ANSON, John, 1820 Settler
National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 8
17 July 1819
I humbly solicit you that this proposal might be taken into consideration as it is my wish to take my family to the Cape of Good Hope upon the conditions specified in this day's Newspaper in Agricultural Business having been used to it in Yorkshire also in surveying & measuring land. Likewise in mining and canal work. I have been upwards of 20 years in London, 4 years in His Majesty's Reg't of Life Guards and the remainder in the Hon'ble East India Company's warehouses. My age is 45 years, my wife's age 48. The children are as follows.
Should my application meet with the gentlemen's approbation I shall be very much obliged.
I am Sir your most obedient and humble servant
John J. ANSON
[Transcriber's Note: Listed as an independent settler in Hockly's ‘Story of the British Settlers of 1820' –see the correspondence of John LEIGH in CO48/44. See also correspondence of Thomas BERRY in CO48/41]