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The 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

ERITH, James Thomas, 1820

National Archives, Kew, CO48/52, 297

To the Earl BATHURST, one of His Majestys Principle Secretaries of State.

The humble Petition of James Thomas ERITH of No 2 Barden Place, Packham [today Peckham], Baker

Humbly showith –

That your Petitioner having cawled his Party together and find that some have Hir'd themselves as yearly servants last Michaelmas I have got others to go in their place equally capable. I hope your Lordship will favour me with this alteration as the men are ready to go on Board and only wait your Lordship's answer.

I am my Lord

Your Lordship's Most Obedient Humble Servant

James Thomas ERITH

Their Names and their Ages

James Thomas ERITH, 30, Baker

Jane ERITH, 31, Wife

Jane ERITH, 3, Daughter

E ERITH, 2, Daughter

Robert ROBERSON, 27, Farmer

Martha ROBERSON, 26, Wife

Robert ROBERSON, 4, Son

John ROBERSON, 2, Son

Phillip ROBERSON, 1, Son

Luizar ROBERSON, 5, Daughter

James KEMP, 24, Farmer

Hannah KEMP, 20, Wife

John PANKHURST, 20, Farmer

John RALPH, 19, Farmer

Thomas DRY, 21, Farmer

Thurston WHITTLE, 29, Carpenter

Robert HUGHES, 40, Farmer

George SHEPHARD, 36, Farmer

John TAYLOR, 18, Farmer

[Clerk's notation]

Men 10

Women 3

Children under 14 6

Total 19

Deposit Money 105£

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