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.

FROST, George

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 220

The Punch Bowl

Spring Street

Sheffield

Sept 15 1819

Sir,

Whe have sent to know the witch way whe are to presede to the Cape of Good Hope as whe have a great desire to go to that place. As whe made application before to go Canadas but the Govenment had dropt sending setlers so whe should wish to know the particulars.

George FROST aged 19 years Do. wife

James COCKAYNE aged 35 years Do. wife & 2 ch

Samuel COLEMAN aged 38 Do. wife & 4 ch

John BROOKFIELD aged 22 Do. wife & 3 ch

George FROST aged 40 Do. wife

Sir, you will please to direct for George FROST in the Punch Bowl, Spring Street, Sheffield

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