GILFILLAN, William (Independent Settler)
National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 490
4th Nov'r 1819
Having served for many years in the Frontier of the Cape of Good Hope as an officer in the Army, since which I have been placed on half pay and being desirous of returning to the Cape to settle in the interior for which my funds are altogether inadequate I beg you may be graciously pleased to grant me a passage with the settlers now on the point of going.
I have the honor to be
Sir your most ob't humb'l s't
H.P. Lieutenant 60th Regt.
[Transcriber's Note: Came out as an independent settler in March 1820 on the "Importer". His brother Adam GILFILLAN sailed with THORNHILL's Party]