America and West Indies: December 1641

Pages 322-323

Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 1, 1574-1660. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1860.

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December 1641

Dec. 5. 86. Petition of James Earl of Carlisle to the King. The Caribbee or Carlisle Islands are pretended to be conveyed by the petitioner's father to Sir James and Archibald Hay, in trust for payment of his debts, the surplusage to remain to the use of the petitioner and his heirs. Prays, in consideration of his great charge and care in the preservation and government of those islands, of his having hitherto had no profit from them, and no other estate from his father to support his dignity, for a grant of all interest in those islands, vested in the King through any defect in the above conveyance, and for arrears of the rent of 100l. per annum, reserved to his Majesty. [On the margin Nicholas has written that His Majesty is well pleased to assist the petitioner as he desires.]
1641. Pretended grant by Jas. Earl of Carlisle, of the Caribbee or Carlisle Islands, to Sir Jas. and Archibald Hay, in trust for payment of his debts; the surplusage to remain to him and his heirs. [Minute, Colonial Corresp., 1609, pp. 6,7.]
Dec.? 87. Petition of merchants and owners trading to Virginia and the Somers Islands to the Privy Council. Have prepared the Dorset and the Friendship, the one to Virginia, the other to the Somers Islands, with passengers, ammunition, clothing, and other necessaries, for relief of the poor planters there. Pray for licence to export the goods customs free, and that the passengers may take the oaths of allegiance at Gravesend. Annexed,
87. I. Note of the goods and provisions, with 150 passengers, now going to Virginia in the Dorset, of London, James Craynedge, master.
Dec. 11. 88. The Privy Council to the Treasury. For directions to permit the merchants and owners to clear the Dorset of London, at Gravesend, bound to Virginia and to take the number of passengers and provisions desired. [Copy.]
89. The Privy Council to the Treasury. To the same effect as the preceding. [Copy.]
[Dec. 11.] 90. Imperfect copy of the above.
Dec. 91. Another imperfect copy of the above for the Dorset, bound to the Somers Islands. [Probably a mistake for Virginia.]
Dec.? 92. The Privy Council to the Treasury. Similar licence for the Friendship of London, bound to the Somers Islands.
Dec. 15. Pass for Colonel Francis Trafford to go to America and the West Indies, and to take with him his servants, trunks of apparel, and other necessaries, with the usual clause to searchers. [Draft. Extract from DOMESTIC Corresp. Car. I.]
1641? 93. Petition of Sir Ferdinando Gorges to the Lords Commissioners for Foreign Plantations. Has devoted many years to the service of the King, and was one of the first to set plantations on foot; but finding age overtaking him, prays that his nephew Luttrell may, in his stead, attend their Lordships' resolutions, concerning a petition presented in June last to the King, and recommended to them for dispatch, and that the Attorney General may have the requisite instructions.