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, 247

July 27th 1819

Petitioner John BRYAN being in distress and out of work this long time and having no family only one son which is married and has got a family and being inclined to go to[o] only his wife not being in a situation to go petitioner being well inclined to look for a living being informed that there is persons taking to Cape of Good Hope finds himself to go as he being on board a ship for eight years in the carpenters trade and can have the best of caracters from where he worked in London and true idleness having pawned all his [hoas?]and tools would wish to seek for refuge through some Benevolent friend.

Your humble petitioner lives at No 5 Brown Bare Alley

Est Smithfield


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