GSSAThe 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

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 CO48/41, 465


Sep 2 1819

My Lord,

I John BOURN bricklayer have served in the Royal Artillery five years faithfully and honestly as my Discharge will certify. May your Lordship be pleased to grant me passage to the Cape as a settler in that country. I have a wife and three children, my age 31.

John BOURN Bricklayer

Horse fair, Kidderminster

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