Journal, June 1725
Journal Book B.B

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1928

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'Journal, June 1725: Journal Book B.B', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 5: January 1723 - December 1728 (1928), pp. 179-186. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81522 Date accessed: 19 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Journal, June 1725

June 1. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Plummer, Sir John Hobart.

Newfoundland.

Letter from Colonel Philipps about Mr. Toshach's petition.

Draught of Representation.

A letter from Colonel Philipps, Governor of Nova Scotia, dated the 27th of the last month, wherein he acquaints their Lordships that the several facts alledged in Mr. Toshach's petition [folios 159, 165, 189], mentioned in the Minutes of the 18th of February last, were truly represented, was read, whereupon ordered that the draught of a representation be prepared on his said petition.

Trade

Denmark.

Norway.

New Lighthouses.

Trade.

Mr. Astell summoned.

Their Lordships taking into consideration a letter from the Lord Viscount Townshend, dated the 20th, and mentioned in the Minutes of the 29th of April last, inclosing several extracts of letters from the Lord Glenorchy, Envoy Extraordinary at the court of Denmark, in relation to two new lighthouses set up on the coast of Norway [folios 97, 166], ordered that Mr. Astell be acquainted that the Board desire to speak with him to-morrow morning.

Letter from Mr. Barnes.

A letter from Mr. Barnes, dated at Amsterdam, the 23rd of April last, relating to his having received an order from the Lord Viscount Townshend to return to England [folios 54, 127], was read, whereupon ordered that the secretary prepare an answer thereto.

June 2. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Plummer.

Newfoundland.

Representation on Mr. Toshach's petition signed with

The representation on the petition of Mr. Toshach, [folio 163] praying a recompence for a house now included in the fortifications at Newfoundland, as ordered yesterday, was agreed and signed, as also

letter to the Duke of Newcastle.

A letter transmitting the same to His Grace the Duke of Newcastle.

Letter from Mr. Burchet, complaint of Captaint St. Lo of men left at Newfoundland.

A letter from Mr. Burchet, dated the 4th of December, 1724, with a complaint of Captain St. Lo, relating to men left at Newfoundland by the fishing ships, contrary to Act of Parliament, was read, and their Lordships resolved to consider at another opportunity of proper methods to prevent the same.

St. Christophers.

Letter from Duke of Newcastle.

Petition of Countess of Denbigh.

Lands.

A letter from the Duke of Newcastle of the 27th of last month, referring to the Board a petition from the Countess of Denbigh and others, claiming certain lands in the Island of St. Christophers, was read, and their Lordships resolved to take the same into further consideration, when application shall be made for that purpose.

Jamaica.

Letter from Mr. Gordon with memorial about Pera Plantation.

A letter from Mr. Gordon, at Barbados, to the Board, dated the 10th of March 1724–5, inclosing a memorial in relation to a claim he has to Pera Plantation, in Jamaica [folio 175], was read, as also

Memorial from Captain King about the Act concerning Pera Plantation.

Parties to attend.

The memorial of Thomas King, Esquire, praying for the confirmation of an Act for settling the said plantation, whereupon ordered that the several parties concerned have notice to attend the Board to-morrow sevennight, in order to lay before their Lordships what they may have further to offer on that subject.

Trade.

Mr. Astell.

Duties for two new lights on coast of Norway.

Mr. Astell, attending, as he had been desired, their Lordships had some discourse with him, in relation to the duties demanded for maintaining two new lights set upon the coast of Norway [folios 163, 168], and he informed their Lordships that he had consulted several people on that subject, and found that all nations were to pay like duties, and thought the only thing to be recommended to my Lord Glenorchy in that case, was to procure effectual orders that fires might be duly kept therein, for that otherwise they might be of dangerous consequence.

Draught of Letter to the Duke of Newcastle.

Mr. Astell being withdrawn, their Lordships ordered the draught of a letter to the Duke of Newcastle to be prepared upon that subject.

June 3. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

Trade.

Norway.

Lighthouses.

Letter to Duke of Newcastle.

A letter to the Duke of Newcastle, ordered yesterday to be prepared, in answer to one from my Lord Townshend, mentioned in the Minutes of the 1st instant, relating to two new lights set up on the coast of Norway, was agreed and signed.

The six following copies of Orders of Council were laid before the Board, and read, viz:—

North Carolina.

Order in Council Sir Richard Everard.

Governor..

Copy of an Order of Council of 15th of May, on a representation of this Board of 16th of April, 1725, approving the draught of instructions for Sir Richard Everard, Bart., Governor of North Carolina.

New York.

Order of Council.

New Councillor.

Copy of an Order of Council of 15th May, upon a representation of this Board of 16th of April, 1725, approving Philip Livingston, Esquire, to be of the Council of New York, in the room of Mr. Beckman, deceased [folio 80].

Barbadoes.

Order of Council.

New Councillor.

Copy of an Order of Council of 15th May, upon a representation of this Board of 29th April, 1725, approving Ralph Weeks, Esquire, to be of the Council of Barbados, in the room of Mr. Elliot, deceased [folio 96].

Another..

Copy of an Order of Council of 15th May, upon a representation of this Board of 29th April, 1725, approving Abel Alleyne, Esquire, to be of the Council of Barbados, in the room of Mr. Carter, deceased.

Jamaica.

Order of Council.

New Councillor.

Copy of an Order of Council of 15th May, upon a representation of this Board of 28th April, 1725, approving Richard Mill, Esquire, to be of the Council of Jamaica, in the room of Mr. Bernard, who has resigned [folio 94].

Jamaica.

Order of Council.

New Councillor.

Copy of an Order of Council of the 15th, upon a representation of this Board of the 5th of May, 1725, approving James Lawes, Esquire, to be of the Council of Jamaica, in the room of Major Rose, deceased [folio 115].

Trade.

Letter from merchants.

Swedish.

Regulations.

Merchants.

Summoned.

A letter from Mr. Norris, Mr. Wordsworth and Mr. Tomlinson, in answer to one writ them the 13th of February last, concerning the new regulation made in Sweden, whereby all vessels are prohibited from importing thither any goods other than the product of the respective countries to which they belong, was read, whereupon ordered that they be acquainted that the Board desire to speak with them thereupon on Tuesday morning next.

Draught of Representation.

East India.

Ordered that the draught of a representation be prepared upon the state of the East India trade [folio 172], pursuant to three Orders in Council, mentioned in the Minutes the 1st November, 1722, the 19th November, 1723, and 13th of November last.

Leeward Islands.

Answer to Colonel Hart.

Ordered that the draught of an answer be prepared to Colonel Hart's letters.

Danes at St. Thomas and St. Johns.

Letter to Duke of Newcastle.

Ordered that copies of the letters from the Danish Governor of St. Thomas, transmitted with Colonel Hart's letter of 12th July last [folio 178], as also an extract of Colonel Hart's said letter, in relation to the Danes having possessed themselves of the Island of St. Johns, be sent to His Grace the Duke of Newcastle.

June 8. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

Trade.

Mr. Norris and Tomlinson.

Swedish Ordinances.

To make observations thereon in writing.

Mr. Norris and Mr. Tomlinson, attending, as they had been desired, their Lordships had some discourse with them upon the king of Sweden's ordinances, referred to the Board by the Lord Townshend's letter, mentioned in the Minutes of the 26th of January last [folios 71, 228], whereby all vessels are prohibited from importing thither any goods other than the product of the respective countries to which they belong: whereupon ordered that a copy of the said ordinances be sent to Mr. Norris and Mr. Tomlinson, and that they be desired to put in writting, what they have further to offer, in relation to the said ordinances.

Leeward Islands.

Letter to Colonel Hart.

A letter to Colonel Hart, ordered to be prepared the 3rd instant, was agreed and signed.

Trade.

Representation.

East Indian.

A draught of a representation upon a state of the East India Trade [folios 170, 191], ordered likewise to be prepared the 3rd instant, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

Jamaica.

Memorial from Mr. Stevenson.

Patent Officers.

A memorial from Mr. Stevenson, in relation to the Patent Officers in Jamaica, was read, and their Lordships resolved to consider further of it at another opportunity.

June 9. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Plummer, Sir John Hobart.

New York.

Acts and Papers about Indian Trade.

Reepresentation thereupon.

Their Lordships taking into consideration the Order in Council of 30th of April,. mentioned in the Minutes of 1st of May, 1724, referring to the Board a petition from several New York merchants against the renewing an Act, passed in New York in November, 1720, entituled, An Act for the encouragement of the Indian Trade, and rendring of it more effectual to the inhabitants of this province, and for prohibiting the selling of Indian goods to the French [folios 156, 176]; as also the Order in Council of 23rd of July, mentioned in the Minutes of the 5th of August last, directing copies of several papers on that subject to be transmitted to the Governor of New York, his answer thereto, and several other letters and papers on this subject, mentioned in the Minutes of the 5th and 12th of May last, gave some directions for preparing the draught of a representation thereupon.

June 10. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

Jamaica.

Act about Pera Plantation.

Consideration put off.

Mr. Nivine and Mr. Huggins, attending, as they had been desired [folios 166, 179], as also Captain King and some other gentlemen, in relation to An Act, passed at Jamaica in December, 1722, entituled, An Act for encouraging the speedy settling of the Plantation commonly called Pero or Pera Plantation situate at Port Morant in the Parish of St. Thomas in the East in this Island, and for obliging all persons entituled to the equity of redemption thereof, to redeem the same by a prefixed time; Mr. Nivine, on behalf of Mr. Gordon, desired their Lordships would please, (Mr. Gordon's solicitor not being present), to defer the consideration of the said Act to Wednesday morning next, which their Lordships were pleased to agree to.

New York.

Draught of representation.

Acts about Indian Trade..

Their Lordships then took into consideration the draught of a report [folios 173, 179], ordered yesterday to be prepared, upon the Acts, passed at New York, for prohibiting the selling of Indian goods to the French, and made a progress therein.

June 11. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Plummer.

Further considered.

Their Lordships took again into consideration the draught of a report, (mentioned in yesterday's Minutes), upon the three Acts, passed at New York, for prohibiting the selling of Indian goods to the French, and made a progress therein.

June 15. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Plummer.

The same agreed..

The draught of a representation, mentioned in the Minutes of the last meeting, upon three Acts, passed at New York, for preventing the selling of Indian goods to the French, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

south Carolina.

Letter from Mr. Shelton.

Switzers going to Carolina.

Answer to Mr. Shelton.

A letter from Mr. Shelton, secretary to the Lords Proprietors of Carolina, dated the 8th instant, in relation to the said Lords Proprietors having agreed with Monsieur John Peter Purry, for transporting twelve hundred natives of Switzerland into South Carolina, as desired by their petition to His Majesty, referred to the Board by His Grace the Duke of Newcastle's letter of 5th, mentioned in the Minutes of the 9th of June, 1724, was read, whereupon ordered the secretary make an answer to Mr. Shelton's said letter.

Leeward Islands.

Danes.

St. Johns.

Draught of representation.

agreed.

The draught of a representation, ordered to be prepared the 3rd instant, for transmitting to their Excellencies the Lords Justices copies of several papers, in relation to the Danes having possessed themselves of the Island of St. John's [folios 171, 179], was agreed and ordered to be transcribed.

June 16. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

Leeward Islands.

Danes.

St. Johns.

Representation signed.

A representation to the Lords Justices, inclosing the extracts of some letters, in relation to the Danes having possessed themselves of the Island of St. Johns [folio 178], agreed yesterday, was signed.

New York.

Acts about Indian Trade.

Representation signed.

A representation upon three Acts, passed at New York, for prohibiting the selling of Indian goods to the French [folios 176, 236], likewise agreed yesterday, was also signed.

Jamaica.

Captain King, Lady Cotton, Mr. Banks, Mr. Nivine, etc.

Act about Pera Plantations.

To lie by till Chancery cause determined.

Captain King, and the Lady Cotton his wife, attending, as they had been desired [folios 175, 279], with Mr. Banks, in behalf of an Act, passed at Jamaica in December, 1722, for encouraging the speedy settling of the Plantation, commonly called Pero or Pera Plantation, situate at Port Morant in the Parish of St. Thomas in the East in this Island, and for obliging all persons entituled to the equity of redemption thereof, to redeem the same by a prefixed time; as also Mr. Nivine, with his solicitor, in behalf of Mr. Gordon of Barbados, against the said Act; Mr. Banks, in behalf of the Lady Cotton, desired their Lordships would please to report the said Act to His Majesty, in order to its confirmation; but Mr. Nivine acquainting their Lordships, that there was a suit in Chancery now depending between the said Mr. Gordon and Captain King, in relation to Pero Plantation, and he conceived, if their Lordships should confirm the said Act, it might put a stop to the proceedings in Chancery, their Lordships were pleased to resolve that the said Act should lye by, till that suit was determined in Chancery.

June 17. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Plummer.

Leeward Islands.

Letter from Colonel Hart.

A letter from Colonel Hart, Governor of the Leeward Islands, dated at Antego, the 24th of December, 1724, was read, and the papers, therein referred to, were laid before the Board, viz:—

Papers therein referred to.

Copy of affidavits relating to negroes being taken from the Cape de Verde Islands, to be sold as slaves, by Peter Roure, master of the sloop Two Brothers.
Copy of a pardon to the said Peter Roure.
Copy of an instrument in writing, sent by Colonel Hart to the Governor of the Cape de Verde Islands, relating to the said negroes.

Leeward Islands.

Letters from Colonel Hart, with Acts.

A letter from Colonel Hart, dated at St. Christophers, the 28th of February, 1724–5, transmitting two Acts of that Island, passed in 1724–5, was read.

A letter from Colonel Hart, dated at St. Christophers, the 1st of March, 1724–5, was also read, and the papers, therein referred to, were laid before the Board, viz:—
Papers therein referred to.
List of papers transmitted.
Minutes of Council in Assembly of Antego, from the 7th of August, 1723, to the 12th of May, 1724.

Antigua.—Minutes of Council in Assembly, from the 3rd of August, 1724, to 23rd of December following.
Minutes of Assembly of Antego, from the 23rd of July, 1723, to the 6th of February following.

Antigua.—Minutes of Assembly, from the 13th of February, 1723, to the 26th of November, 1724.

Antigua.—Minutes of Assembly, from the 27th of November, 1724, to the 23rd of December, following.
Duplicate of an instruction to Colonel Hart, dated the 4th of August, 1724, permitting him to take an additional salary from the Assembly of Antego.
Colonel Hart's first speech to the Council and Assembly of Antego.

Antigua.—The Council's address to Colonel Hart.

Antigua.—The Assembly's address to Colonel Hart.

Antigua.—Colonel Hart's 2nd speech to the Council and Assembly.

Antigua.—The Council's 2nd address to Colonel Hart.

Antigua —Colonel Hart's answer to the Council's 2nd address.

Antigua.—An address from the Assembly to His Majesty.

Letter to the Duke of Newcastle with address.

Ordered that the draught of a letter be prepared for transmitting the abovementioned address to His Grace the Duke of Newcastle, to be laid before His Majesty.

June 22. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Plummer.

Signed.

A letter, for inclosing to His Grace the Duke of Newcastle an address from the Assembly of Antego, to the King, ordered to be prepared at the last meeting, was signed.

June 23. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Plummer.

Newfoundland.

Letter from Captain St. Loe about heads of inquiry.

A letter from Captain St. Loe, Commander of the Ludlow Castle, in answer to two of the heads of inquiry, which were referred to him by Captain Bowler, Commodore of the last year's convoy to Newfoundland, was read.

St. Christophers.

Letter from Duke of Newcastle.

Petition of Mr. Rowland about lands.

A letter from the Duke of Newcastle, dated the 11th of March, 1724–5, inclosing a petition of Thomas Rowland [Jour. Dd., folio 148], who claims certain lands in St. Christophers, for the Board's opinion thereupon, was read, and their Lordships resolved to consider further thereof, when application should be made to them for that purpose.

Jamaica.

Letter from Duke of Portland.

Proceedings about French indigo.

Mr. Miranda summoned.

A letter from the Duke of Portland, dated the 12th of April, 1725, with copy of the proceedings at Jamaica on the condemnation of some French indigo seized there on board the ship Nassau, therein referred to, was read, whereupon ordered that Mr. Miranda be acquainted with the Board's desire of speaking with him upon this subject, this day sevennight, at eleven o'clock in the morning [folios 190, 266].

Letter from Mr. Pusey.

His intent to return to Jamaica.

A letter from Mr. Pusey, one of the Council of Jamaica [folio 92], acquainting their Lordships that he intends shortly to return to that Island, was read.

Barbadoes.

Letter from Mr. Worseley.

A letter from Mr. Worseley, Governor of Barbadoes, dated the 20th of April, 1725, acknowledging the Board's letter of 20th of August last, was read, and the papers, therein referred to, were laid before the Board, viz:—
Minutes of Council, from the 29th December, 1724, to the 17th of March following.
Minutes of Assembly, from the 24th September, 1724, to the 13th of April, 1725.
Minutes of the Court of Chancery, from the 30th of September, 1724, to 19th March last.
List of the business of the Grand Sessions in December, 1724.
List of fines and forfeitures at the said Sessions.
Two Acts Passed the 16th of February, 1724–5.

New England.

Letter from Mr. Oxenford.

Imports and exports.

A letter from Mr. Oxenford, of the 8th of February last, inclosing an account of the imports and exports to and from New England, from Christmas, 1720, to Christmas, 1723, was read.

Hudson's Bay.

Letter from Mr. Oxenford.

Skins imported.

A letter from Mr. Oxenford, of the 15th of May last, inclosing an account of the species, quantities and values of skins imported from Hudson's Bay in 1721, 1722 and 1723, was read.

June 24. Present:—Earl of Westmorland, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Plummer.

Newfoundland.

Letter to Colonel Gledhill, with copies of Salmon's complaints.

A letter to Colonel Gledhill, Commander in Chief at Placentia in Newfoundland, inclosing copies of the complaints against him from Mr. Salmon [folios 120, 255], mentioned in the Minutes of the 11th of May last, was agreed and ordered to be sent.

Jamaica.

Answer to Duke of Portland's letters.

Ordered that the draught of an answer be prepared to the Duke of Portland's letters [folio 190].

June 29. Present:—Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Plummer.

Considered..

Their Lordships took into consideration the draught of a letter to the Duke of Portland, Governor of Jamaica [folio 190], ordered to be prepared at the last meeting, and made a progress therein.

June 30th. Present:— Mr. Dominique, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Plummer.

Jamaica.

Mr. Mirlanda.

Letter to the Duke of Portland.

The secretary acquainted the Board, that Mr. Miranda could not possibly attend on their Lordships, as he had been desired. Their Lordships took into consideration and signed a letter to the Duke of Portland, Governor of Jamaica, agreed yesterday [folios 186, 266].