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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 CO48/44, 349

9 Little Abbingdon Street


[Received 19th August 1819]


The wrighter of this John LANGFORD as been almost the last fourteen months out of Imploy or only two thirds imployed as a carpenter & joiner & picture frame maker, as worked in Is Majesty's Dock Yards as ship joiner, as a wife & two children the one a man the other a boy 3 years old my age 44 years my wifes 33 years eldest son by trade a boot & shoe maker & wishes to go to the Cape & a young wife with no children yet. I can have a Carracter from HRH Duke of Kent being in the habit if hanging is pictures in my fathers imploy His Majestys Carver & Gilder


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