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.

RANDALL, Richard

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 598

49 Basinghall St, City

Sept 8th 1819


Having some friends who are desirous of going to the Cape of Good Hope I request the favour of you furnishing me with the full particulars of the terms upon which Government intend regulating the emigration – an early communication will further oblige.

I am Sir your mo obed't serv't





National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 625

Basinghall St

Oct 18 1819


I request the favour of your information if Mr. Thos. WILSON of Bridge Cottage, Chelsea and his list are accepted at the Colonial Office for intended emigration to the Cape. I beg to apologise in troubling you with this letter but having a relative who is negotiating with Mr. WILSON to be on his list. I wish to know if the latter is recognized by the office.

I remain your mo ob't serv't


[GOULBURN's reply:]

I have received your letter of the 18th inst and acquaint you in reply that Mr. Thomas WILLSON has received Earl BATHURST's permission to take out a party of settlers to the Cape of Good Hope

I am &c

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