The 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

TARR, William, 1820 Settler

(first letter filed under I at CO48/44)

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 12

No.2 Carnaby Green Market

Monday July 19 1819


having seen the advertisement of a oportunity for Persons to emigrate to the Cape of Good hope I wish to embrace the oportunity having a wife and three children, a son 9 years, 2nd a girl 4 years & 1 a year old there being no doubt Aplications of individuals if I can make one agreeable to the advertisement I shall be happy as I am in Great Distress having been a long time out of employ. My Occupation is in the Husbandry line if I can be favourd by a favourable answer it will much benefit your very humble servant

William TARR




National Archives, Kew CO48/46

No.2 Carnaby Green Market

Near Golden Square

27 July 1819


Having seen an offer from Goverment of emegrating to Affrica & having a family & out of employment I am desirous of accepting the oportunity of going if I can make one of the ten specified as I dont doubt but their are numbers of gentlemen applying who wish to make up their number. I was bred up in the husbandry line having a wife & 3 children one boy of 9 years old one of 3 and 1 of one year. If a vacancy should [obscured] I should be oblidge to you to you [sic] for information. I remain Sir your very humble servant & petitioner


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