GATEHOUSE, Mary, 1822

National Archives, Kew, CO48/59, 305

146 High Street

Portsmouth

July 26 1822

Sir,

I have taken the liberty of enclosing a note that I have received from my husband George GATEHOUSE from the Cape of Good Hope. He went out as a settler in the Weymouth on the 7 January in the year 1820. He went out in the name of Charles INGRAM as there was a young man by that name declined going and the ship being redey for sea at the time prevented the captain from altering the name to George GATEHOUSE. Therefore Sir I have applied to you for a passage out for myself and four children which I hope you will grant me as sson as you can as we are in great distress owing to the long time I have been delayd from going out.

I am Sir your most humble servant

Mary GATEHOUSE

[Enclosed]

Albany

April 20 1822

Sir,

I beg leave to state in answer to your note that application was made by me at Portsmouth to the Colonial Office by letter requesting to make some necessary alteration in the list of my party. The answer which I received from Mr. GOULBURN was to forward my list for that purpose, but the vessel was expected hourly to sail. I was therefore under the necessity of entering you under the name of INGRAM

Yours &c

William COCK

 

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National Archives, Kew, CO48/59, 315

No.3 Crown Street

Portsmouth

Aug 6 1822

Mr. WILLMOT,

I once more tacke the liberty of troubling you in hopes you will be pleased to tacke my distrest situation into consideration and grant me a pasage to the cape of good hope to join my husband as i have been left too years and eight months without any suport and four young children to suport wich Sir if the[y] had been fourtunate in their crops my husband would have been able to remit me some mony but being disapointed has brought me in the greatest distress. Now honored sir if you would be pleased to asist me in going to my husband or direct me how to get a pasage you will be doing a real charity to a distresed family who will be bound to pray for you

I am sir your very humble and obedient servant

Mary GATEHOUSE

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