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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.

SEARES, Robert

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 797

12 Catto Street

Edgeware Road

[Received 2nd Aug 1819]


I take the liberty of riting to you today that I Robert SEARES, Carpenter whishes to Ingage to go the Cape of Good Hope haveing a wife & 3 children 2 boys one 13 years one 15, 1 daughter 4 years, myself 37 wife the same, as I cannot get employment enouth to keep them

Robert SEARES, Carpenter

I have workd at the Cape before

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