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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.

BROWN, Stephen, 1820 Settler

(see also 1825 correspondence of William SHEPHERD CO48/74)

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 642

The humble application of the ten undermentioned persons who wish to emigrate to the British Settlements at the Cape of Good Hope according to the regulation and plan of your Lordship.

Stephen BROWN distiller wine cooper &c aged 40

Sarah BROWN wife of the above aged 36

Lydia BROWN daughter of the above

Step'n BROWN aged 16

Nathaniel BROWN son of Step'n BROWN aged 11

Mary Ann BROWN daughter of Step'n BROWN aged 8

Will'm BROWN son of Step'n BROWN aged 4 years

Elizabeth CORNFIELD sister of the above Step'n BROWN having an income of thirty pounds per anum aged 44

Benjamin BROWN Jun'r baker aged 21

Thos. HILLMAN coppersmith and tin worker aged 25

Edward HILLMAN brother of the above Thos. HILLMAN aged 13

Nathaniel HILLMAN shoemaker aged 22

Sam'l BUN gardener aged 29

Thos. CLIFF farmer aged 47, wife and five children, 3 boys and two girls

George SKINNER butcher aged 48

Mary SKINNER wife of George SKINNER aged 34

Thos. COLEMAN gardner aged 33

Mary COLEMAN wife of Thos. COLEMAN aged 34

Will'm COLEMAN son of Thos COLEMAN aged 4 years

Will'm ARNOLD carpenter aged 28

Mary ARNOLD wife of Wm ARNOLD aged 28

Mary ARNOLD daughter of Wm. ARNOLD aged 4

Thos. BROWN sawyer aged 46

Sam'l BROWN son of Thos.BROWN aged 14

Thos. BROWN son of Thos.BROWN aged 12

The above mentioned persons are all helthy and able bodied men having a small capital. My fervent prayer to Almighty God that your Lordship may be plesed to exept of this our humble application.

I remain your Lordship's most obedient & humble servant

Stephen BROWN

14 A[r]thur Street, Kings Road, Chelsea

Oct 18th 1819

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