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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.

KING, Thomas (1)


National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 207

[Trancriber's Note: it is difficult to know if this is Thomas Sellom KING the 1820 Settler. Although the address is from the same area as most of the SEPHTON Party members, Thomas Sellom KING signed his will with an x, unlike the writer below.]

30 Percival Street

St James Clerkenwell

27 Aug 1819

Honoured Sir

Having seen an Advertisement from your Office respecting an offer being made to those Persons or families who wish to go to the Cape of Good Hope as Settlers--------------------- I have made up my mind and have got nine more Families who wish to go with me and I will Guarantee them as to there going. Only wait an answer from your Office with the full particulars of the concern or Articles that we may be subject to.

Any further inquiry that you may deem necessary to be made with the particulars as to numbers names ages and property shall be only remitted in return of your answer to this letter.

I remain Hon Sir

Your humble and obedient servant

Thomas KING

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