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Title Cape of Good Hope Commissioners of Enquiry, 1825. Emigration of Mr Ingram's Settlers and Apprentice Servants
Date 1821-1825
Document Type Financial Papers; Correspondence; Legal Papers; Report
Reference CO 48/79
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Cape of Good Hope Colony (Cape Colony), Original Correspondence
Description Manuscript documents, including minutes of the report into the colony established by John Ingram in the Cape. Ingram failed to bring out the number of migrants he was paid to and the colony experienced a series of difficulties. The report includes court proceedings, financial documents, interviews with migrants and correspondence regarding conditions which the migrants were subjected to.
Series Description This series consists of original correspondence relating to Cape of Good Hope, later Cape Colony. Included are reports and papers of the Commissioners of Eastern Inquiry, 1825 to 1834.
Biographical Note / History After some dispute as to ownership of the Cape of Good Hope between colonial powers, the territory was recaptured by the British in 1806 and formally became a British colony in 1814. In 1910 Cape Colony became a province of the new Union of South Africa.
Theme(s) Motives for Emigration; Politics, Legislation and Governance; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Journey Conditions; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Country (from) Ireland; Portugal
Country (to) South Africa
Places Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Nationality Irish; Portuguese; European
Keywords labour, labourer, assisted emigration, child migration, judiciary, litigation, land sale, land claim, indentured labour, female emigration, poverty, slavery, food, diet, victualling, housing, surveying, flogging, wages, livestock, town planning, living conditions, statistics, agriculture, farming, finance, money, emigration
Language English
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