America and West Indies: January 1625

Pages 71-72

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 1625

Jan. 7. 33. Solicitor General Heath's motion for the release of the Elizabeth of London, Richard Page master, bound to Virginia. Sent with passengers and a last of powder, the King's gift, about ten weeks ago, but broke her masts by foul weather and is now at Dover ready to sail, but stayed by command [for transportation of the soldiers]. [Endorsement by Nicholas.]
Jan. 10.
James City.
34. Gov. Sir Francis Wyatt and Council of Virginia to the Earl of Southampton and Council and Company of Virginia. Edmund Tuchin, who had a commission to make a voyage thither in the Due Return, instituted, before his decease, his brother Simon master. Upon information that he was strongly affected to popery and banished out of Ireland, they conceived him, after examination, to be dangerous to the colony, in case he should become a pilot to the foreign enemy. Have therefore sent him home for their graver judgments. [In May 1625 Simon Tuchin was examined by the clerks of the Privy Council who reported that he was not free from suspicion of having intended to put himself or his ship into the hands of the Spaniards in the West Indies; and on 4th June following he petitions the Privy Council for release from imprisonment, and declares that he did not take soundings of the rivers and harbours of Virginia as asserted by the Virginia Company. [See DOMESTIC Corresp. Car. I., Vol. II., No. 122, Cal. p. 32, and Vol. III., No. 32, Cal. p. 38.]
35. Musters of the inhabitants of the college land in Virginia; of the neck of land in the corporation of Charles City; West and Shirley Hundred; Jordan's Journey; Chaplain's Choice and the Truelove's Company; Peirsey's Hundred; Pasbehaighs and the Maine belonging to the corporation of James City; James City and Island; of a neck of land near James City; Hog Island; Martin's Hundred; Mulberry Island; Wariscoyack; Bass's choice; Newport News; Elizabeth City; and of the Eastern shore over the Bay; taken between the 20th Jan. and 7th Feb. together with the names of the ships in which the people arrived in the colony, and a list of the provisions brought by each; also a list of the dead in the several plantations. 116 pages.