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 CO48/44, 178

25th July 1819

The petition of Thomas KENNEDY, Private in the 97th Regt. Of Foot

Most humbly sheweth

That petit'r has served one year and 46 days in the above reg't and during that period of service petit'r has lost an eye, that petit'r was admitted a Pensioner of Kilmainham Hospital Dublin at 9d per day and has no other means of support for a wife and two children. Petit'r most humbly hopes yr Lordship will be pleased to order him his passage for himself and family to North America, for which Petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray

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