America and West Indies
May 1609


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'America and West Indies: May 1609', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 1: 1574-1660 (1860), pp. 8. URL: Date accessed: 21 November 2014.


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May 1609

May 3.
Earl of Salisbury to the Officers of Customs. All commodities shipped for Virginia for the use of the King's subjects there, to be free of custom and other duties. [DOMESTIC Corresp. Jac. I., Vol. XLV., No. 10, Cal. p. 508.]
May 23.
Grant to Robt. Earl of Salisbury, Thos. Earl of Suffolk, Hen. Earl of Southampton Will. Earl of Pembroke, Hen. Earl of Lincoln, and numerous others, the recapitulation of whose names occupies twenty-eight pages, of incorporation, by the name of the Treasurer and Company of Adventurers, and Planters of the City of London, for the first Colony in Virginia. Hen. Earl of Southampton and divers others to be the Council for the Company; Sir Thos. Smith, Treasurer. [Colonial Entry Bk., Vol. LXXIX., pp. 49–128.]
May 23.Minutes of the above. [Colonial Corresp. 1607, Jan. 9, Grant Bk., DOMESTIC Jac. I., p. 65.]
May?18. Will. Stallenge to the Earl of Salisbury. Sends letters by Sir Walt. Cope's directions, concerning the Virginia business [wanting]. The coming of Sir Thos. Gates is much desired, so that the ships may be speedily despatched, considering the great charges of the adventurers. Sir Geo. Somers has been there these two days, and the ships will be ready to sail this next day. Their people are all well. [On the 25th July 1609; And. Buckler, in a petition to Salisbury to be admitted to certain tenements in Wyke Regis, states that two years past he went an adventurer to Virginia, and is about to return thither. See DOMESTIC Corresp. Jac. I., Vol. XL VII., No. 50, Cal. p. 531.]