East Indies, China and Japan
December 1619

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'East Indies, China and Japan: December 1619', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, East Indies, China and Japan, Volume 3: 1617-1621 (1870), pp. 327-341. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=68851 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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December 1619

Dec. 1-3. 778. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Concerning the purchase of the Bear, and the demands of Steele. Letter read from my Lord of Buckingham from Newmarket, informing the Company that his Majesty, having formerly granted to Buckingham that part of the goods which belonged to him out of the forfeiture incurred by the Earl of Warwick, and his Majesty having since written in Lord Warwick's behalf, therefore his Majesty willingly remitted to Warwick "all his interest and pretence which he had by his Majesty's said grant." A study to be made in the great cabin (of the London) at Capt. Shilling's suit. 20l. given to Capt. Shilling for his part in the prize taken in the Indies. John Berrye recommended by Sir Clement Edmondes for employment. Raph, brother to Sir Clement Edmondes, having formerly been entertained, desires the Company's resolution as to his future employment. Swanley's accounts. Offer of Halsey of ten shillings in the pound to be paid by instalments, he owing a matter of 21,000l ; it was held fit not to deal hardly with him, but to be charitable, the Company's debt coming by goods bought, wherein he says he sustained great loss, which was by his own folly ; these things to be kept private according to his desire. Concerning the employment of Captains Giles and Towerson, the latter having been long in the Company's service and lived long at Bantam ; objections as to his wife answered by his brother, William Towerson ; referred for consideration. Exceptions against Capt. Giles for having married a Spaniard and suspected for his religion ; his offer to receive the sacrament to give them satisfaction, and says he has been in all general services at sea as captain of a ship, since the Portugals' action, both in the West Indies with Sir Fras. Drake, Lord Essex at Cadiz, where he was rewarded in entering the town ; referred for consideration. Petition of divers creditors of Jerard Read concerning his adventures, which had been passed over to Wm. Bremwell. An extent from the King to make stay of 300l. belonging to Mr. Higgons in the Company's hands. Petition of Nicholas Withington, for satisfaction for goods brought home by him. Letter received from the Directors of the East India Company of the Low Countries of 20 Nov. last, "which being in French, was appointed to be translated against the next court." Dec. 3.-Letters read from Quoitmore, Bennet, Hawkeridge, and Totten from aboard the Little James and Supply in the road of Scilly, with accounts of the extremity of weather, and the narrow escape of the James from shipwreck. Gratuity of 20l. to Jonathan Grudge, kinsman to Mr. Godolphin, captain of the castle of Scilly, for having brought up the Company's letters overland. 50l. lent to Christopher Cole on his bond. Sundry letters read, written from the Cape by the factors and others of the last fleet, brought from thence by the James ; one from Robt. Jeffryes, with his opinion of fortifying there ; another from Sir Thos. Dale and the rest of the commanders and merchants, to be made known to all ships that proceed to the Indies, that the rendezvous is appointed at Priaman, to be enabled to proceed the more forcibly against the Dutch, their enemies ; from Carnabye, who proceeded master of the Supply ; from John Purefey, factor from the Cape ; from Mathew Duke, factor from Masulipatam, with information of a fight between the Bee and two Portugal galleons, wherein she played her part exceedingly well ; description of Cochin, and his opinion of the factories in Masulipatam ; and a letter from Surat from Thos. Keridge and Thos. Rastell. Petition of William Nealson for employment under Mr. Ellam, and his offer to carry letters to Persia. Opinion of Sir Thos. Roe of his fitness to go with a caravan to Surat. No place suitable for him at this time. Mr. Langton to be admitted a free brother. The Bear to be called the White Bear. Another ship besides the Lioness to be hired. The Frenchman demanding 300l. per ann., and said to have been one of small employment, the Company are "unwilling to hinder his other fortunes." The wages of Mr. Friday, the preacher, to be put into the joint stock, on the motion of Alderman Hamerslye. Mr. Giles about the seizure of whale fins brought into the land contrary to his Majesty's proclamation. [Four pages and a half. Court Bk. IV., 462-466.]
Dec. 4. London. 779. Chamberlain to Carleton. Our East Indian ship that touched at the Scillies hath been driven aground there by foul weather, but the men and goods saved, though no doubt with great loss. [Extract from Domestic Corresp. Jac. I., Vol. CXI., No. 62, Cal., p. 101.]
Dec. 4. Masulipatam. 780. Mathew Duke to the East India Company. His last of 2 December 1618, by way of Surat, acquainted them with the putting out of their moneys of the factory of Pettapoli ; the accounts there have been safely managed by himself. The Clove arrived at Pettapoli 1st October 1619, and was dispeeded on 14th of same with store of victuals for the ships. [One page. Endorsed, "Received by the Dutch White Bear, 1 January 1620-1." O.C., Vol. VII., No. 824.]
Dec. 6. 781. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Letter read from Libbye Chapman, consul at Aleppo, of 25 August last, informing of the despatch of certain letters from Persia by the factors, by a French ship, and copy of one from Barker, Monox, and Robins, of 31 August last, from Adye, in Persia, discoursing of sundry troubles raised against them by the malicious attempts of the Portugals, and how the English were delivered to their adversaries' infamy ; the great hopes of a good issue of a very hopeful and profitable trade to be had there, and that from letters concerning trade in the Indies he suspected the decay of the Turkey trade. Concerning the employment of Raph Edmondes in the Indies, at the solicitation of his brother, Sir Clement, who promised to procure him to be one of the four of the Council of Defence, but is unwilling to accept an inferior place ; all the Council of Defence already appointed, but the Company willing to employ him as a factor ; Raph's desire for a son of his, aged 18, to be employed in the Indies, and his other son, who has been there two years, to have wages. Two bills of Jerard Read's, whose adventures were passed over to Mr. Greenwell, renewed to Christmas. Letter received from the Low Countries concerning the propositions formerly in question about fortifying at the Cape, as also sending forces to scour the coasts of Surat, India, and Malabar ; resolved to have the next court sit wholly apart for this business, at which Sir Thos. Roe, Sir John Wolstenholme, and Sir Wm. Russell are entreated to be present. Eustace Man, who is sorry for what is past, to be employed as master, if he will accept 8l. per month. Raph Grilliver recommended by Sir John Suckling for employment. Edwyn Guy, purser's mate, to be removed from the Anne to the London, Christopher Pine having long supplied the place of mate. Nicholas Wolley to be disposed of in some other ship. Lord Warwick's demand, altogether impertinent and differing from that which he hath been required to set down according to the true purport of his Majesty's letter, to be read, but the Governor gave it in charge to all upon their oath to conceal the same, lest the rumour of so great a matter might be by some apprehended to be more dangerous than there is cause to fear ; "making his demand for his two ships, the Francis and Lion, with their furniture, provisions, and the like, and captains', merchants', and mariners' wages, the sum 19,466l., besides the demands he maketh of what he pretendeth the Company have been benefited by the said goods taken from him ;" the further consideration to be left to the committee appointed for that business. Gratifications and gifts to be offered at Christmas to "some lords and other officers of whose countenance and favour the Company stand in need ; 1,000l. the most that hath been formerly given, although the general opinion for 4,000l. or 5,000l.;" committee to consider thereon. [Two pages. Court Bk. IV., 466-468.]
Dec. 7. Aboard the Unicorn, Masulipatam Road. 782. Wm. Methwold to the East India Company. Has followed his instructions since his voyage from Bantam. Refers to his previous letter (ante, No. 403). Ships arrived and expected. The four commanded by Capt. Pring landed letters at a place called Narapoli, took 10,000 ryals on board, and when arrived at Masulipatam found Sir Thos. Dale's fleet at anchor in the road. Sir Thos. advised his extremity of sickness, and desired to have some place fitted for him on shore ; he was brought to the Company's house, where after twenty days of languishing sickness and many testimonies of good Christianity, contempt of death, and singular zeal and affection towards the Company's service, he died, and his body was "enclosed and housed in form of a tomb, which is almost finished." The ships provisioned ; dissatisfaction of some. Seizure of a China junk for non-payment of debts ; "they have stolen without proportion, sold without consideration, and spent without discretion, and in all these behaved themselves so like barbarous outlaws that I fear our nation, formerly well reputed of, will suffer a perpetual scandal." Riotous conduct and drunkenness of many of the fleet ; runaway troops by assistance of the country have been recovered. Is ignorant of the cause of all this ; cannot sufficiently commend the present commander, Capt. Pring. Private trade practised publicly from commanders to mariners ; confesses himself not exempt in this general usurped liberty. Hopes to furnish good quantity of Bengala silk. Accounts their first debt and later adventure at Pegu desperate ; case of a junk which arrived there in April last. Quicksilver and vermilion worth more in England than here ; their debts all good ; no factory in India hath been so fortunate and thrifty. Goods received from Spalding. [Four pages. Endorsed, "Received ye 1 January 1620-1, by the Dutch White Bear." O.C., Vol. VII., No. 825.]
Dec. 8-10. 783. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Mr. Pordage to be treated with concerning the recovery of the money lost. Fresh agreement with the master of the Lioness to bring pepper at 20 shillings the ton of 1,500 lbs. Cater's debt. Discussion concerning the proposals from the Low Countries for discovery of the Cape, and scouring the coast towards Surat ; the Council (of Defence) in the Indies to direct the ships of war. Complaint that the business of these courts is published, as appears by the particulars of Lord Warwick's business, which the Governor gave in charge to be concealed ; these things to be examined. Negligencies in the accounts discovered by the general auditors, "but no main errors of fraud ;" committee appointed to consider thereon. Higgons' creditors. Report on Lord Warwick's business, that by a certificate under the hands of his chief men the goods and money amounted in all to 1,278l. 9s. 5d. ; copy to be showed to his Lordship, and one-half tendered upon his receipt for his Majesty's part ; committee to see Lord Warwick with this answer, and to be ready to hear any reasonable demand from him. Dec. 10.-Concerning the carelessness of Richard Mountney in his accounts. Henry Short, Edward Meade, John Blount, and Edward Withers to attend to the business of Scilly. Answer to the letters from the Low Countries approved. Robinson's request to take some of the Company's books to his house denied. Complaints against Poulstead for having certain notes out of the Company's books in a paper, "which are thought to be very prejudicial to have them divulged, and much wrong done by those." Account of the first and second joint stocks. Instructions to the committee about Lord Warwick's business. All manner of stores and provisions to be sent to the Indies. [Four pages. Court Bk. IV., 468-472.]
Dec. 12. Madrid. 784. Fras. Cottington to Sec. Naunton. Sir Robt. Sherley still at Madrid with title of the Persian's Ambassador, and entertained by this King with 1,000 ducats every month, besides his house and a coach. But for his business touching the settling of a trade from thence into these parts, making the Armenians the merchants in Portuguese ships, finds not that he concludes anything at all. Sir Anthony Sherley is also here, but a very poor man and much neglected, "yet the King gives him 3,000 ducats every year by quarterly payments, but he hath so pawned and spent it, as he is sometimes like to starve for want of bread ; the poor man comes sometimes to my house, and is as full of vanity as ever he was, making himself believe that he shall one day be a great prince, when for the present he wants shoes to wear ; the two brothers are much fallen out, and both by word and writing do all the harm they can in defaming each other, but I must needs confess that the ambassador is the discreeter of the two." [Extract from Corresp. Spain.]
Dec. 13-15. 785. Court Minutes of the East India Company. The Unity to be despatched with men and provisions for the Cape. Letter read from John Totten, master of the Supply, from St. Mary's in Scilly, concerning the state of his ship and the James, weather-bound there ; other letters from Coytmore and Abrah. Jennyns on the same subject. Letter read from Nicholas Ufflete from Jacatra, of 11 March 1619, wishing that if there be but 50,000l. difference between the Company and the Dutch, they should rather give it than want the peaceable and profitable trade which by their unity might be gained, whereas the division benefits the heathens and ruins themselves, which letter gave some hopes that there hath been speech there of some treaty of peace here, which they in those parts take knowledge of. Mun's apology in justifying his proceedings touching what he had made known to Poulstead and "supposed to be so great an offence." Report of the committee appointed to confer with Lord Warwick ; further committees named to conclude the business. "Some making question how far his Majesty's part may extend by law upon a prize taken in the Indies, wished to have some civil lawyer's opinion, "but was held unfit to make any such question until it was found how his Lordship will press the business. Sir Thos. Roe, Sir John Wolstenholme, Sir Wm. Russell, and Levinus Muncke sworn not to divulge anything that is handled in court. Steele charged with many misdemeanours. Gratuity to Jo. George, a Dutchman, who went forth with Sir Robt. Sherley. Dec. 15.-Concerning the general auditors and the Muscovy business, and Lady Suffolk and Sir Thos. Edmondes' adventures ; referred to more serious consideration, "some conceiving that there is stock sufficient at Bantam and Surat to return lading for these two years in their shipping without supplying any more from hence, affirming that all the trades in India cannot employ 100,000l. a year profitably (setting Persia aside), but that being followed and prospering, there will be means sufficient for their greatest stock they can send." Mrs. Hudson and her indigo. John Johnson, brother of one of the Lord Chancellor's gentlemen, referred to Sir Thos. Roe for employment. Request of Robert Delean to pass over his adventure in the first joint stock to his daughter refused ; the reasons. Henry Robinson allowed to take home two books of his own drawing out. Anthony Sanford, late quartermaster in the Clove, who lost his leg in fight against the Flemings, to be employed at the yards. Consideration about founding an almshouse for poor persons maimed in the Company's service ; some 500l. or 600l. left by will by Greete, and 400l. promised by Sir Thos. Roe to further the object, so it may be speedily put in execution. Petition of Richard Swanne, master of the Roebuck, concerning his goods. John Richards recommended by Mr. Solicitor for employment. Lord Warwick's business referred to next court. [Four pages and a half. Court Bk. IV., 472-477.]
Dec. 15. Agra. 786. Fras. Fetiplace, Robert Hughes, and John Parker to the East India Company. Arrival of the Charles, Ruby, and Diamond long since at Surat. Glad to hear of the safe arrival home of the Bull. Answer to complaints of the quality and packing of goods sent home. The store they will provide next year, which include spikenard, the best and best cheap to be bought in Agra, carpets, and indigo. Will send Bengala silk next year. Goods which they think will sell in Agra ; and those sent to Surat by John Banggam, as also to Persia,-all arrested on the way to Burrampoor by an Armenian, servant to Francisco Swares, a Portugal, for a debt of 20,000 rupees he laid claim to from Nich. Banggam for goods delivered in Burrampoor. Giles James unable to clear these goods until after three or four months' trouble and procuring two phirmaunds from the Prince. Second cargo sent towards Surat in company of John Young. Particular of all goods bought and sent down from Agra for England. Return of the King to Agra, after a five or six years' progress. Wm. Biddulph arrived in Agra, and gone with the President and Council at Surat to the Court with the presents brought in Capt. Bonner's fleet. Tapestry bought by the Prince and shared with his father and mother ; cent. per cent. gained by the sale of it, and fifty per cent. on cloth of gold and silver ; velvets and satins sold at little profit. Prices realized by other goods and those which should in future be sent from England. The King again gone in progress towards Lahore, thence to Cashmere, followed a month after by Wm. Biddulph, John Willoughby, and Thos. Hawkridge, the attendant, to solicit the Prince about their complaints from Surat and getting in their debts. The Prince denies them trade into the Red Sea, "alleging that thereby the merchants of Surat would be impoverished ;" a ship's lading might yearly be despatched for Mocha from Agra. John Parker, hearing of his father's death, is desirous to return to England. Ufflete's account ; his departure for Ajmere. [Ten pages. Endorsed, "Received by the Lion, 27 September 1620." O.C., Vol. VII., No. 827.]
Dec. 17. Masulipatam. 787. Mathew Duke to the East India Company. Has delivered to Spaldinge a journal and ledger of the Company's business in the factory of Pettapoli. Arrival of Capt. Pring with the Royal James, Gift, Unicorn, and Bee on this coast 30th June past. Shortly after the Peppercorn went to Acheen, met with a Dutch ship, and were told that the English and Dutch were united, and that the States of Holland were in England concluding peace ; news since received that the Star is taken at Bantam, "so that it is to be feared all was but tricked to save themselves" (the Dutch ship from being made prize by the Peppercorn). Arrival of Sir Thos. Dale with his fleet at Masulipatam on 19 July ; he died 9th August, and Capt. Pring succeeded him. The Clove came to Pettapoli 1st Oct. Went with Futter on 13th for Masulipatam, where he delivered his accounts to Methwold. Capt. Pring sailed with nine ships on 10th present for Tecoe, "the place appointed for rendezvous," where it is to be hoped he will meet with the President (Jourdain), who went to Siam and Patani to resettle the factories which have been defeated by the Portugals ; he took with him the Sampson and Hound, with Adam Denton, &c. The Hollanders sent three good ships after him. Only two Holland ships have been here since the coming in of the fleet, stayed but a few hours and sailed for Pulicat. Four Danish ships came to the Island of Seland at the mouth of the Gulf of Bengala with great store of men, women, and children, purposing, it appears, to inhabit there, but one ship was taken by the Portugal frigates ; knows not what has become of the rest. [Two pages and three quarters. Endorsed, "Received by the Lion the 27th Sept. 1620." [O.C., Vol. VII., No. 828.]
[Dec. 17.] Jask. 788. Articles delivered to Robt. Jeffreys by Edward Pettus against Edward Monnox, with his answers ; requiring them to be sent to the East India Company. [Duplicate of No. 649, but differently endorsed, and with this addition, "Both wanted date, and the said articles were presented and answered the 17th of Dec. 1619." Two pages. O.C., Vol. VII., No. 829.]
Dec. 17-24. 789. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Letter read from Libby Chapman, Consul of Aleppo, of 25 Aug. last, enclosing packet of letters from the factors in Persia ; the committees for the Persia business to despatch answers by the next fleet. Question as to the privilege of any brother of the Company to peruse journals or letters. Suit of Raph Edmondes concerning his son's wages. The remainders and lag ends of the broken voyages, amounting to 221l. 13s. 11d., to be devoted for those charitable uses before mentioned (with a marginal note, "A chargeable action intended"). Petition of Jas. Demaistres, brewer, touching beer supplied to the Company ; also of Robert Marston, haberdasher, one of the Company, prisoner in the King's Bench, for charitable relief, his debt not exceeding five pieces. Mountney's remarks on his instructions to have his books audited once a month ; Edward Seager, -Walker, Walter Mountford, and Richard Brag appointed to assist Mountney. Report of the conference of the committees with Lord Warwick ; his desire to have his business submitted to arbitration. Dec. 20.-Concerning Demaistres, the brewer, and the sixty tons of bad beer thrown overboard, besides the death of the Company's people occasioned thereby, which all his wealth and life cannot satisfy ; complaint to be made to the Lords of the Council. A master to be appointed for the Exchange. Great private trade of Swanley ; committee named to conclude his business. The Privy Council to have the amounts of the Dutchmen's adventures. Dec. 22.-Mrs. Hudson's "troublesome suit" concerning her goods, ended. Submission of Swanley ; his suit for employment ; to be appointed master of the Exchange. Request of Lord Warwick to have his business put off until after Christmas, Dec. 24.-Petition read from Anne Clinton and Sarah Meggood, craving to have their legacies of 100l. each out of Capt. Pepwell's estate paid to them. Unjust aspersions upon the committees. Agreement with Henry Dorrell, to have 80l. the first three years, 100l. the fourth, with annual increase of 30l. to the seventh year. Letters read from Richard Frobusher, carpenter, from Saldanha Bay, of 15 July last, complaining of sundry defects in the shipping ; and from Jas. Erwyn, of 3 July, condemning the badness of some of the masts of the fleet, commending the goodness of the provisions, and the good government of Bickley and the rest of the masters. Thos. Tayler recommended for employment. Petitions of Wm. Nethersall concerning his debt for diamonds bought of the Company ; of Thos. Gidwyn, one of Lord Warwick's company, for increase of the wages allowed him ; and of Richard Maunsell, schoolmaster, desiring the Company's charitable benevolence, like other companies, towards the repairing of his great losses by a sudden and violent fire that consumed house and goods and the books and means of many other scholars to the value of about 1,400l. ; 10l. given. Gratuity to Nicholas Crispe, purser of the London. [Five pages and a half. Court Bk. IV., 477-482.]
Dec. 25. Senend, in the King's Lascar, 200 coss from Agra and 100 coss short of Lahore. 790. Wm. Biddulphe and John Willoughby to the East India Company. Theirs of 15 Feb. 1618-9 received at Agra 1 Nov. last. Arrival of the fleet in Surat 3 Oct. The wrongs and abuses in Surat more likely to increase than diminish, so long as the Prince Sultan Corrone has his present place. Complain of Sir Thos. Roe for never procuring any redress and getting clear of the country, seeing he could do nothing with these people, and left all the merchants in the country in the briars to shift as they might. The carpets of Agra ; Lahore the chief place for that commodity ; also concerning other commodities, including indigo, ingots of silver, furs, window glass, swords, knives, and hot waters, none of which should be sent. Fortifying any place here with soldiers will never be granted, nor was ever likely. Departure of Capt. Towerson, Mrs. Hudson, Rich. Steele, and his wife last year ; only Capt. Towerson's lady or wife of that Company remains at Agra ; her and her mother sent to borrow 200 ryals until her husband's return. Steele was never entertained in the King's service, but was only in his train to perform some of his projects which were never effected. Goods that will sell to most profit in Agra. No quantity of silk to be had there ; cochineal cheaper in Persia. The great pearl of 20 carats now sent likely to sell well ; is advised to send it privately to Court. Goods bought by Fetiplace and Robt. Young and sent by the Bull. Robt. Hughes a fit man for that employment. Could not send spikenard this year from Agra. Acceptance of augmentation of wages. Biddulphe's desire to return home. Complaints against Sir Thos. Roe ; notwithstanding his phirmaunds and presents, the goods were detained in the Custom House at Surat too late to send to Court, but afterwards brought to Agra by way of Burrampoor by John Willoughby, John Parker, John Yonge, Thos. Hawkridge, and Biddulphe. Account of proceedings caused by the detention of 200 camels laden with goods for Persia by the Governor of Burrampoor through Francisco Swaryes, a Portugal, for a pretended debt of 20,000 rupees of china ware delivered to Banggam. Conduct of Sprage, sent away to Surat. The camel men detained 20 days about this suit. Roe left order before his departure that the merchants in Surat should content Swaryes for his china ; this the cause of the extraordinary expense and all the toil and trouble to the Company's servants. The goods at length released by a second phirmaund of the King ; those taken last year restored to Giles James. Doubts that the Portugal may renew his action on his return from Deccan. The surety for the debt of 30,000 rupees delivered into the English factors' hands, who keep him in irons lest he should escape. Hope to recover all the debt. Most of the fine wares sold, also remainder of the cloth. Concerning tapestry and gold and silver lace. Great pearls from 20 to 40 carats, oriental and fair, most in request at present. Departure of the King from Agra on his journey to Cashmere 7 Oct. last. Willoughby, Hawkridge, and Biddulphe attend the Court. Unsuccessful endeavours to free their trade to the Red Sea. The Guzerats think the English do not dare to meddle with their shipping without express order from England. The abuses they suffer due to the Prince, who is King of Surat ; hope he will not long continue in authority ; he denies the English trade to Mocha, where coral is the chief commodity. Charge Roe with promising the Governor of Surat not to trade into the Red Sea ; he had much ado last year to ship the goods for Mocha. Remarks on that trade. Recommend the seizure of the Guzerat junks. Complain of the few presents sent this and last year ; great necessity for them, "for they respect more the gifts than the person ;" their wonder that his Majesty's letters should be delivered without presents, "which caused their reception accordingly." Allowance to Hawkridge for his apparel ; recommend his wages to be increased. Uncertain at present where the King will settle. Beg the Company to consider Biddulphe's great pains and travail. [Eight pages and a half. Endorsed, "Received 27 Sept. 1620." O.C., Vol. VII., No. 831.]
Dec. 29-31. 791. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Letters read from the Lord Chancellor and the Attorney-General concerning 11,000l. of Robt. Delean's in the Company's hands, which is to be extended to the King towards satisfaction of his fine, which the Governor is commanded "in regard of his Majesty's occasions" to take order to have presently levied. Whether some of the brethren may be drawn to trade to Greenland, or any private men will undertake the action. As to disuniting and severing the East India and Muscovy Companies. The true nature of the loss to be shown and how it happened, by the fishing of Greenland and loss sustained by the Dutch firing their house in Muscovy and the like, which together have drawn the loss for the two years past to 33,000l., besides 12,000l. owing by the Emperor ; some hope of silk by procuring the 22,000l. that the Dutch owe, which is held a fit business to be prosecuted and recommended to the care of the Commissioners of the Treaty. Motion to admit Isaac Van Paine to the freedom for a fine of 50l., being English born, though of Dutch parents : to be careful not to regard their freedoms so lightly as to accept of men on too mean terms ; a former resolution to accept such as are born within the land for 100l., and mere strangers at 200 marks, confirmed. Gratuity to George Charles, hurt in the yard at Blackwall, and who died shortly after. Concerning Capt. Pepwell's accounts. Minutes of a general Court. Concerning the disjoining of the East India and Muscovy Companies, and the auditing of the accounts by the general auditors. Lanman and Robinson's methods of keeping the accounts ; accusations and counter accusations. Motion to have the letters received from India read in court objected to by the Governor, and rejected on his undertaking to show the reasons to any brother who will apply to him privately. Motion for a quarterly general court referred for consideration. Safety of the ships at Scilly. Dec. 31.-Report of the Deputy Governor and Treasurer's interview with the Attorney-General, "who is very worthy and kind, as formerly he has showed himself, and careful of the good of the Company." Concerning Delean's adventures. Capt. Pepwell's accounts ; Mr. Fothersbye to bring in his notes. 900l. adventure in the second joint stock paid in by Lords Suffolk and Walden to be returned to them. Letter read from Mrs. Joseph concerning the money paid by her husband, Capt. Joseph, to the Company at his going forth four years ago. Petition of Wm. Hastiffe, a Frenchman, for his services at Bantam, dismissed. The Unity to be despatched. Robert Ambrose, because of a mutiny on the London, to be removed to another ship. Concerning the accounts, as to the way they have been kept, and the opprobrious speeches of Robinson against Lanman, [Five pages and a half. Court Bk. IV., 482-487.]
1619 ? 792. [Sir Thos. Wilson] to the King. About a year or two since he showed his Majesty letters from an old acquaintance of Wilson's [Rich. Cocks] residing at Yedo, the court of the Emperor of Japan (see ante, No. 315) ; they contained many strange things of the Emperor's palace, capable of 200,000 men, wherein 100 kings with their queens and families continually resident, and many of them as much revenue as his Majesty hath in all his kingdoms ; temples with 3 or 4,000 golden idols in each ; battles wherein 300,000 were slain at a time, and a great number of other wonders, which caused the King to tell Wilson they were the loudest lies that he had ever heard. Has now received other letters, which he is told to send the King herewith, the writer [Cocks] being the factor of our merchants in those parts, and though not lettered, yet a man of honesty, years, and judgment. [One page. Endorsed by Wilson, "My letter to the King not sent." Domestic Corresp. Jac. I., Vol. CXI., No. 123, Cal., p. 108.]
1619 ? 793. Petition of Sir Jas. Cunningham to the Privy Council. By virtue of a patent granted by the King and the Privy Council of Scotland to the petitioner a new East India Company was erected, and provision made for a voyage to Greenland for whale fishing, but at the suit of the Muscovy Company his Majesty last year dismissed the petitioner and his company on condition of the old Company defraying all the losses and charges, which they have not yet done. Prays for redress. [See ante, Nos. 378, 397. Domestic Jac. I., Vol. CXI., No. 125,* Cal., Addenda, p. 556.]
1619 ? 794. Extract of the consultations held jointly by the officers of both the East India Companies when the articles of the treaty were received in India by the Bull. [French. Endorsed by Carleton, "Coen's declaration touching the execution of the treaty." Holland Corresp.]
1619 ? 795. Warrant for payment to Robert Bell of 909l. 0s. 0 1/2d. out of the imposts on the first goods brought into the port of London by the East India Company, which sum is due to him for wines sold to Prince Charles in 1615 and 1616. [Sign Manual, Jac. I., Vol XI., No. 48, Cal., p. 108.]

1619.

Date. Name of Petitioner. Subject of Petition. Reference.
1619. Court Min. Bk.
Jan. 5 Thomas Doughtie - - Advance of wages - - IV. 279
" 8 Henry Tutsham - - - Increase of wages - - " 282
" 29 John Powes, brother and executor to Rich. Powes, deceased. His brother's wages - - " 292
Feb. 5 Mary, wife of James Saunders - Part of her husband's wages - " 293
" " Erasmus Banham - - Advance of wages - - " "
" 9 Henry Thomas - - - Advance of wages - - " 295
" " George, brother of John Purefey Part of his brother's wages - " 296
" 12 Alice, sister of John Rawlyn - Part of her brother's wages - " 297
" " Elizabeth, widow of John Winston. Her husband's goods - - " "
" " Henry Tuttesham - - Employment - - - " 298
" " Richard Hanger - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Sarah, -wife of John Wellen - Part of her husband's wages - " "
" 19 Christopher Rosdell - - Employment - - - " 299
Mar. 9 William Palmer - - - Concerning his goods - - " 308
" 12 John Robinson - - - Increase of wages - - - " 311
" 16 William Swanley - - - His wages and a gratuity - " 317
" " Robt. Hutchinson, father of a factor at Surat. Part of his son's wages - " "
" " Elizabeth, wife of John Smith - Part of her husband's wages - " "
" " Margaret, mother of Henry Bennet. Part of her son's wages - " "
" " Joan, wife of John Arger - Part of her husband's wages - " "
" " Mary, wife of Thos. Myller - Same - - - - " "
" " John Joys, master of Christ. Thorne. Part of his servants' wages - " "
" " Anne, wife of Ambrose Bursted - Part of her husband's wages - " "
" " Susan, wife of Nich. Smith - Same - - - - " "
April 9 Uryth, wife of John Collyns - Part of her husband's wages - " 329
" 20 John Cartwright - - Employment - - - " 331
" 30 John Davies - - - Wages - - - - " 339
May 25 Maudlyn, wife of Geo. Selby - Part of her husband's wages - " 351
" " Mary, mother of Henry Tucker - Part of her son's wages - - " "
May 25 Lucy, mother of Wm. Melsham, deceased. Relief - - - - IV. 351
" " Grace, mother of John Story - Part of her son's wages - - " "
" " Mary, wife of Abraham Chirke - Part of her husband's wages - " "
June 1 Elizabeth, wife of Rich. Hide, factor. Same - - - - " 355
" " Henry Bache - - - Employment - - - " 356
" " Hugh More - - - Same - - - - " "
" 8 Walter Powers - - - Same - - - - " 361
" " Samuel Coulston - - - Same - - - - " "
" " Jonas Callowe - - - Same - - - - " "
" " Alice, sister of John Rawlyn - Part of her brother's wages - " "
" " Margaret Stevens, mistress of Jonas Tompson. Part of her servants' wages - " "
" " Elizabeth Fiffian, brother of John Walding. Part of her brother's wages - " "
" " Mary, wife of Edward Barnard, surgeon at Surat. Part of her husband's wages - " 362
" " John Parkinson, on behalf of Margaret, wife of Marmaduke Kempe. Same - - - - " "
" " Joan, wife of Henry Batsell - Same - - - - " "
" " Annis, wife of Thomas Mace - Same - - - - " "
" " Anne, sister of Philip Abney - Part of her brother's wages - " "
" 15 Sidbrough, son of Humphrey Wotton Employment - - - " 367
" " Robert, father of Wm. Browne - Part of his son's wages - - " "
" 18 James Cartwright Employment - - - " 368
" " John Cartwright - - Employment - - - " 369
" 25 Robert Mould - - - Employment - - - " 375
" " Margaret Stevens, mistress of Jonas Thompson. Part of her servants' wages - " "
July 2 David Duncan - - - Wages - - - - " 378
" 21 Margaret Frewin, mistress of Thomas Gentleman. Part of her servants' wages - " 384
" " Joice, wife of Henry Gurdon - Part of her husband's wages - " "
" 30 Elizabeth Fiffian - - Part of her brother's wages - " 387
Aug. 4 John Saunderton - - - Employment - - - " 390
" 13 Margaret, wife of John Tedder - Part of her husband's wages - " 394
" 18 Henry Sill - - - Employment - - - " 396
" " John Holland - - - Employment - - - " "
" 20 William Sampobet - - Employment - - - " "
" " Caleb Blaxton - - - Employment - - - " 397
Sept. 1 James Dover - - - Employment - - - " 400
" " John Hayward - - - Employment - - - " "
" " John Goning - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Paul Manley - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Henry Short - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Edmund Danser - - Employment - - - " "
" " Thomas Countrye - - - Employment - - - " 401
" " Launcelot Fenwicke - - Employment - - - " "
" 3 Thomas Thompson - - Employment - - - " 404
" " Edward Lynnell - - - Employment - - - " "
" 8 Richard Chapman - - - Employment - - - " 405
" " Paul Manley - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Hugh Cuerton - - - Employment - - - " 406
" " Edmund Bainham - - Employment - - - " "
" " Lamuelot Fenwicke - - Employment - - - " "
" " Thomas Countrye Employment - - - " "
" " Thomas Johnson - - - Employment - - - " "
" 10 Henry Sill - - - Employment - - - " 408
" 22 Aquila Serle - - - Employment - - - " 413
" " Henry Feveryeare - - Employment - - - " 414
Oct. 1 Francis Haskew - - - Employment - - - " 418
" " Robert Jones - - - Employment - - - " 419
Oct. 1 Edward Grant - - - Employment - - - IV. 419
" " Robert Mould - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Edwyn Guy - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Francis Mylles - - - Employment - - - " "
" 8 Elizabeth, widow of Robert Hedin. Relief - - - - " 423
" " Lucy, widow of-Bailye - Relief - - - - " "
" " John Dent - - - Employment - - - " 424
" " Isaac Sadler - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Philip Erberye - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Bridget, wife of-Twyner - Her husband's wages - - " "
" " Richard Chidley - - - Employment - - - " "
" " George Best - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Nathaniel Harvey - - - Employment - - - " 426
" " John Harsnet - - - Employment - - - " 427
" " Raph Blechenden - - - Employment - - - " "
" " John Young - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Richard Norgrave - - Employment - - - " "
" 18 William Moore - - - Employment - - - " 430
" 22 Richard Chidley - - - Employment - - - " 431
" 25 John Holland - - - Employment - - - " 435
" " George Ashton - - - Employment - - - " 436
" " Thos. Gydwyn - - - Increase of wages - - " "
" " Robt. Wake - - - Employment - - " "
" " Fras. Wright - - - Increase of wages - - " "
" " Richard Hanger - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Margery Bell - - - Relief - - - - " 437
" " Paul Quarles - - - Employment - - " "
" 27 Walter Whiting - - - Employment - - - " 438
" " Robert Bowring - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Thos, Cooke - - - Employment - - - " 439
Nov. 3 Matthew Moreton - - - Employment - - - " 444
" " John French - - - Employment - - - " "
" 12 Francis Blizard - - - Employment - - - " 450
" " Edward Seager - - - Increase of wages - - " "
" 19 Raph Cartwright - - - Employment - - - " 456
" 24 Richard Steele - - - Wages - - - - " 459
" " Nathaniel Curtyes - - - Relief - - - - " "
Dec. 3 Henry Ducye - - - Employment - - - " 466
" 6 John Harrys - - - Employment - - - " 467
" " Raph Gilliver - - Employment - - - " 468
" 8 Humphrey, father of William Powell. Part of his son's wages - - " 469
" " Fras. Blizard - - - Employment - - - " "
" 10 William, father of John Wood - Part of his son's wages - - " 472
" " John Harrys - - - Employment - - - " "
" 13 Alice, wife of Abraham Phillips Part of her husband's wages - " 474
" 15 Thos. Hancocke - - - Empolyment - - - " 476
" " Henry Darell - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Henry Clarke - - - Employment - - - " "
" " John Quarles - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Henry Ducye - - - Increase of wages - - " "
" " Edward Froswell - - Employment - - - " "
" " George Chapman - - - Employment - - - " 477
" " Richard Archer - - - Employment - - - " "
" 17 Christopher Farewell - - Wages - - - - " 478
" " William Morton - - - Employment - - - " "
" 20 Wm. Waterworth - - - Relief - - - - " 479
" 22 Eliz., wife of Aaron Burt - Part of her husband's wages - " "
" " Thos. Hunter - - - Relief - - - - " 480
" 24 - Woodhall - - - Part of his servants' wages - " "
" 29 Thos. Johnson - - - Employment - - - " 487
Date. Name of the Free Brethren. To whom bound. By Service or otherwise. Reference.
1619. Court Min. Book Iv.
Jan. 13 Richard Lyne, Gentleman-Usher to Archbishop of Canterbury. - - - - Gratis - - 284
" 29 Sir Edwyn Rich, of Bracon-Ash. Norfolk, brother of the Earl of Warwick. - - - - Same - - 292
" " Edward Uvidale - - - Robert Sandye - - By service - "
Feb. 5 Robert Simons - - - - - - - Gratis - - 295
" 23 Nathaniel Studley, of Sundbridge, co. Kent. - - - - Same - - 301
Mar. 2 Lawrence Waldowe - - Richard Peirce - - Service. Fine, 10s. to poor box. 306
" 12 John Westby - - - Hugh Hamersley - - Same - - 310
" " Thos. Spike - - - Morris Abbott - - Same - - "
April 9 Lawrence Eliot - - - Roger Hemynges - - Same - - 329
" 20 Thomas Allyn - - - Humphrey Smith - Same - - 332
" 23 Thomas Brace - - - George Scot - - Same - - 333
" " Robert Scot, for Smeeth, co. Kent - - - - Gratis - - 334
" 27 William Margettes - - Richard Pointell - - By service - - 337
" " William Grene - - - John Fletcher - - Service. Fine, 10s. poor box. "
" " Dr. Lawrence Wright - - - - - - Gratis - - "
May 4 Thomas Hamond - - - Robert Durye - - Service. Fine, 10s. to poor box. 345
June 1 Thomas, son of Jeremy Smith - - - - - Patrimony. Fine, 10s. poor box. 356
" " Anthony Scattergood - - Edward Harrison - - Service. Fine, 10s. poor box. "
" 18 Thomas Burton - - - - - - - Fine. 40l. 369
" 25 Jerard and John, sons of Alderman John Gore. - - - - Patrimony. 10s. poor box. 375
" 30 Sir John, son of Sir Thos. Smythe - - - - By patrimony - 376
" " Thomas Brett - - - - - - - Gratis - - "
July 1 Peter Langley - - - - - - - Same - - "
" " Robert Bateman, the Company's solicitor. - - - - Same - - "
" " William Twyne, clerk of his Majesty's kitchen. - - - - Same - - "
" 2 Thos. Hukelye - - - - - - - Same - - 377
" " John Cooke - - - Servant to Lady Craven - Same - - "
" " Thos. Shephard - - - - - - - Fine, 50l. - - 378
" 21 Joseph Cockram - - - Lawrence Grene - - Service. Fine, 10s. poor box. 382
Aug. 6 Nathaniel, son of Humphrey Hawes. - - - - By patrimony - 392
" 20 Francis Eliot - - - Humphrey Phippes - Service. Fine, 10s. poor box. 397
" " William Nelson - - - Sir Thomas Smythe - Same - - "
Sept. 8 Thos. Barnardiston - - Richard Deane - - Service. Fine, 2l. 10s. 403
" 9 Anthony Wither - - - - - - - Fine. 50l. - - 407
" 25 Sir Nicholas Kempe, of Islington, co. Essex [sic]. - - - - Gratis - - 416
Oct. 13 Dr. George Rogers - - - - - - Gratis - - 425
" 15 John Ashley - - - Thomas Purslowe - Service. Fine, 10s. to poor box. "
" 20 Sir Henry Lee - - - - - - - By patrimony - 431
Nov. 29 Charles Fettyplace - - Robert Ofley - - By service - 461
Dec. 1 Francis Mitchell - - - - - - - Gratis - - 464
" 3 Henry Twiddye - - - - - - - - - - 466
" 8 Thomas Langton - - - - - - - Gratis - - 470
" 29 Phillip Hext - - - William Walton - - Service. Fine, 10s. to poor box. 482
Date. From. To. Amount. Name of Stock. Reference.
1619 £ Court Min. Book IV.
Feb. 5 Anne, widow of Luke Walthall. Peter Clerke - - 550 First joint stock 295
" " Richard Basse - - Humphrey Browne - 260 Same - - "
" " Nathaniel Basse - - Richard Basse - - 200 Same - - "
" " William Browne, administrator of Robt. Browne. Humphrey Browne - All his adventure. Seventh voyage "
Mar. 23 Gerard and Frances Reade, late Frances Peirce. Sir Francis Jones, Wm. Grenwell. 3,000 First joint stock 324
April 23 John Chapman - - Adrian Evans - - 800 Second joint stock 334
May 14 Alice Waldoe, widow - John Eglefield - - 200 New joint stock 347
" " Sir James Evington, Knt. Edward Prescot - - 1,000 Same - - "
June 1 Benjamin Decrowe - Henry Powlsted - - 1,000 Same - - 357
" 22 Jerard Reade - - Sir Francis Jones and William Grenwell. All his adventure. Second joint stock 370
July 2 Agnes, widow of John Hawkins Jeoffrey Kirbye - - 1,200 First joint stock 378
George Holman, junr. - 4,700 Second joint stock
" " Simon Smith - - Thomas Tiler - - 200 First joint stock "
Robert Freman - - 400 Second joint stock
John Fletcher.
" 3 Richard and Wm., executors of Thomas Wiech. William Wiech - - 500 Second joint stock 382
" " John Trowte, executor of Thomas Chapman. Nicholas Loys - - 358 5s. First joint stock "
" " Same - - - Richard Wagstafe - 118 5s. Same - - "
" " Same - - - IIenry Wagstafe - - 120 Same - - "
" " Same - - - John Trowte and John Hide. The residue of 800l. Same - - "
Dec. 8 Robert Delabarre - - Peter Priaux - - 1,000 Second joint stock 469
" " Same - - - Peter Richaut - - 1,000 Same - - "