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.

MARSDEN, George, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 539

60 Martha St

St.Georges in the East

July 29 1819

Sir,

In consequence of the offer of his Majesty's Government to give encouragement to persons desirous of settling in the colony of the Cape I most respectfully offer myself to your notice as a candidate for the proposed grant. I am 35 years of age. I am a carpenter & wheelwright by trade, understands the farming business well, am married and have one child. Should I be so fortunate as to become an object of your choice the most satisfactory refference can be given as to my ability & general characture the money shall be paid whenever you may please to require it.

I am Sir

Your most obed't humble serv't

George MARSDEN

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 547

[a word for word repeat of the above letter with the following postscript]

Enclosed is the names of those persons desirous of going with me, all able men

 

Wife

Child

Trade

Address

Age

Joseph PHILLIPS

Wife

 

Carpenter & Wheelwright

60 Martha St St.Georges in the East

30

Joseph DANIELS

Wife

1

Smith & Farming Business

67 Martha St

37

Samuel PHILLIPS

Batchelor

 

Farmer

Red House Chelsea Common

24

William HALL

Wife

4

Carpenter

15 York St Globe Road Mile End

28

James SKINNER

Wife

 

Shoemaker

6 Dun...? Great Garden St Mile End

32

William PRIOR

Wife

 

Farmer

8 Joseph St St. Georges in the East

28

Edward JOHNSON

Wife

1

Do.

31 Gar..? St St.Georges in the East

30

Thomas WILLIAMSON

Wife

 

Carpenter

Church Lane White Chaple

27

James GOODLUCK

Wife

 

Farmer

31 Gar..? St.St. Georges in the East

30

William CLARK

Wife

 

Smith

2 Rupert St White Chaple

31

Richard ASQUIT?

Batchelor

 

Smith

2 Chapman Place St.Georges in the East

28

Edward EDWARDS

Wife

7

Carpenter

2 William Place, Cannon St. Road

38

 

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