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.

SANDERSON, George, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 733

Clay Hall

Near Gosport

Hants

21st July 1819

My Lord,

I hope you will forgive the liberty I have taken in troubling you, but finding that you encourage emigration to the Cape of Good Hope and I having not the means of soporting my familey is the cause of my wishing to go their if you will cause directions to be sent me how I ham to proceed.

I have a wife & 3 daughters. I have not been troubling to the parish. Let me know what money will be requisite and I will endeavour to provide. I have two moor friends who wood be glad to go with me.

Honered Sir, I remain your humble servant

Geo. SANDERSON

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 852

Clay Hall

Gosport

Hants

15th August 1819

Sir,

In consequence of the advertisement lately published there are three families who wish to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope, one family consists of a man his wife and three children, the second a man wife and two children and the third a man wife and one child all under fourteen years of age. They are possessed of the means of paying down the sum proposed but wish to know whom they are to pay it and request you will give them the necessary information.

I remain your humble servant

Geo. SANDERSON

PS If not allowed to make the deposit would be glad to go with the person engaging to take out familys.

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 1074

Clay Hall

Gosport

Hants

9th November 1819

My Lord,

Wishing to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope his the cause of my troubling your Lordship & not being able to find hout any person that is taking out families, should your Lordship know off aney one that wants one to make up his number I should be glad to go. I can have nine years caracter from my last employer

I am your Lordships most humble servant at command

Geo SANDERSON

[Transcriber's Note: George SANDERSON became a late replacement in BIGGAR's Party departing from nearby Portsmouth]

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