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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.

WOOD, John (3) re Timothy DIVINE, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 587

15 Basinghall Street

28th July 1819


A sober industrious and clever carpenter named Timothy DIVINE a native of Dublin is desirous of settling at the Cape of Good Hope with his family, viz a wife and four children. He is prepared to fulfil the conditions of the late Act of Parliament if he could obtain permission from Government to go. He will produce every recommendation that can be required respecting his character both in Dublin and London; as regards myself I can speak of him as being in his humble condition a most amiable disposed man. He can get no work and is in much distress.

I remain most respectfully

Your most obedient servant


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