NEAL, Daniel et al

National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 830

[All four in the same handwriting, probably dictated]

London

July 28th 1819

Gentlemen,

Daniel NEAL having a wife and one child i am 30 years of age my wife 21 and my child 2. I was bred to the weaving but worked at labouring work both in Ireland and England those years past and am well used to any kind of work. I would wish to go as a setler with any Gentleman. I am a coal whipper but work runs very bad there is as many men always idle as at work

Jeremiah McCARTHY having a wife and seven children I am 44 years of age my wife 38 a son 21 another 18 and five daughters under fourteen. I was brought up to the farming buisiness but works now at coal whiping. I would wish to go to the Cape as a setler as a great number of my friends have already made application.

Felix McCARTHY a single man and brother to the above Jeremiah I am 33 years of age and a carpenter by trade at which buisiness I now work. I would wish to go with my brother if our buisiness would suit any Gentleman.

I Michael HURLEY have a wife and two children I am 32 years of age my wife about the same age a daughter 12 and a son 7 years of age. I was brought up to the farming buisiness but works now at coal whipping. I would wish to go as a setler. The McCARTHYs are friends of mine.

Any Gentleman whom our buisiness will suit will be pleased to direct to Wm. CONNELY, No.4 {obscured] Street, Old Gravel Lane, St.Georges in the East for Dan'l NEAL

 

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