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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, 676


9th August 1819

May it please your Lordship

The humble petition of Jeremiah HIGGINBOTTOM. Having served in His Majesty's 102nd Regt of Foot 18 years in New South Wales commanded by Lt Gen. GROSE, having left two children in that country would wish to go with wife and 1 child if your Lordship pleases to grant me that indulgence wich I am Pensioner at 1p per day from Chelsea Colledge

Wich your petitioner is ever bound to pray


PS Directt for Jeremiah HIGGINBOTTOM, Anne Square near Bartholomew Chapel, Birmingham

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