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.

DYASON, George, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 713

Ramsgate

August 19th 1819

My Lord,

Having determined after due consideration to become Candidates for a Grant of land at the Cape of Good Hope, agreeable to Your Lordships official notices as appeared in the Public Newspapers, we viz. Messrs Isaac, Joseph and George DYASON and Hougham HUDSON are desirous to obtain a Grant of 2000 acres of land at the Cape, and for which Grant shall be prepared to take out proper People and deposit the sums as required for the official notice.

We can either conjointly or separately, have the most satisfactory references as to our capability or as to our private and Public characters not only from our resident Ministers and Magistrates, the Deputy Mayor and principle Inhabitants, but also from many Gentlemen in the Public situation, if it is required.

Having obtained the Grant we propose to admit others of our Friends possessing the means, and to select Husbandmen and Mechanics suitable to our views superposed & also having Family's of our own, viz Isaac DYASON, Tin Plates worker and Brazier 39 years of age, wife and 5 children three of them stout Lads, from 8 to 16 years of age are used to cattle. Joseph DYASON Master Mariner 36 years of age, George DYASON Wine Merchant 28 years of age, wife and two children, Hougham HUDSON, Grazier 26 years of age and wife

We remain my Lrd

Your Lordship's [obedient servant]

Geo DYASON

Isaac DYASON

Joseph DYASON

Hougham HUDSON

PS An answer forwarded to Geo DYASON 12 Old Cavendish St , Oxford St. will be duly received and thankfully acknowledged

G. DYASON

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 736

12 Old Cavendish Street

London

August 30th 1819

My Lord,

In conformity with your Lordship's letter which I had the honour to receive on the 22nd I herewith beg to furnish your Lordship with the names, ages &c of the People who propose becoming settlers, under my direction at the Cape of Good Hope.

I trust Your Lordship will allow me to assure you, that I am, as well as the people, in every respect ready to conform to all, and every conditions, upon which His Majesty's Government have offered to grant Land in the colony.

I am My Lord

Your Lordships Obt Honourable Servant

Geo DYASON

737

Name and Description of Person taking out the Settlers

George DYASON wine merchant 30 years of age

Frances DYASON

& 1 male child 2years old

1 female child 6 months

Names of Settlers

Profession or Trade

Age

Wife

Age

Male children

Ages

Female Children

Ages

Hougham HUDSON

Farmer & Grazier

28

Elizabeth Ann

23

       

Isaac DYASON

Tinman & Brazier

39

Sarah

32

2

16/11

2

9/7

Joseph DYASON

Master Mariner

36

 

 

1

13

1

5

Charles HUNTLY

Husbandman

23

 

 

 

 

 

 

James COCK

Husbandman

24

 

 

 

 

 

 

William AMOS

Husbandman

26

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edward AMOS

Husbandman

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas GAMBRILL

Husbandman

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas RATCLIFF

Carpenter & Wheelwright

27

Elizabeth

28

1

1

2

Robert SPAIN

Husbandman

26

Mary

24

1

2

1

3

Henry BRISTER

Butcher & Labourer

24

Susanah

31

1

   

Richard SMITH

Husbandman

22

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph HUNTLY

Labour

23

Elizabeth

22

       

John AUSTIN

Baker

24

Catherine

22

1

6 mo

 

 

William FITTALL

Bricklayer

34

Sophia

34

3

10/8/6

3

12/4/1

Henry BILSY

Husbandman & Salt Maker

40

Ann

36

3

7/4/1

3

19/16/6

William MILLER

Labourer

43

Henrietta

45

 

 

 

 

Joseph WRIGHT

Butcher & Grazier

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

James GRAY

Gardener

30

Ann

28

2

13/11

5

9/7/5/3/1

Henry ROWLAND

Carpenter & Sawyer

34

Sarah

35

2

13/9

3

11/6/3

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 785

Old Cavendish Street

London

October 5th 1819

Sir,

I have the honour herewith to return the three separate Lists, filled up agreeable to the directions contained in your official letters of the 30th of September and I beg to be informed whether any Goods that I may take and will be subject to a duty and what that duty will be and if I am allowed to furnish my Party with Guns and Ammunition, also whether I am at liberty upon my arrival at the Cape of Good Hope to make a selection as respect the District or situation as a Settlement for my Party.

Further I beg also to be informed whether any distinction will be made on board the Transports with respect to the accommodations.

I have the honour to be Sir

Your Most Obedient Honourable Servant

Geo. DYASON

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 824

19 Old Cavendish Street

14th Nov 1819

Sir,

I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 10th instant & in reply beg to state, I was not aware of any arrangement having been made for payment of any deposit, which I can only attribute to my having been absent in France upon urgent business; but trust the payment of it on Wednesday next will receive that permission for my Party, that I am so anxious to obtain.

I am Sir

Your Obedient Honourable Servant

Geo. DYASON

 

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