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.

HORNE, John

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 686

Pallace Street

Canterbury

August 10th 1819

Sir,

We the undersigned inhabitants of Canterbury through the falling off of trade we are not able to maintain our families by our industry therefore we have a desire to emmigrate to the Cape of Good Hope if you will be so kind as to give every information respecting it, so as to enable us to judge of the matter.

We remain your humble servants

John HORNE, wife & 6 children

Patrick KEOUGH

Charles POWELL

Thos. ELLIS

George INMAN

Charles SMITH

Stephen MARK?

Thomas BROOME

Thos. HARDING

George MARTIN

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 764

Pallace Street

Canterbury

Rec'd 3 Sep 1819

Sir,

From the request of the parties wishing to emigrate to Africa I take this oportunity of solisiting of you the perticulars concerning the emigration to Algoa Bay, wether each person so emigrating will be intitled to 100 acres each or head of a family on their landing in the Colony: as their are many reports about that the person taking them out is only intitled to it.

Your obdt humble servt

J. HORNE

PS Your answer a soon as possible if you please

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 863

Pallace Street

Canterbury

Oct 12 1819

Sir,

As the time draws nigh for the emigration to the Cape of good hope I shall feel much obliged to you if you will let me no [know] when and where the deposit is to be made or wether the parties are at liberty to deposit each their own monies as there are 10 persons here that wishes me to take their names down to deposit their own money, and if you are in possession of were we shall embark I shall be obliged to you.

Yours &c

J. HORNE

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