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.

ROC, Benjamin

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 498

No.5 White Street

Borough, Southwark

August 2nd 1819

Sir,

Having seen an advertisement in a paper wishing for British subjects to go to the Cape of Good Hope (as settlers) I much wish to become one should you approve of me, being out of employ and having nothing to doo in this country for a long time; a sawyer by trade, having a wife and one child, age 28 years

I remain Gentlemen

Your humble servant

Benjamin ROC

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