America and West Indies: December 1636

Pages 242-243

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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December 1636

Dec. 8. 30. Officers of the Navy to the Admiralty. Although Sir John Harvey gave bond for payment of 50 men's wages belonging to the Black George, since her return from her intended voyage to Virginia, no part has been paid, nor for three months before she entered into his pay. Request directions. [The following papers have also reference to this subject.]
30. I. Order of the Privy Council directing Sir John Harvey to pay the wages of the captain, officers, and company of the Black George, lately lent by the King to him for his transportation to Virginia; and as is just and reasonable that those who sent Governor Harvey to England should be ordered to repay the same "when they shall be convicted of their insolent presumption." [Although duly signed and sealed, this order has been afterwards corrected by Nicholas, and the last sentence added by him.] Hampton Court, 1636, Dec. 21.
30. II. Capt. Will Smith to the Admiralty. Answer to a certificate presented by Thos. Heddoze the present, and John Cade the late, Mayor of Weymouth, against him. Concerning his having taken the Black George into Portland Road, he being at sea upon the transportation of Sir John Harvey and his company to Virginia, by reason of a leak, and pressed carpenters and seamen and bought pump boxes for that service; Jerome Hawley taking the whole charge of Harvey's affairs upon himself. 1637, Jan. 26.
30. III.Jerome Hawley to the Admiralty. Answer to the accusations of Capt. Will. Smith [contained in the preceding]. 1637, Feb. 3.
30. IV. Sir Will. Russell to the Admiralty. Is entreated by Jerome Hawley to certify that he has paid the money due upon the sea books, to the company lately serving in the Black George, for which Sir John Harvey, himself, and brother gave bond. Through Capt. Smith, some of the mariners make further pretences and demand that the bonds should not be given up. Requests directions. 1637, April 2.
30. V. The Privy Council to the Officers of the Navy. Direct that all persons pretending anything payable by virtue of the bond given by Harvey, Hawley, and others, be fully heard, and such order taken that nothing be cast upon the King that should be paid by Sir John Harvey, and that the bond may be cancelled. 1637, April 15.
Dec. 16. 31. Extract of the will of Dorothy Woll, of Clipsham, co. Rutland, specifying the legacies bequeathed by her to Mr. Cotton, his two children, Mr. Mellowes, Mr. James, her friends in New England. Philip Johnson and Barthol. Storer are appointed her executors.
1636? 32. Petition of Henry Earl of Marlborough to the King. In consideration of his father, then Lord High Treasurer, who had taken extraordinary care for planting the Caribbees, releasing unto the late Earl of Carlisle his interest in a grant of those islands, a rent charge of 300l. per annum, to be issuing out of St. Christopher's, Nevis, and Montserrat, was conveyed to the petitioner's father, himself, and afterwards renewed to the petitioner's son. Although a great revenue has been received from thence, the annuity is more than eight years in arrears, and he is informed that he cannot recover, because those islands are not within the jurisdiction of any of the King's Courts. Prays that the matter may be referred to the Privy Council, and all parties interested ordered to attend for his satisfaction.