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.

BECKERLEY, James

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 640

Pensance 10th Oct 1819

My Lord,

Understanding from report the terms on which families are allowed to Emigrate to the Cape, and having ten persons, heads of family, many of whom have property of their own, and others who intend to join with them have some; I request My Lord that your Lordship would be pleased to order a fresh sett, of the circular and other Documents to be forwarded, with the forms to be to be subscribed, which are to specify the willingness of the parties to conform to the Laws of the Colony, in case of their acceptance.

My Lord,

I have the Honor to be Your Lordship's most obedient and very humble Servant

James BECKERLEY

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