National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 389
Broadwalk, near the turnpike gate
Oct 4th 1819
I am a poor man have lost an hand but can work as well as many who are calld able bodied. I have made bold to adress you praying your Lordship to inform me if I can be allowd to proceed as a settler to the Cape of Good Hope. I am your Lordship's most obdt hbl servant
*I am 34 years of age have a wife and two children. Lost my hand on board HMS Winzor Castle on the 28th Oct 1805. Receves a pension of 14 pounds per year.