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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.

KINNERSLEY, W re LIVERSAGE's Party, 1820 Settlers

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 211



Aug 31 1819

My Lord,

A party of ten men under the guidance of one Sam'l LIVERSAGE all residing in the Parish of Burslem in the County of Staffordshire have requested me to apply to yr Lordship for information as to the measures necessary for them to take to go out as settlers to the Cape of Good Hope. On the other side is a list of them, their families and occupations. They are all provided with the money necessary to make the required lodgements and intend also to take out with them a supply of tools and such necessaries as they are likely to want. From the information which I have obtained they appear very likely to be desirable colonists.

I have the honor to be

Your Lordship's mo ob hbl svt


Sam'l LIVERSAGE Farmer Wife and 3 children under 14 years

Rich'd FORRESTER Wheelwright Wife and 3 children under 14 years

Jas. CLARK Blacksmith Wife and 3 children under 14 years

Thos. MANDLEY Brickmaker Wife and 7 children under 14 years

George NICKLENSON Labourer Wife and 2 children under 14 years

Thos. ROBINSON Labourer Single

Matt LOWE Labourer Single

Jas, FORRESTER Labourer Single

Philip HARPER Carpenter Wife

Sam'l EARDLEY Labourer Wife and two children under 14 years




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