November 1656

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America and West Indies
November 1656


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'America and West Indies: November 1656', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 1: 1574-1660 (1860), pp. 450-452. URL: Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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November 1656

Nov. 11.Order of the Council of State, Report of Committee for Jamaica, concerning the Somers Islands, to be considered on the 13th. Several petitions for transporting horses to Barbadoes to be referred to the Lord Deputy of Ireland, Col. Jones, and Lord Strickland, for their report. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CV., pp. 488–89.]
Nov. 13.18. Petition of Nicholas Blake, Nicholas Juxon, and Rich. Basse, merchants and part owners of the Friendship, to the Lord Protector and Council. Have sundry plantations belonging to them in Barbadoes, which greatly need working horses. Pray for a licence to transport 30. Endorsed, "Ref. 13 Nov. Ord. 18 Nov. 1656."
Nov. 13.Orders of the Council of State. Report concerning the Somers Islands, together with petition of the Governor and Company, and the whole business, to be referred to General Disbrowe, Col. Jones, Lord Strickland, Lord Lambert, the Lord Deputy of Ireland, Col. Sydenham, or any two of them, for their report. Letter signed John Poyntz, concerning the inclination of divers persons to remove from Nevis and other places in America to Jamaica, to be referred to the Committee for Jamaica, to take into particular consideration; also how the transplanting of persons from Nevis, St. Christopher's, New England, or any other of the English plantations in America to Jamaica, may be managed with most convenience. Petition of Nicholas Blake and others for a licence to transport 30 horses to Barbadoes, to be referred to a committee. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CV., pp. 491, 496, 498.]
Nov. 18.19. Petition of Captain John Leverett to the Lord Protector. On 28 July last, he received an order upon the Treasury for the payment of 4,482l. 3s. 11 ½d., due to him for money laid out in the service of the Commonwealth in America, but has not received the money, although he has waited almost 12 months from his family and calling in New England, to his great loss and affliction. Prays that some effectual order may be given that the money may be presently paid, and his estate and credit kept from ruin. Endorsed, "Ord. 18 Nov. 1656."
Nov. 18.Orders of the Council of State. Concerning payment to Capt. John Leverett of his disbursements, about the forts taken from the French in America. Warrants to be granted to several petitioners for transporting horses to Barbadoes. Capt. Wilkinson, who commands the chief castle in the Somers Islands, to be continued in that charge till further order, and a letter of encouragement written to him. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CV., pp. 500, 505–6.]
Nov. 18.
The Council of State to Capt. Wilkinson. Importance of the Somers Islands to the interest of the Commonwealth. Supposition that the Spaniards will endeavour to get a footing there. Doubtful that a principle of disaffection may be yet retained by some of the inhabitants; he is encouraged to attend to his duties as commander of the fort, to keep a vigilant eye upon the malignant and disconted party, that they may have the less opportunity to prejudice the island's safety, and to use his best endeavours to secure the interest of the Commonwealth. [Ibid., pp. 541–42.]
Nov. 18.20. Petition of Martin Noell, Wm. Chamberlain, Col. Draxe, Col. Hooper, Peter Leere, Capt. Manyford, and Mr. Batsen, merchants, planters, and traders to Barbadoes, to the Lord Protector and Council. Have received intelligence that by reason of extraordinary rains, lately fallen in the island, almost all their horses, neat cattle, negroes, and other servants, are destroyed, and their works must lie still unless speedily supplied. Pray for licence to transport thither 600 horses and 600 neat cattle. Endorsed, "18 Nov. 1656."
Nov. 18.21. Petition of Anthony Rous to the Lord Protector and Council. Is an inhabitant of, and has a plantation in Barbadoes, in absolute need of 25 horses at least, which were formerly supplied to the island by the Dutch and Portuguese. Prays for a licence to transport so many upon payment of the usual customs. Endorsed, "18 Nov. 1656."
Nov. 18.Warrant for Hugh Powell to transport 30 horses to Barbadoes upon paying the usual customs. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CXXXIV., p. 44.]
Nov. 18.Similar warrant for Francis Soames. [Ibid., p. 45.]
Nov. 19.
Similar warrant for John Bland, merchant, to transport 40 geldings to Barbadoes. [Ibid., p. 46.]
Nov. 19.Similar warrant for Nathaniel Herne, merchant. [Ibid., p. 47.]
Nov. 19.Similar warrant for Wm. Chamberlain to transport 100 horses. [Ibid., p. 48.]
Nov. 19.Similar warrant for Martin Noell to transport 200, for Capt. Manyford and Mr. Batsen to transport 100, for Col. Hooper and [Peter] Leere 100, and for Col. Draxe 100. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CXXXIV., p. 48.]
Nov. 20.22. Petition of Wm. Allen, Thos, Rodbard, Dennis Gauden, John Harris, and John Miller, part owners of the John and Katherine, to the Council of State. For a licence to transport twenty horses to the island of Barbadoes. Endorsed, "Ord. 20 Nov. 1656."
Nov. 20.
Warrant for Nicholas Blake, Nicholas Juxon, Richard Bass, and others, to transport 30 horses to Barbadoes. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CXXXIV., p. 50.]
Nov. 20.The like for Wm. Allen, Thos. Rodbard, and others, to transport 20 geldings. [Ibid.]
Nov. 27.Order of the Council of State. Paper concerning the plantation in Newfoundland, to be referred to Lord Lambert, Sir Chas. Wolseley, Lord Fienes, and Earl of Mulgrave, for their report as to whether the prosecuting of the plantation, there should be discontinued. [Ibid., Vol. CV., p. 532.]