America and West Indies: January 1656

Pages 434-436

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 1656

Jan. 1. Orders of the Council of State. For payment of Bills of Exchange for 130l. for provisions in New England, for supply of the fleet and army in Jamaica. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CIV., p. 447.]
Jan. 11. 60. Petition of Mary, wife of Henry Ramsey, to the Committee for Jamaica. Her husband went a reformadoe from Barbadoes in a company under Capt. Pawly. Being desirous to join him in Jamaica, prays for a passage for herself and family, and that she may receive his pay. Endorsed, "Ord. 1656, Jan. 11."
Jan. 11. Order of the Council of State. Referring the above petition to Commissioners of the Admiralty, to give orders for their transportation and diet. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CIV., pp. 468, 472.]
Jan. 18. 61. Petition of Edward Penruddock and Geo. Duke, prisoners at Exeter, to the Council of State. To be transplanted to Virginia, where there are greater probabilities of enjoying better accommodation and supplies than at Barbadoes, whence they are ordered. Endorsed, "Ord. 1656, Jan. 18."
Jan. 18. Orders of the Council of State. For a warrant to release Edward Penruddock and George Duke, upon giving security to embark for Virginia within three months. For payment of bill of exchange for 340l. for provisions bought in New England for the fleet and army in Jamaica. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CIV., p. 481.]
[Jan. 22.] Petition of Cecil Lord Baltimore, and the Adventurers of Maryland to [the Lord Protector]. Complain of Captains Rich. Bennett and Claybourne for injuries done in Maryland, shooting four of their men to death in cold blood, imprisoning others, and plundering the planters. Pray restitution to their rights, officers to their places, and those complained of brought to answer. Minute, "Under a particular reference from his H[ighness]". [Ibid., Vol., CL., No. 433.]
[Jan. 22.] Petition of trustees for the Earl of Carlisle's creditors to [the Lord Protector]. Debt of 40,000l. decreed to be paid out of Barbadoes, against the present Earl. Lord Willoughby appointed his lieutenant-general in trust for payment of his debts. He settled a revenue for that end. Articles at the rendition, confirmed by Parliament, Aug. 1652. Petition Commissioners for relief on articles; much debate; the Commissioners' proceedings stayed. Pray they may proceed to judgment or that his Highness will give other order for their relief. Minute. The whole business to be referred to Commissioners of Treasury for report to the Council. [Ibid., No. 467.]
Jan. 22? Petition of Major Nehemiah Bourne to [the Lord Protector]. Capt. Leverett has drawn on the Treasurer of the Navy, a bill of exchange for 500l. payable to the petitioner, for provisions supplied at Newfoundland for the service of the State. Prays payment. Minute, "Order already made." [Ibid., No. 478.]
[Jan. 22.] Petition of Richard Bennett and Col. Samuel Mathews to [the Lord Protector]. Business of Virginia referred to the Committee for Plantations. Nothing done. A reference obtained by Lord Baltimore to Lords Whitelocke and Widrington. Pray delivery of the papers and that they may make their defence. Minute, "Papers to be delivered." [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CL., No. 487.]
Jan. 22. Order of the Council of State. For a warrant to Richard Ostler, merchant, to transport 30 horses to Barbadoes, upon payment of customs. [Ibid., Vol. CIV., p. 487.]
Jan. 22. The warrant above mentioned. [Ibid., Vol. CXXXIII., p. 267.]
Jan. 29. Order of the Council of State. For payment of bills of exchange for 655l. 13s. 4d. for provisions bought in New England for the fleet and army in Jamaica. [Ibid., Vol. CIV., p. 498.]
Jan.? Petitions of Mary, widow of Major Christopher Cooper; of Mary, widow of Capt. Ralph Garth; and of Mary Broome, widow, to [the Lord Protector]. Their husbands lost their lives in Jamaica. Pray for relief. [Minute. Ibid., Vol. CL., Nos. 549, 550, 551.]