America and West Indies: January 1655

Pages 420-421

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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January 1655

Jan. 2. 33. Petition of the owners of the ship Charles to the Lord Protector. Divers ships are usually found intruding at Virginia, and surreptitiously carrying away the growth of the plantation to foreign parts. Pray for a commission to Samuel Cooper, master, to surprise and seize any ships and vessels found trading to Virginia contrary to law. Annexed,
33. I. Act of Parliament prohibiting trade with the Barbadoes, Virginia, Bermudas, and Antigua. 1650, Oct. 3.
Jan. 24. Order of the Council of State. For warrants to Capt. Wm. Wood, of the Edward, to transport 18 horses, and to Capt. Thos. Bennet, of the Morning Star, to transport 16 horses to Barbadoes, after paying the usual duties. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CIII., p. 648.]
Jan. 24. The warrants above mentioned. [Ibid., Vol. CXXXIII., p. 82.]
Jan. 24. 34. Petition of Robert Lewellin, merchant, to the Lord Protector and his Council. His ship, the Agreement, lies at Gravesend, with merchandise and 50 horses for Barbadoes, but the Commissioners of Customs refuse to receive the duty of 20s. per horse. Prays for licence to transport the goods, upon payment of the appointed duties. Endorsed, "Recd. 24 Jan., ord. 29 Jan. 1655."
Jan. 29. Orders of the Council of State. Petition of Samuel Waad, of Topsham, co. Devon, and the papers annexed, concerning his son Samuel Waad being shot to death at Montserrat by command of the Governor, Roger Osborne, to be referred to General Disbrowe, the Earl of Mulgrave, Col. Montagu, and Sir Gilbert Pickering, for their report. Licence to be granted to Robert Lewellin to ship 50 horses for Barbadoes, upon payment of customs. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CIII., p. 658.]
Jan. 29. The licence above mentioned. [Ibid., Vol. CXXXIII., p. 84.]