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.

RUSSELL, James

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 567

28 Tower Street

Seven Dials

[Received 26 August 1819]

May it please your Lordship,

Having seen an advertisement for the encouragement of emigration to His Majesty's Possessions at the Cape of Good Hope, I hereby offer myself and nine others who are upwards of eighteen years of age of good health and strong constitution on the conditions proposed.

Your Lordship's obed't humble serv't

James RUSSELL

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 601

28 Tower Street

Seven Dials

Sept 10th 1819

May it please your Lordship,

I am truly sorry I have to trouble your Lordship a second time, by some means I had the misfortune to loose your schedule which I was going to execute agreeable to your Lordship's instructions, therefore if your Lordship will have the goodness to favour me with another it shall be filled up and convey'd to your Lordship without delay.

I am with all due submission

Your Lordship's obed't humble serv't

James RUSSELL

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 603

Name and Description of the Person taking out the Settlers:

James RUSSELL, by trade taylor, age 36

Wife Elizabeth age 30

Children

James 11

George 9

Elizabeth 7

William 2

Names of the Settlers

Profession or Trade

Age

Names of the Women

Age

Male Children

Age

Female Children

Age

James LANCE

Bookmaker

36

Elizabeth

30

Robert

17

   

Joseph GOADLY

Labourer

31

Mary

31

       

William EMMOTT

Carpenter

45

Mary

42

   

Sarah

23

Benjamin JACOBS

Baker

32

Sarah

29

Benjamin

5

   

James DEAMAN

Gardner

33

           

Thos. CORNHAM

Carpenter

24

Elizabeth

25

       

John JEEVAN

Cordwainer

36

Mary

32

John

13

   
         

James

11

   
         

Thomas

9

   
         

Richard

1

   

Richard HORNER

Farmer

28

Mary

26

       

Joseph PARR

Plumber

30

Sarah

27

       

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 608

28 Tower Street, 7 Dials

London

Sept 30th 1819

I am truly sorry to trouble your Lordship so often but I have to inform your Lordship that I have wrote to Lord ABOYNE, who well knows me, and am daily expecting a recommendation from his Lordship which I am persuaded will be satisfactory to you. I humbly hope your Lordship will pardon the omition of my not dating the schedule; I acknowledge it was a great omition.

I am with all due submission

Your Lordship's obed't humble serv't

James RUSSELL

Have the goodness to date the schedule on the 13th inst

J.R.

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 615

No.28 Tower Street

Seven Dials

London

October 7th 1819

Hon'd Sir,

I hope by this time my recommendation from Lord ABOYNE is arrived, that the business may be forwarded, as we have ten of our family all in readiness and should be most happy to know that we are accepted. Your honour's reply will much oblige

Your honour's obed't humble serv't

James RUSSELL

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 621

28 Tower Street

7 Dials

Oct 11th 1819

Sir,

Pray excuse my further troubling you, I am anxious to know if I have passed the Board and whether I am accepted. Your reply will much oblige

Your humble serv't

James RUSSELL

The schedule was delivered the 13th September

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