America and West Indies: Miscellaneous, 1629-1652

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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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[Dec.] 41. Petition of Capt. Constance Ferrar to the King. Sets forth his many services, for which he has never received any satisfaction. Agreed with Lord Ochiltrie to go with his wife and family and plant at Cape Breton, where they arrived on 1st July [1629]. Upon 10th Sept. they were treacherously surprised and taken prisoners by Capt. Daniell, who was employed by the merchants and Jesuits of Dieppe, and after many sufferings were landed in England; but Lord Ochiltrie and 17 others were taken prisoners to France. Prays that the French Ambassador may be ordered to intercede for their release [See No. 46], and for restitution for above 10,000l. damages, and that orders may be given to the Council of War to pay to the petitioner what is due to him for former services. With reference in accordance therewith, 1629, Dec. 9.
1629 Notes concerning Barbadoes. A long dispute between Phil. Earl of Montgomery and Jas. Earl of Carlisle, occasioned by their several grants. The determination referred to Lord Keeper Coventry. Carlisle's patent declared by the King to be of full strength; all persons commanded to conform to the Earl's government. [Minute. Colonial Corresp., 1609, pp. 5, 6.]
1629. Opinion of Lord Keeper Coventry that Barbadoes is not one of the Caribbee Islands, seamen of great note having testified the impossibility of any resort thither by the Caribbees. [Minute. Colonial Corresp., 1609, p. 28.]
1629–1652. 42. Minutes relating to the Caribbee Islands, some of which may be abstracted as follows: 1629, Sir W. Tufton Governor of Barbadoes, about which island there was in that year a long dispute between the Earls of Montgomery and Carlisle occasioned by their several grants; the King by his letter of 3rd April 1631? [see ante, p. 98, No. 13] declared the Earl of Carlisle's patent to be of full strength and virtue and no other. 1631, Capt. Chas. Wolverton; 1639, Major Hunks, Governors of Barbadoes. 1641, the Caribbees are pretended to be conveyed by the then Earl of Carlisle's father to Sir Jas. and Mr. Archibald Hay in trust for payment of his debts. 1652, more than 10,000 foot and 2,000 horse in Barbadoes.
1629. Note that the islands of Nevis and St. Christopher were burnt by the Spaniards with 36 sail. [Colonial Corresp., 1609, p. 6.]
1629? 43. Petition of Roger Glover to the King. Has long been an adventurer to the Caribbee Islands and furnished the planters with provisions of great value, for which he receives payment in commodities from thence, but the Spaniards having in Michaelmas term last surprised "the two islands" [St. Kitt's and Nevis], he is deprived of the means of discharging his engagements. Prays for the King's protection for one year, to give him time to pay his debts and again adventure to those plantations.
1629? 44. Articles of Agreement between A. and B. and certain planters and inhabitants not named, for the effectual foundation, defence, and maintenance of the Island of St. Christopher. [Draft, with corrections in Wil. Boswell's hand. Imperfect.]
1629? 45. Mem. by Mr. Yueling [Evelyn?], concerning a voyage made to the Amazon, about four years past, by his servant, Thomas Fanning, with the object of embarking there in the trade with the Flushingers, and securing a monopoly for England; this failed for want of encouragement, and through the designs of the Portuguese. Afterwards joined Abraham Van Pece, one of the West India Governors, to settle the traffic at the Berbice River, but finding Captains Roger North and Leake upon the same business, sees no possibility of proceeding therein. Annexes a list of the staple commodities in those parts.
1629. Petition of Luke Fox to the King; for a small supply of money towards the discovery of a passage by the North West to the South Sea, Hudson and Sir Thos. Button having discovered a great way, and given great hopes of opening the rest. [Minute. Colonial Corresp., 1609, p. 17.]