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.

SHIELL, Andrew

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 714

No.20 Townsend Street

Kent Road

July 1819

Sir,

Being very unfortunate in business in London for some years past as a baker and being at present without any employment and having a wife and three children to provide for induces me to solicit the favor of being numbered with the colonists about to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope. The most respectable references as to character and capacity can be given or letters to that effect if required. My family are as undermentioned, myself aged 35, my wife 27, two boys aged 7 and 5, a girl 3 years old.

I am Sir

Your most obedient humble servant

A. SHIELL

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 746

20 Townsend Street

Kent Road

23rd July 1819

Sir,

Having perused your letter of information of the 23rd inst I beg the favor of being answered the following questions to enable me to make such proper arrangements as are actually necessary previous to entering into any agreement with the people required to be taken out, who of course must be by you approved of.

1st Whether any implements of husbandry will be given to the colonists or whether they are to be provided by the persons taking them out.

2nd Whether any allowances will be made to the colonists after landing more than are contained in your letter of the 23rd instant, as to provisions, tents or building materials, fire arms, ammunition, fishing gear or suchlike as might tend to provide the colonists more easily with provisions, at least for the first season.

3rdly Whether the colonists will be allowed to take with them any articles of household furniture which they may have or be able to procure for their comfort and whether such articles will be carries out free of expense.

4thly Provided any of the above requests are granted when and where applications shall be made for orders.

5thly When such an arrangement is concluded where the people shall attend for examination.

As early an answer as convenient will very much oblige, Sir

Your most obedient & humble servant

A. SHIELL

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 794

20 Townsend Street

Kent Road

31st July 1819

Sir,

I now beg to make a proposal to take ten persons as settlers to the Cape of Good Hope, and as it is my intention to have them from Scotland I beg to know the latest time it will be proper to bring them to town, or where it is intended they shall sail from. The money required by you shall be deposited s soon as I have made arrangements with the people going and I further beg to know where I shall attend for examination.

I am Sir

Your most obedient humble servant

A SHIELL

[Note from GOULBURN] Let him specify & his proposal will then be considered with others & an answer given to him whether accepted or not

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 880

20 Townsend Street

Kent Road

24th August 1819

Sir,

In consequence of the delay which has taken place in Scotland amongst the people first intended to go out to the Cape under my direction, I beg to hand you a return of people on the spot for your sanction, in case I should loose the opportunity of going, and hoping that I may be allowed to add the others to it on their arrival in town.

I am Sir

Your most obedient humble servant

A. SHIELL

Return of persons wishing to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope under the direction of Andrew SHIELL for the approval of Henry GOULBURN Esq, 24th August 1819

Names

Age

Country

Married or Single

No. of Boys

No. of Girls

Description

Address

Andrew SHIELL

37

Scotland

Married

2

 

Farmer & baker

20 Townsend Street Kent Road

Francis THOMPKINS

23

Do.

Married

   

Farmers steward

Do.

Charles ALDWINKLE

36

England

Do.

 

1

Builder

83 Fetter Lane London

Joseph JINKS

38

Do.

Do.

   

Farmer

South Lincolnshire

Robert ROEBUCK

43

Do.

Do.

1

 

Farmer

Hansworth Staffordshire but now

             

8 Bond Court Wallbrook City

John POTTS

39

Do.

Do.

1

 

Blacksmith

27 New Compton Street Soho

Paul JONES

23

Do.

Single

   

Carpenter

9 Bridge Water Gardens, Golden Lane

David GRIFFITHS

36

Scotland

Married

   

Labourer

7 White Rose Alley, Cross Street

Thomas HEPPELL

26

Scotland

Do.

   

Land Surveyor

21 Robert Street, Bedford Row

William BROMFIELD

30

Do.

Do.

   

Farmer

Scotland on his way to London

James BROMFIELD

23

Do.

Single

   

Do.

Do.

Henry COLLINGS

20

England

Married

   

Do.

22 Artillery Row, West Tothill Fields

Francis CAUNT

31

Do.

Do.

 

2

Shoe Maker

4 Castle St, Long Acre opposite White Horse

Thomas PICKERING

25

Do.

Single

   

Taylor

4 Boars Head Place, Borough

             

Near London Bridge

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