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.


National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 437

[Received 9th August 1819]

Honner Sir,

I have maid Bould to make this Applycation Haveing you are ingageing Men and thare Famaleys for the Cape of good hope Tradesmen or Labour. I have been implyd in the cotton Line but have no objecttion to any imployment To porvide for my Famaley the as A tradesman on yousefull in any Branch as To most yousefull in that country. Your petitioner John QUIN, Aged 33 my Wife Jane aged 36 three children one Ten one Eight the other 3. My Wife is Wery near her lyin in. Should this meet with your honner Apprabation A line addrest to No.15 John Fourman Coopers Court Pratton Row Old Street Will be Duly Attend to

To your Honner most Devoted Humble Servant


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