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.

SMITH, Joseph

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 855

August 16th 1819

The humble Petition of Joseph SMITH and Joseph CHANDLER,

Respectfully sheweth,

That they have a desire of emigrating to the Cape of Good hope, they have the means of complying with the terms proposed by Government. SMITH is 31 years of age, is by trade a Smith; has a wife aged 25 but no children, they are both in perfect health. CHANDLER, the other Petitioner, is by trade a Tinplate worker & Brazier, aged 33 years, has a wife aged 35, and three children, all under 12 years; they are in perfect good health.

Petitioners humbly pray your Lordship's kind answer to the prayer of their Petition.

CHANDLER resides at 41 South St, Manchester Square

SMITH resides at 26 Queen St, Bryanston Square

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