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, 334


William Street

August 1819

My Lord,

Having seen a letter in the public prints encouraging immigration to the Cape of Goodhope I take the liberty of offering myself being willing to comply with all the provisions of the Act. I can bring some property with me besides making the deposit. My family consists of a wife 4 Sons and 2 Daughters the oldest a son 14 years all healthy, my trade is in the building line and also acquainted with farming. I can procure most satisfactory Testimonies of character from the Ministers and Magistrate of this Town as also from my Capt. under whom I served in the yeoman these fifteen years last. we are all members of the Church of England

Your Lordships answer will much oblige

Your very humble and obedient servant


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