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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, 378

10 Bell Street

St. Mary le Bone

[Received August 21 1819]


I herewith take the liberty of including the names and descriptions of ten individuals who are desirous to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope. Awaiting the result of your answer I have the honor to remain

Your most obed't and most humble serv't


W.B.WILSON aged 48 a farmer Wife & 2 children Boys, 10 Bell Street St.Mary le Bone

John DAVIS aged 33 a butcher, 3 John Court Holwell Lane Shoreditch

Samuel DAVIS aged 40 a baker one child, 3 John Court Holwell Lane Shoreditch

James HAYS aged 29 leather dresser, 29 Gravel Lane Borough

Richard MATTY aged 25 blacksmith Wife & child, 2 Bridge Row Chelsea

William BAIRD aged 21 printer, Lizard Street St.Lukes

James McINTIRE aged 20 cabinet maker, Red Lion Grays Inn Lane

Charles LAWRENCE aged 18 no trade, 24 Circus Street, New Road

Henry ANDERSON aged 37 sawyer Wife & child, 2 James Street Kensington

John HAYES aged 29 labourer, 7 North Street Manchester Square

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