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.

SYDNEY, Viscount re John MANDY, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 876


20 August 1819

Dear Sir

I take the liberty of troubling you with this Letter in consequence of an application made to me by Mr John MANDY, a Master Carpenter at Lambeth Marsh, but a native of this Parish, Chislehurst, Kent - I have known his whole family all my life and have constantly employed them in their different trades They are honest, sober and industrious people. This John MANDY asked me to recommend him to you as a person to be allowed to go to the New Colony at the Cape of Good Hope. I really believe him to be of a very good character. He has a wife and two children and he is 30 years old. If

the Colony are all of such good materials it will probably succeed. Allow me then to solicit your favour & protection to my countryman. I have named J MANDY to Mr B.BARNARD, who must also well know the family

I have the honour to be Sir,

Your Obedient Servant


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