389. Twenty-four Acts passed at a Grand Assembly held at James
City, Virginia, by prorogation from 23rd March to 2nd Dec. 1662 ;
but the titles only are given of those Acts against which is written
in the margin, Repealed, Expired, Obsolete, Useless. Printed in
Col. Entry Bks., Nos. 89, 90, 91, see ante, No. 262. [Col. Entry Bk.,
No. 88, pp. 49-53.]
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390. Minutes of the Council of Jamaica. The Act for the seal
of tobacco returned and disannulled. Petition of Capt. John Harrington
referred to Capts. Lyttelton and Fuller. Surveyors to be
appointed and collections made by the several justices, for clearing
and levelling the highways, which are to be mended before the end
of the year.
Proclamation of Deputy-Governor Lyttelton in accordance with
the above order for the repair of highways.
Dec. 11.Col. Sam. Barry's instructions read and allowed. The
trade with the King of Spain's subjects to be prosecuted by force,
and an attempt made to leeward, on the coasts of Cuba, Honduras,
and the bay of Campeachy. The Provost-Marshal, on his visit to
any ship, to signify that all persons desiring the benefit of his
Majesty's proclamation must enter the names and numbers of their
families at the Secretary's office on landing.
Proclamation of Deputy-Governor Lyttelton in accordance with
the above order concerning persons desiring the benefit of the King's
Dec. 16.Proclamation of the Deputy-Governor of Jamaica. Countenancing
the transportation by Capt. Robt. Munden in the Charles
frigate of Col. Sam. Barry and Capt. Langford to Tortugas, near
Hispaniola, from whom Capt. Munden is to receive orders for reducing
An additional Act to an Act formerly made for raising a public
revenue out of all strong liquors imported into this island. [Col.
Entry Bks., No. 34, pp. 67-73, and No. 37, pp. 20, 21, 26, 27.]
391. The King to the Governor and Council of Virginia. Whereas
his Majesty in the first year of his reign [18 Sept. 1649] granted to
Henry Lord Jermyn, now Earl of St. Alban's ; Ralph Lord Hopton,
then Baron of Stratton ; Sir John Berkeley, now Baron of Stratton ;
Sir William Morton, Knt., and others, all that territory in America
bounded by the rivers Tappahannacke or Rappahannacke and Quiriough
or Patowomecke and Thasopayocke Bay, together with the
rivers themselves and all the islands within them, which by reason
of the late unhappy times they could not enjoy. And whereas the
said Earl of St. Albans, Lord Berkeley, Sir William Morton, and
John Trethewy, assignee of said Lord Hopton and the surviving
patentees, have lately granted to Sir Humphrey Hooke, Knt., John
Fitzherbert, Esq., and Robert Vicaredge, merchant, said territory for
a certain number of years. His Majesty's pleasure is, without any
intention of withdrawing the said Plantation from under the care of
the Governor and Council of Virginia, that they aid and assist such
person as shall be employed by the parties interested for settling the
Plantation and receiving the rents and profits thereof, said patentees
having merited much by their great services and sufferings, as well
for his Majesty as for his late Royal father. 2 pp. [Dom. Entry Bk.,
Chas. II., No. 10, pp. 19-21.]
392. Minutes of the Council and Assembly of Barbadoes. List
of the burgesses returned to the Assembly, vizt., Major Rich. Buckworth,
vice Capt. Christopher Carew, for Christchurch Parish ; Capt.
Thos. Merrick and Lieut. Thos. Lake for St. Andrew's ; Capt. Jas.
White, vice Thos. Wardall, for St. Joseph's ; Robert Breviter, vice
Capt. Wm. Sandiford, for St. Peter's ; John Jennings, vice Capt.
Ed. Thornburgh, for St. Michael's ; the remaining burgesses were
re-elected, and Col. Thos. Modyford, Speaker. Heads of addresses to
be presented to the King. That a declaration be made by Act of
Parliament, touching the assurance of their titles to their lands ;
tenure in soccage to be held of the King ; their children to be
declared free born of all his Majesty dominions ; no tax laid without
the consent of the freeholders ; no custom to be paid on exports
from England, but to be as Virginia, New England, &c. ; free trade
also with Africa, or else to be furnished with negroes by the Royal
Company, at the same rate as by the merchants. Lord Willoughby,
if in England, to be desired to present these and any further addresses.
2 pp. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XI., pp. 76, 77.]
393. Order of the President and Council of Barbadoes. That
Capt. Povey bring in his account of all fees received during his
exercise of the Provost-Marshal's office since 4th Jan. 1661, with
order to the serjeant-at-arms and marshals of the courts of common
pleas in Barbadoes to yield obedience to Francis Cradock as Provost-Marshal.
1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. XVI., No. 114.]
394. Licence to Sir Thomas Bludworth and Sir William Turner,
sheriffs of London. Whereas divers prisoners condemned for crimes
within clergy usually obtain pardon under limitation of being transported
into Foreign Plantations, but in the meantime remain at the
charge of the sheriffs without any allowance. Said sheriffs are
hereby licensed to transport 20 prisoners under their custody, on
giving security that none of them shall return within 12 years of
their landing in said Plantations. Names of the prisoners : Rich.
Ridewood, John Poole, Steph. Hobson, John Johnson, Rich. Trellis,
Geo. Langford, Wm. Starkey, Abraham Drew, Hen. Howard, Wm.
Stoakes, Thos. Smith alias Suringfield, Nathaniel Harris, Thos.
Langthall, Morris Jones, John Harvey alias Harris, Hen. Bailey,
Rob. Chapman, Sam. Eles, John Smith, Margaret Parry. 2 pp.
[Dom. Entry Bk., Chas. II., Vol. XIV., pp. 1, 1a.]
395. Captains Rich. Gouldesburgh and Rich. Hodges to the
Navy Commissioners. Have been forced to draw three bills of
exchange on the Commissioners, having left Jamaica with only
three months provisions, and having met with violent storms in the
Gulf of Alurada. Richard Ditty has accepted the bills, and has
been very ready to serve his Majesty. [Dom., Chas. II., Vol. LXV.,
Nos. 69, 70, Cal., p. 605.]
396. Robert Johnston to Sec. Bennet. Particulars of several
suspicious persons. It is against reason to think that Baker should
be able to discover any plots without doing wrong to persons ; he
was a member of Cotton's Church in New England, but lost his
credit and was banished thence for blasphemy and atheism ; he has
since discovered himself more fully to be a blasphemer, atheist, liar,
and profane person. [Dom., Chas. II., Vol. LXV., No. 10, Cal.
397. An account of the officers and soldiers of the militia of this
island, raised by order of his Excellency Thomas Lord Windsor,
Governor. Divided into five regiments ; the first consisting of 15
officers and 327 men, Col. Lord Windsor, Major Povey, Captains
Man, Fuller, and Burroughs ; the second, of 12 officers and 256 men,
Col. Lyttelton, Captains Lyttelton, Walrond, and Ashton ; the third,
of 24 officers and 452 men, Col. Mitchell, Major Cope, Captains Clee,
Freeman, Guy, Collier, Evans, and Morgan ; the fourth, of 24 officers
and 540 men, Col. Barry, Lt.-Col. Archbold, Major Hope, Captains
Massie, Valett, Rivers, Cooper, and Thorne ; also Captain Johnson's
company of 53 ; and the fifth, of 24 officers and 356 men, Lt.-Col.
Lynch, Major Sanderson, Captains Groves, Lloyd, Freeman, Atkins,
Englesfield, and Browne. In all 53 officers and 2,030 men. In
Williamson's hand. 1 pp. [Col. Papers, Vol. XVI., No. 115.]
398. Copy of preceding. [Col. Papers, Vol. XVI., No. 116.]
399. Bermudas. "A collection of laws and orders since those
printed anno 1622 ; together with a rental of the public land as
made and returned anno 1627 and 1657. Also an account of the
glebes, how disposed ; of the time of the ministers' entertainment ;
and of their respective settlements this present year 1662." Also
laws and orders made in 1662, 1663, 1669, 1675, and 1676. Certified
copy by Rich. Banner. 27 pp. [Col. Papers, Vol. XVI., No. 117.]
400. Acts passed in Barbadoes during the year 1662, in continuation
of those of 1661, entered ante, No. 203. No. 32. An Act
for the better amending, repairing, and keeping clean the common
highways and known broad paths within this island, leading to
church and market, and for laying out new ways, and turning old
ways where it shall be needful. 9 January 1661-2. No. 33. An Act
for the encouragement of such as plant or raise provisions to sell.
13 March 1661-2. No. 34. An Act concerning ships. No. 35.
An additional Act to the Act of Highways. 12 June 1662. [Col.
Entry Bk., No. 15, pp. 45-55.]
401. Warrant to prepare a bill for his Majesty's signature authorising
the Treasurer of the Exchequer to pay the sum of 500l. yearly
to Thomas Povey, to be by him transmitted and equally distributed
to five ministers serving in Jamaica, or to four ministers and a schoolmaster,
as shall seem fit to the Governor, said sum to be paid halfyearly,
commencing from the Feast of the Annunciation of the
blessed Virgin, 1662, 250l. already paid by virtue of Privy Seal
dated the 15th May last, to be defalked therefrom ; and other
letters of Privy Seal dated the 21st March last authorising said
payment, having been mislaid, are hereby vacated and annulled.
Draft with corrections. 2 pp. The Warrant is dated 23 February
1663, see Dom. Entry Bk. Chas. II., No. IX., pp. 281-283. [Col.
Papers, Vol. XVI., No. 118.]
402. Relation of the imprisonment of about 200 Quakers in
Dorsetshire. Many Quakers are imprisoned in Virginia under the
government of Sir William Bartlett [Berkeley], and their goods
taken from them, and some banished, because they cannot swear,
and because they cannot promise to abstain from meeting together
to worship God, and abjure the same, and help to maintain their
church and worship. [Dom., Chas. II., Vol. LVI., No. 134, Cal.,
403. Petition of Ann, widow of Nicholas Downe, chief clerk of
the kitchen, to the King. Petitioner's husband served his Majesty
from his infancy till his going over to France, and lost all his property
in the wars ; after which he was forced to go to Virginia
under the protection of Governor Sir Wm. Berkeley ; dying there
shortly after, he left petitioner without support. Prays for a pension.
[Dom., Chas. II., Vol. LXVI., No. 107, Cal., p. 621.]
404. A closely-written paper of 12 pages addressed to the Lord
Mayor, aldermen, citizens, and merchants in London, entitled, Complaint
from heaven with a hue and cry and a petition out of Virginia
and Maryland to the King and his Parliament against the Barklian
and Baltimore parties. The platform is Pope Jesuit determined
to overthrow England with fire, sword, and distractions, and the
Maryland Papists to drive us Protestants to purgatory. 12 pp. [Col.
Papers, Vol. XVI., No. 119.]