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.

O'BRIEN, Daniel

Filed under B

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 694

The humble petition of Daniel O'BRIEN, late a private in His Majesty's 16th Regt.Foot

Humbly sheweth

After a period of service of nearly five years in France and America was discharged in November last as being rendered incapable for further service by tender eyes.

Your humble petitioner hopes as being precluded from any benefit from His Majesty in consequence of my short service, therefore understanding that a portion of land was allowed by His Majesty to disbanded soldiers in North America, induced me to make this application to your Excellency for said grant. As I was always accustomed to laborious habits and have a competent knowledge in husbandry, nothing would give me more satisfaction than to be in some employment relative to this.

Pardon me Right Honourable Earl for requesting your answer directed to


Kilmaleddy Post Office

Co. Limerick

Daniel O, BRIEN

Late 16th Regt.

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