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.

OWEN, Thomas, 1820 Settler

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National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 975

Cirencester, Thursday

My dear GOULBURN,

I have received the enclosed letter with a desire that I will forward it to you. Will you enable me to give an answer.

Your truly

GRENVILLE

[enclosed]

August 31st 1819

Dear Sir Charles GRENVILLE,

You will do me a great favour if you will recommend the enclosed list to Mr. GOULDBURN's attention. I am particularly interested for the OWEN Family who are at the head of it, they are very responsible people, I have known them many years. Business has not been so prosperous of late and it is the wish of the two brothers to go to the new settlement by the first vessel that Government sends out, which they understand is expected to take place in the month of November. Seven families in the list are acquaintances of Mr. OWEN's, particularly Mr. PULLEN and I am desired to say that they are all prepared to pay the deposit money. I beg a thousand pardons for giving you so much trouble and hope you will lose no time in writing to Mr. GOULDBURN as numbers are applying daily. If Lady Charlotte is at Cirencester pray remember me respectfully to her.

Dear Sir Charles, you much oblige

A. MOSS

[enclosed]

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 971

9 Carey Street

Horseferry Road

September 2nd 1819

My Lord,

The enclosed list and persons who desire to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope and who are most willing to conform to the Regulations of His Majesty's Government.

I have the honor to be my Lord

Your most obedient and very humble servant

Thos. OWEN

Name and Description of the Person taking out the Settlers:

Thomas OWEN

9 Carey Sreet

Horseferry Road

Westminster

Aged 38

Names of Settlers

Profession

Age

Names of Women

Age

Male Children

Age

Female Children

Age

Elizabeth OWEN

35

Thomas

5

OWEN, Will'm Sam'l

Farmer

40

OWEN, Judy Ann

35

Frederick Jno.

2

Margaret

13

Mary

12

Elizabeth

6

Ellen

4

BROWN, James

Bricklayer

23

GLANER?, George

Bricklayer

21?

PULLEN, Thomas

Farmer

43

PULLEN, Dorothy

36

Thomas

15

Dorothy

20

Edward

14

Adelade

18

Tindal

12

Augusta

16

William

8

Julia

10

Charles

2

Helen

7

Harriet

5

Lavinia

1

CHURCH, Henry*

Ropemaker

25

STANLEY, William

Edge tool maker

20

KNOX, John

Block maker

28

KNOX, Mary Ann

27

Mary Ann

5

CHURCH, Thomas

Farrier

35

CHURCH, Elizabeth

33

Robert

10

Charles

4

Mathew

2

STANLEY, Francis

Edge too maker

42

STANLEY, Mary Ann

41

Francis

13

Mary Ann

15

Joseph

11

Nathaniel

9

John

2

WHILEY, William

Smith

31

WHILEY, Deborah

30

William

6

Mary Ann

11

George

4

Caroline

10

Edwin

2

Emma

8

James

1

HARGRAVE, George

Husbandman

19

* Transcriber's note: Henry CHURCH is listed as a settler in The Settler Handbook, but according to a descendant, the settler Henry CHURCH did not arrive in South Africa. In his place was James Luke CHURCH and his wife, Elizabeth GREENACRE, who wrote a memorial to prove that it was indeed him that arrived in the Thomas OWEN party