DOLD, John Matthew, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 671

No.6 King Street

Church St

Mile End

New Town

Augt 6 1819

Sir,

I am instructed to apply to you for information concerning the plans adopted by Government relating to Emigration to the Cape of Good Hope as I am authorised to use the names of ten persons, some with families, is willing to emigrate if the plans are satisfactory.

I remain Sir your humble obed't sevt

J.M. DOLD

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 705

No.6 King Street

Church St

Mile End

New Town

Augt 13th 1819

Sir,

As the representative of the undermentioned individuals I have taken the liberty of addressing you a second time informing you that we received your letter of the 8th inst and that we are perfectly satisfied with the proposals therein contained. But as they do not altogether seem to be so explicit as we could wish I humbly beg to ask the following questions.

1st Whether there will be any Camp or Shelter provided for us by Government on our arrival till such times convenient habitations are erected.

2nd Will Government provide us with provision for a certain time after our arrival at the Colony; if not [how will] it be procured at the place.

3rd Whether on our arrival implements and seeds necessary for the cultivation of the land will be provided by Government, or if not can they be procured at the Colony.

4th Will the land appointed for each person or family be in a fit state of cultivation at the expiration of 3 years

5th What weight or size will be allowed for each person or family to carry out with them

6th Whether we shall be freed from Military [{obscured] and have protection from the attack of an enemy

7th When the time pf paying the deposit will be

8th Whether the land assigned by Government for each person or family will be for them and theirs for ever

9th How are we to know whether we, the under [mentioned] persons, are approved of?

Men

Women

Children

Matthew DOLD

J. DOLD

 

Thomas FODEN

M. FODEN

2 children

Joseph CROWTHER

   

Andrew DOLD

M. DOLD

 

Wm. WALL

H. WALL

 

Wm. HALEY

 

 

George FOWLER

__ FOWLER

2 children

George STOBBS

__ STOBBS

2 children

William A. DOLD

J. DOLD

 

Samuel FRENCH

A. FRENCH

 

Frederick BEERMAN

__ BEERMAN

2 children

George ALLSOP

 

 

John AYLIFF

 

 

George WALTERS

 

5 children

John BROWN

 

 

William HEARN

 

 

John M. DOLD

S. DOLD

 

An attendance to these lines will very much oblige Sir, with all due respect

Your most obed't humble serv't

J.M. DOLD

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 711

No.6 King Street

Church St

Mile End

New Town

Augt 19th 1819

Hon Sir,

As the representative of the undermentioned able bodied individuals I once more presume to address you on the subject of emigration at the Cape of Good Hope. We the undersigned most earnestly beg leave to be permitted to embrace the offer of his Majesty's Government upon the conditions expressed in their circular, being perfectly satisfied therewith. If there is any information to be afforded by Government how to proceed then I wish to be made acquainted with it. An attention to this at your first opportunity will much oblidge.

Sir, with all due respect

Your humble & obed't sev't

J.M. DOLD, representative

Names on the other side

Matthew DOLD

Carpenter

Thomas FODEN

Boot & Shoe maker

Joseph CROWTHER

Ditto

William WALL

Painter

Andrew DOLD

Agriculturalist

William HALEY

Ditto

George FOWLER

Tin Plate Worker

George HOBBS

Printer

William A. DOLD

Carpenter

Samuel FRENCH

Sawyer

Frederick BEERMAN

Sugar Baker

George ALLSOP

Gardener

George WALTERS

Dyer

John BROWN

Gardener

William HEARN

Tanner

John AYLIFF

Weaver

John M DOLD

Carpenter

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