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.

GROOMBRIDGE, James

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 463

3 Lantley? Buildings

Canterbury

12 October 1819

My Lord,

At the desire of several familys who with myself are desirous to accept the offer made by Government to persons willing to settle at the Cape of Good Hope I most humbly petition your Lordship to be pleased to favour us with the necessary information respecting the same so that should it be in the pleasure of Government to accept us we may lose no time in making the necessary preparations. A report having been circulated in the City that there will be more settlers sent to the Cape shortly after those that go in November have sailed I most humbly petition your Lordship to be pleased to favour us by letting us know if such is the case.

My Lord, yr Lordship's most hbl Petitioner

James GROOMBRIDGE

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