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Samuel Wray

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A narrative of the adventures of Samuel Wray now living at Kempston, Bedfordshire, from the time of his volunteering for that parish in 1796, till his return to England in 1815, published by C.B. Merry, 1823, Bedford.

Page Five

Samuel Wray, page 5

Bedfordshire Libraries, 2007

The ship continued passed the Bay of Biscay and Saint Helena. A woman died on board and was given a sea burial sewed up in a sheet. Wray was then informed that he was bound for the Cape of Good Hope. During this part of the journey one of the men contracted small pox and the ship was put under quarantine to Robben Island where it landed. After a month on the island the men boarded again and made the journey to the Cape. Wray joined the Regiment on the 16th February 1799 after a voyage of six months and six days. Sir Francis Henry Dundas was the Governor of the Cape.


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