100. Order of Queen in Council. Referring enclosed petition
to the Council of Trade and Plantations, who are to report upon
the premises, and to make a strict enquiry, how the money
appropriated by the Assembly to the use of the two sloops has
been applyed, etc. Signed, John Provey. Endorsed, Recd.
Sept. 25th, Read Oct. 23rd, 1711. 1¼ pp. Enclosed,
100. i. Petition of Thomas Simson, of Port Royal, and —Gandy, widow and administratrix of Charles Gandy,
of Jamaica, to the Queen. The General Assembly
in March last passed an Act for raising £5000 for the
fitting out two sloops to cruize about the Island for
security of the Island against privateers. Thomas
Simson, Thos. Finch and the late Charles Gandy, being
all of the Assembly, were appointed Commrs. and
authorized to fitt out the said sloops, and Charles
Chaplain, H.M. Collector, was ordered to pay the said
£5000 to them for that purpose. The Commissioners
agreed for the hire of the said two sloops, but could not
procure sailors to mann them, tho' there were near
3000 registred seamen about a year before who had all
deserted. Simson and the other Commrs. in the next
Assembly laid before them an account of their proceedings, as directed by the Act, but to Simson's great surprize
Charles Chaplain, H.M. Collector, produces to the
Assembly receipts of Finches, one of the Commrs., to
the value of £3800, pretended to be paid him in pursuance of the said Act, without Simson and Gandy, the
other Commrs'. authority or priority. Finch absconding, and Charles Gandy being lately dead, the bond
executed to your Majesty by Simson, Gandy and Finch
in the penalty of 5000l. for a due application of the
publick money, was putt in suit against Simson and
Gandy, who were obliged to pay or secure to be paid the
said £3800. Petitioners are credibly informed that
Finch never received the said £3800 of Chaplin upon
accot. of the said Act, tho' he had given receipts purporting the same, but that Finch was indebted to Chaplin
in the like sum upon some former account, which they
contrived to discharge this way. This is a manifest
fraud and deceit in Chaplin, to prosecute petitioners
in your Majesty's name, when he hath still the publick
money in his own hands, and not one penny issued
but applyed by himself to discharge a private demand,
betwixt Finch and himself, wch. your petitioner's
bond had no relation to. Pray for relief, etc. Copy.
3 pp. [C.O. 137, 9. Nos. 46, 46 i.; and 138, 13. pp.
101. J.S. to the Earl of Dartmouth. Remarks upon the
present state of Maryland without a Governor from, persons'
letters of undoubted credit etc., by J.S. Addressed. Postmarks.
1 p. Enclosed,
101. i. Copy of trial of Thomas Macnemara and John Mitchell
for the murder of John Graham (v. infra.), July—Oct. 14,
1710. Verdict of "homicide by chance medley."
Macnemara, pleading benefit of clergy as a clerk, is
branded in the left hand with the letter M.; Mitchell is
pardoned. 8 pp.|
101. ii. Extracts from letters from Maryland concerning above.
(a) Maryland, Aug. 13, 1710. Macknemarra of Annapolis
has killed a master of a sloop and has had ye honour
to be in irons these 4 or 5 months, and his cousin Rudman; if there had been justice done him he should have
been hang'd; the manner, I suppose he was employ'd
as a lawyer to gett a small quantity of money of one
Graham (a Philadelphia mercht.) and knowing him to
be a stout fellow borrowes a pair of pistolls of Garrett.
It was such a pedling buisness the Sheriff would have
no hand in it, so he gets Garrett's boat away for ye
sloop which lay in ye Bay without an order from ye
Sheriff, so boarding ye sloop, Graham cry'd, Do ye come
friends or enemies ? Cried they, Friends. Then you
are welcom, said Graham. With that said Macknemarra, You are my prisoner. I'le carry you ashoar
with me. With that Graham getts hold of him to toss
him overboard; in ye scuffle Macknemarra shootes
Graham under ye armpitt with a brace of balls. Graham
with falling breaks his arm and all ye time Macknemarra laying him on with ye cock of ye pistoll till he
fractur'd his skull in severall places. Graham cryed,
you have murder'd me. Then being in that weak
condition he getts him ashore to his own house, and sends
for Dr. Moor and some others, but all in vain, he dy'd
ye next morning. Macknemarra and Rudman were
immediatly clapt into irons and try'd, but to no purpose,
it was brought in chance medly, tho' it was wilfull
murder. If they had been honest fellows they had been
both hang'd presently. This Country does no justice
in ye world it quite stinks for want of a Governour to
sett them to rights. They threaten to pull down all
ye prisons if they putt anybody in prison for protested
bills. People runn away daily with 2 or 3 families at
a time in sloops with negroes and all to North Carolina.
(b) Maryland, Arpil 4, 1711. I am sorry we have not
a Governour with us to putt some life and courage into
a drooping people. The villain Macknemarra privately
gott away from hence to Virginia, and from thence in
a small scotch vessell for Scotland. You will probably
see or hear of him in London amongst the merchts.,
and perhaps he will endeavour to be accquainted with
ye Governour; wherefore take a true relation of his
villanies and barbarities. Describes murder as in
preceding. He was arraign'd for murder, but ye Roman
Catholicks all his bosom friends pack't a jury for ye
purpose, who found it manslaughter only, for which he
was burnt in ye hand. He staid with us till Dec. last
in which month contrary to ye order of nature, he
bugger'd Wm. Taylard's little boy, who made his own
complaint, whereupon a warrant was issu'd out against
him. He absconded for a few dayes, and afterwards went
off incognito. Mr. C. a noted Roman Catholick was
much his friend in having him accquitted of ye murther.
3 pp. [C.O. 5, 720. Nos. 8, 8 i., ii.].|
102. (a.) List of inhabitants of Nevis and St. Kitts with the
amount of their losses by the late invasion proved by
the Commission, submitted by Stephen Duport, who
appears as their attorney to receive the debentures
granted them by Parliament. 4 pp.
(b.) Form of a Certificate that the above remained after
the invasion and that they or their agents are resettling
their plantations, and that their shares of the bounty
have not been bought or sold by way of stock jobbing,
etc. The whole endorsed, Recd. Read Sept. 20, 1711.
1¼ pp. [C.O. 152, 9. Nos. 78, 79.]|
103. Draught of a debenture to be issued to the sufferers of
Nevis and St. Kitts. Endorsed, Sept. 20, 1711. Printed. 1 p.
[C.O. 152, 9. No. 80; and 153, 11. p. 372.]
104. Mr. Popple to Mr. Attorney and Mr. Solicitor General.
Application having been made to the Council of Trade and Plantations by several persons here in behalf of the sufferers of Nevis
and St. Christophers, that debentures may be issued to them,
pursuant to an Act past the last Sessions of Parliament, their
Lordships are desirous to speak with you thereupon, etc. [C.O.
153, 11. p. 371.]
105. H.M. Instructions to Governor Parke for granting lands
in the French part of St. Xtophers. Nov. 30, 1705. q.v.
A return of the same is to be made to the Ld. High Treasurer,
and grants by the Governor are not to be for a longer period than
2½ years, etc. St. James, Nov. 30, 1705. Countersigned,
Godolphin. Endorsed, Recd. 19th, Read 20th, 1711. 2½ pp.
[C.O. 152, 9. No. 81.]|
106. H.M. Confirmation of Mrs. Elizabeth Bowden's grant
of plantation lands in St. Kitts. Aug. 14, 1707. Countersigned,
Godolphin. 2¼pp. [C.O. 152, 9. No. 82.]
107. The Attorney and Solicitor General to the Council of
Trade and Plantations. Reply to Sept. 20. We will attend
yr. Lordps. on Thursday, etc. Signed, Ed. Northey, Rob.
Raymond. Endorsed, Recd. 22nd, Read 25th Sept., 1711.
Addressed. ¾ p. [C.O. 152, 9. No. 83.]
108. Earl of Dartmouth to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Mr. Hugh Totterdell of Jamaica being very well recommended to H.M. to be one of Her Council in that Island, I
desire to know whether you have any objection, etc. Signed,
Dartmouth. Endorsed, Recd. Oct. 30th, Read Nov. 1st, 1711.
1 p. [C.O. 137, 9. No. 49; and 138, 13. p. 374.]
109. Mr. Popple to the Secretaries of the Treasury. The
Council of Trade and Plantations recommend H.M. confirmation
of the grant of land in St. Kitts to Lt. Governor Lambert, as
proposed by Mr. Blathwayt (v. Aug. 15), "provided there be a
reservation of the usual quit-rents, as their Lordships find it
reserved in a grant of the like nature to Mrs. Bowden, Aug. 14,
1707, but omitted in the above grant from Col. Parke to Col.
Lambert." [C.O. 153, 11. pp. 374, 375.]
110. The Earl of Dartmouth to the Council of Trade and
Plantations. Captain Teate, H.M.S. Reserve, having brought five
persons from Virginia, by order of the Lt. Governor, who setts
forth in the warrant he has signed for taking them into custody,
that they had raised a rebellion against the established Government of North Carolina, and failing in their attempts, were fled
from justice; I am to desire you will be pleased to communicate
to me what accounts you have received of this matter, particularly
in relation to the evidence produced against them. Signed,
Dartmouth. Endorsed, Recd. Read 26th Sept., 1711. 1 p.
[C.O. 5, 1316. No. 68; and 5, 1363. pp. 331, 332.]
111. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Earl of Dartmouth. In reply to preceding enclose extracts from Lt. Governor
Spotswood's letter etc., July 25th. We have recd, no affidavits
or other proofs, nor is there any mention in his letter to us of any
persons being sent over hither. [C.O. 5, 1363. pp. 331, 332;
and (rough draft) 5, 1335. p. 130.]
112. Mr. Attorney and Mr. Solicitor General to the Council of
Trade and Plantations. Having received yr. Lordps. commands to
deferr our coming to the Board, (v. Sept. 22), wee will attend on
Thursday, etc. Signed, Edw. Northey, Rob. Raymond. Endorsed,
Recd. Read Sept. 28, 1711. ¾ p. [C.O. 152, 9. No. 84.]
113. Petition of Alexander Skeene, Secretary of Barbados,
to the Queen. Prays to be appointed to the Council, there being
now a vacancy by the death of George Lillington. 1 p.
113. i. The Council of Trade and Plantations are to report
their opinion on this petition, etc. Signed, Dartmouth.
Whitehall, Sept. 28, 1711. The whole endorsed, Recd.
Sept. 29, Read Oct. 11, 1711. 1¼ pp. [C.O. 28, 13.
Nos. 64, 64 i.; and 29, 12. p. 368.]|
114. Petty Expences of the Board of Trade, postage, stationery, etc. 6 pp. [C.O. 388, 76. Nos. 122–124.]