America and West Indies
February 1701, 3-10

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'America and West Indies: February 1701, 3-10', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 19: 1701 (1910), pp. 63-73. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=71534 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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February 1701

Feb 3.117. List of vessels and goods forfeited to H.M. in America for breach of the Acts of Trade. Signed, Edw. Randolph. S.G. Endorsed, Recd. Feb. 13, 1700/1. Addressed. 1 large p. [Board of Trade. Plantations General, 5. No. 85.]
Feb 3.
Whitehall.
118. Lt. Governor Bennet's receipt for a Commission to try pirates in the Bermudas. Signed, B. Bennett. Endorsed, Feb. 3, 1700/1. ½ p. [C.O. 37, 3. No. 51; and 38, 5. p. 139.]
Feb. 3.119. Capt. Bennet's receipt for a Commission for trying pirates in Virginia and letter relating to accessories, to be forwarded by him to Col. Nicholson. Signed, B. Bennett. ¾ p. [C.O. 5, 1312. No. 7; and 5, 1360. pp. 70, 71.]
Feb. 3.120. Similar receipt for Commission and letter to Governor Blakiston. Signed, B. Bennett. ¾ p. [C.O. 5, 715. No. 26; and 5, 726. p. 27.]
Feb. 3.
Mark Lane.
121. Francis Eyles to [? Mr. Popple], enclosing reply to complaints concerning the Governor of Barbados. "I must also request your favour in putting the Lords in mind to despatch the Act of Barbados for their present to the Governor." Signed, Fran. Eyles. Endorsed, Recd. Read Feb. 5, 1700/1. 1 p. Enclosed,
121. i. Francis Eyles to the Council of Trade and Plantations. I have considered the petitions of John Loder, Isaac Hawkins and Thomas Hodges, complaining that the Court of Chancery being frequently adjourned, etc., justice is obstructed and many suitors are ruined in Barbados; that the great remisness of the Governors there in not causing a better execution of the Laws may proceed either from their unskilfulness in the duties of a Chancellor and Chief Justice, or from the influence of great presents made there to them, whereby he seems not only to blame the choice of the Government, but also highly to reflect upon H.E. the Hon. Ralph Grey. I therefore on his behalf pray you to transmit to H.E. the said petitions and papers, that he may justify himself. Quotes eulogy of the Governor by the General Assembly, Oct., 1700, acknowledging his "equitable and wise regiment of us in an equal and impartial distribution of the Laws of the Island in all cases coming before your Lordship." I am informed by several persons, who have beene lately in Barbados that the Court of Chancery and other Courts are and have been held according to the constant course and usuages, and, as they believe, according to the laws. And in particular I understand this from a Gentleman of the Long Robe lately arrived thence, who assures me he heard no complaints there of the delay or obstructions of justice. A cause that he is concerned in was lately commenced and decreed in the Court of Chancery there, and, an appeal being admitted, is sent home. Signed, Fran. Eyles. 3 large pp. [C.O. 28, 4. Nos. 79, 79 i.; and (without covering letter) 29, 7. pp. 252–257.]
Feb. 3.
Admiralty
Office.
122. J. Burchett to Mr. Popple. Enclosing papers from Col. Quary to the Admiralty relating to pirates and illegal trade in Pennsylvania. Signed, J. Burchett. Endorsed, Recd. Feb. 12, 1700/1. ¾ p. Enclosed,
122. i. Extract of letter from Robert Quary to the Admiralty, Oct. 20, 1699. 4 pp.
122. ii. Copy of petition of inhabitants of Newcastle, to Lieut.-Governor Markham, for defence against pirates. [See Cal. A. and W. I., 1699. No. 877.i. (1).] 2 pp.
122. iii. Copy of Minute of Council of Pennsylvania, Aug. 9, 1699, rejecting above petition. List of those who came passengers from Madagascar in Capt. Shelley. Copy of depositions of Jacob Boditt and Math. Birch as to the pursuit of pirates off Newcastle. July 27, 1699. 6 pp.
122. iv. Extract of letter from Col. Quary to the Admiralty, March 10, 1700. 3½ pp.
122. v. Giles Shelley to Stephen Delancey. Cape May, (May?) 27, 1699. 2 pp. Copy.
122. vi. Col. Quary to the Commissioners of Customs. March 10, 1700. Copy. 10¼ pp. [C.O. 5, 1260. Nos. 90, 90 i.–vi.; and (without enclosures) 5, 1288. p. 436.]
Feb. 3.123. An account of the money due to H.M. for the one-third of seizures and forfeited vessels and goods detained by John Archdall, late Governor, and Joseph Blake, Governor of South Carolina, and Wm. Markham, late Lieut.-Governor of Pensilvania. Signed, E. Randolph. Endorsed, Recd. Feb. 13, 1700/1. 1¼ pp. [C.O. 5, 1260. No. 91.]
Feb. 3.124. List of Bonds taken by Governor Markham, the Naval Officers and others in Pennsylvania. Presented by Ed. Randolph. S. G. Endorsed, Recd. Feb. 13, 1700/1. [C.O. 5, 1260. No. 96.]
Feb. 3.125. Names of several Governors who have wittingly and willingly broak the Acts of Trade. (Saml. Day, John Archdall, Wm. Markham, Walter Clarke.) Signed Ed. Randolph. S. G. Endorsed, Recd. Feb. 13, 1700/1. 1 p. [Board of Trade. Plantations General, 5. No. 84; and 35. pp. 372, 373.]
Feb. 3.126. Minutes of Council of New York. Denizen Masters and Owners appeared, pursuant to the Order of Jan. 27, and were heard. Ordered that the Collector and Naval Officer do not permit any person whatsoever, who is naturalized or made denizen in any of the Plantations, as Masters or Owners of ships and vessels loading within this Province, and that all persons who produce Letters of Denization from H.M. in England shall be admitted as aforesaid, until H.M. pleasure be further known.
In answer to the petition of Dyrk Vandenburgh, the Council replied that his accounts should be auditted and warrants issued for the same.
Petition of Boaz Bell, late Master of the John and Henry of Carolina, complaining of John Holderitz, the present Master, read. Holderitz ordered to appear on Thursday. The Collector ordered not to permit the Master to enter his ship until the matter of the petition be heard.
The Recorder of New York acquainting the Board that, at the Court of Sessions beginning to-morrow, there would be occasion of a person to prosecute as Council for the King several persons bound over, H.E. and Council appointed the Clerk of the Council pro hac vice. [C.O. 5, 1184. pp. 417, 418.]
Feb. 3.
Whitehall.
127. Journal of Council of Trade and Plantations. Act of Maryland for the service of Almighty God considered. Directions given for preparing a Representation thereon.
Feb. 4.Draught of letter from H.M. to the Governor of Jamaica concerning the Revenue agreed upon and transmitted in a letter to Mr Secretary Vernon. Progress made with report upon the above-named Act of Maryland. [Board of Trade. Journal, 13. pp. 345, 346; and 98. Nos. 22, 23.]
Feb. 4.
Whitehall.
128. Council of Trade and Plantations to Mr. Secretary Vernon, enclosing draught of letter to Governor Sir W. Beeston. Signed. Stamford, Lexington, Ph. Meadows, Wm. Blathwayt, Jno. Pollexfen, Abr. Hill, Geo. Stepney, Mat. Prior. Annexed,
128. i. Draught of letter from the King to Governor Sir Wm. Beeston, concerning the Acts of Revenue of Jamaica, as proposed by the representation of Jan. 23 (q.v.). [C.O. 138, 10. pp. 129–131.]
Feb. 4.129. Minutes of Council in Assembly of Barbados. Alexander Skene having applied himself to this Board that his Deputation to Edmund Bedingfield as Secretary might be accepted, the latter was approved and sworn.
Addresses of the Grand Jury to the King, His Excellency and the Hon. Thomas Sadleir sitting Judge, Dec. last, read, and ordered to be sent home.
The directions of the Council of Trade and Plantations, Aug. 1, 1700, read and ordered to be entered in the Council Book, and a copy to be sent to the severall Judges of the Courts of Common Pleas, and the Register in Chancery, with Instructions to them and the Secretary in Errors to lay before H.E. and this Board with all convenient speed authentic attested copies of the Minutes of Chancery and Courts of Error since H.E.'s arrival.
The Lords Justices' letter, ordering a return of the method of proceedings in the several Courts read, and copies ordered to be sent to the Judges for their reply to the Board.
Address of the Grand Jury to the King. "Your provident care over us has been visibly demonstrated in your sending so just and good a man as your present Governor is, who has faithfully discharged the trust reposed in him by putting your Laws in execution amongst us, and has so farr prevailed that all animosities and discords amongst us seem to be ended and the Island at perfect unity amongst themselves," etc. Dec. 12, 1700. Signed, Walter Scott, Samuel Maynard, Tho. Brewster, W. Battyn, Wm. Grant, Abell Tuder, Ri. Robinson, Richd. Morris, Wm. Sealy, Wm. Nestfield, Jno. Chace, Richd. Bannister, Jacob Luke, Ste. Philips, Henry Curll.
Address of the Grand Jury to H.E. "We render our utmost thanks for the advantages we have received from under your Excellency. . . . Had we been sensible who those malevolents were who have lately spread abroad false rumours concerning your Excellency and your Government, we would have taken effectual care that they should have been prosecuted according to Law. Wee are highly sensible of your favour to us in being tender of our laws and constitutions and putting the same in execution, and wee can't but take notice that upon all occasions you have shown your averseness from violating any of them," etc. [C.O. 31, 6. pp. 394–399.]
Feb. 4.130. Journal of Assembly of Barbados. Met and adjourned, there being but 14 members attending. [C.O. 31, 6. p. 426.]
Feb. 5.
Whitehall.
131. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. Enclosing a Commission for trying pirates at Newfoundland, directed to the Captains of H.M. Ships of War and others at Newfoundland, to be delivered to the Commodore, as also a copy of Instructions relating to accessories in cases of piracy beyond the seas. (See Jan. 29.) Signed, Ph. Meadows, Wm. Blathwayt, John Pollexfen, Abr. Hill, Geo. Stepney, Math. Prior. [C.O. 195, 2. pp. 404, 405.]
Feb. 5.
Whitehall.
132. Journal of Council of Trade and Plantations. Letter from Mr. Eyles, Feb. 3rd, with a memorial in behalf of Governor Grey, read, and the Address thereon read and returned to Mr. Bridges.
Draught of a Representation upon the petitions of Isaac Hawkins and Sir Thomas Hodges Esqs. [sic] agreed upon.
Letter to the Admiralty about Commissions for trying pirates signed. Capt. Bennet acquainting the Board that he intended in a few days to go to Portsmouth to embark for the Bermudas, directions were given for preparing certain enquiries, and a letter to be delivered him before his departure.
Letter from Sir Wm. Beeston, Nov. 12, read, and papers enclosed laid before the Board. Representation ordered offering new Members of Council to be appointed.
Order of Council, Jan. 23rd, upon the Revenue of Jamaica, read.
Draught of a Representation upon the Maryland Act agreed upon.
Feb. 6.Representation upon the administration of justice in Barbados signed.
Draught of letter to Capt. Bennet, ordered yesterday, agreed upon.
Feb. 7.Above letter now signed.
Representation for constituting Members of Council of Jamaica signed.
Draught of letter to Lord Bellomont agreed upon.
Copy of what was writ Oct. 23 to Mr. Bennet ordered to be sent him, and his answer again desired. [Board of Trade. Journal, 13. pp. 347–352; and 98. Nos. 24–26.]
Feb. 6.
Whitehall.
133. Council of Trade and Plantations to the King. We have writ to Governor Grey (Jan. 27) as required (see Cal. A. and W. I. 1700, Dec. 5), and upon examination as directed of petitions (Dec. 12, Dec, 19) containing complaints of delays and undue proceedings in the Courts of Justice in Barbados, which petitioners, amongst other causes, impute to the partiality of some persons appointed to sit in the Judicatories there, who are themselves much indebted, and having many suits depending against them are thereby frequently interested either directly or by consequence in the issue of the suits that are brought before them. And finding that, besides the delays and irregularities in other Courts, the neglect in holding Courts of Chancery and the want of dispatch of business there have been such that there are more than 300 causes depending in that Court, many of which are of several years standing, to the very great prejudice of the petitioners and other suitors, we are humbly of opinion that, for redress of those miscarriages and the better to prevent all future grounds for complaints in matters of this nature, which are so grievous to the subject, your Majesty may be pleased to direct that copies of the foresaid petitions of Hawkins, Hodges, etc., and of the memorials offered thereupon be sent to the Governor for his answer, and that letters be also despatched requiring him to take especial care that no persons interested in the suites depending in any of the Courts of that Island be appointed or permitted to sit as Judges in the Causes wherein they are concerned; that justice be everywhere speedily and duly administered; and that he do also himself constantly hold Courts of Chancery until all the Causes there be determined.
As to the particular case of Thomas Hodges, upon which he has desired that your Majesty would be pleased to direct the Court of Chancery there to set aside certain agreements that he conceives to have been made in his wrong, we humbly represent that it has not been usual for your Majesty or your Predecessors to interpose the Royal Authority in Judicial proceedings in the Plantations otherwise than by receiving appeals to your Majesty in Council for your Royal determination as to right shall appertain. Signed, Stamford, Lexinton, Ph. Meadows, Wm. Blathwayt, John Pollexfen, Abr. Hill, Geo. Stepney, Mat. Prior. [C.O. 29, 7. pp. 257–261.]
[? Feb. 6.]134. Jahleel Brenton to the Council of Trade and Plantations. The Government of Rhode Island have appointed me to appear in their behalf, in order to obtain a final determination of the controversy relating to the bounds of that Government and Connecticott. I humbly pray a speedy and final determination of the matter, as the time for my departure for New England is near at hand. Signed, Jahleel Brenton. Endorsed, Recd. 6th. Read Feb. 13, 1700/1. 1 p. Enclosed,
134. i. Deposition of Nicholas Hallam, of New London, Conn., Jan. 31, 1700/1. Sometime in April or May last Thomas Mallett, Sherif of Rhode Island, Nicholas Eeston, one Fry and others were seized by George Dennison of Connecticot, and by order of the Government of that Colony, for coming to demand rates in ye? Narragansett Country, as they were authorised by the Government of Rhoad Island to do. Bail was refused for Mallet. They were fined at the Court of Assistants at New London, and appeal was refused them. Signed, Nich. Hallam. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 1260. Nos. 93, 93. i.; and 5, 1288. pp. 437–440.]
Feb. 7.135. Solicitor General to the Council of Trade and Plantations. I have considered the Acts passed at a General Assembly of Massachusetts Bay, May 29 last. The Acts against Jesuits and Popish priests; regulating prisons; relating to the office of a Coroner; providing for posthumus children; in addition to the Act for the equal distribution of insolvent estates; prohibiting the export of raw hides and leather except for England; granting H.M. several duties of impost and tonnage; granting H.M. an Excise; preventing abuses to the Indians; regulating weights and measures; granting H.M. a tax upon polls and estates, I conceive are agreeable to law and justice, and do not contain anything prejudicial to H.M. Royal Prerogative. The Act for reviving the Act for giving necessary supplies to the Eastern Indians and for regulating of trade with them, in case the first Act hath beene confirmed, I conceive is reasonable and fitt to be confirmed. As to the Act granting 1,000l. for Lord Bellomont, I do not think it proper for me to give any opinion therein. Signed, Jo. Hawles. Endorsed, Recd. Feb. 13. Read 14th do. and May 21, 1701. 1¾ pp. [C.O. 5, 862. No. 39; and 5, 909. pp. 418–420.]
Feb. 7.
Whitehall.
136. Council of Trade and Plantations to the King. Having understood from Sir W. Beeston that there are several vacancies in your Majesty's Council of Jamaica, and he having also sent us a list of the persons whom he esteems fitly qualified to supply such vacancies, we humbly offer that John Walters, Esq., Lieut.-Colonel Charles Sadler and Capt. Thomas Clarke, jun., who are named in his list, and of whose due qualifications we have otherwise been informed, may be constituted Members of your Majesty's said Council. Signed, Ph. Meadows, Wm. Blathwayt, Jno. Pollexfen, Abr. Hill, Geo. Stepney, Mat. Prior. [C.O. 138, 10. p. 136.]
Feb. 7.
Whitehall.
137. Council of Trade and Plantations to Lieut.-Governor Bennett. You, having received H.M. Commission and Instructions, are to be careful in the punctual observance thereof and to give us a particular account of your proceedings upon each article, as is thereby directed. We deliver you further herewith a paper of enquiries about severall matters, wherein it is fit that we have the most particular informations that you may be able to give us, some of them are already comprized or implyed in your Instructions. But that Repetition may serve the [better] to show you what we expect, you are to send your distinct answers to each of those heads, with what speed you can. More especially we shall expect from you an exact account of the present state of defence of those Islands, the scituation, number and condition of the Forts and Fortifications there; the arms, ammunition and stores of war you find there and your opinion of what more may be wanting, and what you conceive fit to be further done for the security of the said Islands; and in case you have no other oppertunity of sending immediately, you are forthwith to dispatch hither a sloop with an account of the particulars relating to forts, guns and stores. You are also to send the like accompt regularly from time to time according to your Instructions. We further recommend to your care that the powder-duty be constantly paid in specie, not in money, and that neither powder nor any other stores necessary for defence be needlessly wasted or imbezled. You are to transmit to us with what speed you can a compleat and authentick copy of all the Laws now in force, and to take care that they be fairly transcribed upon large paper, with margints on both sides according to the pattern herewith given you, as likewise that copies of all future Acts of the General Assembly, which you shall transmit hereafter, be writ in the same manner, and so fastened together that they may be conveniently bound up in volumes. Private Acts are to be sent separately under distinct seals; and the parties informed that it is necessary to have Agents here. All public Acts should likewise have distinct seals. The Council is to be cautioned that when the Government devolves upon a President and Council, only such Acts as are immediately necessary for the peace and security of the Islands are to be passed. (See Cal. A. and W. I. 1700.) We deliver you copies of H.M. Orders in Council, Jan. 18, 1699 and May 9, 1700, referred to in your Instructions, together with an extract of what we wrote to Mr. Day, June 26, 1699, concerning Patent Places and H.M. Ships of War; also copies of our queries and Dr. Newton's answers (Cal. 1700), concerning the Dolphin sloop. We recommend to your care Commissions and Letters for the Governors of Virginia and Maryland for trying Pirates, which you are to send by H.M.S. Lincoln, which, having landed you, is to proceed on to those parts, or by some other safe conveyance. And whereas the partiality and ill-behaviour of former Governors have occasioned great disorders and irregularities in those Islands, we advise you to apply your utmost care with all fairness and impartiality to prevent such disorders, that so H.M. service and the public welfare of those Islands may be the better promoted. Signed, Ph. Meadows, Wm. Blathwayt, John Pollexfen, Abr. Hill, Geo. Stepney, Mat. Prior. Annexed,
137. i. Heads of Enquiries to be sent with Lieut.-Governor Bennet. (1) What Courts of Judicature are within those Islands, relating to the Admiralty? (2) What Statutes, Laws and Ordinances are now made and in force? (3) What number of horse and foot are there? How are they armed, divided and exercised? (4) What Castles and Forts? How scituated, fortified and provided? (5) What number of privateers or pirates do frequent your coasts, of what burthens are their vessells, what are the names of the Commanders and what the number of their men and guns? (6) What Trade or Correspondence have you with H.M. other Plantations? (7) What are the principal Towns and places of Trade, and what manner of buildings most used, as to the strength and largeness of them? (8) How many parishes, precincts or divisions? (9) What rivers, harbours and roads? Their depths and soundings? (10) What commodities are there of the production, growth or manufacture in those Islands, and of what value yearly, exported or consumed? What are the commodities imported and of what value yearly? What materials are there already growing or that may be produced for shipping? (11) What number of merchants and planters, English and foreigners, servants and slaves, and how many of them are able to bear armes? (12) What number of English, Scotch, Irish and Foreigners have for these seven years last past, or any other space of time, come yearly to plant and inhabit on those islands? What Blacks and Slaves have been imported within the said time and at what rates? (13) What number of whites, blacks or mullatos have been born and christened for seven years past, or any other space of time, for as many years as you are able to state an account of? (14) Similarly, what number of marriages and (15) deaths? (16) What estimate can you make touching the estates of the several degrees of merchants and planters, and how can you compute the wealth of the Islands in general? (17) What number of ships, sloops or other vessels do trade yearly to or from those Islands, of what built and burthen, and whether there be any belonging to the inhabitants? (18) What obstruction do you find to the improvement of Trade and Navigation? (19) What advantages and improvements do you observe, which may be gained to the Trade and Navigation there? (20) What rates and duties are charged and payable upon any goods exported, whether of your own growth or manufacture, or otherwise, as also upon goods imported? What other Revenues do or may arise within those Islands, and how are they collected, applyed and accounted for? (21) What care is taken for instructing the people in the Christian Religion? How many churches and ministers are there? What provision is made for their maintenance, for relieving poor, decay'd and impotent persons, and whether you have any beggars or idle vagabonds? (22) What perswasion in religious matters is most prevalent, and among the various professions of Religion, what proportion in number and quality of people does the one hold to the other? (23) How are the Public Offices filled? The names of the officers, their character, qualifications and estates? (24) What arms, ammunition, and stores do you find upon the place? What quantities have been sent thither upon H.M. account, for seven years past, or any space of time you can account for, and how have they been employed? (25) What moneys have been paid or appointed to be paid by H.M. or leyv'd within the Islands for buying arms or making and maintaining any fortifications or for any other publick uses, and how have the moneys been expended, particularly how has the powder-duty been raised, and how is it disposed of? (26) What advantages are made by the whale fishing? Does it continue or decay? [C.O. 38, 5. pp. 140–151.]
Feb. 7.138. Minutes of Council of New York. Petition of John Tollman and Nathaniel Pearsall read. Ordered that the persons complained against be served with a copy thereof and summoned to appear next Tuesday.
Petition of Magdalena Pelletreaux read and dismissed.
Committee appointed to audit the accounts of Ducie Hungerford. [C.O. 5, 1184. p. 418.]
Feb. 8.
Whitehall.
139. William Popple to Col. Codrington. Enclosing H.M. Letter relating to Accessories in cases of piracy (Jan. 29) beyond the seas, who are not to be tryed by the Commission for trying Pirates. [C.O. 153, 7. p. 151.]
Feb. 8.
Whitehall.
140. William Popple to Governor Grey, enclosing from the Council of Trade and Plantations H.M. Letter to him about Accessories in cases of Piracy beyond the Seas. [C.O. 29, 7. pp. 261, 262.]
Feb. 8.
Office of
Ordnance.
141. Board of Ordnance to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Capt. Michaell Richards, who has the care for this office at St. John's, in Newfoundland, of building barracks, and as well of erecting new as of repairing the old fortifications, having demanded about 170 tons of Portland Stone for that service, which wee should willingly send, if we could have it carryed there for noe charge, as he intimates it may by ships from Poole or there-abouts for ballast, where the stone is best to be provided, if means were used with those going from thence to Newfoundland, which being most in your Lordshipps' power to doe, wee acquaint your Lordshipps hereof, and that it's impossible for us otherwise to comply therewith because the charge for freight will be so great, desireing that if any thing can be done therein, it may be with speed. Signed, C. Musgrave, Wm. Boulter, Jon. Charlton. Endorsed, Recd. 8th. Read 11th Feb., 1700/1. 1 p. Enclosed,
141. i. Species of Portland Stone required as above. ½ p. [C.O. 194, 2. Nos. 24, 24. i.; and 195, 2. pp. 405–407.]
Feb. 8.
Admiralty
Office.
142. J. Burchett to William Popple. According to what is desired by your letter, Feb. 7, I herewith send you what papers have been sent to my Lords of the Admiralty relating to Capt. Lilborn's proceedings at Newfoundland. In Oct. last the very same papers were sent to Mr. Secretary Vernon, it being thought that, if any directions were necessary, they would have been given through his hands by H.M. particular command. Signed, J. Burchett. Endorsed, Recd. Read Feb. 12, 1700/1. 1 p. Enclosed,
142. i. List of Papers enclosed. 1¼ pp.
142. ii. Commodore Fairborne to [?]. H.M.S. Tilbury, at St. John's in Newfoundland. Sept. 7, 1700. Gives an account of his trying, imprisoning and suspending Lieut. Lilburne for defrauding the inhabitants and soldiers of Newfoundland. Signed, S. Fairborne. Copy. 2¾ pp.
142. iii. Deposition of Arthur Holsworth, Sept. 3, 1700, as to his challenging Lieut. Lilburne for speaking scurrilously of him, and of his cowardly behaviour. Copy. 1 p.
142. iv. Petition of John Colings of Tarrbay in Newfoundland. In Nov. last I received a warrant from Will. Lilburne, Commander in Chief of H.M. forces in Newfoundland, to appear before him, which accordingly came immediately by land to answer a complaint made by a servant that serv'd me, but without hearing what I had to say, clapp'd me in irons, where I was detained till I sent to ye Inhabitants to begg me out of irons, said servant being 3l. 15s. in my debt discharged him out of my service, he being a very able fisherman, know not what damage I might sustain by this occasion, for my voyage was much damnified. Signed, John Colings. Copy. 1 p.
142. v. Articles of complaint against Lieut. Lilburne, exhibited by Humphrey Haven, Ensign, in behalf of the soldiers and inhabitants of Newfoundland. Copy. 2¾ pp. [See Cal. A. and W. I. 1700.]
142. vi. Certificate. signed by several Masters of Fishing Vessels in favour of Lieut. Lilburne. "Few could have managed affairs in this country to ye satisfaction both of masters and livers with greater prudence than he hath done." Copy. 1 p.
142. vii. Lieut. Lilburne's accounts as examined and stated, Sept. 6, 1700, by order of Commodore Faireborne, showing that he charged 1s. 6d. profit on each pair of hose and shoes and each shirt supplied to the soldiers. Copy. 1¼ p.
142. viii. Deposition of Capt. Richards as to Lieut. Lilburne's cowardice in his engagement with Mr. Holsworth. Signed, M. Richards. Copy. ¾ p.
142. ix. Deposition of Humphrey Haven, Ensign, and John Huxford, gunner, Sept, 7, 1700. Mr. Ford, Master of a fishing ship, was forced out of the harbour by Mr. Lilburne, who declared there was not a fishing-room. Afterwards Mr. Branscomb arrived and possessed the stage which Mr. Lilburne had kept vacant, paying him 18l., of which Mr. Lilburne offered deponents 6l. each. Signed, Humph. Haven, John Harford. Copy. ¾ p.
142. x. (1) Petition of the soldiers in King William's Fort to Capt. Fairborne, Commander in Chief, complaining of their slavery under Lieut. Lilburne and asking for satisfaction for their labours of digging, etc. Aug. 16, 1700. Copy. 1½ p.
142. x. (2) An account of the work done by the soldiers since Major Handysides left us. Sept 7, 1700. Signed, Elias Waff, Hum. Haven, G. Amers, Jno. Capell. Copy. 1½ p.
142. xi. Amount of the subsistence and money for necessaries which Lieut. Lilburne received for the soldiers in New foundland. Signed as preceding. Aug. 27, 1700. Copy. 1 p.
142. xii. Warrant for Lieut. Lilburne's suspension. H.M.S. Tilbury, St. John's, Aug. 7, 1700. Signed, S. Fairburne, Tho. Cleasbey,—Trevor. Copy. ¾ p. [C.O. 194, 2. Nos. 25, 25. i.–xii.]
Feb. 8.
Whitehall.
143. William Popple to Governor Sir Wm. Beeston. Enclosing Letter re Accessories, Jan. 29. [C.O. 138, 10. p. 137.]
Feb. 8.
Whitehall.
144. William Popple to the Jamaica Agents. Enclosing above to be forwarded. [C.O. 138, 10. pp. 137, 138.]
Feb. 10.145. Francis Eyles to William Popple. Gives details as to the dispatch of packets for Barbados. I should take it very kindly [if] you would let mee know whether my answer bee read to the Lords and whether they have yet dispatched their report on the Act for the Governor's present. Signed, Fran. Eyles. Endorsed, Recd. Feb. 11, 1700/1. ¾ p. Enclosed,
145. i. Capt. Dawson's receipt for a box for Governor Grey on board the Reswick. Signed, John Dawson. Feb. 1, 1700. [C.O. 28, 4. Nos. 80, 80. i.]