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.

LOVE, Thomas George

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 297

No. 8 King's Road

Pimlico

August 2 1819

Sir

I am inform'd that the regular mode of applying for a circular relative to the New Colony, about to be establish'd at the Cape of Good Hope, is to address you - may I intreat the favor of you to inclose me one, as I wish to take advantage of the proposals offered by the Government.

I have the honour to remain

Sir your most obed't humble servant

Thomas George LOVE

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 332

Belgrave Place

No. 11 - Pimlico

August 11th 1819

Sir

It is in my power to take out in the proposed emigration to Africa ten able bodied men under the terms offered by the Government. The honor of a reply will greatly oblige

Sir your most obed't humble servant

Thomas George LOVE

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 341

No. 11 Belgrave Place

Pimlico

August 14th 1819

Sir

I was favoured with yours of the 12th instant in which I am requested to state, distinctly, for the consideration of Earl Bathurst, the number & description of persons I can take with me to the Cape of Good Hope. In answer I have to observe, that it is my intention, to take fourteen individuals, their occupations &c as follows:

6 farming labourers

2 carpenters

1 shoemaker

1 journeyman blacksmith

1 Mason

3 men of general work

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Of the above fourteen persons, nine are married, their families do not exceed two children (under fourteen).

In the event of my application meeting with favorable attention, perhaps Sir it may not be... [the rest of this page does not appear in the photograph]... myself to the utmost, in order to fulfil the benevolent intentions of the Government, in the proposed Emigration.

I have the honor to remain

Sir your most obed't humble serv't

Thomas George LOVE

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 359

No. 11 Belgrave Place, Pimlico

August 23rd 1819

Sir

Annex'd (according to your desire) I have given a detailed statement of the persons I wish to take with me to the Cape of Good Hope. If I may be allowed a judgement, they are individuals that I think will benefit the colony; & should they met with the approbation of Earl Bathurst every energy of mine shall be exerted to promote the desirable objects in view.

I have the honor to remain, Sir

Your most obed't humble serv't

Thomas George LOVE

PS I wrote originally for fourteen persons - four have since declined.

 

[PERSON]

[ADDRESS]

[OCCUPATION]

[AGE]

 

Thomas George LOVE

No 11 Belgrave Place Pimlico

 

30

 

Anne Mandeville LOVE

 

his wife

25

 

George FROST

 

servant

16

1

Thomas BECKETT

No 13 Clifton St Finsbury Square

Farmer

28

2

Thomas NEILL

Mr KNIGHTS King's Road Chelsea

Gardener

38

3

Michael PLOWMAN

No 5 Glocester Place Commercial Road

Carpenter

39

 

Isabella

 

wife

37

4

John BAKER

No 8 New Cut Lambeth

Bricklayer

26

 

Ann BAKER

 

wife

21

 

Charles BAKER

   

1

5

Thomas HOMES

No 5 Lambeth Hill Doctors Commons

General workman

26

 

Elizabeth

 

Wife

25

 

Martha

   

2

6

James SOMERVILLE

No 5 North St Sloane Street

Farmer

29

 

Joanna

 

Wife

29

 

James

   

1

7

Richard NORTH

No 22 James St Lisson Grove

Farmer

27

 

Rachel

 

Wife

24

 

Richard

   

4

8

John STILL

No 5 Doughty Mans Guildford Street

Carpenter

26

 

Mary

 

Wife

25

 

Matilda

   

3

 

Jane

   

1

9

Joshua WELCH

No 18 Nottingham Place Commercial Road

Road Smith

30

 

Mary

 

Wife

28

 

Benjamin

   

7

 

Dorothy

   

5

 

Charles

   

2

10

George MASTERSON

No 78 Paul St Finsbury Square

Farmer

37

 

Sarah

 

Wife

30

 

George

   

5

 

Sarah

   

3

         
 

Comprising

11 men

   
   

9 women

   
   

12 children

   

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