Mr Hanson (17**-18*) was possibly a member of the British garrison in Cape Town, and an amateur actor.
A valued and longer term member of the Garrison Amateur Players, he was a comic actor who appeared to acclaim as "Dr Ollapod" in The Poor Gentleman (4 and 12 October 1822); as "Gabriel Lackbrain" in Life (Reynolds) and "The Drunkard" in The Irish Tutor (4 and 22 September 1824); "Sir Christopher Cranberry" in Exchange No Robbery (8 October, 1825), "Doctor Pangloss" in The Heir at Law and "Lubin Log"/"Andrew" in Love, Law and Physic (16 August 1826).
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