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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.


National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 205


Oct 7th 1819

My Lord,

I had the honor yesterday of transmitting through the Earl of CONISTOWN an enquiry with respect to the encouragement I as a protestant clergyman might expect from emigrating to the Cape & since that find that I would be enabled to take with me twenty protestant settlers from this parish in addition to those going with other proprietors & therefore request that your Lordship will have the goodness as soon as convenient to send me every necessary information with respect to the encouragement I am to expect, that I may regulate my plans accordingly.

I have the honor to be my Lord

Your most obedient servant


Curate of Enniscorthy

PS From my former letter it will appear that those already determined on emigration together with those that I could take with me would amt to nearly one hundred settlers, which number must be considerably exceeded by the many now endeavouring to sell their properties for the same purpose

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