America and West Indies: October 1655

Pages 431-432

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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October 1655

Oct. 3. Orders of the Council of State. Directing Commissioners of the Admiralty to provide the particulars, according to an appended list, for the use of the officers and people at Jamaica; and that four advice boats be built to go there in the most expeditious manner. 1,000 Irish girls, and the like number of youths, of 14 years or under, to be sent to Jamaica; the allowance to each not to exceed 20s., to be considered by the Committee for Jamaica. 150l. a year to be settled upon Elizabeth, widow of Maj.-Gen. Hayne, slain in the late expedition to America. Petition of John Jeffreys, of London, merchant, on behalf of Col. Richard Lee, of Virginia, and Colonel Lee's affidavit concerning the seizure of a quantity of his plate to be referred to Commissioners of Customs. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CIV., pp. 318–19.]
Oct. 10. Similar Order. Approving draught of a proclamation for the encouragement of persons who will transport themselves to Jamaica. [Ibid., p. 328.]
Oct. 17. Similar Order. Empowering the Commissioners of the Admiralty to meet a bill of exchange of 913l. 4s., drawn by Wm. Crispin, Robt. Madison, and Thos. Broughton, Commissioners from Jamaica to New England, for provisions delivered at Boston, for the supply of that island. [Ibid., p. 337.]
Oct. 20. Similar Order. The Marston Moor frigate to be dispatched with all speed to Jamaica, and the letters and instructions for that island to be forthwith prepared. [Ibid., p. 339.]
Oct. 20. Warrant for Thos. Maundy, merchant, to transport to Barbadoes 40 horses, 600 dozen pairs of shoes, and 20 cases of pistols, for the use of the island, upon payment of customs. [Ibid., Vol. CXXXIII., p. 242.]
Oct. 26. Orders of the Council of State. An instrument under the hands and seals of Generals Venables and Penn, and Commissioner Butler, containing an allotment of lands to officers and soldiers in Jamaica, to be referred to Committee for that island. Letters of reprisal against the Spaniards to be granted to Nat. Hawes and Geo. Payne for the loss of the Elizabeth in 1637 on her voyage to Virginia; also to some of the late members of the Company of Adventurers to Providence Island, for their great losses in America by the Spaniards. [Ibid., Vol. CIV., pp. 348, 350.]
Oct. 26. Names of the Committee to consider of the instrument above mentioned: Gen. Disbrowe, Col. Montagu, Mr. Strickland, Sir Chas. Wolseley. [Ibid., Vol. CXLV., p. 1.]
Oct. 30. 52. Petition of merchants trading to Barbadoes to the Council of State. Have changed the 2,000 old musket barrels delivered to them out of the Tower for the use of the island, for 1,000 firelocks. Pray that orders may be given to pass them custom free, as was intended by the annexed,
52. I. Certificate that Cols. Jas. Draxe and Thos. Middleton, Capt. Toby Frere, and Thos. Frere, have given bond to transport to Barbadoes 2,000 old musket barrels, or arms in exchange for them, 200 cases of pistols, 370 carbines, and 600 swords. [1 Aug. 1655.]
Oct. 30. Order of the Council of State. For a warrant to permit the merchants above mentioned to export the firelocks to Barbadoes. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CIV., p. 353.]
Oct. 30. The warrant alluded to above. [Ibid., Vol. CXXXIII., p. 242.]