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.


National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 144

August 4th 1819


I understand that you are sending some families to the Cape of Good Hope. I would be very willing with my family to go. I am a blacksmith by trade and understands the work of a g??? cutler, horse shoeing, ship work or wheelers work. Can have a character if required. I have a wife & six children my oldest son is 15 years old & very handy & in a short time be as usful as any man

One daughter 11 years

One daughter 9 years 6 months

Son 7 years

Daughter 5 years

Son 1 year 6 mon

Whoever would wish to employ would be their humble servant


John CONNOR 35years

Margaret CONNOR 34


Michael CONNOR 15

Mary 11

Catherine 9 – 6 months

John 7

Lily 5

[?]illy 1

Living at No.3 Brewhouse Yard, Cartwright Street, Rosemary Lane in the parish of St.Botolph Aldgate in the lower precinct

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