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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 CO48/43, 241

Sherbrook lodge


Co. Kilkenny

23rd October 1819


As a number of pensioners from the army have expressed a wish to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope under my direction, I take the liberty to ask, if Government hold out any inducement to persons going out in charge of settlers to that country, and to know what proportion of land each person would receive. If I should proceed to the Cape of Good Hope I can pick out 200 pensioners of excellent character and able bodied, who now live in this part of Ireland.

I have the honour to be Sir, your most obt. humble servant


Lieut. H P 97th Regt.

P. S. I know a young clergyman of the established church who would wish to go with the settlers as a chaplain.

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