East Indies, China and Japan: December 1617

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, East Indies, China and Japan, Volume 3, 1617-1621. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1870.

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December 1617

Dec. 2. 208. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Tokeley and Capt. Becke to be punished for negligence. Wormwood wine not to be provided in future. Request of Curtis to be master in the Moon referred. Martyn recommended for master in the Sun. Richard Weekes not to be pardoned. Wm. Pelter to be paid his wages during the time of his accident in the Moon. [Three pages. Court Bk. IV., 78-81.]
Dec. 2. Leskar in Rannas Wood. 209. Sir Thos. Roe to Thos. Kerridge at Surat. The King continues his journey to Ahmedabad without rest, and by such miserable ways as Roe believes no army or multitude ever went ; he purposes to enter Ahmedabad about the 13th. Steele is to meet Roe there with the goods and presents ; hopes he will find no difficulty in their passage. Aseph Khan stands obliged on both sides between the Prince and Roe ; the King drinks and is indifferent. Has not heard from Kerridge since those sent after Steele, and expects the model of the pearl and a note of what Kerridge had delivered to Aseph Khan or Nourmahal ; if upon credit Roe might demand the money, for he will want it at Agra to keep his credit with the factors. Fears the pearl was overrated or over-bought in England. If a ship be employed to the Red Sea there will be sufficient means of remains for her relading. The old journal and ledger sent by Fetiplace to be corrected of errors and sent to Sir Thos. Smythe or the Committee. Advice received from Ahmedabad of the sale of goods sent by Roe for ready money and very good profit. Browne is hurt and very sick, and wants a helper to keep his accounts. When Roe arrives he will every way assist him, but thinks it reasonable to ease him of so many labours. Banggam has left Burrampoor, as Kerridge wished. The hopes there are very cold. When Roe knows the result of his consultation, will then be bold to resolve with him either for fit supplies or contraction, but it is time to know, for there are many to be weeded out and sent home. The indigo ought to be bought in February or March. Much desires to know what is being done in the Red Sea and in Persia. Cannot write to the King or into England until he knows what is done. "We travel daily ; I have scarce leisure to eat, or no meat, but ill water; a little glass of yours would help a weak stomach." Complaints against Abram Khan ; Aseph Khan glad that Roe thought the English could not make so many complaints and the Governor honest ; made him understand the contrary. Wishes to know if any of his letters have miscarried, for he hears of none received since 15 October. [One page and a half. O. C., Vol. V., No. 573.]
Dec. 4. Madrid. 210. Francis Cottington to Sir Dudley Carleton. Sir Robt. Sherley is on his way from Lisbon hither with an embassage from the Persian, and brings his wife with him. His chief negotiation is to settle a trade with the Portugals for the raw silks of Persia to be laden at Ormuz. He pretends it will prove very beneficial to this King and his subjects. [Extract from Correspondence. Spain.]
Dec. 4. Bantam. 211. Wm. Stonywell to Edward Longe at Jacatra. No business passed between the English and the Dutch since the taking of the Speedwell. The manner of her taking was most base. John Jenkins, the helmsman, was killed, and the rest were put into irons, where they have remained ever since. Has spoken to Thos. Mills about Longe's nuts. [One page. O. C., Vol. V., No. 574.]
Dec. 5 212. Court Minutes of the East India Company, Discussion on the request of the Staplers to have that part of Leadenhall which formerly belonged to them. Wm. Kirke to be entertained a quartermaster. Sir Henry Hubbert [Hobart], Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, sworn a free brother, and permitted to adventure 3,000l. in the new stock. His opinion on some points of law. Ordinances to be drawn in accordance with his lordship's advice. Thos. Friday, a preacher, entertained. Wright, purser's mate in the Sun, to be dismissed if he marry before his departure. A sloop to be made at the request of Bonner. Complaint against the carpenters of the Lion and Sampson. Burrell about the ordnance. Payment of Sir David Fowlies' adventure. [Two pages and a half. Court. Bk. IV., 82-84.]
Dec. 6. The woods 30 course short of Ahmedabad. 213. Sir Thos. Roe to Thos. Kerridge at Surat. Aseph Khan's payment better than any man's, though his prices hard made. Mocrob Khan the most likely to buy things not requested here ; hopes to make a riddance and put off to that fantastical man what the wiser will not like ; some love things of use, others will buy every bauble. The phirmaund received ; sufficient till a full trial. Kerridge's courtesy well taken by Aseph Khan and thankfully by Roe. His bills for Agra received, and the money almost all invested. 200 camels on the way these 13 days ; cloth, bartered ; credit for about 25,000 rupees three months ; the proceeds double former years and in best commodity. Makes no question by this and the next year's practice to enter so into good opinion as to buy on time for a "leecke" (? lac) of goods, by which the ships will be furnished in time. Zulph and Shaw Hussen's debts at a stand. Biddulph with the latter. A phirmaund from Bengal cannot be had while the Prince hath Surat unless we will quit it. Desires trial may be made for procuring freight or wharfage into the Red Sea. Agrees that all monies and means be employed at Ahmedabad, and has written to that effect. Perdap Shaw's phirmaund was sent to Banggam, the mover of it. On private trade. Steele has satisfied him easily that loves not contentions ; hopes well of all men. Regrets Kerridge is worse used for the presence of Aseph Khan's servant. The phirmaund to pass all their fine goods will turn the stream again. The Governor of Surat is recalled, perhaps for their sake, but Roe will prove a more active friend to him than he was to them. Abulhassan pretends to be sorry for the Prince's usage of them ; says he dare not stir, but that if he were removed he would make a new Surat for the English at Swally. The King was not pleased at the Prince's folly, but, after his manner, gave them no satisfaction, but only bade his son use strangers better. Advantages of the phirmaund freeing them from the payment of custom on victuals, and the licence to the people to supply them. Biddulph's supply and the Court removing to Agra provided for. Hopes Fetiplace will abide by his charge. Steele may endeavour his projects, and if he fail utterly, being not so fit for accounts as for other employment, shall be merchant in the Red Sea, in which his language will do service. Commends again his motion to supply factories with new plants, so many resolving to go home next year. At Agra, Roe has left few enough. Ahmedabad he will purge. Burrampoor and Surat will require their advice. Banggam is with him. Coral well sold. Browne should be occupied in making investments. Masulipatam a new question on which Roe wishes due consideration. If the factory be continued, some supply must be had there. Utterly mislikes sending a ship of 300 or 400 tons to trifle on that coast. Kerridge mistakes if he thinks Roe would rely on the Suratters for a whole supply, but would buy all they had if at reasonable rates ; "private merchants make their own provision, but we are a company, and may sweep a town." Concerning his despatch for Persia ; relations, treaties, privileges, projects, and all of that quality are no man's to judge of, but Roe's, and he will either receive them whole or not meddle in them. Steele's complaints, and that he is not admitted to his consultations ; hopes Steele will be conformable, and his own friend, coming with the presents, will fully try him. Recommends that in the meantime Steele be admitted to their councils and letters ; his wife will be ruled and "return," and therefore consider her sex, use her lovingly, assist her, and lend her all fit comforts. Kerridge has not done as much as is necessary to Capt. Towerson, who will be deceived in Court and in his wife's friends ; "if he will not see it, let him run his fortune ; so the other women return, I have most of my aim ; though I should be glad of his too." Objects to buying his commodities at three for one. Deterioration in the price of glass. The Venetians have sold here for sixty rupees what cost 20l. sterling in Venice. Mrs. Hudson's desires. Thanksall who use Harbert or Jackson kindly. Desires him to tell "the customer" that Roe doubts not before he goes out of India "to teach such a base fellow to seize a little oil sent to him to eat, but he will make it vinegar in his dogged maw." As to the consideration of fit persons to reside in all places ; Fetiplace and Martin to be considered. Can give no opinion on Masulipatam but that he would not scatter the stock but upon good ground. Hopes to dispute their own cause anew. Aseph Khan remains the same, and hath feasted Roe, and they meet often. The Prince, against his will, shall be left at Ahmedabad, have that government given him and Cambaya. Aseph Khan will procure the phirmaund for Bengal, for he suspects not the English to seek it to betray Surat, but to increase their trade, and he vows he will make the English content and happy. [Five pages and a half. Indorsed: "Mr. Steele is often mentioned in this letter." O.C., Vol. V., No. 575.]
Dec. 7. Jactara. 214. Nich. Ufflete to Geo. Ball, at Bantam. Report that John Derickson Lambar, commander, has taken "the Admiral ship of the Manillas," and that the Portugals have taken two of the Dutch ships at Malacca, "the which is too good to be true." Yesterday the frigate arrived that went for Jambi. Begs he will send Wm. Wilson by the next. Goods in the storehouse. The Chinese will by no means deliver any rack at Bantam. Request of Lucas. Sends by the bearer a bottle for ink. [One page. O.C., Vol. V., No. 577.]
Dec. 8. The Hague. 215. Carleton to Sec. Sir Thos. Lake. The King of Denmark doth set out four ships for the East Indies ; so, as the French going upon the same adventure, the well will soon be drawn dry with so many buckets. The King [James I.] is likely to be moved to join the two companies of English and Dutch East India merchants. There are two things considerable. If the English neither join with the French, who seek us, nor with the Hollanders, by whom we have long been sought, the French and Hollanders may join to our prejudice. Again, the Spaniards and Portuguese may recover their ancient possession, against which they are only kept by the strength of the Hollanders, who it is impossible can continue the charge without assistance. [Extract from Holland Correspondence.]
Dec. 9-18. 216. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Purchase of timber from Wm. Davies, the Queen's surveyor of woods. Fault found by Capt. Parker with the Sun and Moon. Explanation of Wright, the purser's mate, accepted. Arras to be bought. All matters to be settled with Rich. Burrell touching the sale of his adventures to the Governor and Mr. Crispe. Coral beads bought of Abraham Chamberlain at 10s. per oz. Transfer of adventures in the new joint stock by Dame Martha Hayes, Nicholas Crispe, and Humphrey Smith, executors of Sir Thos. Hayes, knight, deceased, to pay 15l. per cent. for the profit and the three payments already disbursed at four months' time. [See list of transfers, pp. 99-100.] 100l. of Nathaniel Basse in the old stock to be sold. Choice of masters for the Sun and Moon. Nathaniel Martyn to be master in the Admiral ; Mounden in the Moon ; and John Weddall in the Lion. Robert, brother of Thomas Hackwell, to be discharged from his place in the Sampson. The ships for Surat to sail before the rest. Richard Weekes pardoned. Leave to Sir Thomas Coventry, Solicitor General, to enlarge his adventure. Dec. 12. Richard Weekes to put in a true answer to the charges against him of mutiny, and then sue for employment. Martyn to have his former appointment in the Admiral, and those who object to it to be removed. Suit of John Holloway, that the bill of Sir John Wield's for his pepper be accepted, refused. Respecting a debt of the late Thomas Aldworthe's, alleged to be due to the King during the time he was Sheriff of Bristol. Richard Burrell's account. 2,500l. worth of quicksilver offered by Hamersley for sale at 4s. per pound. Ordnance offered by Lord Lincoln for sale. Petition of Vincent Aiscough for his freedom to be referred. Wages of the late Samuel Juxon. George Wright, a poor minister, relieved. Petition of Henry Drimple about pepper. Henry Reed, boatswain in the Dragon, to be presented with a gold whistle and chain, of the value of 7l. Joyce, widow of Wm. Harrison, relieved. Petition of Wm. Cutts not to pay freight for his pepper. Agreement with Augustine Spaldinge, of Wrenton, co. Somerset, dated 3rd December 1617, to serve the Company five years. Dec. 16. Concerning the estate of the late Samuel Juxon. Purchase of quicksilver. Petition of Robert Tokeley for pardon. Richard Weekes pardoned for Sir Jas. Lancaster's sake, and referred for further employment. The Staplers to have the part of Leadenhall they claim, on payment of 75l. Purchase of four small pictures offered for 4l. Mountney's offer to send swordblades on his own adventure. Offer of sale of certain jewels of the value of 5,000l. or 6.000l., from "a noble personage," declined. Payment to Thomas Cutler for blades. Claim of Percevall, a Scottish doctor of physic, against Nicholas Withington, "for cure of his phrensy" refused. John Weddall to be master of the Lion, instead of John Munden. Petition of the wine porters concerning a pipe of canary. Edmund Morrys, for 13 years a servant of the Company, to have his churl of indigo without freight. John Morgan, a poor minister, relieved. Robert Tokeley's submission accepted. Dec. 18. Suit of Washbourne to deposit 300l. with the Company at ten per cent. granted. Agreement with the Staplers about Leadenhall. Walthall's debts. Gratuity to Edmund Morrys for his art in the model of the Globe. Discussion on the number of ryals to be sent to Surat. Brass ordnance in the Indies to be brought home. Petition of Capt. Becke and John Tokeley, prisoners in the Marshalsea, to be heard by the Judge of the Admiralty. Custom of the timber in Ireland. Ryals to be bought in Spain. [Thirteen and a half pages. Court Bk. IV., 84-97.]
Dec. 18. Ahmedabad. 217. Sir Thos. Roe to Thos. Kerridge at Surat. Cannot speedily redress the complaints, the King being turned to Cambaya, and not expected for thirteen days ; will then procure amends if there be any honor, or sense, or common understanding, or will have his licence to depart. If free traffic be debarred them, they will not stay ; "we will trade into the Red Sea in spite of them and upon them. Unless we profess this, they will be still cavilling." Never can nor will consent to Capt. Towerson going to the southward. He pretends to have gone to Surat to visit his wife's friends, and not to trade ; has been cautioned to have an eye on his courses. Does not see how the Company can give such a liberty to Towerson, and restrain Roe and all their servants, whose deserts will equal any captain or woman. Perhaps the Company thought her greatness could do them some pleasure ; if so, they mistake their friends ; it is well if she can return as she came. Towerson arrived with many servants, a trumpet, and more show than Roe uses. Capt. Newse arrived, concludes without the Commander's knowledge. The English suspected of being confederates of the pirates, and robbing the Begum's junk. Roe told to his face, by the enemies of the English, that they were all thieves. Explanations with the King, and that the captains were kept in irons, and would be sent to England, to be made an example of for daring to disturb the allies of his crown. Difficulties of Roe's position. The goods and presents safely arrived ; the latter still unopened by reason of the King's absence. Steele's artificers have arrived ; they are to be set to work on trial for two months, under Steele's directions ; he has also brought up some merchants that sue for passage into the Red Sea, to which Roe willingly listens, for there will be never any good trade in Guzerat for the English. Has interested Steele in the trade in the Red Sea, whom he designs for chief merchant, "for less than some chief will not content him, and it cannot be in this country to the injury of any." Has received the invoice consigned to him ; can keep no accounts, but will assist with his best advice. Is very sorry Kerridge kept the best things behind, he will do well to send some of the "delicate pieces" and pistols, for such ware decays suddenly. The supplies for Agra will be "larger than his [Kerridge's] moneys." Fetiplace having assured Roe of 25,000 rupees credit, the keeping credit of such consequence that Roe has sold the great pearl for 12,000 rupees to Aseph Khan, which is equal to nearly 1,400l.; it cost in England, as Steele avows, 1,000l. Browne shall and will do all in his power. The Governor has much hindered them ; he is gone to the King, and Roe is promised that the restraint shall not hinder them. Will please the old fool upon any conditions when he comes. If he (the Governor, Mocrob Khan,) does not fit Roe with a parcel when they meet, or give full liberty, will petition in the name of all the owners against him. The next Governor will be, or rather is, the Prince ; they will trade quietly enough under him. They will do best to lade the Gift. Wonders Banggam is not arrived ; has not heard from him these seven weeks, only by chance a month ago, that he was on the way ; trusts he be well. Leaves all matters of investments to his judgment and experience. Greene, Roe's surgeon, returns this fleet. Desires his passage for England on certain conditions in respect of his goods. [Two pages and a half. Indorsed, "Read. Some mention made of Mr. Steele and his artificers. Capt. Newse went up to the court, and conference between Sir Thos. Roe and the King about the pirates." [O. C., Vol. V., No. 578.]
Dec. 18. Agra. 218. Robt. Hughes to the East India Company. Refers to his previous letter, of 28th Dec. 1616, from Ajmere (see first volume of Calendar, No. 1187). His own and Fras. Fetiplnce's proceedings ; they repaired to Agra with remainder of goods under their charge in Ajmere, according to orders from Sir Thos. Roe and the Surat factory. Found Joseph Salbancke at Agra with goods formerly sent from Ajmere. Difficulties of disposing of their cloth. Five thousand rupees transmitted to them from Burrampoor factory ; how they were invested. Robt. and John Younge sent from Surat in August to assist them. Purchase of indigo ; advantages of buying it in the country. Account of various commodities bought by them, including 30 Lahore carpets of several sizes. Have sent copy of the three last years' charges of merchandize and extraordinary expenses, both in the Agra and Ajmere factories, in the drawing of which he has used all care and diligence. Have dispatched the goods above mentioned by two caravans to Surat, thence to be embarked for England. Has sold for ready money but little cloth, and few swordblades ; no looking glasses, coney skins, and pictures have been sold this year. Are indebted 23,000 rupees to sundry men in Agra for part of this year's purchase of goods. Salbancke gone to Deccan to recover a debt. Thinks, if the debts be recovered, to pay their creditors in Agra or time enough for next year's investments, is persuaded they will equal the best that have been made in these parts for the Company, the prices considered [Three pages. Indorsed, "By a friend, Mr. Robt. Younge, whom God preserve and prosper." O. C., Vol. V., No. 579.]
Dec. 19. Jacatra. 219. Nich. Ufflete to Geo. Ball at Bantam. Refers to previous letters. If it be possible, to furnish him with some cask before the Dutch fleet arrive. The Neptune, Green Lion, and three pinnaces already in the road. They unlade great store of raw silk, cloves, and other prize goods. The Dutch would buy some old tackle if he had orders to sell it. Requests supply of money. The Chinese cry out for cask every day. [Half a page. Indorsed, "Pay this bearer 2s." O. C., Vol. V., No. 580.]
Dec. 20. Agra. 220. Fras. Fetiplace and Robt. Hughes to the East India Company. In reply to the Company's letter of 6th Feb. 1617, received by Capt. Pring's fleet. The accounts of the Agra factory for 1615 were sent down from Ajmere by Wm. Edwardes, with intent to dispatch them to England ; how it is they have never been sent ; copies have this year been transmitted. Are altogether unable to give the Company any account of the estate and goods of their deceased factors. The delay in lading the Lion, and also the Globe last year ; the goods were at Surat a month and a half before her departure. Most of the looking glasses broken in coming over, and the frames warped. Will do their best to transmit copies of their letters to the several factories. Refer to previous letters (all of which are calendared), wherein they transmitted copies of their journal and accounts for the year 1616. The King and his whole camp removing from Ajmere, and after a tedious progress determining to settle at a place called Mandow, six days journey from Burrampoor, and with him the Lord Ambassador and Wm. Biddulph; the writers were advised to send the remainder of their goods for Agra. Concerning a debt due to the Company by an Armenian for cloth sold to him in Ajmere. Their remaining commodities are heavy and generally bad, and Agra dispeopled of the buyers of such goods ever since the King's removal hence with his followers and great men. Forced to send to Surat and other factories for some good quantity of money, with the help of which to barter away their goods before they were utterly spoiled. Great quantity of bad coloured and stained cloth on hand. Received 30,000 rupees from Surat ; the greater portion employed in the purchase of indigo. Another 30,000 rupees, received in bills from Surat after the arrival of the fleet, they were authorized by the Lord Ambassador to invest in barter if possible. These sums, with 40,000 rupees the Ambassador promised to supply within two or three months, all invested in indigo, all very good except 60 or 70 bales bought in barter, which, to put off the much worm-eaten, stained, and bad coloured cloths, they were forced to buy. Prices at which they rated the cloth ; the higher the cloth the higher is the indigo rated at. Have sold but three pieces of cloth for ready money and a few swordblades ; all the coney skins, loo glasses, and pictures remain as last year, unsold and little worth. Transmit copies of their this year's journal with balance of their ledger, also copy of their first year's journal for 1615, detained by Thos. Barker, and copy of their three years' charges of merchandize with the charges of the several journeys of W. Biddulph, W. Partridge, Edw. Terry, and Robt. Young from Surat to the King's court ; and account of the Company's business passed in Agra in 1616. The two debts made in Ajmere in Oct. 1616, for 14,000 and 30,000 rupees, were for cloth sold. Biddulph gives great hopes of their recovery within a short time, and so does the Lord Ambassador. Joseph Salbancke has gone hence with goods to Burrampoor, whence he goes for Golconda in Deccan, to recover from a Persian a debt of 1,700 rupees made in Agra. Inconveniences attending the sale of the Company's cloth ; it is so unvendible that they are glad to be rid of it on almost any terms ; the Company will do well not to send any more for a year or two. Have sent by Robert Younge musters of such sorts of cloths as are to be had in Agra in quantities. The calicoes desired by the Company will hardly be provided in Agra, for litte fine cloth is made there. It requires a long time to get well-chosen carpets ; true Lahore carpets are not suddenly to be gotten. Know not what commodities to advise to be sent from England, all are so generally bad. Quicksilver strangely fallen in price these few years, partly through the quantity the Company has sent over and partly through the discovery of a mine about Lahore. Elephants' teeth will sell in Agra in good quantities ; the women wear them for bracelets, "which is the greatest occasion of the venting of that commodity." They are worth more in Agra than in Surat. Coral is also vendible in Agra. The Portugals bring over scarcely anything but jewels and ready money. As to the sale of rich stuffs, "the greatest and royalest merchant in this country," the King, did not offer for the velvets as much as they cost. Refer the Company to the Lord Ambassador for the prices of all such fine commodities. Remarks on the value of other goods. Recommend the factories of Burrampoor, Ahmedabad, and Agra to be called down to Surat. Think the goods landed would be sold to better profit in Surat than in other inland places, whence the charges of transportation are great. For the speedy dispatch of the ships homeward, the Company must either forbear one year's return, or send a sufficient stock of money to provide the next year's cargo. To remedy the extraordinary charge of yearly sending four or five ships to guard one, the Company must come to a composition or make a peace with the Portugals, which done, no more ships need be sent out than can be yearly reladen immediately for England. The Company have power of the Guzerat seas, and may, if they please, force a trade by compelling the purchase of their goods. Competency of the Lord Ambassador, who is judicious and provident for the Company's good ; congratulate them on having referred the disposing of all business to him. Have but lately understood of the determination of the Ambassador to send a ship this year to Persia to establish the factory there to better purpose ; have no great hopes of success. The remains of the old joint-stock account will be great ; how to dispose of it, by sending it to the Red Sea, Bantam, or some other place. Great quantities of spices will vend in Agra and to great profit ; cochineal is spent, but in mean quantities ; the prices. The musk in these places inferior in its price to that of China. [Seven and a half pages. O.C., Vol. V., No. 581.]
Dec. 20. Firando. 221. Wm. Eaton to Sir Thos. Smythe, Governor of the East India Company. Since his last he has been to Siam in the Sea Adventure. They endured much misery in the tedious voyage ; 34 of their company died, and all the rest were sick and not able to do anything, save 12, who brought the junk to Tushma. They had neither cables nor anchors nor scarce a sail left, and were no better than a wreck. Lading of the junk at Siam. Greatstore of Indian cloth and other cloths from the coast of Coromandel may be sold at Siam to great profit, especially if the trade of Jangama be once opened, which it is thought it will be next year. The returns from thence are gold, rubies, and other precious stones, also benjamin and sealing wax, commodities in great request at the coast of Coromandel ; besides deer skins, which are very cheap there. Jangama is now under the King of Pegu, who hath gotten it by wars from the King of Siam. The merchants of the country of Lan John, a place joining to the country of Jangama, arrived at "the city of Judea" before Eaton's coming away from thence, and brought great store of merchandize. No news of him who Lucas Antheuniss sent to Jangama with a cargo of goods belonging to the seventh voyage. The factory of Siam cannot have less than six factors to be employed up and down the river as occacion shall be offered. At Eaton's departure there were but two merchants left in the factory, John Johnson and Richard Pitt, assisted by Thos. Winterborne, a seafaring man ; Benjamin Farie, who was principal there, died 21st Sept., more than a year since. The Company should give orders to their factors at Bantam to furnish Siam and other factories with the goods that are vendible in each factory. The factory of Bantam is likewise bare ; the great hinderance to the Company's proceedings and discontent to the factors in consequence. Commodities vendible at Siam. George Savidge has settled a factory at Camboja, although he was much crossed by the Portugals there resident; he writes there is great hopes of good to be done there both for venting of goods and buying of commodities fit for Japan and other places. Only Savidge and one other Englishman in the factory. John Browne writes from Patani that there was neither money nor goods left in that factory, not so much as to buy them victuals withal, until he received a thousand ryals from Farie, from Siam. The factors at Siam Sent in March last a small pinnace with goods and money for Chiampa, Robt. Burgis, master, and Peter Hall and John Ferrers, merchants, the mariners all Japanese. Great hopes of good to be done in that place. Since his coming to Firando, Eaton has received a letter from John Ferrers dated from Chiampa 18th May last ; he writes that the King of Chiampa received them with all kindness, and hath granted them free trade to all parts of his kingdom on paying customs hereafter ; also that there is merchandize to be had, but not so sound as they expected. The commodities which that city affords. The junk wheron the 4,560 deer skins were laden last year at Siam arrived at Nangasaki in June last, having been forced to put into Chiampa, where they wintered all last year. Prices at which the skins were sold, as also the 9,000 that Eaton brought from Siam this year. Prices at which he has sold other commodities. Richard Wickham went cape merchant in the Advice, last year to Bantam and returned 3rd July ; goods which he brought this year from Bantam in the Advice. Prices at which the Emperor bought all the lead and some of the silk. Edmund Sayer made a poor voyage to Cochin China this year, most men returning their money, because there was but very little silk to be had. There is no hope of recovering the goods Peacocke carried thence last year, all are lost. All commodities in Japan this year very cheap by reason of the abundance of silk from Holland, the Manillas, and Amacacoa [Macao]. Five Holland ships arrived this year at Firando, three from the Philippines, where they had a "bickeing" with the Spaniards, in which they lost three ships and the Spaniards one or two. Two of the Dutch ships fully laden with silk and stuffs taken from the Chinese, as also two junks ; a storm drove one of the junks ashore at Shashma, where the Chinese cut the throats of the Hollanders, being but seven men, and so recovered all. The Hollanders have rifled some say 25 junks, others 35 or 40 ; they take all that comes in their way. The Chinese and Portuguese, with the Spaniards, have been to the court at Japan to complain of the Hollanders, to compel them to make restitution and have them banished out of Japan ; but the Emperor would not meddle in their matters, and referred them to their own princes. Is ready to sail with the first fair wind for Siam in the Sea Adventure. His letter to the Company "is all one as this." Rich. Cocks and the rest of the factors at Firando will no doubt write at large. Hopes the presents he sent to Sir Thos. and Lady Smythe last year have come to hand. [Three pages. O. C., Vol. V., No. 582.]
Dec. 20. Firando. 222. W. Eaton to the East India Company. This letter is very much dilapidated and the greater part of it is illegible. The writer, however, states that this his letter to the Company "is all one as this," his previous letter to Sir Thos. Smythe [Three pages. O. C., Vol. V., No. 583.]
Dec. 20. London. 223. Seames [sic] Woodwarde to Sir Dudley Carleton. The merchants send Sir Thos. Dale as admiral of their fleet to the East Indies upon very fair condition for himself. [Extract from Domestic Jac. I., Vol. 94, No. 68, Cal. p. 503.]
Dec. 23. 224. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Request of John Munden, master of the Moon, for increase of salary, but finding his motion so distasteful he craves pardon for his error. Gratuity to John Courtys for extraordinary services. Capt. Becke to be released from the Marshalsea on his submission. Draft of petition in the Company's name to the Lords of the Council against Capt. Best, read ; to rest till after Xmas. Brother of Peter Arnold entertained for a midshipman. As to the factors' wages and their places of residence in India. Grant of 5l. to Ricd. Ames, M.A. of Oxford, for his apparel and commencement ; the former exhibition of 5l. to be continued for one year longer. Petition of Malachi Mallett, prisoner in the Compter, for relief. Suit of Thos. Pibourne concerning Tecoe pepper delivered to Barkeley at Bantam. John Weddall chosen master of the Lion in place of John Munden. Respecting the turning over the remains of the old stock to the new at Surat. Petition of Richd. Weekes for pardon ; referred for employment. Edmondes, nephew of Sir Clement Edmondes, entertained for employment at Surat, and to have 10l. per annum for seven years. [Three pages. Court Bk. IV., 98-100.]
Dec. 23. The Hague. 225. Wm. Carmychel to Carleton. Complains of the malicious industry and dealing of his party and the confirmation of the wrongs he has received in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Knows he can prevent such things and entreats him to do as he shall think most expedient. See ante, No. 181. [Holland Correspondence.]
Dec. 23. Firando. Japan. 226. Richard Cocks to Jo. Johnson and Rich. Pitts at the Siam factory. His last was dated from Fushamy, 1st October last, he being then at the Emperor's court ; since when he has received their joint letter of 23rd May last and all the goods according to invoice. The divers debts or monies disbursed by the deceased Benjamin Farie. Cannot tell what has become of Shoby Dono for four months past; bad condition of the skins he delivered and difficulty of selling them. Thought to have sent some one with 1,000 or 2,000 taels in plate this year to Camboja, in respect of the great hope Savidge writeth of the great benefit to be made in that place ; but the junk had gone before Cocks left the Emperor's court. Cannot comply with their desire to have 10,000 taels sent in money ; it is contrary to the Company's orders to send any more at all, but to Bantam, yet has always presumed to send 2,000 or 3,000 taels each voyage. As to their opinion to have the Japan plate coined, it may not be suffered to stamp any coin, but only to melt it into bars, and very strict looking to that too. Send two or three sorts, as they have done to Bantam, and whichever they find the best for sale he will send hereafter. Most part of the goods they sent are sold, also all which came from Bantam, but not all the money received. Names of some of the purchasers and the prices. Has divers times written to Lucas Antheunis, Gourney, and others, to advise him of the value of their Siam plate, but has never received an answer from any one. Their accounts are kept in Japan in tais, [taels] mas, [mace] and condrins [candereens] ; a tay is ten mas or five shillings sterling, a mas is sixpence, and ten go to a tay, and ten condrins go to a mas. Wishes to know how many tais Siam make a catty, and how many mas a tay, or any other smaller specie go to a mas, and how many ryals of eight go to a catty Siam plate ; they reckon in Japan the ryal of eight at eight mas Japan, or four shillings sterling. Must be certified the truth hereof to know how to keep their accounts. Have understood hitherto that 48, some say 49, ryals of eight go to a catty Siam's plate. Inconvenience and danger of not quickly dispatching away the junk. Esteems lead and skins a better commodity than wood. Understands "the Japan Ompra" is a man that may help them much in lading their junk, and especially in keeping under their mutinous Japan mariners. Privileges granted to the officers on condition of there being neither mutiny nor misbehaviour among the mariners. Hopes Eaton will go captain. Thanks for the book of Sir Walter Ralegh's which they sent him. Begs their acceptance of two "scritoris" [escritoires]. Urges them to write, if but briefly, by each junk that goes to Japan. It is not good to send any commodities in small boats neither to Camboja nor Chiampa, the Portugals having set out many frigates to scour the coast and spoil the trade. Eaton, the bearer, will inform them of all other matters needful. Kept till 30th December. Has given the packing bill of the goods laden aboard the Sea Adventurer to Eaton. Understands that Peterson, the English umpire as they call him, is a man who may do the Company good service ; has written to and sent him a small present, and done the like "to the Japan Umpra." [Four pages. O.C., Vol. V., No. 584.]
Dec. 26. 227. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Salary of Robert Hutchinson to be increased. Petition of Capt. Becke for pardon referred to the Lord Admiral. Wages of factors: Robt. Freeman for Calicut, Daniel Wright for Surat, Robert Savage for Bantam, Rich. Lancaster for Surat, and Wm. Hoare for Calicut. Suit of Geo. Pike and Guy Tildesley for employment. [Three quarters of a page. Court Bk. IV., 101.]
Dec. 26. Agra. 228. Fran. Fetiplace to the East India Company. Refers to his letter, jointly with Robt. Hughes, of 20th December, for account of what has passed this year in their factory at Agra. Thanks for an increase to his wages and for permission to adventure his savings out of them in the joint stock. Craves pardon for having offended in the point of private trade ; promises, when he returns to England, to lay at their feet the trifle he has made. Thos. Mitford left this country last year in the writer's debt for money lent. [One page. Indorsed, "per a friend, Mr. Robt. Young, whom God prosper." O. C., Vol. V., No. 585.]
16l7 Dec.27./1618 Jan. 6. 229. Ger. De Vareda to Maestro Ses [Edmund Sayer] at Firando. Sends him and the other gentlemen two cases of comfits and a box of pears. Enquiries relative to the transmission of wine. [Spanish. One page and a quarter. O. C., Vol. VI., No. 709.]
Dec. 28. Jask. 230. Edw. Monox to the East India Company. Refer to their last of 11th July from Saldanha Bay, with account of the chief occurrences in their passage. But twenty days' sail from the Cape to St. Augustine, and nine days' sail from St. Lawrence to the island of Mohilla. The captain gave a good sword to one of the natives named Toman Allee, who spoke broken Portuguese, but he did them more hurt than good. The Governor of the south-west end of the island, Xariffe Abboobacker, could not be persuaded to come aboard. Orders given to fire a salute, but through the negligence of the gunner five shots sent ashore close to where the Governor, many of the country people, and our own were attending ; a servant of the Governor's unhappily killed. Notwithstanding, the King, whose name is Van o mar Van Odell, came, but no cattle, which they chietly looked for. He afterwards gave the captain thirty beeves, who requited the King with several presents. Commendations of Mohilla and the many good things it affordeth in abundance ; the people affable and courteous to strangers ; desire rather guns and other weapons, and will accept rather toys than money for their commodities. Linens, slight knives, hatchets, and other edged tools may be exchanged with advantage. The road is called Demon, "and it may well be so called, for a devilish place I am sure it is." The James sprung a leak. A Portugal ship of 130 tons, laden with about 38 tons of elephants' teeth taken ; 7 pounds 10 ounces of gold taken from the purser and captain of the ship, delivered to the factory at Surat. The vessel belonged to Don Pedro de Almeda, Captain of Diu. Weights and scales wanted in the ships and factories ; books, ink, and paper should also be sent by every ship ; all such things wanted at the Surat factory. All the gold which the people in the Portugal ship had, to the value of at least 500l. sterling, was returned to them, and 20l. more given to them at their departure ; only one black woman and child retained for Mrs. Steele's nurse. Sir Robt. Rich's two ships taken in making prize of a Surat junk, with, by report, 35 tons of silver, besides gold and goods of great value ; she was 1,400 tons burden, and had 1,000 persons aboard. This good service exceedingly well taken, both by the Mogul himself and his nobility, from whom also the Lord Ambassador conceived good hopes of good issue in his business at court and at Surat. Is sorry nevertheless to certify to the base usage they still receive at Surat ; an example of it ; wrongs committed by the customer of Surat, and their presents detained. The Guzerats make false informations against them. So long as the Lord Ambassador resides at court they will have no better usage. It were better to seize their junks ; undertakes it would breed better blood in the natives towards the English than the course now taken, which will never properly manage their business in those parts. Incloses note of deceased men from their departure from the Downs to their departure from Surat towards Jask [wanting] on the 14th November. Thinks the Portugals will leave their ships in peace this year ; four caracks arrived. Mrs. Steele delivered of a goodly son to the no small joy of her husband. The families of Steele and Capt. Towerson and their retinues pester the house at Surat, and call upon the Company's purse. Towerson knows not what course to take ; the Company had better have given him 500l. than his passage. The Royal James hauled ashore to repair her leak. The strong waters and their rich cases, with other goods, spoiled through being badly packed. The Portugals and Guzerats have concluded a peace ; the Portugals better respected and more feared than the English, because the Portugals keep them more in slavery than we do. Sugar no commodity for England. Left Swally 14th November, in the Bee ; arrived at Jask 6th December. Found letter dated from Ispahan, 30th September, subscribed by Connok, Pley, Pettus, and Tracy, directed to an unknown commander, wherein they state they had obtained capitulations from the Sophy for free trade and commerce in all his dominions. Pley died four days before the writer's arrival [2nd December]. His death a great hindrance to the due prosecution of Monox's commission. Sickness of Thos. Barker. Only Connok and Tracy, who is but a young man, come to them. No advice received at Surat from Persia and no supply sent thither. Remains in Persia contrary to his commission ; desires the Company's approbation if they think he has done well. Annexed,
230. I. Reasons for the stay of Edw. Monox and Fras. Tipton in Persia contrary to their commission. Death of Connok on Christmas Eve [who died a professed Roman Catholic], the death of Pley, the sickness of Barker, and the death of Tracy, and not one servant of the Company able to do any business. [Together, seven pages and a half. Indorsed, "Received by William Nelson, 21 Oct. 1618." O. C., Vol. V., No. 586.]
Dec. 30. 231. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Letter read from Capt. Best, acknowledging the worth of Mr. Governor and of the honorable, puissant, and great East India Company, "who are ready to show mercy and extend favour to offenders, which is the true imitation of God," and resting in the expectation of their favour. Resolution to forbear the delivery of their petition (to the Privy Council) for a time, until better satisfied of the truth of his conceited submission, and the delivery of a more direct and plainer submission. Suit of Malachi Mallett; to be left to free himself from prison as he may. Petition of Henry Drimple about pepper. Joseph Colfe entertained. Jourdain to have power to ship home any irregular person. Bond of Giles James accepted on the surety of the Treasurer. Richard Fursland accepted for four years' service. Wages of Richd. Welden. Gratuity to John Jourdain towards his furnishing forth to sea. George Pike entertained. Debt of Malachi Mallett compounded. [Two pages and a half. Court Bk. IV., 101-104.]
Dec. 31. Jacatra. 232. Nich. Ufflete to Geo. Ball, at Bantam. Sent with his last, of the 25th inst., a bill of exchange of 400 ryals, and apprized him of a murder committed on board the Attendance. Has since unladen the goods from, and hopes within two days to send away the Attendance. The French vessels both very richly laden ; the Flemings have taken out of the Admiral 17 men, and out of the Vice-Admiral 10 men. Capt. Dickers, General of the French, detained all night on board the Dutch Admiral's ship by order of the Dutch General. Presents given by the Dutch General to the King of Jacatra on taking leave ; he afterwards sailed with six vessels for the Moluccas. Account of the lading of the French vessels ; they have good store of ordnance to sell. [One page. O.C., Vol. V., No. 587.]
1617 ? 233. Petition of Thos. Marmaduke, of Kingston-upon-Hull, mariner, to the King. Is able to prove that the shortest way to China, Cathay, and Japan is by the North East, which for six months in the year is navigable without impediment and for that time almost all daylight, the air temperate and wholesome. This discovery once made, and a trade in Japan established, it will be a six months' summer voyage, being by computation about 5,100 English miles, which may be sailed in about forty days. The Hollanders by proclamation have promised a reward of 4,000l. to the discoverer, but the petitioner, regarding his duty to his Sovereign and the general good of the realm, prays, "this passage being certain and the charge small," that he may be set out at the King's charge, or for leave for himself and friends to undertake it. [One page. Indorsed, "A copy of the petition for the passage North East." Brit. Mus. Harleian 167, fol. 102.]
1617 ? Bantam ? 234. [R. Wickham ?] to the East India Company. Sent copy of his last by Capt. Harris in the Peppercorn. The master of the Advice, John Totten, since visited with a grievous sickness. Departure of the Thomas for Bantam, 14th January [1617], with six chests of plate and 200 peculs of copper. Because of the unruly and misgoverned company of the Advice, it was thought necessary that the writer should for the present leave the business of Miako, and undertake the command of the ship for Bantam, also because of the inexperience of the young master, Richard Wedmore, and that the writer might negociate himself with the Company's principals at Bantam on the affairs and state of Japan. Arrived at Bantam 10th March [1617], heard of the death of their agent of those parts [Geo.] Barker [Barkeley], who left a Babylon of papers to his successor, George Ball, "to rectify so great a business unskilfully managed before." No stock left in this principal factory for the supply of the adjacent factories, which is the cause of those at Patani, Siam, Succadana, Banjermassin, Macassar being unfurnished ; "with the now factory near Banda achieved with the loss of the Swan and the Defence." At present is to return for Java in the Advice, with a cargo of vendible goods, as lead, silk, wax, drugs, &c., hoping to procure trade in Cochin China. Could speak of the disorders and wrongs of many within these few years, to the great hindrance of the East Indian trade. Begs to be released from the labyrinth and thraldom of Gen. Saris and others' disgraces, and that he may be allowed to return to his native country, where he shall be able to do more for the good of the Company than where he is. At present is to depart for Japan. [Draft with corrections not signed, see ante No. 105. Two pages. O. C., Vol. VI., No. 790.]
PETITIONS to the East India Company of Persons who solicit Employment, Increase of Wages, or Payment of Wages due to their Relatives in the Company's Service from September to December 1617.
Date. Name of Petitioner. Subject of Petition. Reference.
1617. Court Min. Bk.
Sept. 19 John Wadsworth - - Employment - - - IV. 3
" " Thos. Turner - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Thos. Porie - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Mary, mother of Robt. Carpenter, deceased. Her son's wages - - - " "
" " Thos. Johnson - - - Employment - - - " 4
" " Hillary Turnor - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Edmond Topcliffe - - Employment - - - " 5
" " Robt. Farrar - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Henry Bewicke - - Employment - - - " "
" 23 Abraham Bond - - - Employment - - - " 7
" " Wm. Simonson - - Employment - - - " 8
Oct. 3 Phillipp Bondon (Bardon in margin.) Employment - - - " 22
" " Robert Farrar - - - Employment - - - " 23
" " Richard Lancaster - - Employment - - - " 24
" " Edward Wolferstone - - Wages of Robt. Haies - - " "
" " Edward Loveles - - Employment - - - " "
" " Guy Tildeslye - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Giles Cole - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Lewis Roberts - - - Employment - - - " "
" 7 Wm. Johnson - - - Employment - - - " 28
" " Sam. Organye - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Wm. Coxen - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Wm. Eland - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Robt. Johnson - - - Employment - - - " "
Oct. 10 Wm. Johnson - - - Employment - - - IV. 32
" " Peter White - - - Employment - - - " 33
" " Joshua Bainbridge - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Richard Crowte - - - Employment - - - " 34
" 14 Robt. Smith - - - Employment - - - " 35
" " Charles Clarke - - - Employment - - - " "
" " The salters at Black wall - Increase of Wages - - " "
" " John Webbe - - - Salary - - - - " 36
" " Robert Fayer - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Wm. Horwood - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Richard, brother of Edmund Camden, deceased. His brother's wages - - " "
" " Edward Piend - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Francis Hobbes - - - Employment - - - " "
" 17 Adam Johnson - - - Employment - - - " 39
" " Nathaniel Bedingfield - - Employment - - - " "
" " Robert Johnson - - Employment - - - " 40
" " George Savage - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Joseph Browne - - - Employment - - - " "
" " - West - - - - Employment - - - " 41
" " Edward Coleman - - Employment - - - " "
" 21 George Merryatt - - - Employment - - - " 42
" " George Wimbish - - Employment - - - " "
" " Giles James - - - Employment - - - " 44
" 23 - Earle - - - Employment - - - " "
" 24 Capt. Chamberlyn - - - Employment - - - " 45
" " Robt. Davye - - - Employment - - - " 47
" " Rich. Spicer - - - Relief - - - - " "
" " Thos. Turner - - - Employment - - - " 48
" " Thos. Clarke - - - Employment - - - " "
" 31 Rich. Crowte - - - Employment - - - " 49
" " Rich. Blevyn - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Nathaniel West - - - Employment - - - " "
" " John Thomas - - - Employment - - - " 50
" " John Borrett - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Thos. Sheeres - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Rich. Fursland - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Wm. Bell - - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Wm. Hoare - - - Employment - - - 51 "
" " Sam. Hassard - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Gilbert Pennye - - - Employment - - - " "
Nov. 4 Bertram Smith - - - Employment - - - " 52
" " Thos. Reignold - - - Employment - - - " "
" 11 Owen Robinson - - - Employment - - - " 58
" " George Page - - - Employment - - - " 61
" " Thos. Sheires - - - Employment - - - " "
" 14 Robt. Longe - - - Employment - - - " 62
" " Walter Harvey - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Richard Griffin - - - Employment - - - " "
" " James King - - - Employment - - - " 63
" " Christopher Gardiner - - Employment - - - " 64
" " Robert Barker - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Thos. Savage - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Edward Williams, executor of Joseph Bradley. Part of his borther-in-law's wages " "
" " Wm. Collingwood - - Employment - - - " "
" " Wm. Sessin - - - Relief - - - - " "
" " Raphe Turner - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Thos. Godfrye - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Richard Ball - - - Employment - - - " 65
" 18 Francis Scoles - - - Employment - - - " 66
" " Erasmus Bainham - - Employment - - - " 68
" " John Risley - - - Employment - - - " "
" 25 Malachie Marten - - Employment - - - " 73
Dec., 2 William Harte - - - John Bailey's wages - - " 79
Dec. 2 Raphe Turner - - - Employment - - - IV. 79
" " Edward Hunt - - - Employment - - - " "
" " James Kinge - - - Employment - - - " 80
" " George Christmas - - - Employment - - - " "
" " William Nixon - - - Employment - - - " 81
" " Thos. Garrington - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Nicholas Garnous - - Employment - - - " "
" " Richard Chamberlen - - Employment - - - " "
" " Richard Barrye- - - Employment - - - " "
" " Raphe Buckley - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Robert Maddox - - - Employment - - - " "
" " George Sparkes - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Raphe Lane - - - Employment - - - " "
" " John Johnson - - - Employment - - - " "
" 5 Nicholas Wath - - - Employment - - - " 82
" " John Johnson - - - Employment - - - " 83
" " Joan, wife of William Chauler - Part of her husband's wages - " "
" " Henry Burrell - - - Employment - - - " 84
" " Alice, for her son, John Shortinge. Employment - - - " "
" " Alice, wife of Richard Taylor - Part of her husband's wages - " "
" " John Salmon - - - Employment - - - " "
" 9 William Tristram - - - Employment - - - " 85
" " William Warman - - Employment - - - " 87
" 12 Henry More - - - Employment - - - " 90
" " Henry Burrell - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Edward Harrys - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Edmund Michell - - Employment - - - " "
" 16 Jasper Lucas - - - Employment - - - " 94
" " Francis Gudgion - - Employment - - - " "
" 23 Wm. Barker - - - Employment - - - " 98
" " Thos. Barker - - - Employment - - - " 99
" 30 Hugh Tottell - - - Employment - - - " 102
" " Henry Rudd - - - Salary - - - - " "
NAMES of PERSONS admitted and sworn FREE BRETHREN of the EAST INDIA COMPANY, from September to December 1617.
Date. Name of the Free Brethren. To whom bound. By Fine or otherwise. Reference.
1617. Court Min. Book IV.
Sep. 24 Robt. Rigdon, gentleman sewer to his Majesty. - - - - Gratis - - 11
" 30 Nicholas Farrar - - - - - - Fine, 10s. to poor box. 14
" " Arthur Garway - - - - - - - Same - - "
" " Nathaniel Garway - - - - - - Same - - "
Oct. 3 Earl of Rutland - - - - - - Gratis - - 24
" 14 Rowland Wylson - - - - - - Fine 50l. - 34
" 23 Nicholas Andrewes - - - - - - Gratis - - 44
Nov. 4 Edmund Key - - - - - Robert Caryll and Alderman John Gore. Fine, 10s. to poor box. 52
" " Stephen Wood - - - John Busbridge - - Same - - 54
" " John, son of Edward Higham - - - - - Patrimony. Same "
" 11 Roger Gifford - - - Robert Bell - - Service. Same - 60
" " John Preston, of Cambridge, M.A. - - - - Gratis - - 61
" " Thos. Jones - - - - - - - Gratis - - "
" 14 Sir Thos. Merrye - - - - - - - Gratis - - 65
" " Sir Thos. Lake - - - - - - - Gratis - - "
" " Sir Thos. Lake, Jun. - - - - - - Gratis - - "
Nov. 14 Sir Arthur Lake - - - - - - Gratis - - 65
" " John Machell, of Wendover, Bucks - - - - Fine, 50l. - "
" 18 Nathaniel, son of Owen Semper - - - - Patrimoney. Fine, 10s. poor box. 68
" " Sir Richard Weston - - - - - - Gratis - - "
" " Robert Fenne - - - - - - - Gratis - - "
" 28 Alexander Rose - - Edward Lutterford - Service. Fine, 10s. poor box. 78
" " Wm. Richardson, of Cottinton, Kent. - - - - Gratis - - "
Dec. 5 Robert Loftes - - Alderman Richard Piott Service. Fine, 10s. poor box. 82
" " Sir Henry Hubbert [Hobart] - - - - - Gratis - - "
" 12 Edmund Woder - - - - - - Gratis - - 90
" " Sir John Villiers - - - - - - - Gratis - - "
" 16 Sir Henry Montague - - - - - - Gratis - - 91
" " Sir Henry Yelverton - - - - - - Gratis - - "
" " Robert Dixon - - - - - - - Gratis - - "
" " Nathaniel Stevens - - - - - - - Gratis - - "
" " Edmund Pye - - - - - - - Gratis - - "
" " Vincent Aiscough - - - - - - Service - - 94
" " Nicholas Wingatt - - - - - - Gratis - - "
" " Thos. Talbott - - - - - - - Gratis - - "
" 18 Justinian Povey - - - - - - Gratis - - 95
" 23 Heneage Finch - - - - - - Gratis - - 99
TRANSFERS of ADVENTURES in the EAST INDIA COMPANY, from September to December 1617.
Date. From. To. Amount. Name of Stock. Reference.
1617. Court Min. Book IV.
Sept. 19 Wm. Russell - - Dame Lettice Danvers - 800 New joint stock 5
" " Henry Kimmersley - Joseph Cocke - - 200 " "
" " Thos. Lowe - - Same - - - 900 " "
" " Henry Robinson - Rich. Mountney - 50 First joint stock "
" " Thos. Lowe - - Sam. Bridger - - 100 New joint stock "
" 26 Fras. Taylor - - Fras. Benbowe - - 400 " 13
" " Thos. Lowe - - - Joseph Cocke - - 900 " "
" " Same - - - Sam. Bridger - - 100 " "
" " - Cox" - - Jas. Francklyn - - 200 " "
" " Wm. Temple - - (Robt.) Delean - - 800 " "
" " Same - - - Andrew Overton - 100 " "
" " Edward Woller - - Robt. Delean - - 1,200 " "
" " Same - - - Edward Darlinge - 1,000 " "
" " Same - - - Same - - - 400 First joint stock "
" 30 Thos. Sheppard - Nicholas Buckeridge - 600 New joint stock 17
" " Same - - - Nicholas Farrar, jun. - 100 " "
Oct. 14 Humphrey Smith - Robt. Delean - - 400 " 35
" 24 William Temple - Ellis Crispe - - - 400 Old joint stock - 48
" 31 John Brooke - - Wm. Harrison - - 300 " 49
" " Thos. Owen - - Nath. Owen - - 600 New joint stock 51
" " Thos. Moody - - Sam. Bridger - - 600 " "
" " Edward Darlinge - Jas. Aiscough - - 200 Old joint stock "
" " John Brooke - - Robt. Offley - - - 100 " "
" " Same - - - Wm. Harrison - - 300 " "
Nov. 11 Anne Kingston - - Randall Cranfield - 600 " 61
" " Same - - - Edward Darlinge - 400 " "
" 14 Jeremy Fisher - - Humphrey Browne - 200 First joint stock 65
" " William Russell - Dame Lettice Danvers - 800 New joint stcok "
Nov. 18 William Cranmer - Richard Ironside - 400 New joint stock. 68
" " Same - - - Robert Delean - - 200 " "
" " Sir John Wield - - William Cranmer - 400 " "
" " Same - - - Same - - - 200 Old joint stock - "
" " William Russell - John Machell - - 800 New joint stock 69
" " Lord Hay - - - Francis Nethersole - 1,000 " "
" 25 Theophilus Brereton - Hugh Hamersley - 2,500 " 76
Dec. 9 Executors of Sir Thos. Hayes. Morris Abbott - - 1,000 " 85
" " Same - - - Wm. Harrison - - 2,000 " "
" " Same - - - Robert Offley - - 600 " "
" " Same - - - Abraham Chamberlain - 2,000 " "
" " Same - - - Hugh Hamersley - 2,400 " "
" " Same - - - Dame Martha Hayes - 2,000 " "
" " Samuel Hinshawe - Raphe Seracold - - 500 " 87
" " Henry Timberlake - John Fortrye - - 250 First joint stock "
" " Same - - - - Samuel Fortrye - 250 " "
" " Andrew Ellam - - Robert Freeman - - 200 New joint stock "
" " Henry Kimmersley - Joseph Cocke - - 1,200 " "
" " John Hare - - Rowland Wilson - 400 " "
" " Thos. Chapman - - John Hyde - - 200 " "
" " Same - - - Robert Delean - - 1,800 " "
" 12 Thos. Mitford - - Richard Leigh - - 400 " 90
" " Hugh [? Humphrey] Handford. Rowland Wilson - 200 " "
" " Fras. and Wm. Sandcrofte and Geo. Barrett, administrators of John Sandcrofte. Aden Perkins - - 265 First joint stock 91
" " Same - - - Same - - - 120 New joint stock "
" " Hugh Hanford - - Samuel Bridger - - 300 " "
" 23 Richard Ironside - - James Coxe - - 500 " 100
" " Earl of Suffolk - - Sir Thos, Howard - 1,000 " "
" " George Brewen - - John Machell - - 500 " "
" " Wm. Palmer - - Robert Delean - - 1,000 " "
" " Humphrey Handford - Richard Hall - - 200 Old joint stock - "
" " Sir John Merricke - Wm. Russell - - 600 " "
" " Same - - - Same - - - 2,000 New joint stock "
" " Wm. Russell - - Wm. Bonham - - 700 " "
" " Same - - - Rowland Squire - - 300 " "
" " David Watkins - - John Preston - - 400 " "