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

GILFILLAN, William (Independent Settler)

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 490

Regent Street


4th Nov'r 1819


Having served for many years in the Frontier of the Cape of Good Hope as an officer in the Army, since which I have been placed on half pay and being desirous of returning to the Cape to settle in the interior for which my funds are altogether inadequate I beg you may be graciously pleased to grant me a passage with the settlers now on the point of going.

I have the honor to be

Sir your most ob't humb'l s't


H.P. Lieutenant 60th Regt.


[Transcriber's Note: Came out as an independent settler in March 1820 on the "Importer". His brother Adam GILFILLAN sailed with THORNHILL's Party]

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