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.

ATKINSON, Henry

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 1/2

Nov 5th 1819

The proposal of Henry ATKINSON of Roserea in the County of Tipperary, Ireland

Herewith

That Proposalist will take out at least ten settlers whom he will locate upon the portion of ground which His Majesty's Government are pleased to grant to Settlers agreeably to a letter rec'd last Spring from His Lordship's Office.

That he is ready to forward to H.L.SHIP the security necessary for the due fulfilment of the Contract in this case as soon as his proposal is approved of.

That he herewith incloses a character of the Settlers whom he has engaged to take out to His M. Colony at the Cape of Good Hope.

That he can, if he will be sanctioned by H.M. Government to Emigrate to the Cape, take more Settlers than ten with him.

That he is not acquainted with the forms of the Proposals which H.L. SHIP requires on this occasion and therefore he begs that if proposal be not to the point that H.L. SHIP will not reject him and his Settlers on that accord, as he is ready to comply with any proposal which may be pointed out to him.

That he and these Settlers are waiting these nine months past for the Sanction of H. M. Government to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope and that if they will not be permitted to go out that they will be much injured in their circumstance.

Henry ATKINSON

Proposer

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 3

We the undernamed to hereby certify that Henry ATKINSON, Francis MAGINNISS, William PATRICK, James WALL, Jos'h MAGINNISS, Robert EVANS, James KERR?, Robert ENGLAND, Thos. McCOOMS, Thos. BROOKS, John BROOKS, John TAYLOR, Wm. ATKINSON and Geo. OXLEY, as honest well conducted Protestant inhabitants of Roserea.

Given under our hands at Roserea the 20th day of Oct. 1819.

J. STRANG? Rector of Roserea

John HAMILTON Curate of Roserea

[unreadable signature]

Francis HALL?

(as be policemen of the Co. Tipperary)

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