21 December 2010
National Archives, Kew, CO48/56, 131
The memorial of John INGRAM of the Cape of Good Hope
That your memorialist was for several years largely engaged in business in the City of Cork. That during that time he was always ready & forward in promoting the interest of Government & those connected with it.
That your memorialist instances one occasion among many of his services in supplying the 40th Regt with money &c in the last war when embarking for Lisbon at a time that the Banks refused to make them any advance & they had no means of procuring it.
That owing to the change which occurred in trade on the Peace your memorialist's business fell off considerably & that he was obliged to discontinue business.
That he then went out with a colony of settlers to the Cape of Good Hope, where he obtained a grant of land for himself & followers. That owing to the unproductiveness of the land his crops totally failed after expending a considerable sum on it – he is now reduced to seek other means of support.
That having heard that the place of Barrack Master at Cape Town is vacant he humbly requests he may be appointed thereto & hopes he has shown a claim on the Government for his [obscured] loyalty & the disappointments he suffered in getting unproductive land.
Your memorialist begs leave further to state that he has a wife & six children entirely depending on his exertions for support & he respectfully begs to refer you to the annexed certificate from his late fellow citizens for his former rank & loyalty
We the undersigned certify that John INGRAM now of the Cape of Good Hope was many years a highly respectable trader in this city & that he was always prominent for his loyalty on every public & private occasion, and an honest and honourable man.
Arthur PERRIER Mayor of Cork
T.PARSONS BOLAND Sheriff
Isaac MORGAN } Sheriffs elect
Rob't LEYCESTER }
Thos. S. REEVES
H.L. JAMESON [Ambassador?] to HM King of the Netherlands
H.B. WESTROPP Burgess
Geo. KNAPP Burgess
Wm. P. WHITE
John N WRIXON Burgess
Wm. ROBERTS & Son
Rich. DIGBY Alderman
John Geo. NEWSOM Alderman
Richard T.P. POPE
Mich. RUSTEED Alderman
Thos. DUNSCOMBE Burgess
Henry BENNETT Burgess
Robt. MARTIN MD