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Sue Mackay
11-07-2006, 12:21 PM
The following letter is with CO48/41 at the National Archives in Kew, concerning correspondence on the 1820 aided emigration scheme to the Cape of Good Hope. John Bourn did not become an 1820 settler.

465
Kidderminster
Sep 2 1819
My Lord,
I John BOURN bricklayer have served in the Royal Artillery five years faithfully and honestly as my Discharge will certify. May your Lordship be pleased to grant me passage to the Cape as a settler in that country. I have a wife and three children, my age 31.
John BOURN Bricklayer
Horse fair, Kidderminster