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The 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

Correspondence 1821 to 1837.

Here only letters by known settlers or their families, or letters of great relevance to the 1820 settlers, have been transcribed, whereas ALL the 1819 correspondence was transcribed (see CO48/41 through CO48/46) whether or not the writers emigrated to the Cape.

Unless otherwise stated letters were written to either the Secretary of State for the Colonies or his deputy.The original correspondence is filed in order of receipt. Here it has been placed in alphabetical order according to the surname of the writer, with letters by the same writer in chronological order, for ease of reading. Original spelling has been maintained. Reference numbers, where given, refer to printed page numbers stamped on the letters and will enable visitors to the National Archives to locate the letter more easily.

CALTON, Thomas, 1820

National Archives, Kew, CO48/52, 149/150

Saracens Head Liverpool

Jan'y 20 1820

My Lord,

I humbly submit to your Lordship's consideration the Enclosed list of persons desirous of Emigrating to the Cape of Good Hope oweing to many of the original Settlers refusing to proceed their places are substituted by others with as little arrangement as possible in each Class as the nature of the circumstances will allow. The greater of each of the people having already arrived in L'pool,

I humbly request your lordship that the same men be admitted and received on board the Albury, Lieut. MUDGE RN. I hope to have it in my power to forward for your Lordship's approval an amended

and final list on Monday next when the whole of the Party will have arrived in Liverpool.

I am your Lordships Most Obedient Humble Serv

Thos CALTON

 

Transcriber's Note: FraWKnit = framework knitter

No.

Names of Settlers

Age

Profession or Trade

Names of Women

Age

Children
Above 14 years

Age

Names of Children

Age

Total each family

1

George PALMER

37

FraWKnit

Milly

32

Jarvis

15

Benjamin

13

6

               

George

8

 
               

Milly

 

2

James PALMER

21

FraWKnit

Ann

21

       

2

3

George BAGER

36

Gardener

           

1

4

Thos. WEBSTER

21

Tailor

           

1

5

Geo GOULDING

21

Carpenter

           

1

6

Willm SYKES

40

Carpenter

           

1

7

Thos. DRAPER

33

Gardener

       

Thomas

8

2

8

James HARRIS

19

FraWKnit

           

1

9

Willm WRIGHT

23

FraWKnit

           

1

10

Wm HARRISON

21

FraWKnit

           

1

11

John BRADFIELD

25

Draper

           

1

12

Edward BRADFIELD

22

Turner

           

1

13

Joseph BRADFIELD

18

FraWKnit

           

1

14

Wm BRADFIELD

51

FraWKnit

Mary

45

Ellen

20

Richard

12

6

               

Thomas

10

 
               

Mary Jr

11

 

15

John CROSS

36

Wheelwright

Mary

35

   

William

7

 
               

Mary Ann

3

 
               

Matilda

9

 
               

Charlotte

6

 
               

John

16 wks

 

16

John MORRIS

28

Labourer

Hesther

25

   

William

8

4

               

Jane

6

 

17

Thomas PIKE

19

Labourer

           

1

18

William PIKE

41

FraWKnit

Mary

44

Sarah

18

Eliza

6

 
           

William

16

Rosa

4

 

19

Matw POOLE

34

Gardener

           

1

20

Josh RADFORD

19

FraWKnit

           

1

21

Willm HUNT

44

Tailor

Mary

50

Sarah

20

Elizabeth

10

5

           

Hannah

14

     

22

Hy SHEPPARD

29

FraWKnit

Hannah

26

   

William

6

5

               

Eliza

3

 
               

Ann

2 mos

 

23

Thomas TIMMS

40

FraWKnit

Elizabeth

41

Charles

16

Thomas

9

7

           

Edward

14

Lucy

6

 
               

Elizabeth

4

 
   

23

   

9

 

8

 

23

50

 

No.

Names of Settlers

Age

Profession or Trade

Names of Women

Age

Children
Above 14 years

Age

Names of Children

Age

Total each family

24

Thomas GOULDING

30

Gardener

Elizabeth

27

   

William

4

4

               

George

6

 

25

Thomas TORR

28

Joiner

Ann

27

   

Selina

6

6

               

James

4

 
               

Eliza

2

 
               

George

1

 

26

     

Hannah DENNISON

28

   

Ann

7

 
               

George

5

 
               

Henry

2

 
               

Charles

3 mos

 

27

Thos NELSON

28

Labourer

Mary

23

   

William

3

4

               

Matilda

1

 

28

Geo HODGKINSON

20

Labourer

           

1

29

Henry HOLLAND

22

Mason

           

1

30

Rich RADFORD

21

Labourer

           

1

31

Benjn KEETON

19

Labourer

           

1

32

Fra's ALLISON

42

Labourer

Elizabeth

30

   

William

11

7

               

Mary

9

 
               

Elizabeth

7

 
               

Samuel

4

 
               

Ann

2

 

33

Willm HARTLEY

23

Whitesmith

Sarah

25

       

2

34

Thos HARTLEY

18

Whitesmith

           

1

35

Thos HARTLEY

48

Whitesmith

Sarah

38

Mary

22

Sarah

10

13

           

Ann

20

Jeremiah

7

 
           

Hannah

16

Henry

4

 
           

Elizabeth

14

Susanah

7

 
               

Samuel

3 ½

 
               

William

2

 
               

Elizabeth

3mos

 
 

35

   

16

 

12

 

47

 

88

 

No.

Names of Settlers

Age

Profession or Trade

Names of Women

Age

Children
Above 14 years

Age

Names of Children

Age

Total each family

1

Thos CALTON Jr

18

             

1

2

Thos CALTON Sr

40

Surgeon

Maria

43

   

Charles

12

7

               

Henry

10

 
               

Sarah

7

 
               

Mary

4

 
               

Frederick

1

 

3

Geo DENNISON

               

1

4

John SYKES

32

Farmer

Elizabeth

31

       

2

5

Willm MEATS

27

Labourer

           

1

6

Edw BRANFORD

23

             

1

7

Chrisn JOHNSON

20

Butcher

           

1

8

Edw DRIVER

23

             

1

9

Mark ELLIOT

21

FraWKnit

Sarah

20

   

Alfred

1

3

10

Willm ELLIOT

25

FraWKnit

Elizabeth

22

   

Nathaniel

4

4

               

William

1

 

11

Willm CROOKS

23

             

1

12

Henry FOULDS

22

             

1

13

John BUTLER

33

Shoemaker

Mary

32

   

Joseph

10

7

               

Edward

8

 
               

John

6

 
               

Ann

3

 
               

Mary

1

 

14

Pet'r VALENTINE

24

             

1

15

Thos BROOKS

24

             

1

16

Geo SCISSON

24

             

1

17

Geo BROWN

22

             

1

18

Geo MUGLESTON

36

Sarah

 

46

       

2

19

Geo SANSOM

24

 

Dorothy

23

       

2

   

19

   

7

     

13

39

 

Br forwards

35

   

16

   

12

47

88

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