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.

BUCKLE, John and Alexander ARCHIBALD

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 648

9 High Street


October 1819


Having a desire to Emigrate and hearing that the number is complete proposed by Government we humbly submit the following Plan to your consideration. That if we at our own expence get conveyed to Southern Africa whether government will give us the grand of Land as allowed to the emigrants and order to the Landrost for the same, if this plan is accepted if you could oblige us by returning an answer as soon as possible that we might make ourselves easy. Or if it should be found acceptable to government we might make preparations for the same. Our Trade is Carpentors and not being so much work as we would wish induces us to Emigrate.

From your most obedient and humble servants


J. BUCKLE married 24

Alexander ARCHIBALD single 34

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