DURIEN, H.

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 618

27 July 1819

Sir,

Being desirous of emigrating to the Cape of Good Hope I beg leave most respectfully o state my family consists of viz:

Myself, aged 24 years, Mrs.Lucy DURIEN aged 20 years and an infant Emma Mary DURIEN aged 5 months, Mr. John TAYLOR aged 45 years, Mrs. Mary TAYLOR aged 40, Thomas TAYLOR aged 28 years, in addition to which the following individuals are extremely anxious to join us:

Mr. John OVERTON aged 34 years, Mrs. Mary OVERTON aged 38 years and Elizabeth OVERTON aged 14 years.

I beg leave also to state (should the Gentlemen appointed to conduct this Department accept us) that an early means of departure will be a most essential favor as having no employment in London the means now in our possession will imperceptibly dwindle away should any length of time elapse prior to embarkation.

I am Sir your most obdt hble sevt

H.J. DURIEN

c/o Mr. J. SCHMIDT

Ball Court

Cornhill

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