PURDON, John, 1820 Settler
National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 126
Willow Street, Saint Leonard, Shoreditch No 9
[Received Aug. 13 1819]
I humbly beg you would let me have a serclor letter shoing the extent of the grant to Settlers to the Cape of Good Hope as I would wish to Embrace the opportunity of going to the above place with the Permition of Government. I have in my young days been brought up to the Farmarn busness But I have served my King and Country for upwards of 20 years and Chefley in a hot Climit I served as soldier and Serjent the aforesaid period and I have a wife and 4 children all under 12 years of age.
Your humble and obedt
Servant John PURDON