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.

COLE, Edward

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 215

3 Pigeon's Court

Ray Street


August 17th 1819


I have today taken the opportunity to inform you that i have solicited ten in number as the gentleman ordered me and would be very glad to know in what case we are to act in the [hole in paper] going out to the Cape of Good Hope.

Sir your most obed't and humble sevt





National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 227

Clerkenwell, August 20th 1819


As it was the request of you for me to submit a detailed statement of the number of persons who intend settling at the Cape of Good Hope the following is a correct statement of the number, age &c of whom I am fully assured will accompany me to that Colony.

Edward COLE 28 wife 28 2 children 4&1

Ralph PENN 44 wife 33 3 do. 10/4/1

Robert COLE 24

Charles KING 24

Richard KING 22

William LANDSMAN 22 wife 21

All so circumstanced in life as not be able to pay 10 pounds as is reported for their passage therefore if you will oblige by stating the terms satisfactory to all you will greatly oblige your dutiful servant

Edward COLE

3 Pidgeons Court

Ray Street


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