Skip to main content
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.

SANDS, Thomas

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 748

Little Italy

Brick Lane


July 23 1819


Having a desire to go out to His Majesties New Coliney at the Cape of Good Hope i take the liberty of sending you the following statement as i have bine informed it is to yourself i should give the particulars of my familey – i ham by trade a carpenter age 28 a wife and one childe under 5 years. Likewise i have to inform you that two of my friend wish to go by trade sawers aged 32 years two familey consisting of four childrin eldest 6 years old. If further required by due notice given i shall punctully attend

I remain Sir your obed't & humble serv't


  • Hits: 5428