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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.

EVANS, David

National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 68



Sept 6, 1819

My lord

I beg leave most respectfully to enquire whether it be the intention of his Majesty's Ministers to encourage the migration of Clergyman of the established Church to the Cape of Good Hope. I am a married man, having one child, & thirty five years of age. It may be unnecessary to state that I have no [preferment] in this country, but have no hesitation in asserting that I can be well recommended to your notice, not only by the members of my own profession, but also by the member of Parliament for my native county who is a near relation of one of the cabinet ministers.

I have the honour to be my Lord

your Lordship's most obedient and very humble servant


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