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.

HOYLAND, William

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 725

17th August 1819

The humble petition of William HOYLAND of Healey near Sheffield in the County of York

Most humbly sheweth

That your Lordship's humble petitioner has served His Majesty eight years and nine months in the 5th Battalion Royal Regiment of Artillery and was discharged a Bombardier in 1814 in consequence of reduction to the peace establishment, having seen in the public prints that a new settlement is about to be formed at the Cape of Good Hope, your humble petitioner being destitute of employment is anxious with the whole of his family, viz a wife and one child and three brothers, to become settlers at the above mentioned place, and hopes that your Lordship will take his case into consideration.

And your Lordships humble petitioner will as in duty bound ever pray &c

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