America and West Indies
November 1662

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1880

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'America and West Indies: November 1662', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 5: 1661-1668 (1880), pp. 113-115. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=76457 Date accessed: 18 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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November 1662

Nov. 8. 383. Affidavit of William Crowford of Wapping, commander of the ship Charles, belonging to the Royal [African] Company. On 28th Oct. the James and Charles frigates came to anchor at Comendo on the Coast of Guinea, where a Holland man-of-war, the Golden Lyon, would not suffer any negroes to trade ; she had two sloops and three men-of-war canoes, and a little to the westward lay two great Holland men-of-war more. Capt. Merritt and Mr. Bartlett went to the mine to demand of the Governor wherefore he would not suffer them to trade ; his answer was his masters had ordered him. At that time the Hollanders had no fort or factory at Comendo. On 30th Oct. the Charles set sail for the mine, and 5th Nov. both sailed for Cape Corso, and the Golden Lyon anchored between them. The Vice-Admiral Christiana was riding there. On 6th Nov. they sent their skiff to buy slaves, but the Hollanders seized and detained said skiff, goods, and men. Sailed to Cormantin, leaving Capt. Merritt at Cape Corse, and on 7th at Cormantin Castle, drew up a protest against the Governor of the mine, the captain of the Golden Lyon, and all the Dutch West India Company, to which they had Agent Puliston's hand, also several merchants of Cormantin Castle. 8th. Nov., said protest was delivered aboard the Admiral, by Abraham Holdbech and John Lumbly, mates of the James and Charles. After which the prisoners were forced into the skiff and towed near Capt. Merritt's ship, and there left with a threat that if they offered to go ashore, the Governor of the mine had written they should be sent thither prisoners. 1½ pp. [Col. Papers, Vol. XVI., No. 111.]
Nov. 8-19.
Point Cagua.
384. Minutes of the Council of Jamaica. Resolved that for the next four months the militia be exercised every month or oftener, and shall pay fines for non-appearance or not fixing their arms. Debts due to the King for goods sold out of the public stores to be brought in, also Jordan the Treasurer's account. An additional act to be framed concerning the rates of liquors, &c. Proclamation of Deputy-Governor Sir Charles Lyttelton, in accordance with the above resolution concerning the militia.
Nov. 9.—Another proclamation recommending the inhabitants of Point Cagua, for the advantage and credit of the town, to carry on the work of hardening and levelling the streets, by the assistance of John Man, Esq., Surveyor-General.
Nov. 19.—An Act for the encouragement of planting.
Proclamation against the great quantities of jerked hog brought into Cagua harbour to supply the wants of the inhabitants. An Act for the sale of five copper guns taken at St. Jago de Cuba. 7 pp. [Col. Entry Bks., No. 34, pp. 61-66, 74-75, and No. 37, pp. 20, 25-27.]
Nov.? 385. Report of the Judge of the Admiralty to the King concerning the John of Dublin. Upon petition of Wm. Rayner, brother to John Rayner, Deputy-Governor of "Abyland" (Avalon), in Newfoundland, setting forth that a Dutch ship which had taken in fish without showing any certificate was seized and brought to England. Forbears any further proceedings until the King's further orders. Indorsed, "Read in Council 14th Nov. 1662." 2½ pp. [Col. Papers, Vol. XVI., No. 112.]
Nov. 12. 386. Petition of John Rayner, Deputy-Governor under Lord Baltimore in Newfoundland, to the King. In July last petitioner seized a Dutch built ship, pretended to be called the John of Topsham, for trading contrary to the late Act of Parliament, which ship was sent to England to be proceeded against, but putting into Dartmouth, was arrested in the name of John Borr, of Dublin. Understands that the Judge of the Admiralty has made a report thereon. Prays that his Majesty will hear his counsel in that court before any order is made upon said report. Indorsed, "Read in Council 12th Nov. 1662." 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. XVI., No. 113.]
Nov. 18.
Westminster.
387. Letters Patent granting to Francis Lord Willoughby the moiety of the revenue of the Caribbee Islands for seven years. His Majesty grants to said Francis Lord Willoughby all the Caribbee Islands, viz., St. Christopher's ałs St. Aristovall, Granado ałs Granada, St. Vincent, St. Lucy ałs St. Lucre, Barbidas ałs Barbadoes ałs Barbudos, Mittalania ałs Martenico, Dominico, Margalanta ałs Marigallanta ałs Marigante, Desseada, Todo Fantes ałs Todo Santes, Guardalupe, Antigoa ałs St. Antigoa, Montserat, Redendo, Barbido ałs Barbada, Mevis, St. Bartholomew's ałs St. Bartholomeo, St. Martin's ałs St. Martin, Angilla ałs Angvilla, Sembrera ałs Sembroa ałs Essembrera, Enegada ałs Enegeda, and Estatia, and all other islands deemed part of the Caribbee Islands, lying between 10° and 20° N. lat., and extending from St. John de Porto Rico easterly to 327° degrees ; with all forts, harbours, rivers, lakes, lands, woods, profits, customs, duties, rents reserved, fishings, royalties, mines, advowsons, liberties, privileges, and commodities whatsoever within the limits thereof to his Majesty belonging ; except such parts as have been granted to or occupied by any planter or person, which nevertheless shall be liable for all arrears of rents not discharged by the late Act of general pardon and oblivion, and for all such duties imposed in common with the residue of the islands ; except the office of High Admiral of said islands, with the jurisdictions, liberties, and profits thereto belonging. To hold the same to the said Francis Lord Willoughby and his assigns from Christmas next ensuing for the term of seven years. And the said Francis Lord Willoughby, for himself, his executors and assigns, covenants yearly to pay to his Majesty, his heirs and successors, the moiety of all profits received during said term out of said islands, to be delivered to such persons as his Majesty shall appoint ; and to give once a year at least a true and perfect account upon oath to the High Treasurer of England or Commissioners of the Treasury of all such profits. With power to said Francis Lord Willoughby, his executors and assigns, their deputies or agents, to retain the other moiety of said profits during said term ; also to collect, receive, and recover by all lawful ways all said profits and the arrears, and to enjoy the same without rendering any account to his Majesty. 2¼ membs. [Pat. Roll, 14 Chas. II., part 20, No. 9.]
Nov. 19.
Point Cagua.
388. Minutes of the Council of Jamaica. The offers of the Grand Jury read, and particulars to be drawn up for a market. The Act for the seal of tobacco referred for amendment to Col. Barry and Lt.-Col. Archbould. Col. Smyth to bring in his order for hunting cattle. Peter Pugh appointed Deputy Commissary and Steward-General, upon Sec. Povey's motion. The five copper guns taken at St. Jago on Cuba to be sold towards the building of the fort at Point Cagua. Commissioners to be appointed to inquire into the irregular and unjust dividends made to the late soldiers. Capt. Evans to receive 5s. and Capt. Gaywood 3s. per diem out of the King's donative. The merchants who have petitioned to be paid for their commodities in the specie mentioned in their contracts. [Col. Entry Bk., No. 37, p. 20.]