America and West Indies: November 1657

Pages 460-461

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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November 1657

[Nov. 11.] 35. Petition of Robert Knightley and partners, merchants, to the Lord Protector and Council. The estate of Capt. Ant. Strange, of Barbadoes, who lately killed Capt. Geo. Bowyer, of the same place, but has since escaped, is escheated. Capt. Strange is indebted to the petitioners to the value of 700l. Pray for relief. Under-written is a reference to the Committee for America for their report. Whitehall, 11 Nov. 1657. Annexed,
35. I. Report of the Committee to the Lord Protector, upon the above petition. Cannot ascertain the demand of the peti-tioners, the debt having been contracted upon the island, where the books remain, but when made out to the Governor and Council there, think that it should be allowed, and satisfaction given out of the estate of Capt. Strange. Treasury Chamber, 1658, Jan. 8.
Nov. 26. Order of the Council of State. Upon report of petition of Fras. Lord Willoughby of Parham. After giving security for 10,000l., to embark within six months for Surinam and not do anything prejudicial to the Commonwealth, he will be set at liberty, and allowed to transport himself with his company, servants, and goods, and enjoy the settlements already made by him there, according to the articles granted on the surrender of Barbadoes. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CVI., p. 307–8.]