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.

BLOXHAM, Samuel, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 281

Sir,

Having a desire to go to the Cape of Good Hope with a party of young men according to the general proposition I would be obliged to you Sir to inform me where I can obtain further information.

I remain Sir your obedient servant

Sam BLOXHAM

Aged 24 years, residing at 15 Great Windmill Street, Haymarket

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 385

15 Great Windmill Street

August 14th 1819

Sir,

By answering the following particulars you will much oblige myself & friends who are desirous to embark for the Cape – first at what time the money is to be paid, second when the approving day is to be, thirdly whether firearms powder & shot can be procured there on the same terms as in England, finally what weight of freightage will be allowed for each man.

I remain your obedient humble servant

Sam BLOXHAM

[Transcriber's Note: Not listed in The Settler Handbook but listed in Hockly's ‘Story of the British Settlers of 1820' as a member of SEPHTON's Party]

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