INGRAM, John, 1821

National Archives, Kew, CO48/56, 131

The memorial of John INGRAM of the Cape of Good Hope

Sheweth

That your memorialist was for several years largely engaged in business in the City of Cork. That during that time he was always ready & forward in promoting the interest of Government & those connected with it.

That your memorialist instances one occasion among many of his services in supplying the 40th Regt with money &c in the last war when embarking for Lisbon at a time that the Banks refused to make them any advance & they had no means of procuring it.

That owing to the change which occurred in trade on the Peace your memorialist's business fell off considerably & that he was obliged to discontinue business.

That he then went out with a colony of settlers to the Cape of Good Hope, where he obtained a grant of land for himself & followers. That owing to the unproductiveness of the land his crops totally failed after expending a considerable sum on it – he is now reduced to seek other means of support.

That having heard that the place of Barrack Master at Cape Town is vacant he humbly requests he may be appointed thereto & hopes he has shown a claim on the Government for his [obscured] loyalty & the disappointments he suffered in getting unproductive land.

Your memorialist begs leave further to state that he has a wife & six children entirely depending on his exertions for support & he respectfully begs to refer you to the annexed certificate from his late fellow citizens for his former rank & loyalty

Signed

John INGRAM

[enclosed]

We the undersigned certify that John INGRAM now of the Cape of Good Hope was many years a highly respectable trader in this city & that he was always prominent for his loyalty on every public & private occasion, and an honest and honourable man.

Arthur PERRIER Mayor of Cork

T.PARSONS BOLAND Sheriff

Isaac MORGAN } Sheriffs elect

Rob't LEYCESTER }

Thos. S. REEVES

H.L. JAMESON [Ambassador?] to HM King of the Netherlands

H.B. WESTROPP Burgess

Geo. KNAPP Burgess

Wm. COLBURN

Wm. BAKER

Henry BAGNELL

James LANG

[illegible signature]

Thos. POPE

Wm. P. WHITE

John LECKY

Rich'd PARKER

Edw. COLBURN

John N WRIXON Burgess

Robert NAVERS

Wm. ROBERTS & Son

Rich. DIGBY Alderman

John Geo. NEWSOM Alderman

Richard T.P. POPE

Reuben HARVEY

Mich. RUSTEED Alderman

Thos. DUNSCOMBE Burgess

Jacob MARK

Wm. PHIPPS

Henry BENNETT Burgess

[illegible signature]

Rich. HAWKE

Robt ODWAT

Thos. TUCKER

John LANDER

Robt. MARTIN MD

Nich's VINCENT

[illegible signature]

Henry MORGAN

J.S. SHILPER

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