STAPLES, John, father of 1820 Settler
National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 905
51 Long Lane
30 Aug. 1819
The undermentioned persons being desirous of proceeding to the British settlement at Algoa Bay, beg leave to apply to your Lordship for the usual grant of lands and facilities to proceed thither and have further to state that we should collectively have one thousand pounds or upwards to take with us, independent of the sum to be deposited at your office.
Edward MARTIN - Wheelwright, Boro' Road
Jn. SMITH - Ropemaker, New Road, Paddington
Jn. CASTLE - Farmer, Mint Street, Boro'
Wm. YOULDAN - Miller & baker, do.,do.
Jn. STAPLES - Farmer, 51 Long Lane, Boro'
Geo. JAMES - Baker, Foots Cray, Kent
Wm. BOOKER - Ropemaker, New St. Dockhead
Geo. PAGE & Thos. PAGE - Gardiners, Grange Walk
Jas. POWELL - Smith, Bristol
Geo. TOGOOD - Smith & farrier, do.
Wm ROBERTS - Carpenter, Bristol
Jn. HAYS - Tanner, Staple Court, Bermondsey
Jn. DUNNING - Bricklayer, Fitzroy Place
Jas. WARREN - Carpenter, Queen St. Walworth
Chas. DEAN - Carpenter & joiner, Hertford
I remain Your Lordships most obedt. hble servt.