America and West Indies: May 1627

Pages 84-85

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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May 1627

May 3.
23. Grant to Sir Will. Alexander. His patent of 12 July 1625 for all the lands and dominions of Nova Scotia is recited, and Admiralty jurisdiction of those parts granted to him and his heirs, with power to seize vessels belonging to the King of Spain, the Infanta Isabella, or others, His Majesty's enemies. Latin [Copy.]
May 19. Grant to Geo. Duke of Buckingham, Will. Earl of Pembroke, and others, of incorporation by the name of the Governor and Company of Noblemen and Gentlemen of England for the Plantation of Guiana. [This grant passed the Great Seal on 2 June following. Minute. DOMESTIC Corresp. Car. I., 1626, Appendix.]
May 19. Minute of the above. [Colonial Corresp., 1607, Jan. 9.]
May? 24. Petition of John Preen, capt. of the Samuel, of 240 tons and 16 pieces of ordnance, and of a pinnace of 100 tons and 8 pieces of ordnance, to the Privy Council. Is about to transport people and provisions to Virginia. Prays to be allowed to purchase 15 barrels of powder out of the King's store, for ready money, as he did by warrant in September last. [See 1626, Sept. 15. On 28 May 1627, a warrant for letters of marque was issued for the Samuel. See DOMESTIC Corresp. Car. I., Vol. CXV., p. 81, Cal. p. 297.]
May? 25. Petition of John Preen, capt. of the Samuel of Newcastle, and of a pinnace, the Endeavour of London, to the Privy Council. Is about to transport both people and provisions for the strengthening of Virginia. Prays for a commission for government of the passengers and crew during the voyage, similar to that granted to him by their Lordships about a twelvemonth ago.