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.

GODDARD, Rev. Henry (re Edward FORD's Party), 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 454

Deverill near Warminster

10 October

Sir,

By the enclosed names you will perceive there are some alterations from the last list - the dread of a sea voyage and the apprehension of being devoured by wild beasts, on the Cape of Good Hope, has alarmed some of the Females, & prevailed on me to erase their names & substitute others - I have followed your directions as nearly as possible – I hope they will prove satisfactory. My Parishioners will be very impatient to hear from you again.

I am, Sir, Your humble servant

Henry GODDARD

Name and Description of the Person taking out the Settlers

Edward FORD

Names of Settlers

Profession or Trade

Age

Names of the Women

Age

Male Children

Ages

Female Children

Ages

Edward FORD

Labourer

38

Jane
his wife

38

John FORD

17

Patience FORD
Elizabeth FORD
13
11

James DICKS

Labourer

23

Dinah
his wife

22

 

 

 

 

George DICKS

Labourer

27

Sarah
his wife

27

Thomas DICKS

1

Ann DICKS

2

James CURTIS

Labourer

24

Susannah
his wife

25

George CURTIS

5

Patience CURTIS
Dinah CURTIS
5
1

James DICKS

Labourer

39

Jane
his wife

38

Uriah DICKS
James DICKS
Joseph DICKS
Jonah DICKS
14
12
10
8

Eliza DICKS

6

Richard RALPH

Labourer

29

Elizabeth
his wife

31

Samuel RALPH

1

Harriett RALPH

4

Daniel HARRIES

Tailor

28

Silvey HARRIES

27

 

 

 

 

Benj. WEEKS

Carpenter

30

Eleanor
his wife

30

Joseph WEEKS
George WEEKS
Andrew WEEKS
8
5
3

Elizabeth WEEKS

¾

Wm DICKS

Labourer

38

Diannah
his wife

36

James DICKS
Wm DICKS
13
11
Mary DICKS
Sophia DICKS
Patience DICKS
14
12
8

John TOOZE

Brickmaker

40

Martha
his wife

36

James TOOZE

17

Emma TOOZE
Martha TOOZE
Eliza TOOZE
Ann TOOZE
Elizabeth TOOZE
12
9
4
3
1

James CROFTS

Weaver

25

Hannah
his wife

21

Joseph CROFTS
Harry CROFTS
3
1

 

 

I beg to recommend these families as proper people to go to the Cape of Good Hope - they are all of the Parish of Deverill Longbridge near Warminster, in the County of Wilts.

Henry GODDARD, A.M., Vicar of Deverill Longbridge

The favour of an immediate answer is particularly requested

20 September 1819

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 484

Deverill near Warminster

26 October 1819

Sir,

I have enclosed the three lists agreeably to your request. The deposit will certainly be ready in a few days, but before I remit it to the Commissariat, my Parishioners request that you will have the goodness to inform me from what place they are to sail, by what description of vessel, & at what time. When I have been favoured with these answers I will remit immediately the sum of 132-10-0 which is the sum required immediately by Mr. HILL.

I am Sir,

Your humble servant

Henry GODDARD

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 492

Deverill near Warminster

6 November 1819

Sir,

I have remitted to Mr HILL agreeably to your request, one hundred and thirty two Pounds and ten shillings, which he has acknowledged. Edward FORD The Settler, and my Parishioners who are going to the Cape of Good Hope under him, are extremely anxious to know when they are to embark- when [hole in paper] the cheque to Mr. HILL [obliterated] their [obliterated] I made the same enquiry of him and he refer'd me to you. You will, therefore, excuse my asking the same question again, and I hope will give me an opportunity of easing their minds on that point. I am Sir

Your humble Servant

Henry GODDARD, Vicar

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