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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.

PENNY, George, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 14

No. 7 Stepney Green

Mile End Road

July 20, 1819


The undermention'd young men wishing to embark for the cape of good Hope, having understood that government has made proposals for the same, and by answering the same you will oblige

Your humble serts

George PENNY, aged 20 }

Henry MITCHELL, aged 20 } Cordwainers

William BERRY, aged 20 }

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