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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.

WANSEY, Henry re HYMAN's Party, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 573


8th November 1819

My Lord,

I am desired by a Vestry Meeting held today (to consider the means to enable certain members in this parish already accepted) to emigrate under Government regulations to the Cape of Good Hope to request from yr office to inform us where the money we provided is to be paid.

Also that if any of those recommended & the money deposited according to directions above requested shall be ultimately rejected, whether such money will be [refund] again or substitutes received.

We understand that the Party to which this letter has reference is Charles HYMAN of Short Street near Westbury as the representative of ten or eleven & the information received is through Henry HILL Esq, the Commissariat Department, to whom a letter (by mistake) was directed instead of the Principal. Any information will be [received] gratefully my Lord by

Your most obedient humble servant



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