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.

SUDWEEKES, John

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 886

[Address obscured]

26th August 1819

My Lord,

I hope your Lordship will excuse the liberty I take in addressing you in so brief a manner to state that I appeal to your Lordship in behalf of myself and nine others who will be happy to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope, feeling ourselves competent in every respect to the undertaking, being all of us young men and accustomed from our infancy to the pursuits of husbandry and I presume also to mention to your Lordship should this application be deemed worthy of attention the major part of us will be found equal to any and we flatter ourselves superior to many in point of the required knowledge and experience of those who may be considered fit persons to be forwarded to the country intended for emigration and that we feel confident of being approved of by any investigation or examination your Lordship may consider it prudent for us to undergo.

Richard STIFF Wife & 3 children

John MARTIN Single man

Thos. CHRISTOPHER Wife & 6 children

Thos. COOK Single

Geo. VIRGOE Single

Thos. TOWNSHEND Wife & 3 children

Jno. SMITH Single

Geo. TOLHURST Wife & 2 children

Wm. TAYLOR Single

And have the honor to be with the highest consideration of respect, my Lord

Your Lordship's most obedient humble servant

John SUDWEEKES Wife & 2 children

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 907

Ordnance Place

Chatham

30th August 1819

My Lord,

I beg leave to transmit to your Lordship every particular required in your letter of the 27th instant and at the same time beg your Lordship to accept my firm determination to conform in every instance to the conditions required by His Majesty's Government.

I have at the particular desire of Samuel COULSON put him in the list, which your Lordship may accept of or not as your Lordship thinks proper.

I have the honor to be, my Lord

Your Lordship's most obedient humble servant

John SUDWEEKES

Name and Description of the Person taking out the Settlers

John SUDWEEKES, aged 28, farmer

Ann his wife aged 24

Children

Angelina aged 3

Edwin aged 1

Names of Settlers

Profession or Trade

Age

Names of Women

Age

Male Children

Age

Female Children

Age

Richard STIFF

Farmer & Butcher

28

Mary

27

Richard

5

Mary/Louisa

4/2

Thos. CHRISTOPHER

Sawyer

29

Alice

27

Thomas/Stuart/Oliver

8/4/1

Rosina/Amelia/Charity

7/5/2

Thomas COOK

Shoemaker

20

           

George SMITH

Pipe Maker

24

           

George VIGOE

Pipe Make

20

           

Thos. TOWNSHEND

Sawyer

38

Mary

28

George/Wm./Charles

10/6/1

   

James DICKINSON

Blacksmith

32

           

John MARTIN

Gent. Serv't

25

           

Thos. PETTITT

Rope Maker

46

Sarah

32

John/William

10/14

   

Samuel COULSON

Blacksmith

41

Hannah

38

William/Robert

14/8

Rachel/Elizabeth

19/17

         

Thomas/Samuel

7/5

Jane/Margaret/Sarah

15/13/1

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