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.

PARKIN, James

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 214

Sept 14, 1819

Sir

having been in bisness for about fourteen years but with very little success have resolved to adventure to the cape of good hope should you think me a proper person am thirty-four years of age have a Wife and three Children the 2 oldist are boys one eight the other nine year of age.

I humbly request a passage for myself and two boys my wife is willing to stay till I should settle myself.

Your acceptance will be thankfully received by your very humble servant

James PARKIN

Please direct to

J. PARKIN at Mr WHEBELL's

No. 5 Throughmorton St

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