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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.

STAPLES, John, father of 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 905

51 Long Lane


30 Aug. 1819

My Lord,

The undermentioned persons being desirous of proceeding to the British settlement at Algoa Bay, beg leave to apply to your Lordship for the usual grant of lands and facilities to proceed thither and have further to state that we should collectively have one thousand pounds or upwards to take with us, independent of the sum to be deposited at your office.

Edward MARTIN - Wheelwright, Boro' Road

Jn. SMITH - Ropemaker, New Road, Paddington

Jn. CASTLE - Farmer, Mint Street, Boro'

Wm. YOULDAN - Miller & baker, do.,do.

Jn. STAPLES - Farmer, 51 Long Lane, Boro'

Geo. JAMES - Baker, Foots Cray, Kent

Wm. BOOKER - Ropemaker, New St. Dockhead

Geo. PAGE & Thos. PAGE - Gardiners, Grange Walk

Jas. POWELL - Smith, Bristol

Geo. TOGOOD - Smith & farrier, do.

Wm ROBERTS - Carpenter, Bristol

Jn. HAYS - Tanner, Staple Court, Bermondsey

Jn. DUNNING - Bricklayer, Fitzroy Place

Jas. WARREN - Carpenter, Queen St. Walworth

Chas. DEAN - Carpenter & joiner, Hertford

I remain Your Lordships most obedt. hble servt.


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