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

pre 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 CO48/42, 389

Broadwalk, near the turnpike gate

Frome, Somersetshire

Oct 4th 1819


I am a poor man have lost an hand but can work as well as many who are calld able bodied. I have made bold to adress you praying your Lordship to inform me if I can be allowd to proceed as a settler to the Cape of Good Hope. I am your Lordship's most obdt hbl servant


*I am 34 years of age have a wife and two children. Lost my hand on board HMS Winzor Castle on the 28th Oct 1805. Receves a pension of 14 pounds per year.

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