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.

BAINBRIDGE, Thomas, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 263

July 28 1819

The following are the persons which have agreed to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope under the care of Mr. Thomas BAINBRIDGE.

Thomas BAINBRIDGE, a tailor, aged 39 years

Elizabeth BAINBRIDGE, wife, aged 36 yrs

Do. BAINBRIDGE 13 yrs, Jane BAINBRIDGE 11 years

Address: No.23 King St, Soho Square

George FELTHAM, farmer, aged 19,

No.6 Canbourn Alley

John MAIDMENT, butcher, aged 25 years

Sarah MAIDMENT, aged 24

Address; No. 23 St.Anne Court

Giles WILLEN, farmer, aged 37 years

Racheal WILLEN, aged 27 years

Children Alis WILLEN 6 years, Elizabeth WILLEN 2 years

Address: No. 3 Union Court, Union St, Middlesex Hosp.

William WILLIAMS, carpenter, aged near 50 years

Address: No. 3 Middle St, Cloth Fair

Luke BRADSHAW, carpenter, aged 41 years

Daughter Mary Ann BRADSHAW, aged 16 years

Address: No.57 Compton St, Clerkenwell

John NORRIS, carpenter & boat builder, aged 32 years

Elizabeth NORRIS, aged 27 years

Child Luezah NORRIS, aged 2 years

Address: No.18 Princess St, Drury Lane

George DOBSON, boot and shoe maker, aged 29 years

Sarah DOBSON, aged 24 years

Address: No. 33 King St, Soho Square

James BAKER, farmer, aged 27 years

Ann BAKER, aged 26 years

Children James BAKER 5 years, Sarah BAKER 2 years

Address: No.1 Terril St, Bethnell Green

William CUTCHER, painter, aged 32 years

Address: No.8 Brompton?, New Street

Wm. Newell ELLISON, aged 46 yrs

Trade a cabinet maker

And last his wife, aged 40 yrs

Of No.6 Great Earl St, Seven Dials

The abovementioned names are strong, able and most industrious men willing to work and by their own consent submitted their names to this paper for the Emigration of the Cape of Good Hope.

I remain yours &c

Thomas BAINBRIDGE

Leader

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 431

King Street, Soho

Tuesday afternoon, August 24th 1819

My Lord,

With compliance to the circular concerning emigration to the Cape of Good Hope we the undersigned begg leave to recommend ourselves unto His Majesty's councill.

Thos. FRANCIS occupation taylor, No.19 Kings Row Pimlico, 3 children under 14, wife (27), man's age 30 years,

John HARPER, taylor, Leicester Court, Leicester Fields, four children under 14 years, wife age 25 years, man's age 38 years,

William GOOD, farmer, No. 7 Vine Street Spittlefields, 3 children under 14 years, wife age 26, man's age 27 years,

Stuart GIBSON, taylor, No. 103 Wardour Street Soho, wife's age 19, man's age 22,

James SOUGHTON, builder carpenter, No.4 White Lion Court, White Lion Street, Seven Dials, 3 children under fourteen years, wife age 34 years, man's age 33 years,

Stephen APPLEFORD, carpenter, No. 1 Greavie Court, Knightsbridge, 3 children under 14 years, wife age 36 years, man's age 38 years

William SLADE, farmer, No. 5 St.Georges Place wood, Westminster, 4 children under 14 years, wife aged 34, man's age 37 years,

Hugh THOMSON, taylor, No.24 King Street, wife age 34 years, man's age 39 years, 6 children under fourteen years.

My Lord,

The above mentioned persons is desirous of joining the number of persons whose names I have already transmitted to you on the 28th day of July 1819

My Lord I remain your Lordship's most humble and devoted servant

Thos. BAINBRIDGE

No. 23 King Street, Soho

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 476

Wednesday Sept 8th 1819

My Lord,

In compliance to the circular letter that appeared to the public I have already transmitted to your Lordship's inspection two lists of the names of persons wishing to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope as one party. I further begg leave to submit to your Lordship the list of a few more names of persons desirous of joining the above party making one whole party consisting of 25 heads of families.

Charles WALTON age 29, labourer at No.3 Godly? Gardens, Hammersmith

George REEVES aged 21, a turner of No.1 Bennett Street, Westminster

Thos. RENOLDS Age 28, one child under 16, wife age 20, No.11 King Street, Spittlefields

Thos. BUNDY age 29, gardener, wife 23, one child under 14, No. 21 King Street, Soho

Wm. BLOOM age 33, tile maker, wife 32, No. 6 Dean St

Rob't DICKASON age 44, 4 children under 16, a labourer, No.5 Great Garden Street, Whitechapel

Nicholas ARCHER, age 42, labourer, Little Church St.No.1

My Lord,

I also further beg leave to submit to your Lordship's inspection a copy of the articals that the said party has formed for the mutual support of each other.

Artical 1st that such one on joining his company shall deposit two shillings per week untill the time of embarkation to make one common stock to buy such necesary articals as the company shall deem fit to take with them to the Colony.

2nd that the money so collected shall be deposited in a savings bank in the company's name and three trustees or stewards shall be chosen from among themselves to see the money deposited in the bank and not to be drawn but by the voice of the company.

3 that the money so deposited is not to be drawn out but when three trustees or stewards is present and not by one alone and any member drawing back his word after joining the company shall forfeit the money he has paid into their hands unless he is rejected by Government or is stopped by illness of himself, wife or family or any unforeseen accident.

4 that such man is to work for the good of his own company before he gives his labour to another, if any man belonging to this should work for another that which he earns shall be given to the company's stock for his land to be brought forward with the rest and to increase the necessary ?? the farming stock of the company.

5 if any man belonging to this company do meet with any accident in the company's service or fall sick, the same shall be supported out of the company's stock and his land brought forward the same as when in health and such time as the three years is expired and if any man dies within the said dated time his wife and children shall be supported out of the company's stock and the land cultivated with the rest untill the said time of three years is expired.

6 that there shall be a committee and a leader chosen amongst themselves and to be free chosen every six months the same to look over and transact all business and receive and pay all mony belonging to the company and a boock kept for that purpose and the leader to have in his power to call an assembly of the company whenever he sees occasion require.

These my Lord is the rules that we have laid down for the mutual suport of each other therefore I have taken the liberty of laying them before you.

I remain your Lordship's most obedient and humble and devoted servant

Thos. BAINBRIDGE

No. 23 King St, Soho

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 563

Sep 30 1819

My Lord,

In compliance with the forms and requisitions of your Lordship on the part of the Government we beg leave to say that we are willing to conform ourselves thereto and have on the other side transcribed a list of the names ages &c of the proposed settlers.

The amount of the joint capital exclusive of deposit &c we estimate at £500 at the least.

We beg leave to observe that the major part of the proposed settlers are members of the Established Church of England & would wish to be settled in some part of the Cape near whereto a sect of that description domesticates.

We have the honour to be My Lord

Your very hbl svts

Thos. BAINBRIDGE

Henry SOUL

John HARPER

On behalf of ourselves and all the other persons named on the other side.

 

Proposed settlers

Age

Trade

Wife's name

Age

Male children

Age

Female Children

Age

Thomas BAINBRIDGE

Giles WILLEN

37

Farmer

Rachel

28

   

2

6,1

23 King St.Soho

Charles FELTON

19

Farmer

Mary FELTON

His mother

39

   

His sister

13

Aged 39 years

John MAIDMENT

27

Butcher

Sarah

24

 

 

 

 

Taylor

Thos. FRANCIS

31

Taylor

Elizabeth

28

2

9,2

1

6

Elizabeth his wife

John HARPER

38

Taylor

Mary

26

2

13,1

2

5,3

Children

Wm. GOODE

37

Labourer

Ellen

26

2

7,5

1

1

Elizabeth aged 13

Jas. SOUGHTON

32

Carpenter

Mary

33

   

3

9,4,1

Jane aged 12

Wm. SLADEN

38

Carpenter

Rebecca

33

1

2

   
 

Francis REYNOLDS

28

Labourer

Mary

23

1

1

   
 

Joseph BUNDY

22

Gardener

           
 

William BLOOM

30

Tile Maker

Mary

32

       
 

Robt. DICKENSON

44

Carpenter

   

3

11,9.6

1

13

 

Nicholas TREHER

42

Labourer

           
 

William BOND

46

Smith

Martha

45

2

13,3

1

11

 

Henry TEAL

38

Smith

Maria

34

2

7,6

   
 

John NELAND

29

Gardener

Catherine

25

       
 

Jas. CORLAY

39

Farmer

Anne

25

2

3,1

   
 

John BROWN

40

Carpenter

Sarah

35

2

5,1

2

2,3

 

Jas. MUNDELL

23

Farmer

Catherine

27

1

4

1

2

 

George HAWES

21

Turner

           
 

Hugh THOMPSON

36

Taylor

Ann

34

3

8,6,3

3

13,12,10

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