America and West Indies: June 1655

Pages 425-426

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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June 1655

June 1. Orders of the Council of State. For a warrant to the Commissioners of the Treasury to pay 2,500l. to Rich. Creed for the sending of 700 land soldiers aboard the ships designed for the West Indies. Two hundred pistols lately come from Ireland, in the Tower, to be delivered to Martin Noell, Col. Draxe, and Thos. Kendall, for the better security of Barbadoes. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CIV., pp. 114–15.]
June 5. Similar Order. Upon petition of the Mayor, Magistrates, &c., of Plymouth, and divers others, adventurers to Newfoundland; directing the Commissioners of the Admiralty to take care that two frigates be sent forth to secure the English trade there. [Ibid., p. 118.]
June 7. Similar Order. Upon a paper from some of the officers of the party that came out of Ireland, concerning the pay of those sent into the West Indies; referring it to Commissary General Whalley and the Committee of Officers for their report. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CIV., p. 122.]
June 7.
Warrant for Thos. Hart to transport six horses to Barbadoes, upon paying customs. [Ibid., Vol. CXXXIII., p. 165.]
June 9. Orders of the Council of State. For 2,000 Bibles to be sent to the soldiers in the West Indies; the Treasury to report how money may be provided for them; licence to be granted to Thos. Hart to transport six horses to Barbadoes upon paying customs. [Ibid., Vol. CIV., pp. 129–30.]
June 26. Order of the Council of State. Upon report upon petition of Wm. Franklyn, of Boston, in New England, setting forth the petitioner's losses by Prince Rupert, at Fayal, and being a godly person, and recommended by some persons of eminence both in England and New England, submitting that he is fit for some employment in the Custom House, because of his having been bred up in a way of trade and merchandise. [Ibid., Vol. CIV., p. 145.]
June 27. Similar Order. For the officers of ordnance to deliver to Martin Noell and others for the better defence of Barbadoes, a barrel of stones for firelocks, in addition to the 200 pairs of pistols previously ordered. [Ibid., p. 151.]
June 29. Similar Order. Upon petition of Armiger Warner, praying indemnity against his bond of 800l., entered into with John Jeffreys, merchant, for transporting 100 Irish to Virginia, which he was disabled to perform because the ship was impressed for the service of the State; referring it to Mr. Scobel and Mr. Jessop, Clerks of the Council, to endeavour a friendly accommodation. [Ibid., p. 153.]