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.

FRANTZ, Christopher, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 207

August 1819

The humble petition of Christopher FRANTZ, late of his Majesty's Life Guards, humbly sheweth

That he has served for the space of nine years as a soldier with the British Army as a private and uncommissioned officer both in Europe and America and is likewise received three wounds during that time in the service and is now discharged on reduction; has a wife and three children unprovided for, that he is out off employment these eleven months past and has disposed of all that he possessed for the support of his distressed family. Your petitioner has made application before about two years ago and has received the enclosed answer but in consequence of not getting a passage, being necessited to enter again in the service namely in His Majesty's Life Guards from which he is now discharged. Your humble petitioner therefore begs that his Lordship may be graciously pleased to appoint him as one of the settlers in the Cape of Good Hope as he considers himself quite capable for the cultivation of land should it meet the approbation of his Lordship to take the misfortune of his distressed family in his consideration to favour him with an answer that his proposal may be granted. Your petitioner will procure the sum of ten pounds from one of his friends immediately by producing his Lordship's answer and not without.

He will be in duty bound shall ever pray

Christopher FRANTZ

c/o Mr. LITTLE, No.14 Tooley Street, Borough

List of 10 Men who wish to embark for the Cape of Good Hope

Thomas BOSLEY

Aged 33

2 children

 

William WILLIAMS

Aged 30

1 child

 

Charles QUINNELL

Aged 24

2 children

 

Christopher FRANCE [sic]

Aged 29

3 children

Recommended by His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent

Thomas DWYRE

Aged 28

2 children

 

Rd EVANS

Aged 22

None

 

Rd SELBY

Aged 24

None

 

Wm TEGARTHER

Aged 26

None

 

Robt GREY

Aged 29

3 children

 

John LANE

Aged 30

None

 

The above humbly solicit from H. GOULBURN Esq an answer directed to Christopher FRANTZ, No 2 Clean Alley, Tooley Street

Address of each

Thos BOSLEY

No.27 Noel Court, Noel Street, Bermondsey New Road

Wm WILLIAMS

Do.

Chas QUINNELL

Do.

Christopher FRANTZ

No.2 Clean Alley, Tooley Street

Thos. DWYER

15 Cheese Court, Oxford Road

Rd EVANS

28 Gt. Marlborough Street

Rd SELBY

3 Tower Royal Court, Tower Royal, Budge Row

Wm TEGARTHER

Do.

Robt GREY

34 Gloucester Street, Lambeth

John LANE

20 Newton Street, Holborn

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