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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.

NEWMAN, William (2)

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 871

Received 3 Aug 1819

My Lord,

Having a desire to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope I have taken the liberty of applying to your Lordship for the necessary instructions as to the way how to obtain that priviledge. I am 30 years of age has a wife and two children the oldest 9 years old, have been brought up to the farming bussiness untill within this four years where I have been in the neighbourhood of London in the gardening line and now reside at No.1 Nursery Place nr the new Bedlam? Street, St.Georges Fields.

I am my Lord

Your Lordship's most humble serv't

William NEWMAN

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