East Indies, China and Japan
December 1621

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'East Indies, China and Japan: December 1621', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, East Indies, China and Japan, Volume 3: 1617-1621 (1870), pp. 493-506. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=68875 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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December 1621

Dec. 1. London. 1170. Chamberlain to Carleton. The States Commissioners arrived on Wednesday (28th November); they are like to do little till the King's coming hither, for the ways are such that Chamberlain thinks they will neither desire nor shall be desired to go to the court. [Extract from Domestic Corresp., Jac. I., Vol. CXXIV., No. 2, Cal., p. 316.]
Dec. 3-7. 1171. Court Minutes of the East India Company. The same amount of 114l. 10s. distributed last year to be left to the discretion of the Governor for distribution, as benevolence to preachers this year Commodities for Surat ; no elephants' teeth, vermilion, tin, or Bulgaria hides to be sent by these ships, but 10,000 cwt. of quicksilver and 150 tons of lead to be provided, also amber beads, silks, cloth of gold, gold and silver, jewels, and other fine commodities which the factors gave good encouragement to send, with some rarities which would sell well to the princes and great persons ; resolved, to defer sending these last until the arrival of the Surat ships now expected with Keridge ; 300 knives with amber hafts to be sent, which will save the Company much in presents. So much coral in the country no need to send any more. 20,000l. capital the most that need be sent to Surat and Persia ; the two ships now on their way homeward, bring the best return that ever came thence, and the cargo does not come to above 25,000l. A great stock at present there. Lanman to produce a true state of the stock both in Surat and Persia. Proposition of Treasurer Stone as to the capital to be sent out and paid in ; 100,000l. of the Company's debts should be paid this year ; those men behind with their payments, the Lords excepted, of whose favours the Company may have present use, to be called upon. Auditing of accounts ; "the commandment of the court neglected, that the bribe of a cupboard of plate said to have been given, should be mentioned in every court until Robinson had named the party who received it. Discussion on the request of Adam Denton, come home in the Royal James, for his goods and remainder of wages, and to receive the Company's discharge ; to the charge that he got his goods by private trade, he answered "he was not so very a fool as to serve so many years up and down from port to port and get nothing for himself. The court noted much his insolency in that maintaining the wrong done them, and told him that if all their factors were of his mind the whole trade of the Indies would but suffice them, there would be nothing for the Company." He was ordered to set down how he came by these goods. Dec. 5.-Robinson's books of accounts delivered by Eyers to Lanman. "Bitter dispute" about Robinson's explanations touching the cupboard of plate. Request of Mrs. Wickham for the goods of her deceased son ; also of the sister of Cokayne, deceased, who went out in the sixth voyage, served the Company ten years, and was slain in their service, to have 50l. upon account. Suit of Allen, a poor minister, for some part of the Company's benevolence bestowed upon men of his coat against Christmas ; was told the list was more than full, but gave him ten shillings, to be deducted out of some others that are to have a greater sum. Arthur Suffeild entertained a purser, and John Fary, who had assisted in the factory at Camboja and came home in the Royal James, a purser's mate. Savage Henworth, recommended by Sir Richard Bingley, to be entertained, and Thos. Read made a purser. Dec. 7.-The three ships newly built and to go to Surat to be named the Blessing, Discovery, and Reformation. Arthur Suffeild appointed purser of the Blessing, Elias Wood purser of the Discovery, and Thos. Read purser of the Reformation. Burrell hastened to finish the Blessing at Deptford ; questions thereon. Browning about the Discovery at Woodbridge ; he requests payment of the remainder of the contract. Request of Capt. Pring for his wages ; he is questioned touching the gross abuses of the Company ; committee appointed at his desire to question him privately, and "he doubted not but he should give them good satisfaction." Thos. Smitheck entertained at 300l. per annum, and 100l. to set him forth, to serve the Company at Bantam ; he is to sit with them in their courts between this and the time of his going, the better to inform himself of the state of their business. Request of George Porter for ryals which belonged to his brother David Porter, deceased, and were paid to Christopher Bogan, purser of the Unicorn, and Rich. Harris, cashier at Bantam, for the use of the Company. Charge against Stephen Goad, entertained boatswain, touching the sale of some guns ; they came out of the Earl of Warwick's ship, the Lion, were unserviceable, and given to him by Capt. Pring. Order for payment to Anthony Permafoy on account of the Discovery. Isaac Van de Paine and Lucas Corselles to be admitted free brethren, though born of strange parents, yet they were born in England, on payment of 100 marks apiece, provided they take their oaths before Christmas. Edward Tyne entertained a factor at 50l. per annum, and 10l. to set him out. John Forrest recommended by the Earl of Pembroke as a steward ; he was not thought fit for the place, yet out of a desire "to satisfy the request of so noble a person" was referred for a steward's mate. Minutes of a General Court. Sale of diamonds, with names of purchasers and the prices. [Sixteen pages. Court Bk. V., 240-256.]
Dec. 10. Batavia. 1172. President Richard Fursland and his Council, Thos. Brockedon, Aug. Spaldinge, and Gabriell Towerson to the East India Company. The James, intended for the Moluccas, sent to Jambi ; the reasons. Arrival of the English Swan from Japan on 23 November with news that the Manilla fleet had arrived there with not such profitable booty as they expected. Comment on the disorderly carriage of the Manilla business, every man serving his own turn ; some of the shipmasters the chief encouragers of this unruly and mutinous company ; the weak carriage of some in command and the dishonesty of others bath brought our people in general to such a height of disorder that they have cause to fear no good can come of their proceedings. The Dutch ready to offer all injuries ; contention with them. The Manilla fleet to proceed this year again upon the same voyage. Much fear that the Dutch and our people will not agree in the unlawful course of pillage. The inhuman course of the Dutch with all who fall into their hands makes the English, also odious like them ; it were good they were separated and their ships employed apart, for it is impossible they should agree in the sharing of the pillage, which at last may turn to some great mischief. The whole booty taken by the English ships delivered over to the factories not sufficient to set their ships again to sea ; had they not received the money by the Peppercorn they must have run at interest greatly to the Company's prejudice. This voyage once cleared, they shall not send that way again. The excessive charge of Japan not only consumes the Company's stock, but utterly ruins the most part of their men by their most beastly living there. Can get no accounts from Cocks. The factors there fear their privileges will be taken from them, but mean themselves to break up that factory next year. The Clove and Bee arrived fully laden with pepper. Have laden the Charles ; her cargo, pepper, cloves, mace, nutmegs, gumlac, diamonds, pearls, bezoar stones, ambergris, and long coast cloth. The Dutch the cause of their being obliged to give such high prices for pepper, and holding no contract with the English think to weary them out. Price of pepper at Acheen. If the Dutch would perform faithfully with them, might easily bring down the price, but they will rather venture bringing themselves to nothing than that the English should prosper. Except their masters in Holland order their people here to join with the English in sincerity, neither will be able to continue the trade. News from Chinese in Bantam that the Pengran is inclined to make peace with the English, so are persuaded before the arrival of next year's fleet from Europe they shall make some accord with him. Urge the sending of a ship or two with good store of money, so they may buy pepper at Bantam, where is enough to lade ten great ships of 800 tons each. Needfull to agree with the Hollanders about the charge they demand for maintaining war with Bantam, otherwise they will lay what tax they please upon the English and hinder them buying pepper. Send general books with balance of Jacatra accounts, and other public papers. Notwithstanding their great need of factors are forced to send some home, who have the name of merchants, but are not fit for any employment. Briefly declare how they have found both them and some others, viz., Robert Haies, obstinate in his resolution to go home ; Thos. Doughtie and Robt. Randall, honest but not fit for any great employment ; Richard Bishop can neither read nor write, and in seven years has spent 800 ryals in w*****g and drinking ; Peter Waddon sent from Japan for lewd behaviour ; Howard and Gillman sent home prisoners, in charge of Capt. Bickell ; John Bardon through negligence spoiled the Star and most of the porcelain dishes shipped for Amboyna, which were broken through his carelessness ; find him fitter to be sent home than detained ; Anthony Finch, formerly purser in the Gift, a notorious drunkard and deboise fellow, not fit for any employment of importance, sent home purser in the Charles. Many old impotent men from other ships now sent home Capt. John Bickell has discharged his place with sufficiency and care ; recommend him to their favour. Most of the men unwilling to stay, are returned home, the rest shall follow in the next ship. The accounts of all men from the shore sent with them. The pursers must be called to account for what is found wanting in the ships. Robt. Johnson's account from Jambi at last received, but imperfect. Their manner of trading at Jambi very desperate ; fear that the Dutch likewise, in trusting such great sums, will come off with a loss. Good supplies of pepper expected from Jambi and Acheen ; hope to lade two more ships for England between this and March. The Globe arrived from the coast. The factors have sent from Surat all sorts of clothing for Acheen and Bantam. The report of a conflict between English and Portugal ships proves true. Silk received from Persia ; glad to hear something is returned, for now there is hope that more will follow yearly. The London, Hart, and Roebuck winter in the Red Sea, where they intend to take restitution for the caphila spoiled by the Deccans. Not sufficient experience of trade yet at Pulicat ; the Hollanders outwardly kind, but doubt their performance ; the profits of that place will not answer the charges there. All goods made at Pulicat may be had at Pettapoli. The Hollanders maintain their charge of Pulicat by setting frigates out to sea. Complain of the small quantity of goods received from Masulipatam from Methwold ; commodities from thence shipped for England. Calicoes fit for Europe ; contract of the Dutch for same. The Unity arrived at Acheen ; the King there exacts what he pleases ; he compelled the Globe to give him a present of 400 ryals, before he would grant his choppe for her departure. The Globe and Eagle sailed in compauy through the Straits of Malacca and have furnished Jambi factory with a good cargo of cloth, so that now we are provided as well as the Hollanders. The Eagle lost thirty men at Acheen by distemper ; the Hollanders suffer not their men to go ashore, so lose few or no men in that place. The Lesser James got ashore through the master refusing to follow his pilot John Davis' directions ; Wood, the master, a common drunkard, not fit for such a charge ; the pilot given to the same vice. The Star will be despatched for the Moluccas ; know not how the Hollanders will deal with them there. The Hollanders exact 2 per cent. freight for carrying money to Jambi. The ships remaining here are the Globe, Clove, Star, Bee, and Fortune ; think of sending the Bee again for Jambi. Commodities required, including surgeons' stores. John Hiching, clerk of the stores, and his accounts ; commendations of him ; experienced men will not stay without increase of wages. [Nine pages and a half. Endorsed, "Received by the Charles the 9th of July 1622." O.C., Vol. VIII., No. 1018.]
Dec. 10-20. 1173. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Gratuity to Cornelius Cannedge to set him forth. Information of Ball's complaints touching the Company's proceedings against him in the Star Chamber ; he had applied for a habeas corpus to remove him to the fleet as he cannot go abroad but with a guard which will stand in 20l. a day ; committee appointed to acquaint the Lord Keeper with the Company's reasons for desiring Ball to be under safe keeping, &c. Ball very cautious, and it is believed he spares no cost, though he makes pretence of poverty, for he gives double fees. When asked in prison when he would examine the copies of books and papers made for him, he said he knew not now wherein they could be useful to him, for that the Company do not now charge him with matter of account, but with matter of state. Hawley proposed as a factor. Balance paid to Browning for building the Discovery at Woodbridge. Letter from the Marquis of Buckingham, brought by a brother, and in favour of Adam Denton ; he was assured that the business shall be very justly carried between the Company and his brother, and that a course shall be taken to satisfy the Lord Marquis. Suit of James Slade to go as principal master in the next voyage. John Richardson, formerly entertained, declines going to Surat, and is dismissed. Supply of Canary wine. Motion of Keightley on behalf of the wife of Booth, a surgeon in the Indies, for one year's wages of her husband. Petition of Bartholomew Churchman, that he was taken with the Dutch in the Solomon, where he lost all his goods and apparel, and took up monies for relief of divers English prisoners, lest they should serve the Dutch, praying for consideration for his losses, &c. Committee to report thereon. Dec. 12.-Treasurers Stone and Bateman secured by the Court for monies taken up for the use of the Company. Lanman to balance the Company's stock by end of January next. Sale of diamonds. Applications of preachers, over and above Sir Thos. Smythe's list, for the Company's benevolence. Suit of John Holloway concerning his stock, attached by an officer of the Lord Mayor for debts to Morris Abbott, deputy, and Westrowe. Letter from Sir Albert Moreton touching the estate of the orphan children of the sister of Philip Crewe, deceased. Concerning Robinson's offer to go the voyage, the best use of his employment will be to seize upon Spaldinge's estate, which will require expedition. He promised to go to Holland, and take his passage in the next Dutch ship ; committee to arrange the terms with him. Petition of Mountney, that the bribe of a cupboard of plate mentioned in so many courts, and privately laid to his charge by name, may be searched to the bottom, and his innocence cleared ; Robinson to produce the authors of that information to a committee. Weld, the town clerk of London, about the attachment of Holloway's goods. Dec. 13.-Adam Denton submits to the Company for a final conclusion, and offers any reasonable security to satisfy any just demand. He complains of Spaldinge and Brockedon selling the Company's silk at Jacatra ; that Ball bought no pepper while President, having fallen out with the Pengran of Bantam. Petition of Katherine Hudson for part of her son's wages ; he is now at Japan, and went out eight years since ; no wages made with him ; was told she could have nothing. Gratuity to Alice Taylor, whose husband was slain by the Dutch. Petition of Richard Dove on behalf of Wm. Colwell, John Furs, and John Noble, taken by pirates ; can have nothing, the Company having only undertaken to redeem two prisoners, and have accordingly paid 20l. to Mr. Frisell and other monies by the King's order. Petition of Ann, wife of William Hambletoun, for satisfaction for pepper ; "formerly answered in Parliament, and the Company can give no other answer." Petition of Parnell Watty for a month's wages of Fraunce de la Mond, Indian, in the Charles, whose child she has kept. Dec. 14 (?)-Robinson's salary ; 500l1. per annum proposed, "wherewith he seeming not well satisfied, desired time to consider thereof." Complaint of Ball to the Lord Keeper that his books are detained. The Lord Keeper to be informed that they have been offered to Ball, who said he knew not what use to make of them, as the charge against him was a matter of State, and not of accounts. Burdick's wages attached. John Hurlebutt's wages claimed by widow Bowers, and Evans, a minister who married Hurlebutt's mother. Suit of Mrs. Wickham concerning her son's estate. Alderman Barkham, now Lord Mayor, to take out two bags of pepper for the expense of his house upon his adventure in the second joint stock. Offer of Denton not only to clear himself to the Dutch Commissioners, but to give security to the Company's, content for their indemnity for certain ryals demanded of him by the Dutch. Request of Hollowaye for a copy of the order of Court concerning his creditors. Dec. 14.-Minutes of "a Court of Sales." Sale of commodities, with names of purchasers, and the prices ; to each lot there is a set price, to some lots "nothing [is] bidden." Dec. 17.-George Ball to have copies of his books and other writings. Suit of Philip Thomas for his wages. His behaviour com plained of ; is discharged the Company's service. No carpenters yet engaged ; they demand 3l. per month. Andrew Stone entertained steward's mate. The old remains of beef and biscuit and 5l. to be given to the poor against Christmas. John Forrest, recommended by the Lord Chamberlain for a steward's place, married, and brother to Henry Forrest, who had played away the Company's money at dice, dismissed. Nicholas Towerson offers his services. Ellam to report what factors they have in the Indies, and where. Dec. 20.-Pruson and the sailmakers. Letter read from Geo. Muschamp of Dec. 1620 from Jacatra, to Valentine Morelofte, one of the Lord Keeper's gentlemen, signifying his losses sustained by the Dutch, as also the loss of his leg in fight with them at Patani, when the Sampson and Hound were taken, and desiring restitution from the Dutch. The Company did not hold fit to present their losses at the treaty, but that restitution should be demanded of the Dutch Commissioners, wherein the Company would assist by recom mending it to the English Commissioners. Request of Isaac Crowther, steward of the Moon, for the return of 200 ryals seized, with other goods belonging to him, by Spaldinge, who had also imprisoned him, put him in irons, and out of his place, and had broken open his cabin door, desks, and locks. Explains how he became possessed of them ; 10l. lent to him. Discussion with Slade and Emanuel Butta, who offered themselves as masters, concerning their sufficiency and wages. Capt. Nicholls had been proposed for a chief. Withers to be conferred with, touching his intimation that Smitheck "was not the man the Company took him for ;" the committee clear him in point of religion. [Twenty-six pages. Court Bk. V., 256-281.]
Dec. 24. 1174. Richard Fursland, Thomas Brockedon, and Aug. Spaldinge, to Thos. Johnson at Jambi. Refer to their previous letter of 14 Nov. by the Lesser James, though they doubt her safe arrival, by reason of reports of the beastly carriage of the master and the great disorders of the whole company. Have received his letter of 29 October by Capt. Spaldinge, who arrived 23 ult., with the Clove and the Bee, also his letters by the Globe, which arrived 7th present, and a Dutch prize. Perceive he has received the money sent by the Bear. Long to see a good end of the large debts made by him. Staverton overtroubled with his small employment ; his books received are imperfect and full of errors ; shall expect good reasons from him why the Hollanders paying but ten per cent. custom the English are charged in his account 11 per cent. Are heartily glad of the opportune arrival of the Globe and Eagle, to furnish his market. Approve of his taking ashore the two young men as assistants. Edmund Sutton may return with Thompson after the pepper harvest. Cannot conceive why he sends anything to Indraghiri so long as he wants means at Jambi to buy pepper. Hope by the arrival of the James he has been fully satisfied with money. The Charles sailed for England the 11th present. A piece (of ordnance) shall be sent (for the King), the Bitch also shall go, and for the Dog "we wish he had the biggest in Parish Garden in his belly to satisfy his dogged appetite." Would have him defer sending to Palembang. "We have too many profitable factories already, and therefore desire no more, but rather to have them dissolved." Will give orders in their next for reforming the misrule in the James, and appoint a man to take the charge of her. The light pepper is well sold ; Longe writes 500 tons may be vented yearly. [Four pages. O. C, Vol. VIII., No. 1020.]
Dec. 24-28. 1175. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Suit of Samuel Bass for his wages ; he is complained of as "a very ill-governed man, and if he got but 12d. it was enough to keep him drunk two days in a bawdy house." He was told "how much he wronged the family he came of and the whole English nation." Agreement to be made with Slade at 7l. per month. Proposal for Capt. Argoll to go chief, "some exception taken to him, but his reputation was left untouched, only the Court conceived a mere marine man would be of best use to the Company, and would be best obeyed." Simon Nicholls named, "and well liked as a man very sufficient, valiant, and honest ;" to be spoken with. Report of Withers, who "held Smitheck to be insufficient ;" to be entreated to speak with the Governor thereon. Concerning the surgeon's chests provided by Woodall. Auditing of the Company's books. Dec 27.-Provisions for the ships. Combination among the sailmakers, against whom the Company hath commenced a suit in chancery. They deal underhand with the Company's workmen, and have persuaded some of them to give over work. "Upon Christmas eve divers clothworkers that had wrought to the Company did show themselves much discontented, and fell into very mutinous and railing terms, not in the house only, but in the open street, against the Company in general, and in particular against the committees for the providing of cloths ; their behaviour being so rude as it was much noted by the neighbours and such as passed by ;" some of them to be sent for to give a reason for their so doing. It will prove better husbandry to buy their cloths ready dressed and dyed than to dye and dress them themselves. Concerning sails and sailmakers : Salmon and Pruson. Explanation with three of the clothworkers about the tumult ; they refuse 20s., and demand 22s., for dressing, &c. a cloth. Dec. 28.-Offer to plate the breadrooms cheap. Cause of the aspersion laid on Smitheck ; the Court affirmed he had an honest cause and ran honest courses. Slade to be offered 7l. per month to go a master of one of the ships. Report concerning the audit of the Company's accounts. Rich. Atkinson's accounts to be audited. Answer of Withers to accusations against him touching his accounts and giving away the Company's goods. [Fourteen pages. Court Bk. V. 281- 295.]
Dec. 29. 1176. Consultation by Rich. Fursland, Thos. Brockedon, Aug. Spaldinge, and Gab. Towerson. John Wood, master of the Lesser James, being judged by a council of chief officers, insufficient to govern her, on his promise that he would follow the directions of the pilot Davis from Jacatra, was allowed to remain. Seeing his beastly carriage since, that he is seldom sober, that the ship has been in extreme danger of being cast away, and considering the danger she may fall into returning laden with pepper under conduct of such a notorious drunkard and disorderly commander, it was thought good to displace him, and send John Roberts, master of the Bee for Jambi, there to take charge and command of the Lesser James ; John Wood to be sent hither with the first. The Globe to be sent to Amboyna and the Moluccas, as unfit for any other employment ; and the Star, newly trimmed, and sufficient to perform any voyage, retained. [One page and a quarter. O.C. Vol. VIII., No. 1021.]
Dec. 31. 1177. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Slade entertained master at 20 nobles a month. The Reformation to be launched. Concerning the employment of Henry Hawley ; he thought he might deserve 500l. per annum ; committee appointed to agree with him, "a man very perfect in accounts, and of a very staid and sober condition, and such an one as, by the example of his life, joined with good admonition, may draw the young factors, now riotously disposed, to be of other minds." On the other side, "admitting him to be all that had been said of him, yet he is of a spirit over soft and mild to encounter with Coen ;" by no means to be drawn higher than to Mr. Smitheck who is to have 300l. per annum. Request of George Ball to know in what sum he stands bound to the Company. Desire of the Lord President to see the commission for the last treaty between the English and Dutch Companies ; Capper ordered to take it. Letter read from the Lord Admiral to the Governor, "signifying that albeit his Majesty knows the Dutch have great matters to propound unto him, yet he is resolved to hear nothing until they have given satisfaction to his subjects according to justice." Bell made the like relation from the Lord Admiral's own mouth. Report that there is a letter unread from Johnson at Jambi, containing more matter against Denton than all the rest ; to be read at the next Court. Robinson to explain himself touching the auditing of Atkinson's accounts. [Three pages. Court Bk. V. 295-298.]
Dec. ? 1178. "Proofs that the English Company have no ways been defective in procuring the trade of Bantam, both by fair means and also by the besieging of Bantam, so far as they were enjoined by the Councils of Defence in India." [Three pages. East Indies.. Vol 1. No. 94.]
1621 ? 1179. Petition of Thos. Anderson of Kingston-upon-Hull, mariner, to the Privy Council. Was questioned about four years since by Sir Thos. Smythe for going into the north-east passage, and thereupon bound by bond, taken in the King's name, not to go thither any more. Others have since given bond to Sir Thos. Smythe not to go there, and have had their bonds delivered up, but the petitioner's bond is still with the Clerk of the Council. Prays that Sir Clement Edmondes may have orders to give it up to him. [Domestic, Jas. I., Vol. 124. No. 93. Cal. p. 328.]
1621 ? 1180. "The state of the question between the English and Dutch Companies trading into the East Indies," in reference to the demand for restitution of English goods brought out of the Indies into Holland, in August 1620, and for which Sir Dudley Diggs and Morris Abbott were sent over commissioners to negociate with the Dutch. The English East India Company complain that by an unjust balance of account the Dutch endeavour to wipe away all the Company's demands with 9,000l. sterling, or else leave all undone for some longer time ; and they implore the Privy Council to observe how the Dutch have broken the treaty, by failing to make restitution on the arrival in India of the first ship of advice, the Bull, and by other actions which are particularly described. [Four pages. East Indies, Vol. 1. No. 95.]

1621.

Date. Name of Petitioner. Subject of Petition. Reference.
1621. Court Min. Bk.
July 13 Edward Tynes - - - Employment - - - V. 11
" 18 Henry Clarke - - - - Employment - - - " 15
" " Wm. Nettles - - - Payment of Wages - - " 16
" " John Blunt - - - - Same - - - - " "
" 27 Margaret, widow of Sylvanus Man. Her husband's wages - - " 29
Aug. 8 Thos. Greene and others, sailmakers. Wages - - - - " 39
" " Christian Cunningham - - Jas. Cunningham's wages - " 40
" " Margaret Trewman, mistress of Ralph Collins. Part of her servant's wages - " 44
" " Alice Bunton, mistress of Wm. Garrett. Part of her servants' wages - " "
" 17 Alice, mother of Thos. Richards Part of her son's wages - " 49
" 22 Henry North - - - - Employment - - - " 56
" " Thos. Bostock Employment - - - " "
" 29 Jane Foord, mother of Ralph Richardson. Part of his son's wages - " 62
" " George Graunt - - - Charity - - - " "
" 31 Katherino Bucknam, mother of Wm. Joles. Part of his son's wages - - " 72
" " Rachel, wife of Joseph Boreman, surgeon. Part of her husband's wages - " "
" " Boatswain Frannce - - - Increase of salary - - " "
" " Elizabeth Mitchell - - Her brother's wages - - " "
Sept. 5 Boatswain Fraunce - - - Increase of salary - - " 74, 77
" " Wives of the Company's servants Part of their husbands' wages - " 77
" 7 Wm. Walker - - - Porter in the E. I. house - " 79
" " - Michael - - - - Same - - - - " "
" 14 Richard Coldick - - Imprest money - - - " 89
" 28 Peter Greene, and Tabitha his wife, widow of James Haggett. Wages of Ethelred Lamprey - " 102
Oct. 3 Thos. Corbett, master of Wm. Round. Part of his servant's wages - " 107
" 5 - Prusson - - - - Employment - - - " 111
" 8 John Garrett - - - Wages - - - - " 115
" 15 Wm. Pestle - - - - Employment - - - " 125
" " Judith, wife of Robert Pickeringe Part of her husbands' wages - " 126
" " Sibill, wife of James Read, preacher at Jacatra. Same - - - - " "
" " John Sorryer - - - Wages of Cornelius Darford, deceased. " "
" " Peter Andrews, master of Wm. Barker. Part of his servants' wages - " 127
" " Christian, mother of Richard Delaie. Her son's wages - - - " "
" " Henry Bond, master of Roger Gill, deceased. His servant's wages - - " "
" " Joane Mathews, mother of Israel Tailor, deceased. Her son's wages - - - " 128
" 19 Cornelius Cannedge - - - Wages - - - - " 149
" 22 Same - - - - Same - - - - " 154
" " Penelope Goodin - - - Satisfaction for 1 cwt. of pepper " "
" " Nathaniel, brother of Benjamin cross, deceased. Part of his brother's wages - " "
" " Reynoldes, master of Thos. Hawkins. His apprentice's wages - - " 155
" " John Sorrier - - - A debt - - - - " "
Oct. 22 Thos. Burch, master of John Harris. His apprentice's wages - - V. 155
" " Thos. Croome - - - - Money lent to Thos. Tulie at Masulipatam. " "
" " Anthony Boswell - - Consideration for his losses - " "
" " Marg. Taylor - - - - Wages of John Farie - - " "
" " Jane, mother of John Rowse - Part of her son's wages - - " 156
" " Agnes Bellamee, sister of Peter Dunn. Her brother's estate - - " "
" " Katherine, widow of Wm. Cluffe, slain in the Dragon. Her husband's estate - - " "
" " Alice Flood, widow - - - Her husband's wages - - " "
" " Margaret, son of Henry Blundell Part of her son's wages - - " "
" 24 Henry Rothermaker - - His wages while a prisoner with the Flemings. " 164
" " Elizabeth, widow of Peter Bower Her husband's goods - - " "
" " Robert, brother of Thos. Mann - His brother's goods - - - " "
" " Price Hawkes - - - A gratuity - - - " "
" " Sarah, widow of Wm. Kitchen - Her husband's goods - - " 165
" " John Winter - - - Gratuity for the loss of an ear - " "
" " Humphry Stanfield - - - Gratuity - - - " 167
" 26 Robt. Story - - - Wages of-Philips - - " 180
" 31 Peter Walker - - - - Increase of wages - - " 183
Nov. 9 Faith, mother of John Brooker - Part of her son's wages - " 197
" " Priscilla, wife of Henry Rickman Part of her husband's wages - " 198
" " Sir Edward Duke - - His brother's wages - - - " 199
" 16 Charles Leyninges - - - Stonywell's goods - - " 207
" " Captain Miller - - - 12 papers of silk - - - " "
" " Godfrey Hunt, master of John Henshaw, and Ellis Withers. Part of his apprentices' wages - " 209
" " Wm. Larkin, brother of Robt. Larkin, deceased. His brother's wages, &c. - " "
" " Isaac Crowder - - - His wages - - - - " 210
" 21 Mark Robinson - - Increase of wages - - " 221
" " David Hales - Gratuity - - - - " "
" " John Wilcockes - - Same - - - - " "
" " Thos. Hughes - - - His pepper to be freight - - " "
" " Martha Vitery - - - - Her deceased husband's goods - " "
" " Wm. Ketler - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Mary Jackson, sister and administratrix of Geo. Cokayne, deceased. Her brother's wages - - - " "
" " Joan Gourden - - - - Part of her husband's wages - " "
" " Elizabeth Dobbs - - Her husband's and servants' wages. " "
" " Wife of Arthur Annis, master of Philis Hocker. The wages of her husband's apprentice. " 222
" " Wm. Richards - - - - The estate of Thos. Gibberd - " "
" " Mary, wife of Wm. Streyner - Her husband's wages, and restitution of his goods - - " "
" " Joan Bayly - - - - Part of the wages of her husband, Typp. " "
" " Elizabeth, wife of Anthony Browne. Her deceased husband's wages - " "
" " Godfrey Lunte, master of John Henshaw, and Ellis Withers. Part of wages of his apprentice - " "
" 26 [Richard] Wedmore - - Increase of wages - - - " 231
" " John Peirson - - - His wages - - - - " 232
" " Boatswain Thomas - - - Same - - - - " 233
" 27 Edward, son of Sir Rich. Hopton Employment - - - " 234
" " Henry Cheetam - - - Same - - - - " "
" " Arthur Suffield - - - Same - - - - " "
" " John Greene - - - - Same - - - - " "
" " Elias Wood - - - Same - - - - " 235
Nov. 27. Andrew Noble - - - Employment - - - V. 235
" " William Sprunt - - - Same - - - - " "
" " Rich. Wedmore - - - Same - - - - - " 236
" 29 Henry Cheetam - - - Same - - - - " 238
" " Jeremy Shukar - - - Same - - - - " 239
" " - Millward - - - For his raw silk - - - " "
" " Richard Walthew - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Richard Langley - - Same - - - - - " "
" " Richard Richardes - - - Same - - - - - " 240
Dec. 3 Ralph Smith - - - Same - - - - - " 241
" " Thos. Hartwell - - - His losses sustained by the Dutch " "
" " Henry Smith - - - To compound for his silk - " "
" 5 John Hasell - - - - Employment - - - " 245
" " George Brewin - - - Same - - - - - " 246
" " Thos. Ladby - - - - Wages of - Jones - - " "
" " David Hales - - - Gratuity - - - - " 247
" " Eliz. Bowers - - - - Benevolence for death of her husband. " "
" " Emanuel Butta - - - Increase of wages - - " "
" " John Brookes - - - His goods - - - - " "
" " Joan, mother of Israel Mathewes Her son's wages - - " 248
" 7 Thos. Chambers - - Employment - - - " 252
" " Richard Newall - - - Increase of wages - - " "
" " Stephen Goad - - - Wages to Thos. Meredale - " 254
" 10 John Tilte - - - To supply certain stores - " 259
" " John Tucker - - - Employment - - - " "
" " Emanuel Butta - - - Increase of wages - - " 260
" 12 Joan, widow of John Lemmon - Her husband's goods - - " 264
" 13 Alice Bantom - - - Part of her servants' wages - " 265
" " John Woodfall, master of Richard Likesfield and Mathew Flore. Part of his servants' wages - " 266
" " Joan Boate - - - Part of her son's wages - - " "
" " Eliz. Saywell, mistress of Wm. Stevens. Part of her servant's wages - " "
" " Fras. wife of Stephen Browne, surgeon. Same - - - - - " "
" " John Boate, master of Samuel Case. Part of his servants' wages - " "
" " Sarah Ward, mistress of Thos. Danage. Part of her servants' wages - " "
" " Martha, wife of Thos. Miller - Part of her husband's wages - " "
" " Joane, mother of John Whitehead. Part of her son's wages - - " "
" " Priscilla Rickman - - Her husband's wages - - " "
" " Richard Munn - - - His servants' wages - - " 267
" " John Coaker - - - For money spent in his sickness at Japan. " "
" " Elizabeth Greene - - - Her servants' wages - - " "
" " Margaret Willcocks - - Same - - - - " "
" " Jane Milbourne, mistress of Henry Morgan. Same - - - - " "
" " Elizabeth, wife of Henry Harte - Wages of her servants, Thos. Lock and Christopher Hurrell. " "
" " Joane, wife of John Salus - Part of wages of her servants, John Holmes and John Younge. " 268
" 14 Wife of John Wood - - Part of her husband's wages - " 271
" " Edward Charley, surgeon - The wages of his servant, who was drowned at Pooloroon. " "
" " Henry Baron - - - Employment - - - " 272
" " Nicholas, brother of Wm. Towerson. Same - - - - " "
" 17 John Careless - - - Wages - - - - " 275
" " Henry Forrest - - - Employment - - - " 276
" " John Stavely - - - Same - - - - - " "
Dec. 20 Joseph Tucker - - - Employment - - - V. 281
" " - Hawley - - - Same - - - - " "
" " Wm. Walker - - - Wages - - - - " "
" 24 Abraham Bignall - - - Employment - - - " 282
" " Widow Tucker - - Part of her servant's wages - " 285
" " Adam Denton - - - Wages - - - - " "
" 28 Henry Christian - - Employment - - - " 293
" " Rowse Waller - - - Relief for his losses - - " 295
" " Abigail Carpenter - - Part of Stephen Lorymer's wages " "
" 31 - Fish and - Parker - Wages - - - - " 296
" " Michael Crooke - - Employment - - - " 298
" " Israel Gastrell - - - Same - - - - " "

1621.

Date. Names of the Free Brethren. To whom bound. By Fine or otherwise. Reference.
1621. Court Min. Book V.
July 1 Wm. Webster - - - H. Handford - - Gratis - - 15
Sept. 5 Anthony Wilson - - [James] Coxe - 10s. to poor box - 73
Oct. 24 Nicholas and Samuel Crisp- - - - - Patrimony. 20s. to poor box. 166
" 31 John, son of Gilford Watkin - Henry Garroway - 10s. to poor box - 181
Dec. 14 Isaac Van Payne - - - - - - Fine, 100 marks, and 10s. to poor box. 270

1621.

Date. From. To. Amount. Name of Stock. Reference.
1621. £ Court Min. Book V.
July 13 Wm. Faulkener - - Mr. Kay - - - 1,000 Second joint stock 7
" 18 Walter Thompson - - Thos. Jennings and Richard Leigh. 800 Same - - 12
Aug. 17 Isaac Romney and Thos. Eyre. Alderman Allan Cotton - 400 First joint stock 46
" " Same - - - Same - - - 2,000 Second joint stock 49
" 29 Francis Jeames - Edward Jeames - - 400 Same - - 65
Sept. 5 Richard Leaver - - Richard Boarne and Richard Cooper. 500 Same - - 75
" " John Chambers - Edward Darlinge - - 700 Old joint stock - 77
" 14 Sir Wm. Russell - - Lyonell Wrighte - 2,700 Second joint stock 88
" 28 Edward Bisse - - George Strowd - - 400 Same - - 101
" " Wm. Bond - - Wm. Spurston - - 1,200 First joint stock "
Oct. 8 Peter Prianer - - Robt. De La Barre - 1,000 New joint stock 115
" 12 Rohade. widow of Thos. Martin. Thos. Chauncy - - 400 Second joint stock 122
" 19 Ralph Freeman - - Robt. De La Barre - - 1,000 Same - - 146
" " Same - - - Same - - - 1,000 Old joint stock - "
" " Robt. Saunders - Henry Whittaker - - 500 Second joint stock "
" 24 Ellis Crispe - - Nicholas Crispe - - 666. 11s. Same - - 165
Oct. 24 Ralph Freeman - Robt. De La Barre - - 1,000 Second joint stock 165
" " Same - - - Same - - - 1,000 First joint stock "
" " Robt. Saunders - - Henry Whitaker - - 500 Second joint stock 166
" 25 George, executor of Thos. Bostock, deceased. Mary Bostock - - 400 Same - - 170
Nov. 9 Ralph Saracould - - Thos. Saracould - - 900 Same - - 197
" " Peter Ricault - - Robt. De La Barre - 1,000 New joint stock 199
" 19 Stephen Hudson - - Robt. Bateman - - 300 Second joint stock 216
" 21 - Denly - - - Thos. Saracould - 500 [Not named.] 218
" 23 John Chambers - - Joab Godschall - - 200 Second joint stock 227
" " Same - - - Robt. De la Barre - 200 Same - - "
" " Same - - - Edward Darlinge - - 500 Same - - "
" 27 Ann, widow and executrix of Wm. Greenwell. Abraham Cartwright - 800 First joint stock 236
Dec. 5 Nicholas Crispe - - Jervis Ellwaies - - 800 First joint stock 247
" " Same - - - Jeremy Ellwaies - 800 Same - - "
" " Robt. Bell - - Richard Edwardes - - 150 Second joint stock "
" " Same - - - Wm. Foord - - 150 Same - - "
" 10 Same - - - Fras. Haddon - - 200 Same - - 260
" " Same - - - Eliza Springham - - 200 Same - - "
" 12 John Delbridge - George Swynehowe - 300 First joint stock 265
" 17 William Steere - - George Humble - - 337.10s. Second joint stock 277
" 24 Ann Greenwell - - John Beale - - - 400 First joint stock 285
" " Same - - - John Rose - - 600 Old joint stock "
" " [Robert] Giffard - - Humphry Slaney - - 1,000 New joint stock "