NORDEN, Abraham (father of Benjamin NORDEN), 1820 Settler

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 834

East Smithfield

28th July 1819

Honorable Sir,

I take the liberty of addressing you which I hope you will not consider presumtious in me. I wish to solicit a passage to go out to the Cape of Good Hope as a settler, under such restrictions and directions as your Lordship may think proper to grant. Your Lordship's early reply will oblige

Your Lordship's most obed't humble servant

Abraham NORDEN

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 863

No.70 Upper East Smithfield

August 24th 1819

My Lord,

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your circular of the 29th ult and agreeable to the information therein contained I have formed a party consisting of twelve persons. And acting as chief thereof I have taken the liberty of addressing your Lordship in the name of the annexed list of persons (the whole of whom have unanimously agreed to proceed to the intended new colony) for the grant of land & privileges appertaining thereto, as specified in your circular of 1819.

I am now prepaired to pay down the deposit required by Government if approved of by yoyr Lordship and granted. I humbly beg the favour of your Lordship's early answer.

I have the honor to be, my Lord

Your Lordship's most obed't hbl serv't

Abraham NORDEN

Name

Age

Profession

Family

Residence

Abraham NORDEN

40

Salesman

Wife & 2 children, 1 male above 1 female under 14 years

No.70 Upper East Smithfield

Marcus NORDEN*

29

Gardner

Wife & 2 children both female under 14 yrs of age

No.21 Humberston St, Commercial Road

Samuel SIMONS

32

Farming man

Wife & 4 children, 3 male & 1 female under 14 years

No.8 Raven Row, Spittlefields

Benjamin NORDEN

24

Carpenter

Wife & 2 male children under 14 years

5 Marmon Street, Commercial Road

Moses BARNETT

28

Farming man

Wife & two female children under 14 years

145 Rosemary Lane

Samuel LEVY

23

Gardner

Wife & 1 female under 14 years

71 Rosemary Lane

Phillip SIMONS

34

Laborer

Wife & 3 male 4 female children under 14 years

5 Brookers Garden, Leadenhall Street

Israel LEVIT

21

Gardner

Single man

34 Rosemary Lane

Abraham SOLOMON

31

Bricklayer

Single, 2 male children under 14 years

2 Fire Ball Court, Hounsditch

Henry LEVIT

20

Laborer

Single man

20 Rosemary Lane

Barnard JOEL

28

Waterman

Wife & four male children under 14 years

17 Mill Yard, Goodmans Field

P. PILLIPS

20

Laborer

Single man

High Hollborn

We the undersigned take leave respectfully to recommend the grant of the prayer of the within petition of Ab. NORDEN

R. THOMAS, Fenchurch, Fenchurch St

William WHITEHEAD, 31 Maddox Street

[illegible signature] Hanover Square

Thos. WRIGHT, New Court, St.Swithins lane, Covent Garden

Bankers

John GUNTON, Belgrave Cottage, Pimlico

John James HARRIS } Churchwardens

John FAULKNER }

Joseph METCALFE, 71 Upper East Smithfield

*[Transcriber's note: Only Benjamin NORDEN is listed in The Settler Handbook, as a member of WILLSON's Party. According to Hockly's ‘Story of the British Settlers of 1820' Marcus NORDEN was also a settler, as were the other brothers Joshua, Samuel and Harry.]

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