21 December 2010
July 21st 1826
The humble petition of Mary CONNOR
Most humbly sheweth
You hon's pet'r begs leave with all humility to sollicit your hon's humanity to act her relief as being now down to the greatest distress and have no means of supporting herself in Cork pet'rs husband and 7 children agreed with Mr. John INGRAM for 3 years and subsistance for the said term as being coopers to go to Cape Town. Pet'r haveing the missfortune of looseing her passage and her family and husband gone off to Cape Town. Pet'r hopes your hon'r will be so humane as to grant her a passage to go to Cape Town to her husband and children and for your hon's prosperity in this life and glorious fellisity in the next, with ardent heart will fervently pray
NB Please direct to Mary CONNOR to the care of Mr. Daniel HOLLAND, Master Cooper, Maylor Street, Cork.
I know the above named Mary CONNOR, I believe what she states to be strictly true, and take the liberty of recommending her case to the consideration of His Majesty's Government
[illegible signature .....AGGETT]
Recorder of Cork
July 24 1826
I beg leave to join with the Recorder of Cork in recommending the petitioner [??] hereto.
Cork, 25th July 1826
Mayor of Cork
John CONNOR and Mary CONNOR late of the City of Cork were legally and validly married according to the rites of the R.C. church by the Rev. T. BANG DD in the presence of Peter LOVER? Dennis CONWAY and Cath B.. [obscured in fold] in or about the year of our Lord 1792, there being no registry to be found as [obscured] in the days after the minutest enquiry & on the testimony of the above witnesses who are living and now before me in the town of Mallow Co.Cork, I certify the truth of the above.
Mr. Wm. JONES
Administrator of the Parish of Mallow
Mallow, July 26th Anno Domini 1826
I have made enquiry into the above statement and believe it to be correct
July 26th 1826
? ? BALDWIN
Curate of the Parish of Mallow