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.


National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 502

July 22nd 1819

Honoured Sir,

James MEHEGAN wishing to immigrate to the Cape of Good Hope he is about 25 years of age strong and healthy and without and family and being brought up to the farming he is quite fit for the collony and wishes to go as speedy as possible as he is so distressed for the want of continual employ he will attend to any call your Honor will require of him He now lives at No.15 Cellmell Buildings Orchard Street Portman Square Marylebone

Your humble servant


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