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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.

WEBB, Richard, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 284

No.1 Gowers Walk

Church Lane


July 28th 1819

Honored Sir,

I humbly beg leave to state that through the medium of an advertisement respecting the new adoption of Government of allowing persons to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope I most earnestly crave to be allowed should it meet your approbation to accept of me. I am 28 years of age by trade bricklayer. I have a wife and 2 children under 3 years of age. Have lived in the Parish of St. Mary White Chapel 12 years and can have good referance if required.

Your humble servant

Richard WEBB

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