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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.


No. 59 Back Church Lane,

White Chaple,


Recd. Aug. 5th 1819

To the Right Hon'ble Lord CASTLEREIGH

The humble petition of Samuel NALBOROUGH states

That your petitioner with the consent of your Lordship wishes to go to the Cape of Good Hope having a wife and two small children and that your petitioner wishes to make himself usefull and your petitioner Hoping that your Lordship will be pleased to accept of his Services in that part of the Country and that your Lordship will grant him the Instructions that he may know what he have to abide by.

Having Two Garls [girls], one of the age Eight years and one of Eleven

And in duty bound will ever pray


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