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.

CRUDOCK, Redmill

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 229

August 20th 1819


Having a great desire to go to the Cape of Good Hope I should deem it a most particular favour if you transmit me the particulars of the assistance &c which government will render those persons who wish to emigrate.

I am Sir your very hble servant



Pastry Cook

125 Aldersgate Street




National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 299

4 Cat Lane

Halkon Square

Aldersgate Street

Sept 11th 1819


Finding great difficulty in procuring 10 persons, the necessary number required by government, and seeing an advertisement in the Times for Emigrants to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope individually I applied accordingly when I was informed that I was to deposit fifteen pounds by three instalments to Mr. WILSON of Bridge Cottage, Little Chelsea who stated that he was Agent to Government and that persons were to proceed under his direction now this being contrary to the circular issued stating that ten pounds was the deposit required, I have been induced to write to you to know if that statement is correct before I paid the first instalment which is to be paid on Monday or Tuesday next. An answer will oblige.

Your hble sevt


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