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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.

NEWSTEAD, Francis

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 903

10 King Street

Lower Road

Islington

29th September 1819

My Lord,

I am deputed by ten able bodied men who feel disposed to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope whose names age and present occupation is as annexed to solicit your Lordships information whether it is possible to proceed by the convey that sail in November for the colony.

And if Government will permit singel females who bare the relationship – one as mother and three as sisters to the above, to accompany them. Your Lordship's answer will much oblige

Your Lordship's most obedient servant

Francis NEWSTEAD

Name

Age

Occupation

Francis NEWSTEAD

28

Minister & Schoolmaster

John GOSTHING

50

Farmer

John GOSTHING Jun

22

Taylor

John STOCK

21

Baker

John HEWETT

27

Cordwainer

William HEWETT

22

Currier

William MINTON

22

Cooper

John LEWIS

40

Carpenter

John BINK

21

Husbandman

Fredrick JAQUES

25

Husbandman

Robert PALLENT

27

Husbandman

I beg to inform your Lordship the above if permitted will go out under my superintendence

Francis NEWSTEAD

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