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.

HAYWARD, James (MENEZES' Party), 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 717

High St

Folkestone

Kent

16 August 1819

Sir,

I beg leave to offer myself to go out as a settler to the Cape of Good Hope under the conditions and subject to the instructions determined upon by Government which I have read & fully understand their contents.

I beg leave to know, in the event of my being permitted to go out with the 10 persons I am about to take with me, when they shall come to Town to undergo the necessary examination and where they are to be examined, as they all reside at Dover, and to be informed if it is necessary that their wives & children should come to London, or whether they may not be taken on board at Deal or Dover.

I hope I shall be excused in begging to know if Government supply us with arms or make any allowance to enable us to obtain them, or whether we are allowed to take them out with a view to protection against attacks from wild beasts or any other dangers we may be subject to? And whether the vessel in which we may proceed, if permitted, will land us near the place of our destination or at the Cape, and if the latter whether any allowance is made for the expence of our conveyance or provision made for that purpose by Government.

Having come to Town entirely on this business I trust you will excuse my anxiety in wishing for an early answer. On the other side is the names & particulars of those whom I propose to take with me.

I have the honour to be Sir

Your most obedient humble servant

James HAYWARD

     

Boy

Girl

James HAYWOOD [sic] (myself)

aged 25

married 1 ch

1

 

John GREEN

39

married 6 ch

4

2

Wm. MENEZES

27

married

   

Wm. HAYWARD

23

single

   

Geo. HAYWARD

19

single

   

Jno. OLIVER

26

married

   

Wm. RICHARDS

37

married 3 ch

2

1

Jno. RICHARDS

19

single

   

Thos. MUMERY

21

single

   

Jas. CRONK

37

married 3 ch

2

1

Wm. MICHELL

20

married

   

The children are all under the age of fourteen

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