East Indies, China and Japan
December 1618

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'East Indies, China and Japan: December 1618', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, East Indies, China and Japan, Volume 3: 1617-1621 (1870), pp. 215-231. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=68839 Date accessed: 16 September 2014.


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December 1618

Dec. 1-4. 499. Court Minutes of the East India Company. A trunk which belonged to one Decker, a Frenchman, deceased, on his return from Bantam in the Charles, and applied for by Whittacres, his administrator, to be opened in the presence of Ellam. Letter read from Anne, widow, and mother of Benj. Farye, concerning her son's wages. Misdemeanours of Jno. Osborne. Geo. Scot's business. William Nelson refused further satisfaction concerning his allowances. Mr. Lowe's man (Finnett), as more fit and understanding than Nelson, to be conferred with to undertake the carriage of the letters overland into Persia. The wants of the surgeons in the Indies to be supplied. Concerning the wages of Wm. Wallis, servant of John Harrison. Dec. 4.-Letters read from the Lord Chancellor concerning Capt. Pepwell's goods ; and on behalf of Cannon, who married the widow of Capt. David Middleton, in whose right he is administrator to Sir Henry Middleton, deceased. George Scott's business to be heard before Mr. Solicitor. Agreement with Thomas Barker to take over the letters to Persia ; he is also sworn a free brother. Letter from Thos. Spurwaye, factor, dated Bantam, 12th December 1617, to the wife of John Davis, master of the Swan, discoursing of their voyage, and the surprise and capture of that ship by the Hollanders, near Pooloroon ; the insults offered to the English, carrying them up and down in irons, with the death of some ; together with a petition from the wives of several of the Company's officers against the Dutch. The Committee promised them their best assistance, granted them a month's wages apiece, and willed them to present their petition to the Dutch Commissioners. No Dutchman to be employed in the Company's business. Agreement with Robert Jeffreyes, a factor, to be employed at Surat or Persia, but not at Bantam. George More to be appointed to train men at the Cape or elsewhere on their landing. Lucas Antheunis' business concerning the seventh voyage. [Five pages. Court Bk. IV., 263-267.]
Dec. 6/16. Jacatra. 500. General Coen to Sir Thos. Dale and the Council for the English Company at Bantam. Has been informed this morning that their [Dutch] ship, the Black Lion, laden from Patani, has been taken by four English ships, the Dutch factor having been previously enticed on board an English ship with all friendship. Does not know what reason, the English have for this act, and what their intentions are, because the Dutch have never been able to trace in these parts any such ill will from the English Governor or chief officer. Notice should have been given to them in writing, as they gave the English notice several times before they undertook to keep the English away from the Moluccas, Amboyna, and Banda by force, though they had put up for. more than 10 years with the English assisting their enemies, injuring their allies, and stirring up rebellion against them to deprive their masters of the trade in spices, granted to them alone, and endeavouring to make themselves masters of it by false practices and by force. This seizure of the Black Lion exhibits the evil intention of the English ; yet he cannot believe that such an unreasonable act was committed by common resolution, nor that the treachery attempted by Nicholas Ufflete and his accomplices against them at Jacatra was by their master's orders ; for no just cause has ever been given to use such iniquitous and inimical proceedings against them. Sends this express, and requests in a very friendly way that he will make restitution of the Black Lion in the same state as she was in when seized, and that he will punish the traitor Ufflete as he deserves ; or, if not, that he will at least give reasons for these acts, and whether it is his intention to go on in this way to violate the national mutual peace between the States General and the Sovereign of Great Britain, and to have open war everywhere, so that they may know what measures they are to take. Protests before God and the whole world, that if he does not restore the Black Lion in the state in which he took her, and does not withdraw from such hostile proceedings, and does not punish the traitor Ufflete, that they shall be compelled to avail themselves again of the means which the Lord will give them, and that they shall be innocent of all harm, mischief, and bloodshed that may take place in consequence, being compelled by nature and right to take up arms against them [the English] in their own [the Dutch] parts. Complains of the long-continued acts of injustice committed by the English in the Moluccas, Amboyna, and Banda, and declares that the Dutch are ready to submit themselves to an impartial judgment, as they have up to the present time always done. [With seal and certificate of the authenticity of General Coen's signature, signed by Carpentier, Samuel Kindt, Pieter Dircxsoon, and P. Broecke, dated 12/22 December 1618. Dutch. Two pages. O.C., Vol. VI., No. 714.]
Dec. 7-8. 501. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Ships to be dispatched on the 9th inst. John Hinchley to be master in the Star. Edward Smith to succeed Barwick in the Bear. Ryals, expected from Spain, to be received on board the Star and Bear. Dec. 8.-The masters of the Star and Bear to make search at the Cape for all private letters, either English or Dutch, and to deliver them to John Jourdain, President at Bantam, who is to satisfy himself of the contents according to directions from the Governor. [One page. Court Bk. IV., 267-268.]
Dec. 9. Pettapoli. 502. Mathew Duke to the East India Company. Sends analysis of account of the Pettapoli factory. Is but newly returned from visiting weavers in the country ; concerning the quality of the cloth and yarn. Great affront to the Dutch at Masulipatam by the Governor, and their attempt to seize an officer named the Cutwall, somewhat resembling the office of marshal in London, but he was rescued by the Governor's soldiers, and a Dutchman died of the wounds he received. Capture of a ship of Cochin China by the Dutch, which they took to Pulicat, but it is thought she will be given up. A Dutch ship lately arrived from Bantam, laden with spices, with news of the taking of two out of the three English ships that went from Bantam for the Moluccas. "These butter-boxes [?] are grown so insolent, that if they be suffered but a while longer, they will make claim to the whole Indies, so that no man shall trade but themselves or by their leave, but I hope to see their pride take a fall." Glad to hear good hopes of trade in Persia and in the Red Sea, and quiet in the Mogul's country, It is feared that the Hollanders, taking the junks sent by the Moors to Pegu, will endanger the English trade in these parts. News that the Mogul's soldiers are on the coast of Gengele, and have taken a strong fort, their army consisting of 1,500,000 (sic), commanded by a woman, "as the tale goes." Alarm of the inhabitants, but thinks there is no cause for fear. [Three pages. Endorsed, "Per the Ann Royal." O.C., Vol. VI., No. 7l6.]
Dec. 11. 503. Minutes of the East India Company. George Scot's business concluded. The security offered by Sir William Russell for his debts, amounting to more than 6,0001. accepted. Brockedon examined as to his private trade, and gently admonished. Twenty nobles to be paid towards maintaining the Lighthouse at Dungeness. Committee appointed to confer with Sir Jas. Cunningham. Lucas Atheunis to receive a dividend on the seventh voyage, the accounts of which are to be examined. [One page and a half. Court Bk. IV., 269-270.]
Dec. 12. Madrid. 504. Fras. Cottington to Sir Dudley Carleton. This Court is still full of the disgraces lately put upon the English nation, so many ways, by the States shipping in so many places. Is therefore right glad to understand that Commissioners are going from thence into England, and hopes some satisfaction will be given. [Extract from Corresp. Spain.]
Dec. 14-15. 505. Court Minutes of the East India Company. John Pursey appointed factor for seven years with a salary of 40l., and 10 l. annual increase. Wages of William Hill, a factor, to be increased. Explanations of the Governor in reference to the Deputy and Mr. Bell having been to Court without the previous knowledge of the Company, at which some of the Committee were offended ; that the Deputy Governor and Mr. Bell were admitted by the Duke of Buckingham to the King's presence, with whom were also Lords Arundel and Digby ; that the King advised them to see their complaints were just, and not to meddle with trivial matters, saying he was contented to cast behind his back the dishonours he had heard of to his own person ; and howsoever the Hollanders have some pretext for the East Indies, yet his Majesty is assured they have none for Greenland, which is wholly his ; that he wished the Company to join with the Hollanders in any indifferent matters, but wholly distasted the vigorous war they have formerly insisted upon against the Spaniards, and assured them of his readiness to do them justice for the disorders and mischiefs committed by the Dutch ; and as for the Dutch Commissioners who are come over to treat, the King only nominated Sir Thomas Smythe and Sir Lionel Cranfield for the East India business, and referred the rest to the Company's election, as best able to judge of the estate of their own cause The King blamed the Company for not having yet satisfied Sir Jas. Cunningham, "relating from point to point all particular passages therein, and concluded that he would admit of no further excuse, but expected to have the money paid, if for no other respect, yet for his sake." The Company desiring that Sir Jas. might make a release of his whole right in the Scottish patent because of his speeches that he can take forth a duplicate, the King again promised that neither this nor any other patent hereafter should hurt the Company, and that Sir Jas. should perform whatsoever they would have done. It was then craved of the King that after the Lords Commissioners and the States had sat once, the East India business might then be left to be argued by those and the English committees to draw matters to their proper heads for the King's comfirmation, which his Majesty very well approved of. The Deputy further informed the Committee of what passed at the audience of the States Commissioners with the King ; of the oration of Burreile [Boreel], who complained as much of the wrongs done by the English, and how desirous the Dutch are of an agreement, and of the King's "noble answer to all the points as they fell ;" and the Duke of Buckingham's honourable favour in procuring them to be by, during the interview. Debate on a message from Sec. Naunton concerning Sir Jas. Cunningham's business ; a release to be drawn of his patent to the Company, the money to be paid, and an end to be put to "that troublesome business." Message delivered by Sir Clement Edmondes from the Privy Council, commanding some of the Company to attend the next day the Commissioners that are to be appointed, and petitions from Robt. Jones, agent, prisoner in Newgate, complaining of Lucas Antheunis for keeping him in chains, and from Sir Jas. Cunningham for satisfaction for his charges disbursed. Sir Clement informed the Committee how Jones had hazarded the life of his Majesty's ambassador, Sir Thos. Roe, in the Indies, and that the Privy Council had commanded Jones should remain in Newgate until Roe's return ; and the Company's resolution to give satisfaction to Sir Jas. Cunningham according to his Majesty's pleasure. "Some particular persons" recommended "to manage their business." The following Commissioners nominated for the approval of the Privy Council: Sir Thos. Smythe and Sir Lionel Cranfield (nominated by his Majesty) Sir Clement Edmondes, Sir Dudley Diggs, Sir Henry Marten, - Munckey, Alderman Halliday, Morris Abbott, Wm. Harrison, [Robt.] Bell, and [Hump] Handford, eleven in all. A subcommittee also appointed, to consist of Messrs. Wiech, Leate, Hanford, Garraway, Munne, Skynner, and Ellam. Skynner held "exquisite" to draw things to their heads when Ellam hath given him the grounds. Ellam appointed to draw out of the letters and writings the favours done by the English to the Dutch, and the good done by the English against the Spaniards in the Indies without maintaining an open war against them. Information of Levinius Moncke that the East India Deputies intend to handle their business in presence of the Lords, the States having commission only about the East India trade, and have no power to treat upon the complaints. Dec. 15.-Resolution to send a letter to Surat by Thos. Baker (? Barker), now ready for his journey. If the English and Dutch agree, then to send the fewer ships to Bantam, because the Company have many ships in those parts already. Barker to be ready by the next post. Petition of William Smith for money and goods belonging to George Smith, who died in. the Expedition on his return to England. [Three pages and a quarter. Court Bk. IV., 270-273.]
Dec. 16. Whitehall. 506. Sec. Naunton to Carleton. The States Commissioners and Deputies had audience of the King at Newmarket on Thursday last (the 10th). The four Commissioners who were sent for this morning by the Lords of the Council, have no such commission under seal as was expected, but only instructions to compose the differences about the trade of the East Indies and the whale fishing. Must see how the King will like this diversion after so long and patient expectation, before any entrance is made with their other Deputies. [Extract from Holland Correspondence.]
Dec. 18. 507. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Agreement with Walter Harvey, appointed a factor for seven years, to have 50l. the first year, with an annual increase of 10l. Christopher Farewell, formerly a factor and shipped home, refused employment because of his former ill carriage abroad. Gratuity of 501. to Robert Ventris, his dwelling in Cornhill having been consumed by fire, and all companies having extended their charity to him. Part of the wages of Robert Freeman, who went factor in the Dragon, to be paid to his brother Edward. Petition to be drawn out to complain of Demetres to the Council table. Petition of Grace, widow of Richard Bowden, master's mate in the Charles, for pepper referred. The accounts of Capt. Pepwell to be re-examined. Petition of Helen Mansell for a legacy bequeathed by Capt. Pepwell to her late husband. Thos. Milles, formerly purser in the Elizabeth, appointed a factor for seven years, with a salary of 50l., and annual increase of 10l. [Two pages. Court Bk., 273-275.]
Dec. 20. Jacatra Road. 508. Minutes of a Consultation in Jacatra Road for the ordering of the intended fight in the morning between the English and Dutch fleet, within an English mile of each other. Signed by Sir Thos. Dale, general, Capt. Pring, Adam Denton, Thos. Hunt, Nath. Martyne, Peter Bowers, Rich. Yard, Tho. Hackwell, Emanuel Brett, John Munden, John Hatch, Will. Hawkeridge, John Roberts, and Rich. Newall. [One page. O.C., Vol. VI., No. 718.]
Dec. 21. At four in the morning, Whitehall. 509. Sec. Naunton to Carleton. The Commissioners' audience of the King and the Privy Council ; their "meditated answer at length," enclosed. Lord Bining and Sec. Naunton appointed by the Lords to attend the King for directions as to their Lordships' answer, which was to this effect : that his Majesty found it strange that the Commissioners had not been fully authorized to treat and conclude on all the differences grown between the subjects of both States, and that after such long deliberation they should come at last with a proposition to speak only to the two first points (the disputes in the East Indies and the Greenland fishery), "which his Majesty takes for an imperious fashion of proceeding in them, as if they were come hither to treat of what themselves pleased, and to give law to his Majesty in his own kingdom, and to propose and admit of nothing but what should tend merely to their own ends." The Commissioners are to be told for a conclusion "that his Majesty is resolved that he cannot in honour nor with preservation of his own right treat with them any further at this time, unless they shall procure a fuller authority by way of express commission to treat and conclude punctually and articulately of all and every of the five heads before expressed." [These heads have reference to the trade in cloth, the King's sole right of fishing upon all the coasts of his three kingdoms, and the transportation of money, besides the above-mentioned two points of the disputes in the East Indies and the Greenland fishery.] Thus late has he rhapsodically foretold Carleton the sum of what the Lord Chancellor is to deliver to the Commissioners this morning. As for Carleton "his Majesty bad me tell you that he must either think you an idle ambassador or else little respected and illused by them. * * * Whereof you are expressly to tell them as of a wrong done first to his Majesty and then to yourself, and to intimate unto them further, that unless they shall send over such a full and distinct commission as is required, his Majesty will advise himself how to maintain his own right, and they shall ask him for a treaty thrice before they shall bring him to it another time." [Holland Correspondence.] Encloses,
509. I. Declaration of the Dutch Commissioners to the Privy Council, in reference to the several points of difference between their countries, which they have come over to endeavour to adjust, and which they judge the exigency thereof requires a settlement by mutual accord. Dec. 15. [French. Four pages: Holland Correspondence.]
Dec. 21. 510. The King's answer to the States Commissioners delivered by the Lord Chancellor. [French. Holland Correspondence.]
Dec. 21. 511. Promise by Sir Thos. Dale, Commander of the English fleet, that the Dutchmen who were taken in the Black Lion shall have the same pay as they had in the service of their former masters, as well as all pay due to them for services done to the Dutch Company, and likewise shall have maintenance during their term of life, provided always they do the English true and faithful service to the utmost of their power. [One page. O.C., Vol. VI., No. 719.]
Dec. 21. Bantam. 512. Aug. Spaldinge and Geo. Ball to Sir Thos. Dale and Capt. Martin Pring. Arrival of the James and the Hound from Jambi with pepper. News of the murder of Richard Westby, Cape merchant at Jambi, who was invited by the Dutch to supper, and by them murdered at their own house. Ships expected from Jambi and Tecoe, which they hope may be met with. Are determined to keep the James or Hound or both, to be ready on all occasions to intercept the Dutch vessels. The Hound has blown away all her powder in idleness. [One page. Endorsed, "We expect answer by the same prow." O.C., Vol. VI., No. 720.]
Dec. 22. Whitehall. 513. Sec. Naunton to Carleton. The Lord Chancellor gave the King's answer to the States Commissioners this forenoon to the same effect as set down in Naunton's last letter ; they heard him with a troubled and dejected countenance. Their reply ; they doubted not but to have procured an authentic ratification of whatsoever they should have agreed upon with our men before their departure. We persuade ourselves the Commissioners will give the King better satisfaction hereafter. His Majesty is resolved not to lose or neglect his right, his honour, or his time. [Extract from Holland Corresp.]
Dec. 22. 514. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Wages of Thomas Milles to commence at 60l., increasing annually 10l. for seven years. Opinion of Mr. Solicitor concerning Sir Jas. Cunningham's business. Complaint against Demetres to be forborne a while. Business of Osborne and Marsh to be examined. Discussion on a request of the King for a loan of 20,000l. Lease of Crosby House for seven years granted to the Countess of Pembroke, mother to the Lord Chamberlain and Lord Montgomery. Information from Capt. Keeling that two Danish ships are in Cowes Road ready to sail to the East Indies, and three more expected, "being encouraged by an ambassador sent from that King to Denmark, giving out that they have contracted for all the pepper in the Great Samorin's country." Matthew Cardrowe entertained a preacher with 50l. per annum, and 20l. to furnish him forth to sea. Concerning a debt of Mr. Pinto, deceased ; and the order formerly made for those who have not paid in their adventures. Satisfaction given, about the money motioned to be borrowed for the King ; through the many losses and discouragements the Company have sustained, they cannot do it, and so concluded with an absolute negative ; in the governor's opinion it will never be further moved or urged again. Quicksilver sold at 3s. per lb. 50,000 ryals of eight to be brought from Middleburg and taken on board the Diamond in the Downs. A great new ship to be built at Deptford. [Three pages. Court Bk. IV., 275-278.]
Dec. 24. Acheen. 515. W. Ni[colls] to Millward and Yates at Tecoe. Cloth sold at a profitable rate. Has invested part of his money in steel brought from Masulipatam. The King of Acheen returned from Malacca, having had an encounter with four Portugal galleons ; he burnt one galleon and two or three small vessels. In the galleon were 40 pieces of ordnance and the son of the Governor of Malacca, who was taken prisoner with upwards of 60 soldiers ; has since given them liberty. Concerning investments for Tecoe and Bantam. Brimstone, benjamin, camphor, and raw silk from Acheen, fit for Masulipatam if the Company had a factory there. There are now at Acheen two ships from Negapatam, one from Collimatte [? Calicut], and one of 600 tons at least from Masulipatam with an ambassador to this King. Questioned the ambassador respecting the bad treatment of Floris in the Globe ; he vows that the King and Commons would rejoice to see the English settle there as the Hollanders : "if these Hollanders prevail to settle there, they will forthwith eat us out of our profit for these parts, by the knowledge of vendible goods here." By going to Surat with another merchant he will gain for the company above 20,000 ryals by one ship. Insecurity of trusting letters to the porterage of strangers ; has light of two letters dated a year since, sent by Capt. Jourdain to Surat by way of Masulipatam ; the stranger remained a long time in Bantam, and has returned hither from Masulipatam, and protests there was no conveyance. His endeavours to urge the King to grant them leave to settle and build a house at Tecoe, upon paying customs and giving a higher price for pepper than either, Guzerats or Chinese. The King in the dumps ; wishes him to suspend his resolute answer until the arrival of the next English ships ; in the meantime he will confer with his nobles, who, all sending their servants thither, will be enemies to this business. Has lent money to the Governor of Tecoe to supply his wants: "he is there of great rank and esteem, by which I might not deny the lending him so little ;" hopes he will requite the courtesy. [Two pages and a half. O.C., Vol. VI., No. 721.]
Dec. 26. Bantam. 516. Aug. Spaldinge and Geo. Ball to the General (Sir T. Dale), the President (Jourdain), and commanders of the English forces aboard the Moon at Jacatra. Jurabassa Tanyonge, with others, despatched for the Dutch island, by the Pengran's orders, to pillage. The James Royal not yet ready to sail. Have received their letter since the fight when they put the Flemings to flight. Request of the Pengran to have the ordnance of the Flemings left upon the island ; Spaldinge promised him a note to that effect, but refers it to their discretion. [One page and a half. O.C., Vol. VI., No. 722.]
Dec. 26. Bantam. 517. Aug. Spaldinge to same. Has written this letter at the earnest request of the Pengran, who desires to have of gift the ordnance left by the Dutch upon the island. Put him in little or no comfort of obtaining his desire, neither did the Pengran promise any requital should they be granted to him. Thinks the Pengran will claim their former promise of lending him ordnance for his house at Jacatra. [One page. O.C., Vol. VI., No. 723.]
Dec. 26. Bantam. 518. Aug. Spalding to Sir Thos. Dale, General, John Jourdain, President, and Geo. Ball, in Jacatra. Arrival of the Dutch prisoners. The speed made by this greedy Pengran to send two or three thousand men in vessels and junks to fetch away all the Hollanders and their luggage from Jacatra, or else to make war against those who withstand him. His last letter was for safety wrapped in a small bond of tobacco, which Key wee sent to the General for a token Discourse with the Pengran, who, thinking that Capt. Jourdain had arrived, wished Spalding to tell him that Jacatra and all the business about the Dutch there, was at this King's command or disposal. Spalding told him it was no equity for one man to hunt the deer, and another to catch him away ; the Pengran replied these were no good meaning words, for they agreed with those of the men who said that Jacatra was at the disposal of the English, and not of the King [of Bantam]. Further discourse respecting the English going to the Moluccas. Spalding's remark, that they would keep their forces hereabouts until the next fleet arrived, not pleasing to the Pengran. Many averse to the Pengran's proceedings, and sought to persuade him to act differently, so as not to breed heart-burning in the King of Jacatra as well as in others. All day prow after prow, full of men, has been leaving for Jacatra, and many more ordered to be ready at half an hour's warning. Five or six Dutchmen have also gone for Jacatra by the Pengran's order. Has bargained with Keywee for a quantity of cloves, in exchange for iron and lead; nutmegs also to be had. Store of white and brown rice. [One page and a half. O.C., Vol. VI., No. 724.]
[Dec. 27]. Bantam. 519. Richard Harryes to [John Jourdain ?]. Whether Wm. Bennett has paid the workmen ; Spurway and the writer gave him the money to do so. Sends note of goods and money delivered to Rich. Griffin, merchant, deceased. Spaldinge has hired a prow to go to him [Jourdain ?] and so to Jacatra. [One page. O.C. Vol. VI., No. 725.]
Dec. 29. Whitehall. 520. Sec. Naunton to Carleton. The treaty with the States Ambassadors still suspended till they make a better explanation and construction of their former words. They are required to receive some more particular commission and authority than yet they have. [Extract from Holland Corresp.]
Dec. 29. 521. Examination of James Littill, sailor, concerning what he, Owen Bodman, and Adam Douglas saw of the burning of the (Dutch prize) Black Lion. Examined by Thos. Hunt, Peter Bowers, John Munden, Tho. Hackwell, Richard Yard, and William Gordin. [One page. O.C., Vol. VI., No. 726.]
Dec. 29. Bantam. 522. Augustyne Spaldinge and Geo. Ball to General Sir Thos. Dale, aboard the Moon. A goat and fruit sent by Wiley, the surgeon. Sorrowful news from James Turner of the "fyringe" of the Black Lion ; also of three Flemish ships plying in through the straits. Griffin died last night and was buried this morning. Dale's kinsman, Henry, still sick. Have sent twelve blacks aboard the prize, wishing her to accompany the James and the Advice, and all the Bandanese remaining at Bantam are likewise ready to go aboard the James. The Bandanese have the muskets pillaged out of the Black Lion by the English, of whom they say they bought them. This business should be examined into. [One page. O.C., Vol. VI., No. 727.]
Dec. 30. The Hague. 523. Carleton to Sec. Naunton. The Prince of Orange being absent, and the Commissioners' letters concerning his Majesty's resolution not to enter into treaty with them unless they procure such authority from hence as is required, not being yet arrived, he has forborne demanding audience, for which he received the King's orders in Naunton's letters of the 21st and 22nd inst. Under certain circumstances is determined not to defer it longer than a day or two. [Extract from Holland Corresp.]
[Dec] 31. Jacatra. 524. John Jourdain to Sir Thos. Dale and Capt. Pring. The surgeons have effected the business they came for about Mr. Jackson, and hopes their business with him is to good purpose. Could have no private speech with the Pengran, all the "Penganies" from Bantam being present. "He is desirous of your presence ;" but as concerning the capitulations, does not wish that any of Bantam should know what passed between them ; Welden affirms the Pengran is willing to yield to all reasonable conditions. Has determined that Capt. Kling [? Keeling] and Welden shall meet Sir Thos. and bring him to their poor weak house among the musqueteers. As for the wreck, cannot find any Chinese as yet to dive in above three fathoms water. The King has given directions concerning houses for their sick men and powder. Provisions very scarce ; thinks they should be had from Bantam. Capt. Pring hath long looked for the arrival of the James with Argus eyes. [One page and three quarters. O.C., Vol. VI, No. 728.]
1618 ? 525. The Great Mogul to King James I. Has received by the hands of Sir Thos. Roe, "who well deserves to be his trusty servant," the King's letter of love and friendship, and the presents, tokens of his affection, "upon which my eyes were so fixed that I could not easily remove them," and accepted them with great joy and delight. Has commanded that all the kingdoms and ports of his dominions should be freely open to the English nation to live and trade in as they desire ; and that neither Spaniard, Portugal, nor any other shall dare to molest their quiet. Desires English merchants to bring in their ships all sorts of rarities and rich goods fit for the Great Mogul's palaces, and the King's letters by every opportunity, that their friendship may be interchangeable and eternal. [One page. East Indies, Vol. I., No. 68.]
Date. Name of Petitioner. Subject of Petition. Reference.
1618. Court Min. Bk.
Jan. 9 Henry Scofield - - - Employment - - - IV. 104
" " William Turner, master of William Lasby. Part of his servants' wages - " 106
" " Barnard Foxe, master of James Dixe and Francis Langridge. Part of his servants' wages - " "
" " John Clement - - - Employment - - - " 107
" 13 Sarah, wife of Francis Wright, and daughter of Capt. Downton. Part of her husband's wages - " 108
" 23 Edward Brigges - - Employment - - - " 119
" " Elizabeth Shorte, widow, and mother of Richard Shorte. Part of her son's wages - - " "
Feb. 3 William Jennet - - - Employment - - - " 124
" 7 John Pilkington - - - Employment - - - " 126
" 20 Robert Browne - - - Employment - - - " 129
Mar. 10 Mary Gemmet - - - Part of her brother Rich. Tyler's wages. " 140
May 12 Eliz. Fiffiam - - - Part of her brother John Walding's wages. " 172
" " Margaret Stevens - - - Part of her servants' wages - " "
" 19 John Bromley - - - Employment - - - " 176
" " Mary Miller - - - Part of her husband's wages - " "
June 25 William Langley - - Employment - - - " 179
" " The smiths at Deptford - - Payment of wages - - " "
July 31 Sybyll, wife of James Rynd, preacher. Part of her husband's wages - " 192
Aug. 7 Mary, wife of Abraham Cherke Part of her husband's wages - " 193
" " Eliza, widow of John Short - Part of her son Richard's wages " "
Sept. 8 John Clayter - - - Employment - - - " 197
" " Henry Wetherhead - - Employment - - - " "
" 15 Thomas Gifford - - Employment - - - " 201
" " Margaret, widow of John Sparkes. Relief - - - - " "
" " Katherine Frye - - - Part of wages of Daniel Grimes, deceased. " 202
" 18 Lucy Bayley, widow - - Relief - - - - " 205
" 22 John Morley - - - Wages of his servant, Thos. Rickwood, deceased. " 206
" " Alice, wife of Balthazar Fifield - Wages of John Rose - - " 208
" " Joan Fludde, widow - - Relief - - - - " "
" 25 Margaret, widow of Jonas Stevens, Employment for her son - " 212
" " Elizabeth, wife of John Bone - Part of her husband's wages - " "
Oct 2 Margaret, widow of Richard Whale. Part of her husband's wages - IV. 216
" " Elizabeth, mother of John Pitchforth. Part of her son's wages - " "
" " Joan Browne, sister of John Saunderson. Part of her brother's wages - " "
" " Jane, wife of John Orton Part of her husband's wages - " 218
" 6 Sarah, wife of Jacob Lane Same - - - - " 220
" 11 Jarvis Hockett - - - Increase of wages - - - " 225
" " Robert Smith - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Henry Moorthate - - Employment - - - " 226
" " John Smith - - - Employment - - - " "
" " John Wood - - - Employment - - - " "
" 13 Sarah, widow of John Skinner - Relief - - - - " "
" 16 Elinor, mother of Thos. Rickwood, deceased. Her son's wages - - " 229
" 20 Mary, wife of Randall Jesson - Part of her husband's wages - " 231
" " Fortune, wife of John Bindon, factor. Part of her husband's wages to Humphrey Hooke, of Bristol. " 233
" " Joan, wife of Nicholas Banggam, factor. Part of her husband's wages - " "
" " William Helme - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Edward Froswell - - - Employment - - - " 234
" 21 Humphrey, son of William Powell. Part of his son's wages - " "
" 23 Bailye Ball - - - His wages - - - " 236
" " Robert Glover - - - Employment - - - " 238
" " Henry Burneby - - - Employment - - - " "
" " John Kinnaston - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Thos. Dawkes - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Isaac Booker - - - Employment - - - " "
" " John Johnson - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Anthony Mosley - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Richard Croft - - - Employment - - - " "
" " John Smith - - - Employment - - - " 239
" " Wm. Glamyle - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Henry Danyell - - - Employment - - - " "
" " John CuIIey - - - Employment - - - " "
" " George Marriat - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Robert Maddock - - Employment - - - " "
" " John Averey - - - Employment - - - " "
" " James Baker - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Owen Williams - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Robert Holding - - Employment - - - " "
" " William Helme - - - Employment - - - " "
" " John Hawtrey - - - Employment - - - " "
" " William Eland - - - Employment - - - " "
" " William Kirby - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Robert Frevile - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Christopher Vinyor - - Employment - - - " "
" " Nicholas Watts - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Joseph Watts - - - Employment - - - " 240
" " John North - - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Thomas Jennynges - - Employment - - - " "
" " William Nelson - - - Employment - - - " "
" " John Faldo - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Rowland Benson - - - Employment - - - " "
" " William Pym - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Thomas Thorneton - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Edward Gouldsmith - - Employment - - - " "
" 27 Edward Wallis - - - Employment - - - " 242
" " William Nelson - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Francis Stephens - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Richard Eman - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Samuel Foxoroft - - - Employment - - - " "
Oct. 30 Humphrey, son of William Powell. Part of his son's wages - - IV. 243
" " Thomasin, widow of Hugh Bennett. Her husband's wages, &c. - " "
" " Thos. Buttresse - - - Increase of Wages - - " "
" 31 William Blunt - - - Employment - - - " 244
" " Mary Williams - - - Part of John Bradlye's wages - " 245
Nov. 6 Erasmus Bayneham - - Employment - - - " 247
" " James Dover - - - Employment - - - " 248
" " Thomas Jennyns - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Thomas Moy - - - Employment - - - " "
" 10 John Averye - - - Employment - - - " 249
" " Phillippe Pinder - - Employment - - - " "
" " Richard Chapman - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Samuel Foxcrofte - - Employment - - - " 250
" " Erasmus Bayneham - - Employment - - - " "
" " Edmund Gouldsmith - - Employment - - - " "
" 13 Anthony Haugh - - Employment - - - " 253
" " Anthony Wilcocks - - Employment - - - " "
" " Adam Boulton - - - Employment - - - " "
" " William Godfrey - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Henry Crewe - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Robert Carpenter - - - Employment - - - " 254
" " Bartholomew Lawton - - Employment - - - " "
" " George Finch - - - Employment - - - " "
" " William Langley - - Employment - - - " "
" " John Clapham - - - Employment - - - " "
" " George Wimbishe - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Capt. Burleigh - - - Employment - - - " "
" " George Harlowe - - - Employment - - - " "
" " James Smith - - - Employment - - - " "
" " William Lewellin - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Jonathan Horwood - - Employment - - - " "
" 17 John Smith - - - Employment - - - " 257
" 20 Capt. Harris - - - Employment - - - " 259
" " Abraham Garrard - - Employment - - - " "
" " Thomas Turnor - - Employment - - - " "
" " Daniel Clutterbucke - - Employment - - - " "
" " William Hanford Employment - - - " "
" " Eliza Elford, mistress of Edward Raymond. Her servant's wages - - " "
" " Henry Wright - - - Employment - - - " 260
" 24 George Finch - - - Employment - - - " 262
" " John Martin - - - Employment - - - " "
" " John Gibbon - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Anthony Alderson - - Employment - - - " "
" " -Jeffrye - - - Employment - - - " "
Dec. 1 Lawrence Waldoe - - - Employment - - - " 264
" " Thos. Reignolds - - - Employment - - - " "
" " John Palmer - - - Employment - - - " "
" " John Hamstacover - - Employment - - - " "
" " Thomas Powell - - - Employment - - - " "
" " John Rane - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Edward Gravenor - - Employment - - - " "
" " Henry Crew - - - Employment - - - " "
" 4 John Whitfield - - - Employment - - - " 266
" " Thomas Friend - - - Employment - - - " 267
" " Elizabeth, wife of Gregory Wood. Part of her husband's wages - " "
" " Thomas Smyth - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Thomas Grenbury - - - Employment - - - " "
" 15 Jeremy Shambrooke - - Increase of wages - - " 272
" " Robert Kinge - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Thos. Tomlinson - - Employment - - - " "
" " Thomas Albroke - - - Advance of wages - - " "
Dec. 15 Mary, sister of Joshua Bradley, deceased. Part of her brother's wages - IV. 272
" " William Savyle - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Helen Hopton - - - Part of Jas. Simpson's wages - " "
" " Thomas Mason - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Nicholas Bateman, master of Andrew Gould. Part of his servant's wages - " 273
" " Grace, wife of Miles Booth - Part of her husband's wages - " "
" 18 Raphe Cartwright - - Employment - - - " "
" " John Whitfield - - - Employment - - - " 275
" " Hugh Gould - - - Wages - - - - " "
" " Anthony Younge - - - Wages - - - - " "
" " John Adye - - - Wages - - - - " "
" " Bartholomew Dyer - - Wages - - - - " "
" " Walter Mun - - - Wages of George Moore, deceased. " "
" " Andrea Rowleffe - - - Wages of John Chandler, deceased. " "
" 22 John Baldwyn - - - Employment - - - " 278
" " Edward Jackson - - - Employment - - - " "
Date. Names of the Free Brethren. To whom bound. By Service or otherwise. Reference.
1618. Court Min. Book IV.
Jan. 2 Thos. Trevor, the Prince's solicitor. - - - - Gratis - - 104
" 8 Sir Wm. Hervy - - - - - - - Gratis - - "
" 9 Felix Kingston - - - - - - - 1,000 copies of Dr. Wood's work on navigation. "
" " Sir Edward Cockett - - - - - - Gratis - - 107
" " Sir Thos. Howard, Master of the Prince's Horse. - - - - Gratis - - "
" 20 Robt. Edwardes - - - Humphrey Walcott - Fine of 20l. 115
" " Edward Seager - - - (Rich.) Mountney - Fine, 10s. poor box. "
" " William Robinson, secretary to the Lord Treasurer. - - - - Gratis - - 116
" " Sir Raphe Freeman - - - - - - By Patrimony - "
" " Sir Julius Cæsar - - - - - - - Gratis - - "
" " Charles Coxe, of the Middle Temple. - - - - Gratis - - "
" 23 George, son of Thos. Franklyn - - - - - Fine, 10s. poor box. 119
" " Richard Fursland - - Factors - - - Gratis - - "
" " Robert Freeman - - - Gratis - - "
" " Richard Lanćaster - - Gratis - - "
" " Robert Jenkinson - - - - - - - Fine, 10s. poor box. "
Feb. 3 Robert Robinson - - - Thos. Southwicke - Same - - 124
" 7 Thomas Hall - - - - - - - Fine, 25l. 125
" 24 George, son of Andrew Henley - - - - - Patrimony. Fine, 40s. poor box. 131
" " Jeremy Sambrooke - - Thomas Stevens - - By service - "
Feb. 24 Thomas Mustard - - - Robert Cox - - Service. Fine, 10s. poor box. 131
" 27 Thomas Dryfield - - - - - - Fine, 40l. - - 136
" " Edward Fitton, gentleman of the Queen's Privy Chamber. - - - - Gratis - - 137
Mar. 2. Sir Chas. Howard - - - - - - Gratis - - 138
" " Sir Rich. Young - - - - - - - Gratis - - "
" 17 Adam Spencer - - - - - - Gratis - - 141
" 18 Sir Fras, Bacon - - - - - - - Gratis - - "
" 31 Thomas Cleve - - - - - - - Fine, 50l. - - 152
" " Sir Edwin Sandys - - - - - - By patrimony - "
" " Thomas Hobbs - - - - - - - Gratis - - "
April 14 Clement Harby - - - - - - - Fine, 20l. - - 159
" " Joab Harby - - - - - - - Same - - "
" " Robt. Charleton - - - - - - - Same - - "
" " Wm. Barkeley - - - - - - - Same - - "
" 17 John Ball - - - - - - - - Same - - 162
" " Nathaniel Wade - - - - - - Same - - "
" " Timothy Wade - - - - - - - Same - - "
" " Richard Leigh - - - - - - - Fine, 50l. - - "
" " John Heather - - - - - - - Same - - "
" 28 Richard, son of Alderman Rich. Pyott. - - - - Patrimony. Fine, 10s. poor box. 165
May 5 Nicholas Fuller - - - - - - - Gratis - - 168
" 13 John Gough, of Merriott, co. Somerset. - - - - Same - - 172
" " Arthur Levitt - - - - - - - - - - - "
" " Lyonell, son of Richard Wright, of Walthamstow. - - - - By Patrimony - "
" " Wm. Trumbull, agent at Brussels - - - - Gratis - - "
June 25 Sir Marmaduke Darrell, the King's cofferer. - - - - Gratis - - 179
" 30 Prince Charles - - - - - - - Same - - 180
" " Dr. Theophilus Field, the King's chaplain. - - - - Same - - "
July 3 John Capper, the Company's remembrancer. - - - - Same - - 182
" " John, son of Robert Offley - - - - By Patrimony. 10s. poor box. "
" 31 John, son of Thos. Farrington, deceased. - - - - Same - - 192
Aug. 7 Dr. Thos. Jeames, librarian of the University of Oxford. - - - - Gratis - - 194
Sept. 4 John Grenwell - - - Humphrey Basse, deceased. By service. 10s. poor box. "
" " Christopher Pinchon - - Humphrey Browne - Same - - 195
" 8 Henry Elwaies - - - Sir Thos. Hayes, deceased Same - - 198
" " John Gonyng - - - Henry Polsted - - Same - - "
" 18 John Purefey - - - Christopher Clitherowe - Same - - 205
" 22 John Saunders - - - Roger Dye - - Same - - 208
" 25 Abraham Reynardson - - Edward James - - Same - - 212
" " Thomas Nutt - - - - - - - Fine, 100 marks - "
Oct. 2 Thomas Simonds - - Morris Abbott - - By service. 10s. poor box. 217
" 16 Francis Cooper - - - Sir Thos. Smythe - - - - 229
" 23 Sir Lionel Cranfield - - - - - - Gratis - - 235
" " Randall Cranfield - - - - - - - Gratis - - "
" 27 Robert Smith - - - Richard Ball - - By service - - 241
" " John, son of Sir John Wolsten holme. - - - - By patrimony - "
" " Richard Dorrington, of Stow, co. Huntingdon, Master in Chancery - - - - Gratis - - 242
Nov. 10 -Horwood, Registrar of the Admiralty. - - - - Gratis - - 249
" 20 Francis Udall - - - Nicholas Leate - - Service. 10s. poor box. 258
" " John Cooke, of Halcourt, parish of Much-Marcle, co. Hereford. - - - - Gratis 260
" 30 James Fernandez, alias Diego - The East India Company By service - - 263
Dec. 1 Benjamin Baron - - Chas. Glasscock - - Service, and fine, 5l. to poor box. "
" " John Eaglefleld - - - Devereux Wogan - Service. Fine, 10s. to poor box. "
" 4 Peter Barringer - - Edward Harrison - - Same - - 265
" " Valentine Norwood - - George Scott - - Same - - "
" " Thomas Barker - - - - - - Gratis - - "
" " Thomas Thornhill - - Sir Thos. Smythe - - Service Fine, 10s. to poor box. 267
" 15 Richard Bishoppe - - - - - - Gratis - - 273
" " William Handcorne - - Sir Richard Salstonstall and-Alabaster. By service - "
" 18 Benjamin Jones, clerk to H.M. cofferer. - - - - Gratis - - 274
" 22 Robert Salmon, jun. - - - - - - Patrimony. Fine, 10s. to poor box. 278
Date. From. To. Amount. Name of Stock. Reference.
1618. £ Court Min. Book IV.
Jan. 13 Wm. Russell - - Wm. Preistlye - - 1,000 Second joint stock 110
" " Andrew Overton - John Machell - - 400 " "
" " Richard Bennet - - John Awberye - - 1,000 " "
" " Thomas Brerton - Hugh Hamerslye - 2,500 " "
" " Sarah, wife and executrix of Paul Pindar. Giles Duncombe - - 200 " "
" " Richard Fishborne - John Awberye - - 1,000 " "
" " Sir James Lancaster - Sir Wm. Harvy - - 1,000 " "
" " John Leyfield - - John Millward - - 4,000 " "
" " George Lowe - - Henry Garway - - 2,000 " "
" " Same - - - Nathaniel Garway - 1,000 " "
" 16 John Awberye - - Thomas Waight - - 2,400 New joint stock 113
" 20 Jane, widow of Jacob Proctor, John Millward - - 250 " 114
" " Same - - - Richard Davies - - 250 " "
" " Thomas Huxley - - His widow Huxley - 1,200 " 116
" 23 Jane Proctor - - John Bludworth - - 400 " 118
" " Same - - - George Stringer - - 400 " "
" " Same - - - Arthur Lee - - 200 " "
" 27 Augustine Skynner - Humphrey Browne - 1,200 " 121
" " Same - - - Henry Polsted - - 400 First joint stock "
" " Mary, widow of Luke Walthall. Humphrey Browne - 100 " "
Feb. 20 William Preistley - Morris Abbott - - 1,040 " 129
" " Humphrey Browne - Thomas Hall - - 400 New joint stock "
" " John Hall - - Same - - 200 " "
Mar. 10 Hugh Hammersley - Edmund Scot - - 500 " 140
" " Same - - - George Brewyn - - 600 " "
" " Same - - - Stephen Burton - - 400 " "
Mar. 17 Robt. Jenkinson - - Margaret Jenkinson, widow. 1,200 Second joint stock 140
" " Sir Henry Montague - Richard Dixon - - 500 " 141
" " Robt. Jenkinson, senior - Robert Jenkinson, jun. - 1,200 " "
" 26 Abraham Chamberlain - Charles Cocke - - 700 " 147
" " John Chamberlain - William Bayart - - 400 " "
" " Martha Barret - - George Bennet - - 200 " "
" " William Russell - Richard Ironside - 1,300 " "
" " James Aiscough - - Sir Wm. Harvy - 600 " "
" " Edward Darling - - Thos. Talbot - - 300 " "
" 31 Hugh Hammersleye - Edmund Scot - - 500 " 153
July 3 Humphrey Browne - Edward Prescott - - 200 First joint stock 182
" 8 George Thorpe - - Sir Richard Smith - All his adventure. New joint stock 185
" 31 Lady Young (sometimes Lady Heyes). Sir Richard Young 2,000 Second joint stock 192
" " Abraham Chamberlain - Thomas Bonest - - 1,300 " "
" " Raph Freeman - - Hugh Hamersley - 11,000 " "
Aug. 28 Thomas Munne - - Richard Hall - - 300 First joint stock 194