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.

ROBERTS, W.

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 478

Battle Brige, Islington

July 27th 1819

Sir,

Seeing the advertisement from the Secretary of State concerning HM Subjects emigrating to the Cape of Good Hope & finding my trade the last year very bad & not half imployed as a white smith I should wish to embrace the opportunity of going & my wife if approved off on examination. My age thirty two wife twenty two - if you please to send me an answer to this I live at No.12 Field Street Battle Brige.

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