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, 644



Oct 24th 1819

My Lord,

Having been informed that by applying to your Lordship respecting settlers going to the Cape of Good Hope, I have to request that your Lordship will consider my addressing you; will be taken into consideration as a petitioner & to be considered as one who would embrace the opportunity of becoming a settler at the Cape. I am a married man 25 years old but have at present no family; my profession is vetenary surgeon but not meeting with that success I would wish in my profession I have made up my mind to endeavour to get out to the Cape Good Hope; provided your Lordship takes my application into consideration & if your Lordship will comply with my petition I shall ever feel myself bound to pray for your Lordship. If your Lordship should require references as to my caracter I can have therefore some of the most respectable inhabitants of the Island of Thanet.

I am my Lord

Your Lordship's most obedient humble servant


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