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, Joseph

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 39

Lambeth

Aug 3, 1819

Sir

I apply'd at the Colonial office on Saturday last on the purport of emigration to the Cape of good hope and was informed I must address a letter to you stating the name, place of abode and occupation of ten persons willing to settle there. We the under mentioned ten persons & families wish for the particulars providing you see any objection to any of us, and remain with due respect your obedient servents.

Joseph EVANS aged 22 single a wine cooper 17 Union Street

James SQUARE aged 22 single a horn maker

James [PLAIL] aged 24 & wife aged 21 - gardener

Thomas SIMPSON aged 24 single - bricklayer

William CUMMINS aged 27 single - bricklayer

George STREETER aged 23 single - shoemaker

John TRATTON aged 35 & wife 38 - gardener

Lucas GLOVER aged 28 & wife 26 - gardener

Mark PEMBER aged 28 & wife 25 - chair maker

George GIRDLAR aged 24 single a bricklayer

They that are married have no children. Please to say if you require the place of abode of the whole and direct to

Joseph EVANS 17 Union Street Lambeth

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 45

17 Union Street

Lambeth

Aug 11, 1819

Sir

in answer to yours of third of this month I accede to the proposals made by government with respect to the settlers going to the Cape of Good hope and am ready to deposit the Hundred pounds at any time the government shall require and wish to know wether I could nominate any other person without going thro the whole process again in case one or more of my number should decline prior to the sailing of the transports. Likewise if there is any further instructions would wish to see them if not troubleing you to much. I do not know wether it is necessary to send you the names again of the whole therefore have done it, their being two of the first number declined. Sir an answer to this much oblige your Obedient and most Humble servent

Joseph EVANS

 

names

age

number of children

occupation

reside

1

Joseph EVANS

22

single

wine cooper

17 Union Street

2

James PLAIL

24

& wife no children

gardener

 

3

James SQUARE

22

single

horn & trumpet maker

 

4

Lucas GLOVER

28

& wife no children

gardener

 

5

John SCOTT

35

& wife no children

gardener

 

6

George STRETER

23

single

shoemaker

 

7

William HAYWARD

30

& wife 2 children

ground worker

 

8

Robert FLETCHER

29

widower 2 children

labourer

 

9

William CUMMINS

27

single

bricklayer

 

10

Mark ELSON

28

& wife no children

chair maker

 

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