America and West Indies: February 1629

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 1, 1574-1660. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1860.

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February 1629

Feb. 3. 1. The King to Capt. Chas. Wolverton, Governor of Barbadoes. Differences having lately arisen between the Earls of Carlisle and Montgomery respecting the proprietary of the island of Barbadoes, or by what name soever the same was known, or vulgarly named, within 10 and 20 degrees of north latitude, and Lord Carlisle having given ample satisfaction that the island was formerly granted to him, and having sent over great numbers of persons towards the planting of it, Gov. Wolverton is directed to take care that Capt. Powell and the persons going thither with him, under the protection of Lord Montgomery, conform themselves to Lord Carlisle's government, and pay such duties and imposts as have been granted to him by letters patent. [Copy, dated 3 Jan. by mistake. See No. 9.]
Feb. 4. Commission to Sir Wil. Alexander and others to make a voyage to the gulf and river of Canada and the parts adjacent, for the sole trade of skins, furs, hides, &c. [Minute. Colonial Corresp., 1607, Jan. 9.]
Feb.? 2. Extract of Sir Wil. Alexander's patent concerning Canada. Sir Wil. Alexander the younger and others appointed Commissioners for making a voyage to the gulf and river of Canada and parts adjacent for sole trade, &c., with authority to settle a plantation, and prohibition to all others. Power to seize French and Spanish vessels and goods, and to displant the former. Liberty of government amongst themselves. Covenant of further letters patent, with reservation of those formerly granted.
Feb.? 3. "Memorial touching the preparation of the French for Canada, Terra Nova, and St. Christopher." The French have 20 sail ready for those parts. Capt. Kirke bound for Canada, with six good ships and three pinnaces, where he may be able to encounter them. "Our people" [the English] not provided at St. Kitt's; speedy succour should be sent. Some 40 fishing vessels only at Newfoundland. It is suggested that some men-of war be speedily sent to Lord Baltimore, to withstand the enemy and secure the interest of the English, who now enjoy the sole trade of fishing in those parts. [Endorsed by Carleton.]
Feb. 20.
Elizabeth City.
4. Will Capps to [Governor of Virginia]. Is expressly commanded to leave for England to certify the effects of his employment, consisting chiefly of the King's affairs. Requests a favourable answer [for leave to depart] [Certified copy.]
Feb. 27.
Confirmation to Sir Henry Roswell, Sir John Young, Thomas Southcote, John Humphrey, John Endecott, and Simon Whitcombe, their heirs and associates, of a grant made to them by the Company of New England, with a further grant of incorporation, by the name of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in America. [Sign Manual, Car. I., Vol. X., No. 16. See ante p. 88, No. 42.]
Feb. [27.] 5. Minute of the above.