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.

SIMISTER, Hugh

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 945

Brewood nr W'Hampton

Staffordshire

Sept 18th 1819

To the Secretary of State,

Sir, I have a great wish to leave this country and take my wife and child to emigrate them to the colony at the Cape of good Hope according to the proposals of Government. So soon as I receive their answer I will punctually attend to it as I have had several applications from several people that wish to go to the same place.

Waiting your ans'r I am Sir

Your ob't sev't

Hugh SIMISTER

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 1015

Brewood

Oct 4th 1819

Name and Description of the Person taking out the Settlers:

Hugh SIMISTER

Used to husbandry and since a victualler

Two women and one child one year old

Names of the Settlers

Profession or Trade

Age

Names of the Women

Age

Male Children

Age

Female Children

Age

     

Letitia SIMISTER

24

   

1

1

John BLAKEMORE

Labourer

25

           

Joseph GREEN

Do.

19

           

John TURNER

Serv't in Husbandry

31

           

John WEMINGTON

Do.

23

           

Joseph STUBBS

Do.

19

           

William YATES

Labourer

30

           

John GOSLING

Serv't in Husbandry

26

           

Joseph TAYLOR

Do.

21

           

George HARPER

Labourer

31

Sarah HARPER

30

2

3/1

1

1

Thos. BANKS

Do.

25

           
     

Eliz. BARKER

16

       

The above is a true copy of persons that I propose taking along with me, therefore I should be glad to receive your ans'r as soon as possible when we must arrive in town so as not to delay much time thus.

I am your obed't serv't

Hugh SIMISTER

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 1016

Brewood

Near Wolverhampton

Staffordshire

Oct 9th 1819

Sir,

I fully expected to have received an answer to my letter of the 4th current respecting the list of persons that I returned you and the capacity they have been employed in, and also what females I intend taking and the ages of both descriptions. Your answer to this letter as soon as possible as I could wish to arrange my matters here as soon as I get a positive ans'r from you.

I am Sir

Your obed't serv't

Hugh SIMISTER

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