National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 465
Sep 2 1819
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