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.

BRYANT, Robert

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 591

Cats Ash

Shepton Mallet


6th Oct 1819

Honoured Sir,

Having a great desire to go to the Cape of Good Hope and not having the ten pounds which is required I beg you will have the goodness to allow me to go without paying that sum, as I am a pensioner at 1/2d per day from 95th and 84th Regts. Served in the Cape 3 years and in the East Indies 11½ years. I can do without any assistance after I land there.

Your complying will for ever oblige

Your most obedient and most humble servant


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