NEWCASTLE, The Duke of, re CALTON's Party

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 917

Clumber

Nov. 6, 1819

My Lord

By this post your Lordship will receive a letter which I have written as Chairman to the Subscribers to the fund for promoting Colonizations.

I think it right, in addition, to call your Lordship's attention to the circumstances, that our subscriptions was entered into for the purpose of rendering material benefit and not for any private advantage, which is the case, I believe, with all the other applications that have been made to you.

This, I conceive, entitles one application to every consideration and performance and I should hope that such will be given by your Lordship. We are pledged to the people to promote their going out to the Cape and not only would it be very mortifying to show ourselves obliged to [their] faith with them, but I am convinced that in doing so would in many ways be attended with any bad effect.

I have the honour to remain

Your Lordship's

Very humble & obdt.

NEWCASTLE

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 919

Clumber

Nov. 6, 1819

My Lord

As Chairman of a meeting of the Subscribers to the relief by colonization in this county, held at Mansfield this day, and by their desire I beg to state to your Lordship, that they as well as I, are greatly surprised to find that Mr GOULBURN in his letter to Mr GODFREY of the 2nd inst, had omitted to give any answer to the inquiries submitted to him by Mr GODFREY's letter of the 25 ulto., inasmuch as those inquiries relate to the general objects of the Subscribers and apply to the list transmitted to Mr GOULBURN by Mr GODFREY in his letter of the 20th Ulto., and as we understood by the terms of Mr GOULBURN's letter of the 28th that the number contained in the list was intended by your Lordship to be permitted to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope with other settlers going out this year, I must request the favor of your Lordship to transmit to me as early as possible a specific answer to the inquiries referred to, a copy of which I enclose, in order that the measures adopted for the sending out the number of persons to [be] accepted may be immediately carried into effect.

I have the honor to remain my Lord,

Your Lordship's very obdt. Svt

NEWCASTLE

Chairman

P.S. I have particularly to request an immediate answer from your Lordship which I may lay before the Subscribers with the least possible delay.

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 921

Clumber

Nov. 12, 1819

My Lord,

We have had a final meeting today of the Subscribers for emigration and we find it necessary to enquire:

1.   Whether a sufficiency of corn for bread & for seed will certainly be found at the Cape of Good Hope and at a reasonable price.

2.   What port is fixed upon for the Nott's emigrants to embark from

3.   To be allowed permission for 50 families to go out on our account – that is 50 men, most of them with wives and families.


A complete list shall be sent as soon as possible, but at present from [unf...] in some and unwillingness in others, continual alteration is taking place in the list, in a very few days their difficulties will be overcome and we hope to be able to act with more certainty.

I have particularly to request your Lordship to accede to my last proposal and if you will trust to me I will take care that nothing improper shall take place – I am exceedingly anxious for the success of our enterprise.

I have the honor to remain

My Lord

Your Lordship's

Very obdt. St

NEWCASTLE

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 917

Clumber

Nov. 6, 1819

My Lord

By this post your Lordship will receive a letter which I have written as Chairman to the Subscribers to the fund for promoting Colonizations.

I think it right, in addition, to call your Lordship's attention to the circumstances, that our subscriptions was entered into for the purpose of rendering material benefit and not for any private advantage, which is the case, I believe, with all the other applications that have been made to you.

This, I conceive, entitles one application to every consideration and performance and I should hope that such will be given by your Lordship. We are pledged to the people to promote their going out to the Cape and not only would it be very mortifying to show ourselves obliged to [their] faith with them, but I am convinced that in doing so would in many ways be attended with any bad effect.

I have the honour to remain

Your Lordship's

Very humble & obdt.

NEWCASTLE

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 919

Clumber

Nov. 6, 1819

My Lord

As Chairman of a meeting of the Subscribers to the relief by colonization in this county, held at Mansfield this day, and by their desire I beg to state to your Lordship, that they as well as I, are greatly surprised to find that Mr GOULBURN in his letter to Mr GODFREY of the 2nd inst, had omitted to give any answer to the inquiries submitted to him by Mr GODFREY's letter of the 25 ulto., inasmuch as those inquiries relate to the general objects of the Subscribers and apply to the list transmitted to Mr GOULBURN by Mr GODFREY in his letter of the 20th Ulto., and as we understood by the terms of Mr GOULBURN's letter of the 28th that the number contained in the list was intended by your Lordship to be permitted to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope with other settlers going out this year, I must request the favor of your Lordship to transmit to me as early as possible a specific answer to the inquiries referred to, a copy of which I enclose, in order that the measures adopted for the sending out the number of persons to [be] accepted may be immediately carried into effect.

I have the honor to remain my Lord,

Your Lordship's very obdt. Svt

NEWCASTLE

Chairman

P.S. I have particularly to request an immediate answer from your Lordship which I may lay before the Subscribers with the least possible delay.

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 921

Clumber

Nov. 12, 1819

My Lord,

We have had a final meeting today of the Subscribers for emigration and we find it necessary to enquire:

1. Whether a sufficiency of corn for bread & for seed will certainly be found at the Cape of Good Hope and at a reasonable price.

2. What port is fixed upon for the Nott's emigrants to embark from

3. To be allowed permission for 50 families to go out on our account – that is 50 men, most of them with wives and families.

A complete list shall be sent as soon as possible, but at present from [unf….] in some and unwillingness in others, continual alteration is taking place in the list, in a very few days their difficulties will be overcome and we hope to be able to act with more certainty.

I have particularly to request your Lordship to accede to my last proposal and if you will trust to me I will take care that nothing improper shall take place – I am exceedingly anxious for the success of our enterprise.

I have the honor to remain

My Lord

Your Lordship's

Very obdt. St

NEWCASTLE

Statement of Persons desirous of emigrating to the Cape of Good Hope – Nottingham 18th October 1819

 

Names of Men

Age

Town

Parish

Trade or Profession

Names of Women

Age

Names of Children

Y

M

1

George DENNISON

36

Nott'm

St.Mary

Framework knitter

Hannah

29

Anne

6

6

               

George

4

10

               

Henry

1

10

               

Charlotte

 

1

2

George PALMER

36

Nott'm

St.Mary

Framework knitter

Millicent

31

George [sic]

14

1

               

Benjamin

12

2

               

George

8

1

3

Thomas PALMER

23

Nott'm

St.Mary

Framework knitter

Elizabeth

22

     

4

Christ'r LANGEN

46

Do

Do

Do

         

5

Rich'd MARSHALL

23

Do

Do

Do

         

6

John SIMPSON

27

Do

Do

Bricklayer

Mary

26

Sarah

6

 

7

John BILBY

40

Do

Do

Framework knitter

Ann

21

George

16

3

               

John

10

3

               

Eliza

1

 

8

Rich'd KERNSHAW

40

Do

Do

Do

Elizabeth

30

Benjamin

15

 
               

Caroline

12

2

               

Sarah LACEY

14

3

9

Thos. KERNSHAW

20

Do

Do

Do

         

10

Jos'h SMITH

36

Do

Do

Blacksmith

Mary

32

     

11

James WRIGHT

31

Do

Do

Framework knitter

   

James

8

1

               

John

0

3

12

Rich'd FISHER

31

Do

Do

Framework knitter

Ab'l

32

     

13

James STURT

40

Do

St.Nicholas

Labourer

   

Charles

8

1

14

John HOOLEY

46

Do

St.Mary

Framework knitter

         

15

William HOOLEY

22

Do

Do

Do

Mary

22

     

16

William WATSON

21

Do

Do

Labourer

         

17

Henry STORER

21

Do

Do

Do

         

18

William FIDO

27

Do

Do

Framework knitter

         

19

William ELLIOTT

47

New

Radford

Framework knitter

         

20

William ELLIOTT

25

New

Radford

Do

Elizabeth

22

Nathaniel

3

 
               

William

 

8

21

Mark ELLIOTT

21

New

Radford

Do

         

22

William PIKE

40

Keyworth

 

Do

Sarah [sic]

 

Sarah

17

 
               

William

15

 
               

Elija

6

5

               

Rose

4

3

23

Thomas PIKE

19

Keyworth

 

Do

         

24

John WARREN

28

Nott'm

St.Mary

Do

         

25

John WHITE

20

Do

Do

Do

         

26

Chris'r TATHAM

22

Do

Do

Brass founder

         

27

John DAFT

22

Do

Do

Labourer

         

28

James STUBBORNS

40

Do

St.Nicholas

Do

         

29

Benj'n BUGG

37

New

Radford

Framework knitter

Mary

33

Matilda

13

1

               

Benjamin

6

4

               

Dinia

2

4

               

Joseph

 

4

30

John WARD

19

Nott'm

St.Mary

Framework knitter

         

31

Coniah WOOD

24

Do

Do

Do

         

32

William TAYLOR

24

Do

Do

Labourer

Eliza

24

William

4

1

33

William FOWLES

27

Basford

 

Framework knitter

Ann

20

John

 

8

34

William CROSS

29

Bunny

 

Cordwainer

         

35

John TOMLINSON

20

Nott'm

St.Mary

Framework knitter

         

36

Joseph WRIGHT

21

Do

Do

Do

         

37

William HARRISON

21

Do

Do

Do

         

38

John BELLAMY

21

Do

Do

Do

Diana

23

Elizabeth

1

3

39

James HARRIS

18

Do

Do

Do

         

40

Thomas WOOD

21

Do

Do

Do

         

41

George TWELLS

23

Do

Do

Rope maker

Hannah

20

     

Observations:

George DENNISON: Serjeant Pensioner 35th Regt at 9d per diem

Jos'h SMITH: Serjeant Pensioner 69th Regt. At 1s per diem

James WRIGHT: Pensioner 59th Regt. At 9d per diem

John WHITE: Pensioner 1st Regt. At 6d per diem

Benjamin BUGG: Pensioner 88th Regt. At 9d per diem

RECAPITULATION

Men 41

Women 16

Children above 14 years 6

Children under 14 years 25

Total No. of persons 88

[Transcriber's note: The Settler Handbook lists George PALMER's eldest son as Gervase, aged 14

William PIKE's wife was Mary]

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