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.

FLASHMAN, William Spurrier

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 167

London

Aug 6th 1819

My Lord,

Having been informed at your office that by application in writing I may obtain copies of the circular respecting the emigration to the Cape of Good Hope and it being my intention to embark in the undertaking if I like the terms, I humbly solicit your Lordship will be good enough to order the same to be forwarded to Mr. Wm Spurrier FLASHMAN, No.11 Great Saint Helens, Bishopsgate

Who remains your Lordship's obedient humble servant

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 194

No.11 Great Saint Helens

Bishopsgate

London

25th August 1819

My Lord,

Having attentively perused the circular issued from your office and being willing to conform to the terms in every particular I take the liberty of petitioning with a party of able body'd and industrious men of good character for your Lordship's permission to emigrate to the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, the party consisting of threshers and labourers who are willing to make themselves generally usefull when they arrive at their destination.

If this should meet your Lordship's approbation I humbly beg for further instructions addressed to your Lordship's obedient humble servant

W.S. FLASHMAN

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 195/196

11 Great St.Helens

26th August 1819

My Lord,

Having missed to send a schedule of the names &c of the party connected with my petition I have taken the liberty of forwarding it for your Lordship's inspection.

I remain your Lordship's humble obedient servant

W.S. FLASHMAN

Abstract of Names, Ages, Profession &c of people connected with the petition of W.S. FLASHMAN

Name

Age

Profession

Place of Residence

No. in Family

W.S. FLASHMAN

27

Carpenter

11 Gt.St.Helens

Wife 2 children

Jos. OLIVER

33

Gardener

37 Britannia St, Battle Bridge

  “    2     “

Jno. ARMSTRONG

29

Labouring Agriculturalist

6 Bedford Court Rd, Lion Square

  “    2     “

Jno. EATOR

30

Shoemake

35 Penton Place

  “    2     “

Jas. CRAWFORD

24

Shoemaker

35 Penton Place

  “    2     “

Jno. ASTELL

31

Smith

35 Edmund Street, Battle Bridge

  “    2     “

Geo. GRIFFITHS

29

Bricklayer

62 Clements Lane

  “    2     “

Wm. MILLS

30

Gardener

8 Searles Place, Carey Street

  “    2     “

Jno. GRIFFITHS

27

Bricklayer

13 Clements Lane

  “    1     “

Jno. SHUTTLE

25

Labourer

3 Middlesex St, Somers Town

  “    2    “

Thos. OLIVER

31

Carpenter

Ebenezer Place, Hackney

  “    2    “

Fs. BEDFORD

36

Farmer & Wheelwright

Williams rents, Back Church Lane

  “    2    “

Rd. BROCKWELL

34

Carpenter & Farmer

11 Peartree St, Goswell St

Widower 2 children

Jas. WEST

27

Mill wright

11 Peartree St, Goswell St

    “        2    “

Jno. CABLE

30

Labouring Agriculturalist

Plaistow, Essex

Wife 2 children

       

Childrens ages all under 14

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 238

No.11 Great Saint Helens

Bishopsgate

London

December 27th 1819

My Lord,

Having already applied for the bounty held out to emigrants to the Cape of Good Hope and being unsuccessful I have again to apply for a grant on any terms it may please your Lordship. I most humbly beg your Lordship will take my application into consideration and forward your Lordship's determination to

Your Lordship's obedient humble servant

W.S. FLASHMAN

NB I must beg to intrude upon your Lordship's notice that I served two years in the peninsula in the Commissariat Department but whether it will have any weight in my favor I must leave to your Lordship's better judgement.

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