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.

GREEN, James and A. CONNELLY

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 320

Kings Road

Chelsea

30 July 1819

Sir,

We the undersigned most respectfully beg leave to inform you that we possess the means of carrying out twenty able bodied individuals whose names, occupation, ages &c are described on the other side. We are determined for the purpose of employing and keeping those twenty men & their families of obtaining a grant of land in the colony of the Cape of Good Hope with a free passage thereto under the conditions & regulations contained in the printed circular & are ready to pay the necessary deposits for that purpose.

We feel confident in our means & ability for the undertaking & are ready to furnish the most respectable refferences to that effect & to submit ourselves to your personal examination.

The twenty individuals for whom we apply we doubt not will be found objects such as it is your intention to relieve being all hard working but destitute men.

We hope Sir this application may meet your approval, but should you not be pleased to treat with us jointly we beg leave to offer ourselves as separate applicants, each of us applying for ten of the individuals described on the other side. Your further instruction is humbly solicited & an answer will be thankfully received.

We remain Sir

Your most obedient humble servants

A. CONNELLY 10 Kings Road Chelsea

J. GREEN 11 Kings Road Chelsea

[Transcriber's Note: In the table below there is actually an eighth column to the right where the prospective settlers signed their names. Where they signed with a X this has been added to the first column]

Name

Age

Married or Not

No of Children

Native Place

Occupation

Present Place of Residence

James TAYLOR

23

Single

 

London

Gardener

11 Pandric? Row

Henry FARMILO

28

Married

None

London

Painter

93 Great Peter St.Westminster

John JONES

30

Single

 

London

Painter

18 Princes Row Old Gravel Lane, Boro

Thomas GILES X

42

Married

1 (age 12)

London

Farrier

6 Cleveland St Marylebone

James TAYLOR X

32

Single

 

Ireland

Husbandman

1 Great St.Annes St Westminster

Francis BRIANT

25

Single

 

Wiltshire

Carpenter

22 Little Chapple St Westminster

John WEBB

22

Single

 

Hertfordshire

Labourer

48 Britannia? St, Grays Inn Lane

John BANKS

20

Single

 

Ireland

Sword Cutler

26 Charles St, Ducky Lane

Henry COX

27

Single

 

London

Carpenter

8 Brandon St, Bermondsey

John ROCK X

30

Married

2 under 9

Ireland

Labourer

Margate Town Public House Bermondsey

William DAY X

22

Single

 

Ireland

Labourer

Margate Town Public House Bermondsey

John STONEBROOK

31

Married

1 (aged 3)

Germany

Baker

102 Penton St, St.Georges East

William BAILEY X

20

Single

 

London

Labourer

2 New Court Bethnal Green

Samuel CROCKFORD X

29

Married

2 under 6

London

Sawyer

100 Golden Lane

John GREEN X

26

Married

 

London

Sawyer

100 Golden Lane

William MANN

20

Single

 

London

Smith

21 York Court East Street Marylebone

Edward BARNARD X

24

Married

1 (age 5)

London

Smith

33 Orchard St Westminster

John DALE

39

Married

3 under 10

Surry

Husbandman

12 Matrimony Place Clapham

David DAVIES

41

Married

3 under 13

Wales

Carpenter

33 Nelson St Bermondsey

William JONES

35

Married

4 under 15

Gloucestersh

Mason

8 Belton St Long Acre

Those whose names are signed here above are willing & very desirous of proceeding to the Cape of Good Hope in the service of Messrs CONNELLY & GREEN. Having no permanent employ we most humbly implore the relief which the bounty of His Majesty's Government is about to bestow.

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