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.

WEAVING, Jonathan

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 267

Stratford near Stroudwater

Gloucestershire

July 26 1819

My Lord,

By an advertisement in the papers I learn that it is the good will of His Majesty's Government to send a number of emigrants to the Cape of Good Hope. And as I am become a distressed countryman through the failure of trade I should be most humblely thankful to be joined to the number that will embark. And as I believe that my request will meet the approbation of your Lordship I live in hopes of success. And if I should receive a satisfactory answer ( through the generosity of your Lordship) I desire to be informed when the emigrants will depart, what port they will go to and who they must apply to for directions.

My Lord I remain your humble and obedient servant

Jonathan WEAVING

Print Email