America and West Indies: April 1650

Pages 337-339

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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April 1650

April 2. Similar Orders, The business between Capt, Ingle and Lord Baltimore concerning his Lordship's patent of Maryland, to be heard on the 9th, when Baltimore is to attend. The business between Coddington and Winslow to be deferred till 10th inst., at the request of the latter, by reason of sickness. [Ibid., p. 145.]
April 3. Similar Order. At the request of Wm. Coddington the business between himself and Edw. Winslow to be heard on 8th inst. [Ibid., p. 145.]
April 3. Order of the Council of State. Directing the Committee for Plantations to confer with the Earl of Albion concerning the giving good security that the man, arms, and ammunition which he has now shipped for his voyage to New England, shall not be employed to the disservice of the public. [Ibid., Vol. XCII., p. 159.]
April 4. Similar Order. To recommend to the Committee of the Admiralty to fix a day for Lord Baltimore to bring in his answer to Capt. Ingle, and to declare to him that if he does not then appear, they will proceed to make a report. [Ibid., p. 161.]
April 5. 14. Act of the General Assembly of Barbadoes for uniting the inhabitants of that island under the government thereof, with copy of an oath not to oppose the civil government under which they live; to be published in the parish church of St. Michael. Signed by Phillip Bell.
April 5. Order of Committee of the Admiralty. Upon an Order of the Council of State, of the 4th, for a day to be fixed for Lord Baltimore to give in his answer to Capt, Ingle, when, if he does not appear, they will proceed to make a report; directing Baltimore to appear on the 18th inst. [There is no further entry relating to this business in this volume. INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CXLVI., p. 146.]
April 6. Similar Order, By consent of both parties Coddington's business to be deferred to the 9th inst. [Ibid, p. 147.]
April 6. Order of the Council of State, Sir Henry Chickley [Chicheley], upon taking the engagement, to have a pass for Virginia; or, upon giving security to do nothing prejudicial to the present government, to be released to go out of town, and out of the lines of communication. [Ibid., Vol. XCII., p. 177.]
April 9. Order of Committee of the Admiralty. The business depending between Coddington and Winslow to be heard on 11th inst., when they are both directed to attend. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CXLVI., p. 148.]
April 9. Licence for Sir Hen. Chicheley, Thos. Cox, and Robert Pigge, to pass to Virginia. [Minute. Ibid., Vol. CXXXII., p. 8.]
April 11. Order of Committee of the Admiralty. Edw. Winslow having attended to produce further evidence against the petition of Wm. Coddington, and nothing appearing to alter the former resolution of the Committee, it is directed that the matter, as presented by both parties and their counsel, be reported to the Council of State. [Ibid., Vol. CXLVI., p. 148.]
April 12. Order of the Council of State. Samuel Vassall, Peter Andrews, and Company, Mr. Frith, linen-draper, Cornhill, and Company, and Samuel Wilson, of Aldermanbury, and Company, all trading to Guinea, to be summoned to attend the Council on 17th inst. [Ibid., Vol. XCII., p. 193.]
April 17. Order of Committee of the Admiralty. Upon petition of William Coddington, setting forth that he was one of the first planters in New England, and about thirteen years past discovered two small islands called "Aquiednick" [Aquetnet] ats Rhode Island and "Quununagate," lying within Narragansetts Bay, which he purchased of the Indians, and has quietly enjoyed ever since; but being desirous to govern by English laws and to have dependence on the Commonwealth, he prays for a grant of those islands from Parliament, with such immunities as have been granted to others in like cases. Edward Winslow having been heard on behalf of New Plymouth, alleged that Aquiednick Island was within the grant to New Plymouth by patent of 3 Nov. 1620, and an order of 14 June 1649 of the Commissioners for Foreign Plantations, appointed by Parliament upon his petition, wherein he desires the enjoyment of the ancient liberties to the utmost extent of their grant, having been considered, referring it to the government of New England not claiming interest in the land in question, to summon a jury of twelve men to inquire into the business; and in case the land had been granted to the government of New Plymouth and Connecticut, directing that the charter should be absolutely void, and the inhabitants subject to the government under which their respective residences fall; and nothing appearing by anything Winslow produced why the desire of Coddington should not be presented to the Council of State to be granted if they see fit; it is directed that the matter of fact as herein stated be reported to the Council of State. [Ibid., Vol. CXLVI., p. 155.]
April 29.
St. Mary's.
Laws enacted by Capt. William Stone, Governor of Maryland, with consent of the Upper and Lower House of Assembly. For punishment of certain offences, as swearing, cursing, adultery (2); pro-hibiting compliance with Capt. Wil. Claybourne in opposition to Lord Baltimore's right and dominion over Maryland; concerning deserted plantations; the Secretary's and Sheriff's fees (2); prohibiting Indians from coming into Kent or Anne Arundel Counties without notice; for erecting Providence into a county by the name of Anne Arundel County; and for the Muster-master general's fees. The above nine Acts were confirmed by Lord Baltimore's declaration, dated 30 July 1659; see Calendar of that date. [Colonial Entry Bk., Vol. LIII., pp. 21–29.]
April 30. Order of the Council of State. Referring petition of Colonel William Herbert, for carrying over 100 men and women to Virginia, to the Committee for Plantations. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. XCII., p. 287.]