WOOD, William Mortimer

National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 370

No.12 Hemmings Row

St.Martin's Lane

August 19th 1819

My Lord,

I have now 15 families whom I wish to take out as settlers to the Cape of Good Hope providing they are approved of and your Lordship will favour me with the grant of land as specified in the circular. I shall be glad to attend at any time when called upon in order that I may give you the necessary information respecting myself and these persons who are wishful to accompany me. I will pledge myself they will be found industrious and able bodied individuals and are likely to be of use in the colony should they meet with your Lordship's approbation. Their names, families &c will be found correctly written as under. With all possible respect I am my Lord

Your lordship's most obed't humble servant

William Mortimer WOOD

1

William Mortimer WOOD

Husband

Aged 21 years

 

Hannah Wood

Wife

21

 

Eliza Frances WOOD

Child

4 mo

2

William Pink PERKINS

Husband

24

 

Mary PERKINS

Wife

26

 

John William PERKINS

Child

2

3

Job GUY Jun.

Single Man

21

4

John CALLAGHAN

Husband

30

 

Ann CALLAGHAN

Wife

24

 

William CALLAGHAN

Child

4

 

John CALLAGHAN

Child

2

5

William ELLIS

Husband

41

 

Elizabeth ELLIS

Wife

30

 

Mary Ann ELLIS

Child

7

 

Elizabeth ELLIS

Child

5

 

Rebecca Louisa ELLIS

Child

2

 

William ELLIS

Child

8mo

6

William MILLS

Husband

39

 

Elizabeth MILLS

Wife

38

 

Sophia MILLS

Child

17

 

George MILLS

Child

7

 

Henry MILLS

Child

2

7

Thomas CARLISLE

Single Man

28

8

John JULIAN

Single Man

22

9

Samuel PIMLETT

Single Man

33

10

Edmund ROGERS

Single Man

21

11

Nathaniel BLAIN

Husband

25

 

Sarah BLAIN

Wife

30

12

Job GUY Sen

Husband

45

 

Jane GUY

Wife

44

 

Sophia GUY

Child

12

13

Thomas HOLMES

Husband

34

 

Mary HOLMES

Wife

31

 

Thomas HOLMES

Child

12

 

Mary HOLMES

Child

10

 

Sophia HOLMES

Child

8

 

Caroline HOLMES

Child

2

14

John MASLEN

Husband

36

 

Elizabeth MASLEN

Wife

36

 

Martha MASLEN

Child

11

 

Eleazer MASLEN

Child

10

 

Elizabeth MASLEN

Child

7

 

Joseph MASLEN

Child

5

 

Richard MASLEN

Child

2

15

Thomas WAKEFORD

Husband

36

 

Mary WAKEFORD

Wife

38

 

William WAKEFORD

Child

13

Sir,

Shall be obliged by your perusing the above list which you will find (I hope) perfectly conspicuous and I shall be glad to attend if required

I am Sir your most obedient servant

W.M. WOOD

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 463

No.12 Hemmings Row

St.Martin's Lane

21st Sep 1819

Sir,

I should feel myself greatly obliged to you if you would inform me as early as possible of the decision formed upon the proposals which I made a few weeks ago for taking out 15 families as settlers to the Cape of Good Hope, many of that party having articles to dispose of and being quite unsettled as to what course they are to pursue until they hear their fate decided. For my own part I am ready to wait upon you whenever required, and shall be very glad to answer any questions which may be put to me respecting the party and myself. From the number of applications & the certainty that a great number will not be allowed the priviledges that are under consideration causes much anxiety and discourages me from making any preparations. I should feel grateful by your taking the above under consideration and hoping that by my being thus urgent I am not giving any offence.

I am Sir your most obed't serv't

W.M. WOOD

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/46, 492

No.12 Hemmings Row

St.Martin's Lane

Oct 1st 1819

Sir,

Having this morning received a decisive answer to my proposals wherein I am told it is not adviseable to accept them I have taken the great liberty of requesting you to inform me if there is an amendment requisite by which they might yet be rendered acceptable to Earl BATHURST. If any of the party should not be considered eligible I could easily substitute others in their stead. I shall consider an early answer a great favour and am Sir

Your obed't serv't

W.M. WOOD

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