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.

WITCOMBE, John (Reference)

Filed under M

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 598


14th August 1819

We the Minister and Churchwardens of the Parish of Trowbridge in the County of Wilts do certify that we do know and are well acquainted with John WITCOMBE of Trowbridge aforesaid Labourer who has a wife and four children all parishioners of Trowbridge that the said John WITCOMBE is an able bodied man but at present out of employment. We therefore recommend him as a fit and proper person to be sent to settle in his Majesty's colony at the Cape of Good Hope.

George CRABBE, Minister


Thos. STILLMAN } Churchwardens

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