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.

WATTS, John

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 444

Cross near Axbridge

Somerset

Sept 6th 1819

My Lord,

I have taken the liberty to address these few lines to your honour to enquire if I could be permitted to go as a settler to the Cape of Good Hope. I am a Pensioner of Greenwitch Hospital. No. of my Ticket is 2858. Should wish to know if my Pension can be allowed for a certain time in lieu of the money to be advanced. I am 39 years of age have got a Wife and one child

My Lord I remain your humble petitioner

John WATTS

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