COHAN, Samuel

National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 233

The application of Sam'l COHAN recommended by

Thos. WILSON

Corn's BULLER

E.M. LEIGHTON

[illegible signature]

T.A. CURTIS

W.T. ROBARTS

Thos. KAMAROFF

A.H. THOMSON

George BLACKMAN

James CAMPBELL

[illegible signature]

Edward GOLDSMITH

Geo. IRVING

John WHITMORE

John LOWE

J.B. GRIBBLE

[illegible signature]

Thos. BAINBRIDGE

MARTIN & Co

My Lord,

Agreeable to your circular issued from Downing Street dated ___ 1819 respecting emigration to the Cape of Good Hope.

I Samuel COHAN, late Master Fisherman of Barking in Essex, & now resident at No.226 High Street, Shadwell, humbly beg leave to apply for a grant of land and the other privileges held out to settlers emigrating to that Colony for [myself] and the annexed persons, all loyal subjects of His Majesty's Great Britain, who pledge themselves with me to promote as much as lies in their power the Interest of the Colony. [obscured] myself to all the regulations in the aforesaid circular.

Humbly hoping your Lordship will honour me with an answer and graciously grant me my request. I have the honour to subscribe myself with the profoundest respect

Your Lordship's most obedient humble servant

Samuel COHAN

Names

Age

Profession or Trade

Resident

No. of Children

Ages of Children

Samuel COHAN

39

Master Fisherman

226 Shadwell High Street

Six

All under 14

Thomas GRIFFIN

34

Gun Maker

5 Chamber Street

Six

All under 14

James ROBINSON

40

Farmer

Catsfield in Sussex

None

 

James MARS

25

Farmer

Catsfield in Sussex

None

 

Anselom JEWELL

25

Labourer

15 New Gravel Lane, Shadwell

Two

All under 14

Moses LEVY

25

Labourer

131 Rosemary Lane

Two

All under 14

Peter SIMEON

31

Lapidary

11 Crown Street, Finsbury

Two

All under 14

Marcus ABRAHAM

40

Salesman

82 Ratcliff Highway

Four

All under 14

Abraham LEWISON

21

Son to the Above

Ditto

None

 

Charles EADES

23

Stonemason & Bricklayer

10 Charles St, Lisson Grove

None

 

[obscured in fold]

26

Labourer

90 Rosemary Lane

Two

All under 14

Godfry SALING

21

Furrier

40 Museum St, Bloomsbury

 

 

Moses MOSES

40

Salesman

143 Rosemary Lane

Five

3 under 14, 2 under 18

Aaron MOSS

35

Tailor

18 Goulston Square

Five

All under 14

David MOSES

20

Son to the Above

Ditto

None

 

Aaron HENDRIKS

35

Tailor

8 Church Lane Whitechapel

Two

 

David JONES

31

Tin Plate Worker

105 Old Gravel Lane, Ratcliff Highway

One

Under 14

Solomon SAMUEL

36

Butcher

12 Playhouse Yard, St.Luke's

Three

All under 14

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 305

226 Shadwell High St.

14th September 1819

My Lord,

I most respectfully beg to solicit your Lordship's permission to add to the number of my return for a grant of land at the Cape of Good Hope the name of John ROBINSON & wife, aged 32, late of Gillingham in the County of Kent, farmer, but now of No.23 Penton Place, Newington in the County of Surrey. Your Lordship's compliance with the above will greatly oblige.

Your Lordship's most obedient servant

Samuel COHAN

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/42, 307

(Anonymous letter re Samuel COHEN)

I have no friendship for anonymous writers and least of all have I any respect for anonymous censures which are generally the work of scoundrells. It is however apprehended by the writer in this instance that the subject on which he is about to treat and the communication he feels it his duty to make will justify him in adopting a conduct which as a general practice he reprobates. Under the sanction of your Lordship and the Ministers of the Crown a considerable number of families are about emigrating for the Cape of Good Hope. When the Bill passed the Legislature for placing at the disposal of the Government a certain sum for the furtherance of the benevolent object it was doubtlessly intended that a discriminating selection should be made in the choice of worthy and deserving individuals and where in consequence of frustration of false representations, interest is made for persons not coming under this description and denomination, it becomes the duty as I take it of every honest man to expose as they come under his observation attempts at [obscured] and impositions. Among the list of petitioners before your Lordship for a grant will be found one headed by one Samuel COHEN, a Jew, in the neighbourhood of Shadwell. Of the character of this man who is himself Fisherman I shall say but little – because of this intimation Yr Lordship will I make no doubt order such enquiries to be made as shall satisfy your mind respecting the merits of his claims. Amongst his numerous deservings suffice it for me to enumerate his standing a committed and extensive smuggler and an uncertificated bankrupt after having suffered an imprisonment for five years in the Gaol of Newgate. Himself a prey to disease he is now compleating a list of speculations by an attempt to take in others and then with a sick wife and a small family means to abscond to the Bay of ___ at the Cape of Good Hope under the benevolent sanction and patronage of your Lordship and your Lordship's colleagues.

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