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.

MILLARD, Thomas Evans

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 486

5 Tower Street

Seven Dials

16th July 1819


Having read in the publick papers that an address was agreed in the Honourable House of Commons on Monday last to allow people to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope, I beg leave to offer myself to your notice. I have a wife and two children, by trade a military cap & accoutrement maker. Have also worked at the willow weaving but not being able to get employ at either business for some time back is the reason I take the liberty thus to intrude on your kindness. Should a reference as to character be necessary I beg leave to refer to Messrs HAWKES, MOSELY & Co, 22 Piccadilly, Messrs. J. TEBBUT & J. PENN, Princes St Soho, Mr. ANDREWS 18 Pall Mall and Messrs. DAWSON & RICE, 160 Oxford St.

I am Sir, with deference

Your humble servant

Thomas Evans MILLARD

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