WILSON, Edward Webb

(See correspondence of Kynaston POWELL in CO48/45)

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 326

9 Old Broad Street

City

9th August 1819

My Lord,

I beg leave to request to be informed what steps are necessary to be taken by a gentleman who wishes to go to the Cape of Good Hope – he will take with him some money – he is a professional man and has already been over the greater part of the U.S. of America – he wishes to be informed as to the manner in which he is to go and as to the quantity of land and in what part of the colony.

If your Lordship will favor me with the necessary information for my [obscured] I shall ever feel obliged and with all respect permit me to subscribe myself

Edw. W. WILSON

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 502

October 4th 1819

My Lord,

Enclosed I have the honor of handing to you for the approval of Earl BATHURST the list of persons I intend taking to the Cape of Good Hope. I had the honor of an introductory letter from my esteemed friend Sir John Kynaston POWELL of Salop, Bart., and which I delivered to Mr. GORDON who kindly promised that it should be laid before you.

I have been and am still at a very considerable expence in supporting some of the individuals described and could I be favoured with an early answer I should ever esteem it as a particular mark of kindness.

In every respect I should willingly accede to the proposal of Government and in my selection I have only taken industrious men who will conduct themselves peaceably and legally as good and loyal subjects ought to do. I have the honor of subscribing myself with great respect

Your most obedient servant

Edward Webb WILSON

Name and Description of the Person taking out the Settlers:

Edward Webb WILSON of London

Notary Public

Residing at No.236 Shoreditch

Names of the Settlers

Profession or Trade

Age

Names of the Women

Age

Male Children

Age

Female Children

Age

John SMITH

Mattress Maker

22

           

John FOSTER

Labouring Farmer

34

Elizabeth FOSTER

24

Phillip

5

Elizabeth

Jesse ALLARD

Labouring Farmer

30

Mary ALLARD

29

   

Mary

2

             

Elizabeth

3mo

James PAWLE

Doctor & Druggist

30

Jemima PAWLE

29

James

2

   
         

Henry

1 day

   

Seeba MEHRTENS

Willow Cutter

25

Mary Ann MEHRTENS

25

       

Edward HANGER

Carpenter

29

Sophia HANGER

26

   

Caroline

6

Henry VOKINS

Shoemaker

37

Mary VOKINS

36

   

Mary

16

Robert STODDARD

Whitesmith

25

Mary Ann STODDARD

25

Robert

   

Thomas LEWIS

Labouring Smith

31

Lydia LEWIS

30

Thomas

2

   

Samuel COLE

Working Goldsmith

23

           

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