East Indies
July 1577

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W. Noel Sainsbury (editor)

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1864

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'East Indies: July 1577', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, East Indies, China and Japan, Volume 2: 1513-1616 (1864), pp. 23-24. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=68572 Date accessed: 17 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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July 1577

July 7.45. “A brief note,” similar to that calendared at pp. 17, 18, but in which the amounts somewhat vary, being indorsed “perfect.” The charges are set down at 4,328l. 17s. 6d The subscribed stock at 3,500l., whereof is received 3,000l. The deficit, which Lok has promised to pay for victuals and necessaries, “by order of the Commissioners,” 828l. 17s. 6d., is “more than he is able to bear.” Also list of the names of those who have paid their adventure in the first and second voyages. The payments for the second voyage amount to 3,000l.:— being 1,000l. from the Queen; 200l each from Sir Harry Wallop “and others,” Sir William Wynter, and Michael Lok; 175l. from Sec. Walsyngham; 150l. from the Earl of Pembroke; 100l. from Lord Admiral Clinton; 50l. each from the Lord Chamberlain, Earl of Sussex, Earl and Countess of Warwick, Mr. Treasurer [Sir Edw. Montague?], Win. Pelham, Edra. Hogan, Robt. Kyndersley, Rich. Yonge, Thos. Allyn, Christ. Hoddesdonn, Mat. Smyth, Geof. Turvyle, Wm. Paynter, Ric. Boyland, and Geo. Wynter; and 25l. each from the Countess of Pembroke, Lady Anne Talbot, Philip Sydney, Sir Lionell Duckett, Thos. Randall [Randolphe?], Edw. Dyar, Ant. Jenckynson, Mat. Fyeld, and Wm. Ormeshawe. And the names of those who have not paid their adventure for the second voyage; total, 500l.; being 100l. each from the Earl of Exeter and Sir Thos. Gresham; 50l. each from Lord Treasurer Burghley, Mr. Comptroller [Sir Jas. Croft?], Lord Hunsdon, Lord Chas. Howard, and Geo. Wynter; and 25l. each from the Earl of Bedford and Simon Boyer. These accounts have been “perused,” and Michael Lok, appointed treasurer, has promised to pay the creditors the deficit. [Three pages. Indorsed “1577. A brief account of the first and second voyages for Cathay, &c.” and in another hand, “perfect.” Domestic, Eliz., Vol. CXIX., No. 34. Cal., p. 573. See 24th Dec, 1577. A duplicate copy is in Brit. Mus., Lansdowne, XXIV., fol. 62.]
1577.46. Names of the Adventurers for the first voyage to the Northwest, and of “the new adventurers.” A rough draft, in which the subscribed capital amounts to 4,550l. [Two pages. Indorsed, “Note of the Adventurers for the voyage of Cathay.” Domestic, Eliz., Vol. CXIX., No. 36. Cal., p. 573.]
July 8.47. Names of the Adventurers in the second voyage who have not paid their money as yet:—Earl of Leicester and Sir Thomas Gresham, 100l. each; the Lord High Treasurer, Controller of the Queen's Household, Lord Hunsdon, Lord Chas. Howard, and Geo. Wynter, 50l. each; and Simon Boyer, 25l.; total, 475l. Also of those who were venturers in the first voyage, and will not supply in the second voyage; Wm. Burde and Wm. Bond 100l. each; and Mathew Kyndersley, Christopher Andrewes, and Robt. Martin, 25l. each; total, 275l. [Half a page, mutilated. British Museum, Lansdowne, XXIV., p. 162. Another copy of the remaining part of this document is in the Record Office. See next article.]
[July 8.]48. Names of those who have subscribed but not performed, besides the others aforesaid, contained in the account:—Earl of Bedford, Dr. Wilson, and Wm. Borowgh, 50l. each; Sir Thos. Garrard, Sir Henry Knevet, Sir Humphrey Gylberte, Edward Dyar, Wm. Kyllygrew of the privy chamber, and Wm. Ormeshawe, 25l. each; total, 300l. Also list of those who were named but have not subscribed:—The Lord Keeper, Lord Cobham, and Sir Wm. Morgan, 100l. each; Mr. Hatton, Mr.Heneage, Mr. Sakford, master of requests, Mr. Edward Horsey, Thos. Kyvett, and Richard Martyn of the Mint, 50l. each; also Mr. Secretary Woolley, Mr. Sakford of the privy chamber, and Mr. Owen of the Temple, 25l.; total, 675l. [In the copy in the British Museum, Landsdowne, XXIV., p. 162, is added, “Upon hope of the money of all these men or of others, the ships were prepared and the voyage furnished.” One page. Indorsed “A note of such as have been or not been venturers in the first and second voyage to Cathay.” Domestic, Eliz., Vol. CXIX., No. 45. Cal., p. 573: the date is supplied by the preceding.]
1577.49. Names of the Venturers in the second voyage for Cathay, &c. [and afterwards added], besides the venture in the first voyage. The amounts subscribed are not stated in this list, which is headed by the Queen, and comprises thirty–eight other persons whose names have been already abstracted. [One page and a half Indorsed “The names of the Venturers in the second voyage of Cathay.” Domestic, Eliz., Vol. CXIX., No. 40. Cal., p. 573.]
1577.50. Another copy of the preceding, but with the amounts subscribed added. [One page and a half Indorsed “The names of the Venturers (with their several sums) in the second voyage to Cathay.” Domestic, Eliz., Vol. CXIX., No. 41. Cal., p. 573.]