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.

WINNING, William

National Archives, Kew CO48/46

10 Bath Buildings

Baldwin Street

City Road

[Received Aug 3rd 1819]

Sir,

Urged by necessity through want of employment & reduction of wages I beg leave to propose myself as a settler to the Cape of Good Hope. I will pay £10 previous to embarking by selling my necessary's. If I must pay it on securing a passage I will do it immediately as highly preferable to being half clothed and fed.

With gratitude I am your most humble servant

William WINNING

Wife and 2 children

Pocket Book Maker

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 342

10 Bath Buildings

Baldwin Street

City Road

Aug 19 1819

Hon'ble Sir,

As a representative of 10 distressed mechanics I beg leave to propose them in their names as settlers at the Cape of Good Hope, in gratitude to such wise & providential measures we promise to remain dutiful subjects and to further the interest of our Mother Country. We will deposit the sum required by the sale of our goods & the assistance of our friends and deliver it when required by me their representative. If Government come to any further determination respecting us be so kind as acquaint us with it. It will greatly enhance the obligation to be placed near or joining Mr. ELLIOT's party of Cloth Fair.

I remain your most grateful obedient servant

William WINNING, representative

Onesimus HUSTONSEN }

Edward BEACH } gardeners

William LORMIER }

Charles STOCKER farmer

William POWSEY

Henry NEWLAND coachmaker

Timothy DIVINE carpenter

Joseph HART harness maker

John DAVIS

William WINNING carpenter

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 350

10 Bath Buildings

Baldwin Street

City Road

Aug 16th 1819

Hon;ble Sir,

In answer to your circular of the 14th I will trouble you to refer to our application of the 12th and beg leave to inform you we are each of us sufficiently acquainted with & perfectly conformable to the circular's contents, and hope you will condescend to say if we are proper persons to be submitted to Government's consideration. We are each of us sufficiently intelligent to act for himself and the chief was chose for honest simplicity that there might be no lording it over the rest, but each act as a free compact & well concerted body. I will crave your patience a little further & only add to our application that we have been reared to live respectably, but without Government's kind interference we shall be reduced to parish assistance or imprisonment for debt.

I am your grateful & humble obedient servant

William WINNING

Representative for 10 distressed mechanics

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 374

10 Bath Buildings

Baldwin Street

City Road

20th August 1819

Hon'ble Sir,

Conformably to your last circular I beg leave to submit to you the following list and to inform you that I am ready to conform myself to all the conditions of His Majesty's Government and to make the required deposit for the whole of my Party and am. Honourable Sir

Your faithful obedient servant

William WINNING

Men's Names

Ages

Wives Names

Ages

Children's Names

Ages

Edward BEECH

38

Mary

30

Mary/John

3/6mo

John STOCKER

34

Eleanor

29

Mary Ann/Martha/ Eleanor/Matilda

8/6/4/8mo

William POWSEY

32

No wife

     

Henry NEWLAND

25

Mary

20

No children

 

Timothy DIVINE

33

Eleanor

30

John/Richard/Jeremiah/Catherine

11/6/4/2

Joseph HART

35

Sarah

36

William/Sarah

4/10

Onesimus USTONSON

31

Jane

26

Thomas/Mary Ann

2/10mo

John DAVIS

38

Sarah

28

No children

 

William LORMIER

21

No wife

     

James HAYES

26

Susannah

30

James

3

John BOWER

28

Margaret Ann

26

Joseph/Charlotta

3/9mo

William HEARN

50

Sarah

40

John/Eliza/Robert

13/10/8

William Lancaster HEARN

21

No wife

     

William WINNING

30

Abishag

25

Julia/James

4/1

PS I have strictly investigated the characters of the above persons and have every reason to believe them fit and proper for emigrants to the Cape of Good Hope

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