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.

KING, John (1) and Thomas DONAHOE

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 217

Baltinglass

Ireland

28th September 1819

The Memorial of John KING, Out Pensioner of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham from 42nd Foot and Thomas DONAHOE, late of the 97th Foot

Humbly sheweth

That your Lordships memorialists, desirous of proceeding to His Majesty's possessions in the Cape of Good Hope as Settlers, memorialised the Secretary at War for permission and from that department was referred to your Lordships, and therefore humbly supplicates your Lordship will be graciously pleased to allow them to proceed to that colony as such, submits the whole to your favourable consideration and with impatience awaits the result.

All which is humbly submitted

By John KING

Thomas DONAHUE X his mark

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