|[Dec.]||544. Warrant to Lemuel Kingdon, Paymaster to the Forces. To
pay to Charles, Earl of Carlisle, out of such moneys as shall come
to his hands for pay of the forces and garrisons in England, 400l.
due to him as Governor of Jamaica on account of an allowance of
2,500l. per annum for the use of that island for one quarter of a
year from 25th September to 25th December 1677. ½ p. [Dom.
Entry Bk., Chas. I., Vol. XLVIII., p. 41.]|
|545. Representation of the Agents of New England. The
letters of Mr. Mason, and endeavours of Mr. Randolph to the great
disservice of the King, have caused a great deal of disquiet in the
minds of the inhabitants of New England, to which claims are laid
as if the King were resolved to alter their government and take
them off from the Massachusetts, under whom they have prospered
near 40 years. Although they doubt not that, on further consideration and judgment of artists in the thing, such a construction
of the clause of the patent determining their bounds will be evident
as to extend them to all their plantations, yet the Chief Justices'
present opinion leaves out six plantations that are frontier to the
enemy, and, if not under the Massachusetts, under no government
at all upon the place, and so neither in a way of being levied upon
towards the discharge of their share of the public debt contracted
by the war, nor able in the least to defend themselves. As the
continuance of these places as part of the Massachusetts will be for
the King's service and to the content of the inhabitants, pray that
the plantations be kept in their present settlement. 1 p. [Col.
Papers, Vol. XLI., No. 140.]|
|546. Case of Ferdinando Gorges presented to the Lords of
Trade and Plantations. Recapitulates the grant of Maine to his
grandfather, the sum spent in planting the colony, the loss of the
Province owing to the troubles in England, the restitution of
the Province according to the King's order of 11th June 1664,
seizure of the Province by the Boston Government after three years
quiet possession, contrary to the King's mandamus of 10th April
1666, the disobedience of several of the Bostoners in refusing to
come over at the King's bidding. Prays that the Province may be
restored to him, that the persons who have disobeyed the King's
commands be sent for over, and that satisfaction be given to those
who have suffered only for acting according to the King's orders.
[Col. Papers, Vol. XLI., No. 141.]|
|547. Abstract of the record of all grants of land in South
Carolina during the year 1677 in continuation of those abstracted
for 1674–1676 in the previous Volume of Calendar, see Nos. 717,
|Persons Names to whom granted.||Number of Acres.||In what County, Parish, or Township, or in what River or Creek situated.||Date of Grant.|
|Sir Peter Colleton||373||Near Ashley River||20 September 1677.|
|James and Thomas Colleton|
|Sir Peter Colleton||12,000||On Cooper River||7 September 1677.|
|John Chambres||36||20 April 1677.|
|Colonel John Godfrey||300||24 October 1677.|
|Thomas Rose||500||On Ashley River||16 June 1677.|
|[Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XXIII., pp. 1–5.]|
|548. Eleven Acts passed in the Island of Antigua, viz.:—I. An
Act for putting the Articles of War in due execution upon this
island as they are in other islands under the command of His
Excellency our Captain-General. 2. An Act empowering and
enabling William Byam, for himself and his brother Edward, to
sell and dispose of a certain plantation at Willoughby Bay for the
better paying and discharging of his father's debts and legacies.
3. An Act for the establishing and confirming of the inhabitants
of this island in their titles to their lands. 4. An Act against
enticing servants from their masters. 5. An Act against the
unlawful practising of pretended surgeons and doctors. 6. An Act
for the due paying, collecting, and receiving of gunpowder from
shipping. 7. An Act against all such as shall embezzle away
goods under attachment or execution. 8. An Act against indebted
idlers and other persons living out of a lawful calling. 9. An Act
for damning and making void several titles to land, 9th January.
10. An Act obliging the inhabitants of this island to keep and
maintain Christian men servants. 11. An Act against runaway
servants, 5th July. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. L., pp. 305–329.] There
are copies of the Acts numbered 2, 6, 7, and 10 endorsed,
"Recd. 25 April 1684. Read 29 Nov. 6 Dec. 1684," in Col. Papers,
Vol. XXIII., Nos. 109, 110.]|
|549. Two Acts passed in Barbadoes, viz.:—An Act appointing
the sale in open market of effects attached for the excise, the parish
dues and servants wages. Passed 15th March 1677.|
|An explanatory Act to the Act of Underwriting and Arrests.
Passed 11th July 1677. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. XV, pp. 100–102.]|
|550. Titles of two Acts passed in the island of Montserrat, viz.:—An Act prohibiting the importation of Fayal wine and all liquors
to be entered before landed and an impost on the same. An Act
confirming levies formerly raised, Treasurers notes to be accepted,
Minister and Clerk's salary, and cattle trespassing. Printed.
[Col. Entry Bk., Vol. LV., p. 33.]|
|551. Two Acts passed in the island of St. Christopher's, viz.:—An Act for a levy. 21st May 1677. An additional Act to the Act
entitled an Act for the erecting a fort on Cleverley Hill on this
island. 2nd August 1677. [Col. Entry Bk., Vol. L., pp. 17–18.]|
|552. Printed paper entitled, "The Virginia Trade stated," also
reasons showing "if a further imposition be laid upon Tobacco it
will produce the inconveniences that follow." Endorsed by Sir
Joseph Williamson with memorandum about Sir Thomas Sandys
and some disturbance in which soldiers were "called out of their
quarters" … he crying out murder … why not run
that rogue through, stopped his mouth with a handkerchief and took
his sword from him." The writing is difficult to decipher. [Col.
Papers, Vol. XLI., No. 142.]|
|553. "Mem.–Touching the Government of Maryland." That
my Lord carries money of which he has received a 12d., 6d., 3d.
No oath of allegiance taken but an oath to the Proprietor. All
trials in the Proprietor's name and not in the King's. Writs sent
out in the Proprietor's own name in the words "To our trusty and
welbeloved in such a year of our Dominion." ½ p. [Col. Papers,
Vol. XLI., No. 143.]|
|554. Minute of a warrant for the Attorney General to draw a
patent for John Lightfoot to be Auditor General of His Majesty's
Colony of Virginia, in the room of Thomas Stegg lately deceased.
1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. XLI., No. 144.]|
|555. Petition of Garrett Cotter to the King. His Majesty having
granted Petitioner a patent dated 9th March 1677 for the offices of
Secretary and Marshal of Nevis, St. Christopher's, Antigua and
Montserrat, with all fees, salaries and profits thereto belonging.
Prays His Majesty's order to the Governor and Council to be
assisting Petitioner or his Deputies in the execution of said offices.
1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol XLI., No. 145.]|
|556. Petition of Manuel Martinez Dormido of London, Merchant,
and Daniel Bueno Henriquez, Merchant in Barbadoes, Hebrews, to
the King. That His Majesty by warrant under his Sign Manual
granted Petitioners letters of denization which have passed the
Signet but are denied the Privy Seal, Petitioners' religion being
only objected, pray that said two bills may pass the Privy and Great
Seals notwithstanding said objection, several of their nation having
enjoyed lately the like privilege. Signed by the first Petitioner.
[Col Papers, Vol. XLI., No. 146.]|