America and West Indies: Miscellaneous, 1725

Pages 490-494

Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 34, 1724-1725. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1936.

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Miscellaneous, 1725

[? 1725.] 822. Petition of John Spooner to Mr. Secretary Walpole. Requests copies of petitions of Robert Cunyngham and his late aunt Mrs. Salenave, petitioner designing to petition the Lords Justices that the Attorney General may prosecute a scire facias in order to try the validity of Cunningham's grant. (?. March 3 and 27). Endorsed, Granted. Without date. ½ p. [C.O. 239, 1. 32a.]
1725. [1725.] 823. Mr. Hammerton to the Duke of Newcastle. Begs that his affair may be dispatched (?. Oct. 27th). Signed, John Hammerton. Without date. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 383. No. 13.]
[1725.] 824. Mr. Hammerton to Mr. Delafaye. Begs for orders in his affair this night, before the Duke goes out of town etc. (?. Oct. 27th). Signed, John Hammerton. Without date. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 383. No. 15.]
[1725.] 825. Mr. Hammerton to the Duke of Newcastle. I do not ask to depose Mr. Hart, the present Secretary. He desires leave to resign that place to me. He is now so very infirm that he is not capable to act etc. Signed, John Hammerton. Without date. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 383. No. 16.]
[1725.] 826. Mr. Hammerton to Sir Robert Walpole. Reminds him that he promised to speak to the Duke of Newcastle on his behalf and that he gave him Mr. Hart's petition for that purpose. Signed, John Hammerton. Without date. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 383. No. 17.]
[1725.] 827. Same to the Duke of Newcastle. Prays for the dispatch of his affair. Signed, John Hammerton. Without date. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 383. No. 18.]
[1725.] 828. Anonymous Memorandum. Quotes from Order of Council, June 1st, upon Governor Shute's complaint, "approved by H.M. at the last Council before he went abroad," and suggests that the Lords Justices should sanction an Instruction to the Governor directing him to acquaint the Representatives of Massachusetts Bay with the gist of it etc. (?. A.P.C. III. pp. 103, 104). Without date, signature or endorsement. 2 pp. [C.O. 5, 10. No. 186.]
[? 1725.] 829. Memorial in behalf of Governor Hart to the Duke of Newcastle. Asks for H.M. licence for 6 months absence, his continual voyages in order to attend the Assemblies in the several islands having so affected his health, "that his Physitians have advised his speedy return for the benefitt of the Bath " etc. 1 p. [C.O. 152, 40. No. 21.]
[? 1725.] 830. Petition of Charles Pym, Drury Ottley and John Willet, of St. Christophers, and Daniel Moore and Thomas Truman of London, executors of Richard Holmes deed, late Member of Council of St. Christophers, to the Duke of Newcastle. In order to carry out the provisions of the will of said Holmes, pray that a grant may be made to them of two plantations in the French part of St. Kitts owned by him, and one of which he inherited from Major General Michael Lambert, whose daughter Susanna he married. Details given. 2 pp. [C.O. 152, 42. No. 140.]
[? 1725.] 831. Petition of Ralph Noden to the Duke of Newcastle. In 1712 petitioner obtained a patent as Secretary and Provost Marshal of Bermuda, which was taken out in the name of George Tucker upon his entering into articles to pay him £80 pr. annum Bermuda money, about £60 sterl. This patent Noden got renewed under his present Majesty etc. Lt. Governor Hope has suspended him for incapacity and malpractices, having found out that he was in combination with Edward Jones, and his son, a person of infamous character, to disturb the peace and welfare of the island and excite the people against the Governor, by endeavouring to prevail with them to sign a paper for raising money to carry him or his son Richard Tucker to England to justify his conduct and remove the Governor etc. Tucker connived at Edward Jones' jr. running away from the island and owes Noden £100 upon account of his above agreement etc. Prays that he may take out the patent in his own name, which the Governor desires for the tranquility of the island etc. No date, signature or endorsement. (Cf. Sept. 30, 1725.) 2 3/4 pp. [C.O. 37, 26. No. 36.]
[? 1725.] 832. Extract, relating to Mass., from General report on state of Colonies. 2 1/4 pp. [C.O. 5, 752. No. 32.]
[? 1725.] 833. Petition of William MacDowell to the King. Petitioner has been in possession of a parcel of land in the former French part of St. Kitts for eight years, and improved the same. Your Majesty's royal pleasure was signified to the Governor of the Leeward Islands by Lord Carteret's letter, 13th Feb., 1722, that petitioner should remain in quiet enjoyment of the same until your Majesty should think fit how to dispose of the said French lands. Notwithstanding which, Governor Hart has dispossessed him of part thereof, by destroying the canes and provisions planted by him, and ordering his own servants to plant the same for his own use. Prays to be restored and confirmed in possession of said lands. Without date or endorsement. 1 p. [C.O. 239, 1. No. 36.]
[? 1725.] 834. John Thomas to the Lords Justices. Certifies that in Aug. 1721, Capt. Massy at Jamaica behaved well on board the Happy Snow, Capt. Laws, commander, which went in pursuit of a pirate etc. Signed, John Thomas. Without date. 1 p. [C.O. 137, 46. No. 47.]
1725–1730. 835. Naval Officer's accounts of ships entered and cleared, New York, Sept. 29, 1725—1730. [C.O. 5, 1224.]
1725. 1725—1727. 836. Naval Officer's list of Vessels entered and cleared in Virginia, 1725–1727. [C.O. 5, 1442.]
[1724 1725.] 837. A deduction of representations made by the English Ambassador in France, with regard to the fishing, furring and settling of the French in Newfoundland, and their pretentions to Tobago. The Duke of Newcastle, Oct. 15, 1724, instructed Mr. Walpole to represent in a strong and friendly manner to the Ministers of France the complaints of Capt. Bouler, appointed to protect the Fishery at Newfoundland, that the French not only fished and killed furrs, but had several families settled at the Bays of Despair and Fortune, who had been so insolent as to fire on H.M. subjects, one of whom was dangerously wounded, and particularly that several Frenchmen, under pretence of going from Port Frederick to Cape Breton, were settled at the Bays aforesaid etc. M. de Morville, in reply, communicated a Minute by M. de Maurepas, in whose province such affairs lay, (21st Nov.), that they had received no news, which could give room to suppose, that the French of Cape Breton or of Labrador had established themselves at the Bay of Fortune in Newfoundland, and that if there proved to be any foundation for the complaint made by the English the French would do them justice. But it was to be wished, the English would not molest the French Fishery on the Bank of Newfoundland, and would also do the Crown of France justice on the affair of Cape Campreau. On 11th Feb., 1725, the Duke of Newcastle sent Mr. Walpole an extract of a letter from Capt. St. Lo to Mr. Burchet, 14th Nov., 1724, enclosing one from Mr. St. Lo to M. St. Ovide, Governor of Cape Breton, and his answer, Sept. 20th. By these papers it appeared that, Capt. St. Lo made mention of the like intelligence of several French families being settled in the Bays of Despair and Fortune, and the Governor of Cape Breton answered, that he had never heard of any such settlements, and promised to remedy it the next year, when the season should permit their going out to discover the truth of it, so that there not appearing as then, any great cause of complaint, the attempt being disowned by the French Governor of Cape Breton, who had promised redress, if found true, His Grace recommended no more to Mr. Walpole than to take notice of the fact to the Ministers of France, that such orders might be sent to their plantations as might prevent any encroachments of this nature. Thus matters stood, till the Lords of the Admiralty applied for instructions in relation to the late encroachments of the French; for their Commander the Commodore of the Convoy about to sail. On April 26th, 1725, the Duke acquainted Mr. Walpole at Paris that he had acquainted them with the French reply (above), and added that he should renew his instances upon that subject etc. He likewise sent him Governor Worsley's letter, (?. 24th Jan.) as to the French pretention to Tobago, whereupon the King, who had approved of some steps already taken by the said Governor of Barbados in support of the right of England to that island, and had directed him to insist upon H.M. title thereto, in case it should be further disputed, was pleased to order Mr. Walpole to mention this affair to the Ministers of the French Court, and endeavour to inform himself of the state of their pretensions, and in case he found they insisted upon the said island, as a right, belonging to the Court of France, he should be furnished from England with sufficient proofs of H.M. right to it. These matters having been submitted to M. de Morville by Mr. Walpole in a letter of 14th May, 1725, that Minister acquainted Mr. Walpole that by order of the Duke of Bourbon, they had been referred to M. Maurepas, and that an answer should soon be returned in writing. But as no answer is found, and probably none was given, it is to be presumed the French thought their former reply, promising redress, if the facts were found true, was sufficient, and as they were equally silent as to their pretentions to To bago, both these points have remained to this day without any farther complaint. Of later date.pp. [C.O. 194, 23. No. 33.]
May 30. 838. H.M. Instructions to the Lords Proprietors of North Carolina relating to the Acts of Trade and Navigation. [C.O. 5, 192. pp. 1—23.]
[1724] 839. An account of the Expedition of Sta. Lucia, communicated to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Signed, Montagu. (?. C.S.P. 1722, 1723). Contains an account of the sailing; capitulation; Admiralty Instructions to Capts. Orme, Brown, and Brand; names, and employments and wages of the personnel; provisions sent; ships chartered; copies of letter from M. de Feuquière to Governor Uring, and from Governor Uring to the Duke of Montagu, Dec. 22nd, 1722, Jan 4, 1723; and Articles of surrender, Jan. 8, 1723. [C.O. 258, 3. ff. 6–49.]