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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.

PARKER, Charles

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 46

No.15 Long Lane



July 26th 1819


Having seen an advertisement in a paper wishing for British Subjects to go the Cape of Good Hope (as settlers) I much wish to become one should you approve of me, being out of employ and having nothing to doo in this country for a long tome past, a sawyer by trade having a wife and no children, age 28 years.

I remain Sir your humble servat

Charles PARKER

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