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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.

LEIGH, Robert re George LYON, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 449

14 Duke Street West

27 Nov 1819


I have the honor to request that Mr. George LYON may be included in a list of ten settlers now permitted to sail to the Cape of Good Hope under the direction of Mr. HAWKINS, or of the person who may take them out, provided such leader shall name the said Mr. LYON to be of his party. Mr. LYON is a stout man aged 45 – has been in a better situation in life than at present – is one of my constituents & possesses of the wreck of his former fortune a considerable part of 200L – stating such a concession on the part of Government would much oblige Sir

Yours very faithfully

Robert LEIGH

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