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.

WINTON, Edward W

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 512

Bloomfield

Enniscorthy

4th Oct 1819

My Lord,

I take the liberty to acquaint you that I feel desirous to settle at the Cape of Good Hope according to the late act of Parliament with the following persons under my direction should it meet your Lordship's approbation, and that I am ready to conform to all the conditions upon which His Majesty's Government have offered to grant lands in the Colony

I am my Lord

Your most obed't serv't

Edw. W. WINTON

Name and Description of the Person taking out the Settlers:

Edward WINTON [details obscured in binding]

Frances WINTON 25

James WINTON 10

Anne WINTON 6

Men's Names

Occupation

Age

Women's Names

Age

Children's Names

Ages

Francis HALL

Farmer

26

Rachel HALL

22

John/Samuel

3/2

Thos. WILLIAMS

Labourer

26

Mary WILLIAMS

30

Allice

1

     

Susannah WILLIAMS

20

   

Stephen WATERS

Labourer

38

Jane WATERS

38

Ruth/Thomas

12/6

Joseph WATERS

Labourer

19

       

Thomas FENNEL

Labourer

20

       

James WINTON

Farmer

24

       

William BROWN

Labourer

36

       

Wm. SLY

Labourer

19

       

Wm. BOWEN

Labourer

34

Catherine BOWEN

25

   

We certify that the above named persons are members of the Church of England and well conducted in every respect, that they are healthy [obscured] well versed in agriculture and we believe they would be of great utility in the Cape of Good Hope towards the improvement thereof

Given under our hands this 4th day of October 1819

J. VAUGHAN Curate of Enniscorthy

Hugh HARMAN magistrate for County [hole in paper]

Geo. CROKER Church warden of Enniscorthy

[illegible signature]

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