GSSAThe 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

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.

CARR, George

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 75


26th July 1819


Understanding that Government is giving encouragement to individuals and their families who may wish to emigrate unto the Cape of Good Hope I should be obliged if you would favour me with the particulars relating thereto. My family consists of myself, wife and sister and four children, that is to say two girls and two boys the oldest fourteen years of age and the youngest two and a half years old. Its useless to mention what makes me make this application still I might had [add] that being in hopes that by labour and industry I shall be enabled to bring up my little family in the love and fear of God and man and am very respectfully

Your most obt hbl sevt


No.5 Norfolk Street

Lower Islington

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