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.

WILMOT, James, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 487

Name and Description of Person taking out the Settlers:

Mr. James WILMOT

No.7 Little Ormond Street. Queen Square

Age 30

Ann his wife

Age 29

No child

Names of Settlers

Profession or Trade

Age

Names of Women

Age

Male Children

Age

Female Children

Age

Benjamin WILMOT

Brother to Mr. James WILMOT

22

           

John WELSH

Labourer

27

           

John DOYLE

Labourer

20

           

Thomas THARRATT

Gardener

45

Ann

44

Frederick Thomas

15

Sarah

8

         

William

12

   

Tobias THARRATT

Gardener

39

Ann

41

John

6

   
         

Tobias

4

   

Thomas KELLY

Labourer

30

           

John WEYDA

Labourer

21

           

Henry HUNT

Labourer

24

Elizabeth

18

       

Philip MOODY

Labourer

21

           

Nathan PERROTT

Labourer

21

           

Thomas PERROTT

Labourer

19

           

I the undersigned James WILMOT beg leave to assure the Earl BATHURST that he is very ready to conform himself to all the conditions upon which His Majesty's Government have offered lands at the Cape of Good Hope Colony

James WILMOT

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 535

24 Essex Street, Strand

9th October 1819

Mr.J.C. WILMOT presents his compliments to Mr. GOULBURN it being suggested to him by the Hon. George LAMBERT to request an interview with Mr. GOULBURN on the Cape Colony business. Mr. WILMOT will feel himself honored by a few minutes conversation with Mr. GOULBURN on the subject at his convenience.

[note from GOULBURN] Appoint him any day and let Mr. SMITH see him

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 625

24 Essex Street, Strand

27 December 1819

Mr. WILMOT of Mr. WILLSON's Party to the Cape Colony presents his respects to Mr. GOULBURN and begs to be indulged the favor of inserting in [room of] the names of John WARN and Thomas KELLY on the list already sent in the ones undermentioned, viz James REID aged 36 agriculturalist, unmarried and John DOYLE, aged 20 labourer, unmarried.

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