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The 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

pre 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.


National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 61/62

No.16 New Road, Corner of [Rivers Rd]

13th Aug 1819


I was duly favored with a Printed Circular dated 5 Aug't in answer to the one I sent on the 31 ultimo.

Sir, I have taken the liberty of listing the names of the families who wish to go out to the Cape of Good Hope to settle. I should have sent in the list before but was prevented by not receivingthe particulars of ages.

On the other sideI have inserted in the particulars of age, their callings and address. - Your kind condesention in answering my last letter will make the deepest impression of gratitude on my mind.

I am Sir, your very obedient humble servant


Edward SEARLE Aged 25, lives at No. 110 Lucas St, Commercial Road, St.Georges East,

A warehouseman by calling.

Mrs SEARLE Aged 24

A child 3 years of age

W. George HOWE aged 42, lives at 14 Church Lane, by calling a farming man.


A daughter 12 years of age

Thomas YOUNGS, aged 44 years, lives at No. 1 New Road, St.Georges East

Calling Tripe Man


Joseph YOUNGS aged 11 years

Ann YOUNGS aged 2 and a half years

John TALBOT aged 43 years, lives at No. 6 Little Eaton Street, Pimlico

Calling Dealer in [coal]


Charles TALBOT - 12 and a half years

Amelia TALBOT - 8 and a half years

Henry TALBOT - 7 years

Maria TALBOT - 3 years

Sophia TALBOT - 2 and a half years

John TALBOT, aged 19 years, living at present with his uncle at Pimlico But has been in the farming line for the last 2 or 3 years.

Joseph GOODES, aged 44, lives at No. 6 Pleasant Row, Shepherd's Bush, Hammersmith

by calling a farming person.


Henry GOODES - Aged 15

Richard GOODES - Aged 13

George & Samuel GOODES Twins - aged 8

Susanna GOODES - Aged 6

Elizabeth GOODES - Aged 4

James REA, aged 30, lives at Stokes in the county of Southamptom, by calling a farmer.

Mrs. REA

A girl 18 months

Russell HOPKINS, aged 33 years, lives at No. 34 New Road, St.Georges, by trade a carver and gilder


Joseph GOOD, aged 19, lives at Kilburn, by calling a farming man.

James ANSTEAD, 28 years of age, in the china & glass Staffordshire line (North Hillse ley)


James ANSTEAD 5 years

Edward ANSTEAD 6 months

P.S. Sir,Your answer to this will cause me to feel myself to lay under the greatest obligation.

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