America and West Indies
Miscellaneous, 1677

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W. Noel Sainsbury and J.W. Fortescue (editors)

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1896

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'America and West Indies: Miscellaneous, 1677', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 10: 1677-1680 (1896), pp. 198-201. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=69971 Date accessed: 18 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Miscellaneous, 1677

[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, 1224.
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 Colleton373Near Ashley River20 September 1677.
James and Thomas Colleton
Sir Peter Colleton12,000On Cooper River7 September 1677.
John Chambres3620 April 1677.
Colonel John Godfrey30024 October 1677.
Thomas Rose500On Ashley River16 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.]