National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 29
No. 20 Ebury Street
near the York Hospital
July 28, 1819
Having seen an advertisement that your Lordship wants to engage with some familys to go as settlers to the Cape of Good Hope. I have a wife & two children my present situation not answering my expectation has no objections to go to the Cape, having been brought up to the locksmith, bell hanging and worked in every branch in the brass line.
The age of my family is
my age 32
wife age 31
first child 7
2nd child 4 years
If this meets with your Lordship's approbation please to send an answer with the engagements as soon as convenient having my business and some property to dispose off.
I am your lord's most humble servant