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.

GRIGGS, John, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 335

8 Brown Street

Grosvenor Square

August 4th 1819

Hon Sir,

Hearing the emigration at the Cape of Good Hope I took the liberty of addressing you for as their is 4 of us young men have strong Enclinations to go But wishing for the culclur [*circular] as we did now the terms properly

I remain

Your obedient and humble servants

John GRIGGS

T. FRANCIS

Jas. CARTER

John VINCENT are the above mentioned

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 357

8 Brown Street

Grosvenor Square

August 18th 1819

Hon Sir

I received the curcular and approved of the terms I took the liberty of addressing you for as we are willing to give our consents but will wait for further particulars

I remain

Your obedient and humble servants

John GRIGGS

Thos. FRANCIS

Jas. CARTER

John VINCENT

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 452

8 Brown Street

Grosvenor Square

7th October 1819

My Lord,

Having been keep lately in surspence by severell gentlemen but at last dissipointed I have taken the liberty of wrighting to your Lordship as we have been dissipointed by severell gentlemen hope that your Lordship will not be offended by the liberty we have taken by asking 100 acres of land and allow me to take out tow [two] individuals as labourers Not wishing a grant for them only for myself asking your Lordship weather there is a deposit is required for the labourers as they do not wish for any land we are aware of the conditions as we have curculer as we now only wait for Lordship to grant us the proposal

I remain

Your obedient and humble servants

J. GRIGGS Settler

F. MOLTBY Labourer

J. JACOBS Labourer

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