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.

PEROLZ, Thomas

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 127

14th August 1819

The Petition of Thomas PEROLZ of Tinahely Parish of Kilcommon & County of Wicklow, Ireland

Humbly Sheweth

That petitioner having a desire to avail himself of the grant made by Government to such as shall have a purpose to emigrate to the Cape of good Hope, and being able to make the Deposit required by Govt as also to produce well authenticated Certificates for honesty and Sobriety most humbly intreats your Lordship's instructions and information respecting the particulars of the encouragement given to emigrants as also how Petitioner shall proceed and to whom he shall attach himself. And whether such person will have a power of retaining any part of the land granted as above. And for which Petitioner shall as in Duty pray.



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