America and West Indies
May 1662

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1880

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'America and West Indies: May 1662', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 5: 1661-1668 (1880), pp. 89-91. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=76451 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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May 1662

May 3.
Whitehall.
294. An additional instruction to Thos. Lord Windsor, Governor of Jamaica. After he has received into his power and obedience his Majesty's island of Jamaica and established [the government] there, he may find it necessary in person to inform his Majesty of the grounds and probabilities of future designs for the advancement of his Majesty's dominions, to take directions thereon, and procure supplies and necessaries ; license is hereby granted to him to repair to his Majesty, leaving a deputy fit to govern in his absence. [Col. Entry Bk., No. 27, p. 20.]
1662? 295. Petition of Sir Will. Davidson to the King. That the Mary of London, laden with goods and assigned to the petitioner, was about Feb. 1658 seized at Barbadoes. Prays for letters to the Governors, Deputies, Judges, and Council there, that justice may be done him. [Col. Papers, Vol. XVI., No. 51.]
May 9.
Whitehall.
296. The King to Lord Willoughby of Parham, Governor of Barbadoes, and to his President and Council. Being desirous to express his sense of the services of Sir William Davidson, his Majesty's Agent and Commissioner at Amsterdam, he is recommended to his Lordship's countenance, especially in a cause in which he demands satisfaction for the Mary of London, unjustly seized, and so adjudged in the Court of Admiralty in England, in pursuance of which sentence his Majesty desires that he may find ready and full satisfaction. ½ p. [Dom. Entry Bk., Chas. II., Vol. III., p. 45 ; also Vol. IV., pp. 113, 114.]
May 12.
London.
297. Francis Lord Willoughby, Governor of Barbadoes, to Colonel Walrond, President of the Council of Barbadoes. The King has laid his commands on his Lordship, as they will see from the letter brought by Lord Windsor, to assist him upon all emergencies. Expects his own coming to them will be very sudden, but till then desires them to assist Lord Windsor in the carrying of men to Jamaica, and with what victuals the island can afford. Indorsed, This is a true copy of the original, attested the 19th August 1662, per me, Edward Bowden, Depty Secry. 1¼ pp. [Col. Papers, Vol. XVI., No. 52.]
May? 298. Petition of John Walrond to the King. Petitioner and his family served throughout the late wars with constant loyalty, but is now dispossessed of an office which he held in Barbadoes by John Dawes pretending a grant thereof from his Majesty. Prays for leave to defend his claim by due course at law, and that the Governor there be so instructed. Indorsed, "Letter to Barbadoes to Lord Willoughby." 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. XVI., No. 53.]
May? 299. Copy of the preceding. Indorsed, "To speak with Mr. Ashburnham, to Willoughby Governor of the Barbadoes, or his President and Council there." 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. XVI., No. 54.]
May 13. 300. The King to Lord Willoughby of Parham, Governor of Barbadoes. John Walrond, gentleman, having represented by petition that John Dawes has dispossessed him of an office in Barbadoes under colour of a grant of said office, his Majesty commands that Walrond be suffered to try his right at law against the pretensions of said John Dawes in the ordinary courts of the island. ½ p. [Dom. Entry Bk., Chas. II., Vol. III., p. 50 ; also Vol. IV., pp. 117, 118.]
[May 14.] 301. Petition of the planters and merchants of Virginia to the King. Set forth the great evils of planting vast quantities of tobacco in England as well as Virginia and other places, to remedy which they have unanimously resolved upon two expedients which they pray may be granted, viz., to prohibit the planting of any tobacco in Virginia and Maryland after 1st June 1663, which will encourage the more staple commodities of silk, flax, hemp, pitch, pot-ashes, and that no ship depart from those colonies before 1st May next, except only that which shall carry Sir William Berkeley there. Indorsed, "May 14, 1662." 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. XVI., No. 55.]
May 26-8.
Wells [Maine].
302. Correspondence between Major Daniel Denison, Major William Hathorn, and Capt. Richard Walden on behalf of the General Court of Massachusetts, and Henry Jocelyn, Nicholas Shapleigh, and Robt. Jordan, Commissioners for Ferdinando Gorges, as to the powers by which said Commissioners have summoned this present Assembly at Wells and their exercise of authority over the people of Yorkshire, who have acknowledged themselves subject to said Government [of Massachusetts] by their subscriptions, and are bound thereunto by their oath. Seven letters. Annexed,
Warrant of the Commissioners of the General Court of Massachusetts, in his Majesty's name, summoning the inhabitants of the county of York to appear before them at the house of Francis Littlefield, in Wells, at 3 o'clock this 27th inst., to receive such orders as shall then be communicated to them from said General Court. Also, Warrant to Nathaniel Masterson, Marshal of the county of York, to publish the above warrant. Wells, 1662, May 27. Commissioners of the Massachusetts to the Commissioners of Ferdinando Gorges. Beseech them to remember their solemn oaths to the authority of the Massachusetts immediately derived from Charles I.'s charter of 1628. They are not affrighted by any commissions from Gorges upon any pretence whatsoever, resting confident in his Majesty's justice and favour against all pretenders. If they still continue in their disorderly actings to the disturbance of the King's peace, they will enforce the writers to change their style, as they cannot own Gorges' commissioners. May not play with them, but once again advise and require them to put a period to their unjust violations of the right of the Massachusetts, their own faith, and the peace of this people. 1662, May 27. Resolution of the trustees of Ferdinando Gorges, Lord Proprietor of the province of Maine, by authority derived from his Majesty, that they neither do, nor may by any means, pass into an Act "the motion and issue of this presence," as being destructive and averse to the liberties of the freeholders of this province, &c. Wells, 1662, May 27. List of the names of the (11) trustees. Lieut. Wm. Phillips, Speaker, George Munion, Edward Rishworth, Humphry Chadborn, Richard Nayson, Wm. Symonds, John Sanders, Arthur Auger, Christopher Lawson, Thos. Haynes, and Walter Mathews. Wells, 1662, May 27. Minute signed by the Commissioners of the Massachusetts. That upon conference with the gentlemen who continued to assert the interest of Ferdinando Gorges, in the county of York, it was mutually agreed that Henry Jocelyn, Major Shapleigh, Capt. Waldon, and Capt. Pike should keep a court at York on the first Tuesday in July next for hearing and determining all causes, civil and criminal, and that the records be transferred to York and delivered to Mr. Rishworth, who shall return same to said court into the hands of the recorder. Also that the clerks of the writs shall issue forth all process in the King's name in the style therein set forth. 1662, May 28. Copies certified by Francis Neale, Secretary. Together 10 pp. [Col. Papers, Vol. XVI., No. 56.]
May. 303. The King's pass for Nehemiah Bourne, merchant, to transport himself and family, together with their goods and necessaries, to any of the plantations within the King's dominions or elsewhere without let or hindrance. [Dom., Chas. II., Vol. LV., No. 27, Cal., p. 386.]