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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.

JONES, J (2)

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 100

13 Crombies? Row

Commercial Road

30th August 1819

My Lord.

I beg leave to refer to an application made by Mr. Sam'l COHAN of Shadwell for a grant of land at the colony of the Cape of Good Hope for himself and seventeen others amongst whom is my brother Mr.D. JONES of Old Gravel Lane, Tin Plate worker, and to request that your Lordship will be pleased to insert my name in the same list it being omitted thro error. I am also a Tin Plate worker have a wife and three children under fourteen years of age two of whom I intend taking with me. I am thirty four years of age a British subject and can speak the Dutch & German languages and have a thoro knowledge of commercial affairs. Awaiting your reply

I have the honor to be my Lord

Your Lordship's most obedient humble servant


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