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, William (1)

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 192

No.5 Star Court

Great East Cheap

Cannon Street

5 Aug 1819

Sir,

Having seen the conditions contained in the circular in which it is proposed to permit persons to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope I humbly beg leave to offer myself together with the men whose names are below, being ten in number, under such directions as it shall please Government to issue.

We are ready to deposit the required security and humbly hope we shall be found eligible for the gracious attention of His Majesty's Ministers.

I beg leave to subscribe myself Sir

Your mo obedt hbl svt

Mr. Wm. KING

Names

Age

Place of Abode

Profession

Family

Wm. KING

29

No.5 Star Court

Husbandman farmer

Wife 1 child

James GREENHA??

20

No.5 Star Court

Shoemaker

Wife 1 child

Thos. FORSTER

23?

No.1 Meadow Row, Kent Road

Watchmaker

1 child

James GROOM

30

Stepney

Bricklayer

Wife 2 children

Henry HANCOCK

30

18 White Street Moorfields

Chainmaker

 

William BEWICK

24

142 Goswell Street

Husbandman

Wife 2 children

Wm. BLACK

34

142 Goswell Street

Husbandman

Wife 1 child

John LANGFORD

38

No.3 Turners Court Covernt Garden

Joiner

Wife 1 child

Edward ROBINSON

23

No.3 Regent Place

Husbandman

 

John HERITAGE

24

No.5 Marlebone Street

Husbandman

 

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