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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.

LISSAN, George et al

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 247

July 19th 1819


I take the liberty of writing these few lines to you concerning the Cape of Good Hope as i was allways inclined to go abroad and while a opertunity presents itself i am willing to imbrace it with your permission, there are two others which are inclined to go as well as myself as work is scarce and there is nothing to induce us to stop in England and are willing to work and live in any part of his Majestys dominings. As we live near each other if no objection one leter will do for three

George LISSAN at M. ANGUS coachmakers Brompton Row

Joseph COLLARD No.23 Queen Gardens Knightsbridge

Thomas MAYER No.10 Queen Gardens Knightsbridge

It might be your desire to know our age, we were all born in the year 181 [sic 1801?]

Your answer will oblige Sir

Your humble servants



Thomas MAYER

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