Journal, July 1730
Journal Book G.G

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1928

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'Journal, July 1730: Journal Book G.G', Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 6: January 1729 - December 1734 (1928), pp. 128-135. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=81587 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Journal, July 1730

July 1. Present:—Mr. Bladen, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Brudenell.

Barbadoes.

Santa Lucia.

Their Lordships made a further progress in examining the proofs referred to in the draught of their representation, agreed the 18th inst., relating to His Majesty's right to the island of Santa Lucia.

Ordered that a clerk be constantly imployed to complete a general index to the bound papers and books of this office, particularly those before the establishment of this Board in the year 1696.

July 2. Present:—Mr. Bladen, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Brudenell.

Barbadoes.

Santa Lucia.

Their Lordships made a further progress in examining the proofs referred to in the draught of their representation, agreed the 18th of the last month, relating to His Majesty's right to the island of Santa Lucia.

Trade.

Spain.

Losses.

Mr. Thomas Gibbs attending, presented to their Lordships a memorial, with papers annexed, relating to the loss and damage sustained by him and Joseph Wakely, Whitchurch, Phippen and Henry Parker, all of the city of Bristol, merchants, late owners of a ship called the Westbury Gally and her cargo, sworn to before the Surrogate of the Judge of the Admiralty, and attested by Edward Greenly, Esq., His Majesty's Procurator General, which said ship and her cargo were seized by the Spaniards.

Mr. Robert Harris attending, presented likewise a memorial, with papers annexed, relating to the loss and damage sustained by him and James Hutchens, deceased, part owners of the Willford Gally, seized by the Spaniards, which memorial and papers were sworn to and attested in like manner as those before mentioned, which were presented by Mr. Gibbs.

July 7. Present:—Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Trade.

Spain.

Losses.

James Porten, Esq., attending, presented to the Board two memorials, with several papers annexed, sworn to before the Surrogate of the Judge of the Admiralty, and attested by Edward Greenly, Esq., His Majesty's Procurator General, relating to his, the said Mr. Porten's, and other merchants' losses by the Spaniards; whereupon it being offered to his consideration whether he thought it proper to have the English part of the papers proving the said losses translated into Spanish, as recommended by the Commissaries in their advertisement, published in the Gazette of the 23rd May last, he said he would consider of it, and in the meantime desired to leave the said memorials with the Board.

Mr. Daniel Vincent likewise attending, presented to their Lordships a memorial, sworn to and attested in like manner as those above mentioned from Mr. Porten, relating to the loss and damage he sustained by his ship, the Edith, being taken by the Spaniards.

Mr. Grey's proposal.

Mr. Galfridus Grey attending, a memorial presented by him was read, relating to the great loss and damage, which the British trade had sustained by the Spaniards seizing our ships at the Bay of Campechy and depriving us of the logwood trade; whereupon he was acquainted, that if he had anything to offer, for putting any of His Majesty's plantations upon a better footing than they are at present, the Board would be glad to receive the same from him in writing.

Jamaica.

Letter to General Hunter.

A letter to Major General Hunter, Governor of Jamaica, agreed the 26th inst., was signed.

Nova Scotia.

Mr. Hintz's letter.

Settlement.

A letter from Mr. Hintz, imployed in forwarding several protestant families from Germany to an intended settlement in Nova Scotia, dated the 11th inst., N.S., relating to the progress he has made in that affair, was read, whereupon ordered that an answer be prepared, to acknowledge the receipt thereof.

July 9. Present:—Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

South Carolina.

Monsr. Purry.

Settlement of Swiss protestants.

Monsr. Purry, of Neufchatel in Switzerland, who was formerly recommended for a grant of some lands in South Carolina, attending, presented to the Board a memorial proposing to conduct to and settle in that province six hundred Swiss protestants in six years, under certain conditions, which memorial was read; whereupon their Lordships, after some discourse with him on the subject of the said memorial, agreed to consider further thereof at another opportunity.

Trade.

Spain.

Losses.

Mr. Belin and Mr. Richier attending, presented to the Board the two undermentioned memorials, with papers annexed, relating to losses and damages sustained from the Spaniards, the said memorials and papers being sworn to before Dr. Paul, Advocate General and Surrogate of the Judge of the Admiralty, and attested by Edward Greenly, Esq., His Majesty's Procurator General, viz:—

Memorial of the loss of the ship Susannah and Mary of London, Robert Gawden, late master.

Memorial of the loss of the ship Cocoa Tree, James Harlow, master.

Mr. Butler Chauncy likewise attending, presented to the Board the two undermentioned memorials, with papers annexed, relating to losses and damages sustained from the Spaniards, the said memorials and papers being sworn to before Dr. Isham, Surrogate of the Judge of the Admiralty, and attested by Edward Greenly, Esq., His Majesty's Procurator General, viz:—

Memorial of the loss of the Swallow sloop, Robert Hayes, master.

Memorial of the loss of the ship William, Peter Jump, master.

Nova Scotia.

Letter to Mr. Hintz.

The draught of a letter, directed the 7th inst., to be prepared, to Mr. Hintz, in answer to one from him, mentioned in the Minutes of that day, was agreed and ordered to be sent.

Their Lordships went through the examination of the proofs, referred to in the draught of their representation to His Majesty's agreed the 18th of the last month, relating to His Majesty's right to the island of Santa Lucia, and signed the said representation; as also a letter, for enclosing the same to the Duke of Newcastle.

July 14. Present:—Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen.

Trade.

Spain.

Instructions, Commissaries.

The representation of this Board, dated the 25th of September, 1717, relating to the right, which His Majesty's subjects have to cut logwood in the Bay of Campeachy, and other papers on the subject of the draught of instructions for His Majesty's Commissaries appointed to treat with those of Spain, in pursuance of the Treaty of Seville, being laid before the Board, as directed the 30th of last month, their Lordships made a progress in considering the said draught of instructions.

South Carolina.

Instructions, paper currency.

A letter from Mr. Vernon, one of the clerks of the Privy Council, was read, signifying that the Lords of the Committee having this day taken into consideration the draughts of instructions for Col. Johnson, Governor of South Carolina, and some doubt arising upon the articles about continuing the paper currency, the Board of Trade is desired to attend the Committee on this day seven-night, at eleven of the clock; whereupon ordered that Mr. Docminique and Mr. Brudenell, who are at the least distance from town, have notice thereof.

July 15. Present:—Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen.

Trade.

Spain.

Commissaries' Secretary.

Extent of British seas.

Mr. Crookshanks, Secretary to His Majesty's Commissaries in Spain, attending, presented to their Lordships a memorial, relating to the Spaniards having lately taken occasion to dispute the extent of the British seas, which was read, as were also the undermentioned papers communicated by him to the Board, viz:—

Copy of the translation of the Convention between His Britannic Majesty, His Catholic Majesty and His Most Christian Majesty, concerning a suspension of arms to be observed by sea, dated at the Hague, the 29th of February, 1720.

Copy of Sir Henry Penrice's report to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty as to the extent of the British seas, dated the 16th of June, 1721.

Whereupon, after some discourse with Mr. Crookshanks on this subject, their Lordships gave directions for preparing a letter to His Majesty's consul at Bilboa, to require him to procure and transmit to this Board, as soon as possible, authentic copies of the proceedings and diligences used there to ascertain the extent of the British seas, particularly in the case of the ship Jean, John Watt, master, taken by a Spanish privateer in the latitude of 45 N. and carried into St. Antonio in Biscay, in March, 1730.

South Carolina.

Monsr. Purry's memorial, settlement.

Colonel Johnson, Governor of South Carolina, attending, with Monsr. Purry of Neufchatel, their Lordships took again into consideration the said Monsr. Purry's memorial, mentioned in the Minutes of the 9th inst., relating to a settlement, which he proposes to make in South Carolina of six hundred protestant Switzers; whereupon their Lordships, after some conversation with these gentlemen on the subject of Monsr. Purry's said memorial, gave directions for preparing the draught of a representation to His Majesty relating thereto.

Letter from Duke of Newcastle.

A letter from the Duke of Newcastle, of the 11th inst., referring to this Board the undermentioned papers from Sir Alexander Cuming, Bart., relating to the province of South Carolina, was read, together with the said papers, viz:—

Sir Alexander Cuming's papers.

The humble memorial of Sir Alexander Cuming, Bart., with his observations relating to the present ill state of South Carolina, and proposals for remedying the disorders there.

Copy of a letter from a merchant in South Carolina to Sir Alexander Cuming, Bart., relating to the currency of paper money there, and some endeavours for setting up a bank.

July 16. Present:—Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen.

Monsr. Purry's memorial.

The draught of a representation upon the memorial of Monsr.

Purry, mentioned in yesterday's Minutes, relating to the settlement of a colony of 600 Swiss protestants in South Carolina, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed, as also a letter, for inclosing the same to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle.

Trade.

Spain.

Letters from, consuls.

Their Lordships then proceeded to take into consideration the undermentioned letters from His Majesty's consuls in Spain, which were severally read, viz:—

Alicante.

Two letters from Mr. Tucker, consul at Alicante, the one dated the 31st of August, and the other the 14th of September, 1729.

Cadiz.

A letter from Mr. Caley, consul at Cadiz, dated the 7-18th of October, 1729.

Malaga.

A letter from Mr. Holway, consul at Malaga, dated 31st of December, 1729.

Teneriffe.

A letter from Mr. Cross, consul at Teneriffe, dated 24th September, 1729.

Corunna.

A letter from Mr. Parker, consul at Corunna, dated the 11th of June, 1730.

Zante.

A letter from Mr. Moore, consul at Zante, dated the 2nd of May, 1730, O.S.

Seville.

A letter from Mr. Pringle, consul at Seville and San Lucar, dated 30th August, 1729.

Barcelona.

A letter from Mr. Ferrand, in the absence of the consul of Barcelona, dated the 20th November, 1729.

Trade.

Spain.

Grievances to be sent to Commissaries.

Whereupon directions were given for extracting such parts of the said letters as relate to any grievances, which His Majesty's subjects lye under, or complain of, in order to be transmitted to His Majesty's Commissaries in Spain.

July 21. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen.

Trade.

Spain.

Losses.

Mr. Francis Gordon attending, presented to the Board a memorial, with papers annexed, of the loss and damage he sustained by the ship Ann, Thomas Jenkins, master, being taken by two Spanish men of war in the month of May, 1727, in or near the English Channel, and carried to the Groyne, which memorial and papers were sworn to before Sir Henry Penrice, Judge of the Admiralty Court, and attested by Edward Greenly, Esq., His Majesty's Procurator General.

Mr. Moses Mocatta likewise attending, presented to the Board a memorial, with papers annexed, of the loss and damage he sustained by a French tartan, whereof Jean Baptist Rousin was master, being taken by two gallies belonging to the King of Spain, on the 7th of May, 1720, and carried to Zeutta, which memorial and papers were sworn to before Stephen Cottrell, Surrogate in the Court of Admiralty, and attested by Edward Greenly, Esq., His Majesty's Procurator General.

Mr. Joseph Paice attending, presented to the Board a memorial of the loss of John Pitts, of Boston in New England, by the capture of a ship called the Ann, whereof Tom Jenkins was master, and her cargo, by the Spaniards, in the latitude of 49 degrees and ten minutes, about 38 leagues westward from Scilly, in the month of May, 1727, sworn to before John Audley, Surrogate in the Court of Admiralty, and attested by Edward Greenly, Esq., His Majesty's Procurator General.

South Carolina.

The Board attend the Committee.

Paper currency.

Their Lordships then attended the Lords of the Committee of His Majesty's Most Honble. Privy Council, as desired by Mr. Vernon's letter, mentioned in the Minutes of the 14th inst., who had under consideration the draughts of instructions prepared for Colonel Johnson, Governor of the province of South Carolina.

July 22. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Trade.

Spain.

Losses.

Mr. Heldt, attending, presented to the Board a memorial of the loss and damage sustained by himself and company, subjects of Great Britain, by the capture of the ship Parthenope, Robert Beale, master, and her cargo, by a Spanish privateer, and condemned at Malaga, sworn to before John Andrew, Surrogate in the Court of Admiralty, and attested by Edward Greenly, Esq., His Majesty's Procurator General.

Bermuda.

Letters and papers from Capt. Pitt.

The undermentioned letters received from Capt. Pitt, Lieutenant Governor of Bermuda, were severally read, and the papers, therein referred to, laid before the Board, viz:—
A letter from him, dated the 29th of August, 1729.
Minutes of Council, from the 3rd September, 1728, to the 6th of August, 1729.
Seven Acts, passed at Bermuda in 1728–9 and in 1728–9 (sic).

A letter from him to the Secretary, dated the 11th of January, 1729–30.
Captain Pitt's answers to queries relating to the Bermuda Islands.
Naval officer's lists of ships that have entered and cleared at Bermuda, from the 26th March, 1729, to the 28th December following.

Duplicate of a letter from him and Council to the Board, dated the 16th October, 1729, with an account of losses sustained by the people of Bermuda from seizures by the Spaniards, and desiring the continuance of the independent company there, and

Copy of a petition and representation of the Lieutenant Governor, Council and Assembly of Bermuda to His Majesty upon the same subject.

A letter from him to the Secretary, dated the 9th of April, 1730.

Letters and papers to be sent to the Duke of Newcastle.

Whereupon ordered that a letter be prepared, for transmitting to His Grace the Duke of Newcastle the said duplicate of the petition and representation of the Lieutenant Governor, Council and Assembly, to be laid before His Majesty, together with copies of Capt. Pitt's and the Council's letter of the 9th of October last, and of the enclosed account of vessels belonging to Bermuda, which have been lately taken by the Spaniards.

South Carolina.

Letter from Col. Johnson, Monsr. Purry's settlement.

A letter from Colonel Johnson, appointed Governor of South Carolina, dated the 20th inst., in relation to Monsr. Purry's proposal for making a settlement of some Swiss protestants in that province, was read.

Nova Scotia.

Letter from Mr. Hintz.

Settlement.

A letter from Mr. Daniel Hintz, dated at Rotterdam, the 26th inst., N.S., was read, relating to his proceedings in procuring some protestant families from Germany to settle in Nova Scotia; and Mr. Lascells, attending in behalf of Mr. Gascoyne, mentioned in Mr. Hintz's said letter, he being a correspondent here to the agent employed in Holland in this affair, and desiring to be informed of the conditions of the said intended settlement, ordered that the substance of the instructions given to Colonel Phillips, Governor of Nova Scotia, and Colonel Dunbar, Surveyor General of His Majesty's Woods on the Continent of America as to that particular be communicated to Mr. Lascells.

Massachusetts.

Mr. Waldoe's petition.

Their Lordships taking again into consideration the petition of Mr. Waldoe and others referred to this Board by an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, mentioned in the Minutes of the 19th and 24th of the last month, relating to some lands between the Massachusetts Bay and Nova Scotia; a letter to the Lords of the Treasury was agreed and signed, desiring they will order their solicitor to attend this Board to inspect several charters, grants and other papers, which concern the title to the said lands, that he may receive directions for forming the state of a case to be laid before Mr. Attorney and Mr. Solicitor General, for their opinion in this affair.

South Carolina.

Letter from Mr. Delafaye, Sir Alex. Cuming's memorial.

A letter from Mr. Delafaye, dated the 16th inst., inclosing a memorial from Sir A. Cuming, relating to the Cherokee nation of Indians in South Carolina, was read, together with the said memorial; and their Lordships agreed to reconsider the same, together with the other papers from Sir Alexander, relating to Carolina, which are referred to this Board.

Trade.

Drawback, spirits, gunpowder.

A letter from Mr. Oxenford, Assistant Inspector General of the Imports and Exports, dated the 8th inst., relating to the drawback upon the exportation of spirits and to the exportation of gunpowder, was read.

July 23. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Trade.

Spain.

Losses.

Mr. Richard Score attending, presented to the Board a memorial of the loss and damage of himself and company, owners of the Neptune Galley, Jacob Prance, master, seized by the Spaniards at Corunna, the 25th of September, 1718, and there disposed of, sworn to before Stephen Cottrell, Surrogate in the Court of Admiralty, and attested by Edward Greenly, Esq., His Majesty's Procurator General.

Mr. John Rollings, jun., attending, presented to the Board a memorial of the loss and damage he sustained, being owner of goods on board the Ann, Thomas Jenkins, master, taken by two Spanish men of war, in May, 1727, in or near the English Channel, and carried to the Groyne, sworn to before Edmund Isham, Surrogate in the Court of Admiralty, and attested by Edward Greenly, Esq., His Majesty's Procurator General.

Mrs. Lomgar attending, presented to the Board a memorial of the loss and damage sustained by James Lomgar, deceased, and company, owners of the Adventure of London, whereof the said James Lomgar was master, taken by a Spanish privateer the 20th of March, 1726–7, about seven leagues to the eastward of Malaga, and there disposed of, sworn to before Edward Kynaston, Surrogate in the Court of Admiralty, and attested by Edward Greenly, Esq., His Majesty's Procurator General.

South Carolina.

Representation, Monsr. Parry's memorial.

A representation, agreed the 16th inst., upon the memorial of Monsr. Purry, relating to the settlement of a colony of Swiss protestants in South Carolina, as also a letter, for inclosing the same to His Grace the Duke of Newcastle, were signed.

Pennsylvania.

Judge of the Vice Admiralty.

Complaint against Deputy Governor.

Joseph Browne, Esq., Judge of the Court of Vice Admiralty in the province of Pennsylvania, attending, presented to the Board an Order of the Lords of the Committee of the Privy Council, dated the 14th inst., referring to this Board a memorial from the Lords of the Admiralty, upon complaints made by the said Mr. Browne against the proceedings of Major Gordon, Deputy Governor of the said province, in prejudice to him, the said Browne, as Judge of the Court above mentioned, which order and memorial were read; whereupon Mr. Browne was directed to draw up in writing a state of his case for their Lordships' consideration.

July 28. Present:—Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Carolina.

Order in Council, Lord Carteret's 8th part.

An Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, dated the 21st inst., upon a representation of the 23rd of May foregoing, relating to the Lord Carteret's eighth part in the province of Carolina, and requiring this Board to send to His Lordship to know the value he sets upon the said eighth part, in order to treat for the surrender of it to the Crown, was read; and directions given for preparing a letter to the Lord Carteret thereupon.

South Carolina.

Order in Council, alterations in Col. Johnson's Instructions.

Another Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, of the same date, requiring several alterations to be made in the draught of general instructions prepared for Colonel Johnson, Governor of South Carolina, was read; and directions given for making the said alterations pursuant to the said order.

Trade.

Spain.

Commissaries' Instructions.

Their Lordships then made a further progress in considering the draughts of instructions for the Commissaries, whom His Majesty has appointed to treat with those of Spain, in pursuance of the treaty of Seville, mentioned in the Minutes of the 14th inst., and made some observations thereupon.

July 29. Present:—Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Trade.

Spain.

Instructions, Commissaries.

Their Lordships proceeded in considering the draught of instructions for the Commissaries, whom His Majesty has appointed to treat with those of the King of Spain, mentioned in yesterday's Minutes, and made some further observations thereupon.

July 30. Present:—Mr. Pelham, Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell.

Finished.

Their Lordships finished the consideration of the draught of instructions for the Commissaries, whom His Majesty has appointed to treat with those of the King of Spain, in pursuance of the treaty of Seville, as likewise their Lordships' observations upon the said draught of instructions; whereupon the draught of a letter was agreed and ordered to be transcribed, for enclosing the same to the Duke of Newcastle, together with copies of the representations of this Board relating to the British title to Carolina, as far as the river Alatamaha, to the Bahama Islands, to the British subjects' right to cut logwood at Campeachy, and to the Guipuscoans' pretensions to fish at Newfoundland.

Barbadoes.

Santa Lucia.

Letter from Mr. Delafaye, Copy of a report.

A letter from Mr. Delafaye, Secretary to His Grace the Duke of Newcastle, to the Secretary of this Board, dated yesterday, was read; desiring a copy of their Lordships' late representation concerning His Majesty's title to the island of Santa Lucia, and taking notice of a seeming mistake in one of the quotations out of Pere du Tertre's Histoire Generale des Antilles, in the appendix to the said representation; whereupon the draught of an answer to Mr. Delafaye was agreed and ordered to be sent.