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.

BROCKWELL, Richard

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 527

11 Peartree Street

Goswell Street

St.Luke's

24 Sep 1819

Sir,

The undermentioned list of persons are a Company of able bodied men and familys whose characters will bear the strictest scrutiny, whose wish and determination it is to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope, conformable in every prospect to your circulars should they be so fortunate as to meet with your approbation.

I remain your obedient humble servant

Richard BROCKWELL

Name of the Person taking out the Settlers:

Richard BROCKWELL, late farmer of Norwood Surrey, now of No.11 Peartree Street, Goswell Street, St.Luke's. Wife and 2 male children under 14 (James & Frederick)

Names of the Settlers

Profession

Age

Wife's Name

Age

Male Children

Age

Female Children

Age

John CABLE

Country smith

34

Mary

26

William, John

2,6m

   

Thomas BEDFORD

Farmer

35

Ann Sophia

34

Fred'k

13

Eleanor

8

Rob't BROWN

Gardener

26

Catherine

24

Two

6,12

   

David HALL

Gardener

28

Ann

24

One

2

One

4

Cotham SNOW

Country labourer

34

Mary

32

One

6

One

12

Rob't COAL

Toolmaker

27

Jane

25

One

6

   

Rich'd BLISS

Carpenter

40

Martha

38

One

13

One

11

Wm. MILLS

Country wheel't

36

Elizabeth

35

Two

8,3

   

Wm. ALDRIDGE

Brickmaker

22

Sophia

20

-

 

-

 

George GRIFFITH

Bricklayer

29

Catherine

29

One

8

   

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 611

11 Peartree Street

Goswell Street

Middlesex

Oct 12th 1819

Sir,

Having included a list under cover to you containing eleven names to proceed to the Cape, dated I believe here on the 24th Sept last with a solicitation of your indulgence of further instructions should it be objected to through any erregularity of application the time being near that stated in the circular for imbarkation and not receiving any answer induse me to think that it as been misplaced and not come to hand thus far. If convenient to you to indulge me with an answer you will much oblige your obedient humble servant

Rich'd BROCKWELL

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