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, John (1)

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 203


14th August 1819

My Lord,

I have the honour to inform you that in consequence of the terms held out by Government for emigration to the Cape of Good Hope I beg leave to state that should I be permitted I will accept of these terms, namely of taking out the number of those proposed and lodging the deposit required, provided my family and the settlers would be allowed rations for six months from the date of landing.

I have the honour to be

Your Lordship's most obedient humble servant


? Lieut. Colonel

Late Irish Artillery

Please to direct to the care of Messrs. GIFFORD, bankers, Jersey

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