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George Anderson, SV/PROG

Birthplace: England
Immediate Family:

Husband of Isabella Anderson, SM/PROG
Father of Robert Embleton Anderson, b1; George Anderson, b2; William Anderson, b3; Benjamin Anderson, b4 and Isabella Anderson, b5

Occupation: Carpenter
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ANDERSON, George, 1820 Settler National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 120/121

23 Everett Street

Russell Square

Monday 27th Sept 1819

My Lord

I hope your lordship will pardon this liberty I take in thus addressing you at this moment. I having with all my Family joined a party of individuals under the immediate direction of John BAILIE Esq. of Manchester Buildings Westminster and he having made application to your Lordship for a Grant of Land in the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope and having till this time Received no Answer. I have presumed upon your Lordship's known goodness to beg we may have an answer as soon as possible. It being to me of great consequence as I have a large family all grown up of Four Sons and one Daughter all anxious to Emigrate to that Colony, not being able to get any employment thro the Distress of the times and being now spending what little property we are possessed off which if not an immediate answer would make us comfortable in that colony with our own active exertions which are now paralyzed in this Country thro the extreme deadness of trade once having so fallen off that we have not been able to get any work for more than two years past and as we are all strong and my Sons young active and willing to work, it makes it the more unfortunate and always having been

Respectable and in one House for near twenty Years the mere prospect of absolute Poverty is more Dreaded. And as the time His Majesties Government proposed to send Persons out to that Colony is very near approaching makes me this presumtuous in Humbly Begging of your Lordship for an answer. As we must sacrifice what little property we have left to Dispose off at a very great Disadvantage in not having some time before that allowed to Dispose off it to make the most off it.

Hoping your Lordship will pardon this My Importunity in my Extreme Anxiety for the Welfare of my family.

And believe my Lord

Your Lordships Most Devoted




ANDERSON, George - Extra Data London Metropolitan Archives:

  • George ANDERSON, bachelor, married Isabella OLIPHANT, spinster, on 2 July 1789 in St.Pancras Church, London.
  • Both signed their names
  • Witnesses: Wm OLIPHANT and Ann PILLA
  • Robert Embleton ANDERSON baptised 3 June 1792 in St.Marylebone (born 4 May 1792)
  • Benjamin ANDERSON baptised 16 June 1805 in St.Pancras (born 17 May 1805)
  • Isabella ANDERSON baptised 10 July 1814 in St.Dunstan's (born 28 December 1813) Parents living in Ratcliffe.
  • James ANDERSON baptised 18 Feb 1816 in St.Dunstan's (born 6 May 1815) Parents living in Ratcliffe. Presumably died in infancy.

No baptism found for George or William. The IGI has an extracted baptism for a George, son of George and Isabella on 15 Mar 1795 in St.James, Westminster, but LMA records don't cover this parish at that date. Original in Westminster Archives.

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George Anderson, SV/PROG's Timeline

May 4, 1792
Age 20
London, England
Age 24
Age 27
May 17, 1805
Age 33
London, England
December 28, 1813
Age 41
London, England