with out families under Lieutenant Charles CRAUSE to the Cape of Good Hope for the purpose of becoming settlers there and that we are willing to conform ourselves to all the conditions upon which His Majesty's Government have offered to grant lands in that Colony

[actual signatures]

John CRAUSE Lt.& Adjt.HP

William DREDGE

Thos. PHILLIPS

Rich. ATTWELL Sen

Jas. MOORCROFT

Charles HUGMAN

Samuel John MOLLETT

John DREDGE

W. ATTWELL

Rich. Labrun ATTWELL

Geo. JOHNSON

Wm. GARLAND

Return of the Number, Names and Age of all the persons, Men Women and Children, of Lt. C. CRAUSE's Party for the Cape

Lt. Chas. CRAUSE 35

Mrs. Emily CRAUSE 26

Major 9

Edward 7

Charles 5

Emily 3

Henry 1

Lt.& Adjt. John CRAUSE 26

Mrs. Amelia CRAUSE 25

Mr. Sam'l Jno. MOLLETT 40

Mrs. Margaret MOLLETT 35

Rebecca Ann 13

John Austin 9

Samuel 6

Mr. Wm. DREDGE 29

Mrs. Elizabeth DREDGE 25

Mr. John DREDGE 26

Mrs. Eleanor DREDGE 28

Eleanor Luisa 7

John Cole 4

Mary Jane 2

Maria 1

Mr. Thos. PHILLIPS 35

Mrs. Alice PHILLIPS 35

Robert 10

Anna 8

Thomas 5

Maria 3

George 1

Mr. Rich'd ATWELL Jun 19

Mr. Wll'm ATWELL 22

Mr. Rich'd ATWELL Sen 48

Mrs. Anne ATWELL 46

Edwin 17

Sarah 13

James 11

Brook 9

Mr. James MOORCROFT 28

Mrs. Sarah MOORCROFT 28

George 8

Mr. George JOHNSON 19

Mr. Charles HUGMAN 22

Mr. William GARLAND 23

Mrs. Sophia GARLAND 19

William 3

Julianna 1

TOTAL

13 Men

9 Women

23 children under 14

I child above 14

46 Grand Total

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 407

Oct 11th 1819

Sir,

I should esteem it a favour if you would address your answer to me at Mr. HARRIS's Royal Navy, Mill Street, Lambeth Walk, London as I have given up my farm for the purpose of proceeding to the Cape as a settler

I have the honor to be Sir

Your obdt sevt

Chas. CRAUSE

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 493

At Mr. HARRIS's RN

Mill Street

Lambeth

Nov 8th 1819

Sir,

Having heard that our fowling pieces, powder and shot will be seized if we take them on board – I should, if that is the case, feel particularly obliged if you would have the goodness to inform me how I am to act to obtain permission to ship them, as the whole of my party have provided themselves with one each for the purpose of killing game and to protect their property.

Should it be in your power to afford me any information respecting the time of our embarkation I should feel grateful for the communication.

I have the honor to be Sir

Your obdt sevt

Chas. CRAUSE

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