About George Lyon, Snr, SV/PROG
1820 British Settler
George Lyon 46, Agriculturist, was a member of Cock's Party of 91 Settlers on the Weymouth.
Party originated from Oxfordshire.
Departed London, 7 January 1820. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town on 16 April 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 15 May 1820.
Area Allocated to the Party : Green Fountain on the Rufane River
LEIGH, Robert re George LYON, 1820 Settler National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 449
14 Duke Street West
27 Nov 1819
I have the honor to request that Mr. George LYON may be included in a list of ten settlers now permitted to sail to the Cape of Good Hope under the direction of Mr. HAWKINS, or of the person who may take them out, provided such leader shall name the said Mr. LYON to be of his party. Mr. LYON is a stout man aged 45 – has been in a better situation in life than at present – is one of my constituents & possesses of the wreck of his former fortune a considerable part of 200L – stating such a concession on the part of Government would much oblige Sir
Yours very faithfully