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.

EVANS, Charles, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 23

No. 28 Fendall St.

near Bermondsey Church

London

26 July 1819

Sir

I called at the Colonial office, respecting the intended settlement at the Cape of Good Hope and was desired to address my enquiry to you for information.

I beg to know when vessels are intended to depart from hence, and what distance is the intended settlement from Cape Town - and what tonnage is allowed each family.

As it is not so easy to muster five families, I beg to be informed if my family of wife, child & girl can engage a passage singly.

I intend to make cultivation my pursuit - here, I have followed it with a mercantile profession.

I am respectfully

Sir your most obed't s't

Cha. EVANS

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 76

No. 28 Fendall St.

Bermondsey Church

London

27 Septem 1819

Sir

I received your favour of 28th of July. I beg leave now to forward the annexed list of persons proposing to go as settlers to the new Colony at the Cape of Good-hope.

Waiting your instructions

I am respectfully

Sir your most obed't serv't

Cha. EVANS

Name/description of the person taking out settlers

Names of settlers

Profession or trade

Age

Names of women

Age

Male children

Age

Female children

Age

Cha' EVANS Agricultur't

 

Agricultur't

42

Mary

26

Henry

7

Jane

12

 

Will'm S. JONES

Tobacco & Vine Dr

22

           
 

Thos LEONARD

Carpenter

32

Sarah

30

       
 

W'm CURT[EYS]

Labourer

22

Jane

21

       
 

H'y NELL

Butcher

23

           
 

H'y BOOTH

Labourer

22

           
 

Tho's TROTMAN

Labourer

19

           
 

Isaac BOOTH

Labourer

25

Jane

28

John

3

   
 

G. NICHOLLS

Labourer

20

           
 

R. PALIN

Labourer

21

           
 

John WATTS

Shoemaker

36

           
 

James SAGE

Labourer

21

Elizabeth

23

       
 

Tho's HUGHES

Labourer

22

           
 

J. BISHOP

Labourer

37

           
 

Alex'n ADAMS

Labourer

42

           
 

R't DICKENSON

Labourer

44

   
Frederick
Alfred
Henry
11
9
6

Amelia

13

 

W'm BABB

Baker

45

           
 

Total

17 men
5 women
5 male child'n
2 female do.
             

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 79

No. 28 Fendall St.

Bermondsey Church

London

5 Oct 1819

Sir

I beg to refer you to the ltr I addressed to you the 27th ult and shall feel obliged by an early reply, as it will require some little time to make arrangements for proceeding to the Cape.

I am respectfully Sir

Your most obed't sev't

Cha. EVANS

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 86

Copy

Sir

I duly received your favour of 28th July. I now beg leave to forward the annexed list of 17 men, 5 women & 5 children who propose to go as settlers to the intended colony at the Cape of good Hope.

Waiting your instructions

I am respectfully

Sir your most obed't serv't

Cha. EVANS

No. 28 Fendall St.

Bermondsey Church

London

5 Oct 1819

Copy

Sir

I addressed you the 27th ult. I shall feel obliged by an early reply as it will require some little time to make arrangements for proceeding to the Cape.

I am respectfully

Sir your most ob't s't

Cha EVANS

Cha. EVANS

No. 28 Fendall St.

Bermondsey Church

London

12 Octo 1819

Sir

I am still without your reply to the annexed list which I have anxiously looked for. I will yet hope disappointment will not attend my labor & expenses in forming a select party.

I remain, with respect

Your most obed't [hb'l] serv't

Cha. EVANS

Name/description of the person taking out settlers

Names of settlers

Profession or trade

Age

Names of women

Age

Male children

Age

Female children

Age

Cha' EVANS Agricultur't

Cha EVANS

Agricultur't

42

Mary

26

Henry

8

Jane

13

 

W. S. JONES

Tobacco & Vine Pltr

22

           
 

H'y NELL

Butcher

23

           
 

H'y BOOTH

Labourer

22

           
 

Tho's TROTMAN

Labourer

19

           
 

Isaac BOOTH

Labourer

25

Jane

28

John

3

   
 

G. NICHOLLS

Labourer

20

           
 

R. PALIN

Labourer

21

           
 

Tho's LEONARD

Carpenter

32

Sarah

31

       
 

W'm CURT[EYS]

Labourer

22

Jane

21

       
 

J. BISHOP

Labourer

37

           
 

Alex'n ADAMS

Labourer

42

           
 

R't DICKENSON

Labourer

44

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Frederick
Alfred
Henry
11
9
6

Amelia

13

 

John WATTS

Shoemaker

36

           
 

W'm BABB

Baker

45

           
 

James SAGE

Labourer

21

Elizabeth

23

       
 

Tho's HUGHES

Labourer

22

           
                   
 

Total

17 men
5 women
5 male child'n
2 female do.
             
 

NB this is a copy of what was sent in the 27th September 1819

       

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