STAPLES, John, father of 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 905

51 Long Lane


30 Aug. 1819

My Lord,

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.