GEOGHEGAN, Miles and William EAGER
National Archives, Kew CO48/43, 425
Sept 20 1819
The humble petition of Miles GEOGHEGAN and Wil'm, EAGER jointly soliciting your Lordship to take into Consideration the Case of your Humble Petitioners who most humbly Pray that your Lordship in your Most Excellent Wisdom would be graciously pleas'd to grant us with our families free passage to His Majesty's Colony in the Cape of Good Hope. We have both of us served His Majesty and hold a pension from Chelsea Hospital. We are both young and have small familys and also being tradesmen we would most willingly immigrate if your Lordship would be graciously pleas'd to accept our Service.
Petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray
Miles GEOGHEGAN have wife and two children with Brother of 16 years of age, a Mason by trade, and sister of 17 years of age who would most humbly [receive?] your Lordship's orders to go
William EAGAR have wife and three sons, is a Carpenter by trade. Miles GEOGHEGAN a Stonecutter by trade.
Miles GEOGHEGAN } Chelsea Pensioners
William EAGAR }