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.

LOOSEMORE, William

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 400

Newtown

Montgomery Shire

N. Wales

Sept 17th 1819

Hon'd Sir

Stating the applicant has Ten able bodied individuals ready to accompany him & being perfectly willing to conform to all the conditions propos'd by Government to Emigrate to the cape of Good Hope - assuring your Lordship that for this purpose that he possesses a small capital and a particular knowledge of agriculture. On the other side is transmitted the names, number & age of all the men, women & children whom the applicant proposes to take under his direction and have the hon'r to be, Hon'd Sir

Y'r Very ob't H. Serv't

W. LOOSEMORE

Name and Description of the Person taking out the Settlers

William LOOSEMORE, Gardener

Names of the Settlers

Profession or Trade

Age

Names of the Women

Age

Male Children

Age

Female Children

Age

John BARBER

Millwright

40

Sarah BARBER*

19

John

17

Hannah

4

         

George

8

   

William BRAY

Labourer

21

           

Richard REYNOLDS

Labourer

19

Mary

22

       

John WINTERBOTTOM

Labourer

37

Elizabeth

28

John

3

Mary

6

William WILCOX

Labourer

23

           

Thomas REES

Wheelwright

26

           

Thomas BENTLEY

Labourer

25

           

Azariah LEWIS

Carpenter

25

           

George KITSON

Labourer

30

           
     

Jane PRYCE

25

       
     

Sarah BAXTER

33

       

[Transcriber's Note:The names of the women and children were entered in no particular order – I have matched last names for the women and children with those of the men.

*I have assumed Sarah BARBER is John BARBER's eldest daughter, and not his wife.]

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 434

Newtown

Novem 8, 1819

Sir

I should have consider'd it my duty to have immediately replied to your letter under date of the 21st ult. requiring an immediate remittance of one hundred and thirty five pounds being the amount of my deposit previous to my proceeding to the Cape, had I not been encountering with difficulties and disappointment, which sorry am I to say has ended in a total failure in procuring the cash, being most egregiously deceived by the parties.

I beg leave to subscribe myself

Sir your most obliged and obedient humble serv't

William LOOSEMORE

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