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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.

PURDON, John, 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 126

Willow Street, Saint Leonard, Shoreditch No 9

[Received Aug. 13 1819]


I humbly beg you would let me have a serclor letter shoing the extent of the grant to Settlers to the Cape of Good Hope as I would wish to Embrace the opportunity of going to the above place with the Permition of Government. I have in my young days been brought up to the Farmarn busness But I have served my King and Country for upwards of 20 years and Chefley in a hot Climit I served as soldier and Serjent the aforesaid period and I have a wife and 4 children all under 12 years of age.


Your humble and obedt

Servant John PURDON

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