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.

POLLOCK, William

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 41

13 Canon Street


26 July 1819

My Lord,

I William POLLOCK beg most humbly to solicit your Lordship would be graciously pleased to give such directions & instructions as enable me with my wife & family (three sons one daughter from 5 to 13 years) to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope there to remain upon whatever grant of land may be allotted by his Majesty's authority. I beg to state that for the greatest part of my lifetime have been employed in agriculture but that I have not the means of going upon my own expence as all I can raise at most would be £5:0:0 after I sell all we are possessed of. Trusting your Lordship will be graciously pleased as in duty bound will ever pray


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