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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 CO48/42, 53

King's Head

Crown Street


July 23rd 1819

Honoured Sir,

Wishing to engage our felos in emigrating to the Cape of Good Hope in consequence of not having employment and cannot get sufficient maintenance we hp that your honar will take us into consideration

David CRONAN aged 24 years, carpenter by trade

James O'KEEFE aged 27, by trade tailor


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