America and West Indies: June 1623

Pages 46-47

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 1623

June 4. 30. Examinations of Capt. Isaac and Mary Maddison and Serj. John Harris, taken before Sir Francis Wyatt Governor, Sir Geo. Yeardley, Geo. Sandys, Treasurer, Dr. John Pott, Capts. Roger Smyth and Ralph Hamor, and John Puntis of the Council of Virginia, and Chr. Davison, Secretary, touching the supposed contract of marriage between Mr. Greville Pooley and Mrs. Cicely Jordan, three or four days after her husband's death. With note underwritten that Cicely Jordan having since contracted herself to Will. Ferrar before the Governor and Council, and disavowed the former contract, they are not able to decide so nice a difference, but desire the opinion of the civil lawyers.
June 10. Minute of the Council for New England. Conference upon speedily furnishing money to discharge the country at Whitby and defray the charges for bringing about the ship. [Colonial Corresp., 1622, May31, p. 43.]
June 17. Minutes of the Council for New England. Sir Wil. Bellasis, and Edmund Brudenell to be admitted patentees and councillors. Two bills of adventure are sealed for the Lord Keeper, one for 110l., for a patentee's part in the main land, the other for 160l., for the same and a rateable share in the ship. Propositions offered by Francis Weekes on behalf of merchants of Barnstaple for settling a plantation in New England are read, and delivered to Mr. Treasurer to prepare answers. [Colonial Corresp., 1622, May 31, pp. 43–4.]
June ? 31. Petition of Edmund Brudenell to the Privy Council. Having resolved upon a voyage to New England with a company of about forty men, prays for liberty to ship three or four pieces of ordnance and 200l., for the purchase of provisions and necessaries before their departure.
June 21. Minute of the Council for New England. Answers are delivered to the propositions of the merchants of Barnstaple for settling a plantation in New England and a promise taken under the hand of Fras. Weekes for payment of 250l., for a grant which the Council are contented to pass. [Imperfect. Colonial Corresp., 1622, May 31, p. 44.]
June 26.
32. Sec. Conway to the Lord President of York. The King judges well of the undertaking in New England and more particularly of a design of Christopher Levett, one of the Council, for settling that plantation, to build a city there and call it York. Levett wishes fifty men to join with him in the adventure, to carry over fifty others, and to build a fort for their preservation and for the security of the plantation. The King requests that he will, by fair persuasion, win assistance from the county in a work so honourable to the nation and to the city of York. [Draft with corrections.]
June 30. Sec. Conway to Sec. Calvert. The King desires the Lords of the Privy Council diligently and daily to attend to the business of Virginia, until it be fully agreed and concluded. [Extract DOMESTIC Corresp. Jac. I., Vol. CXLVII., No. 88, Cal. p. 624.]
June. 33. List of shareholders in the Virginia Company with the number of shares attached to each name, and the reasons of their allotment, whether by purchase or otherwise. This list consists of eight pages, and extends from March 1616 to June 1623. Annexed,
33. I. List of 72 patents granted to several persons named, all of whom have divers partners, "whose names and several shares we do not know."
[June.] Mem. that 72 patents for lands in Virginia were granted to as many persons. [Colonial Corresp., 1609, p. 2.]