Addenda: May 1701

Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 19, 1701. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1910.

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'Addenda: May 1701', in Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 19, 1701, (London, 1910) pp. 729-730. British History Online [accessed 20 April 2024]

May 1701

May 6. 1153. Minutes of Council in Assembly of Barbados. Samuel Cox was sworn a Member of Council. The Members of the Assembly were sworn and chose Lieut.-Col. Richd. Downes for their Speaker. H.E. addressing them, took notice of the uncertainties of their meeting, and the little despatch they had gone through in publick matters the last year, and zealously recommended to them to be more constant in their meetings, and to avoid all animosities. [C.O. 31, 6. pp. 1, 2.]
May 13. 1154. Minutes of Council in Assembly of Barbados. Petition of Benjamin Hawkins praying a further hearing upon a writ of error brought by James Cecill against him rejected, but as some of the Council desire to be better appraised of the cause before they give their judgment, ordered that Counsel argue the case next Council Day.
Error brought by Capt. Peter Colleton and Mr. Nicholas Rice, to reverse a judgment given against the former, was dismissed.
Petition of pirates, that surrendered themselves upon H.M. Proclamation to Capt. Warren of the Vine pinck, praying the benefit thereof, referred to H.M. Attorney and Solicitor General for his report.
The Hon. Thomas Sadleir appointed Chief Judge of the next Court of Oyer and Terminer, and, in case of sickness, James Colleton.
300l. paid to Mr. Guy Ball towards the building the house in the Fort. [C.O. 31, 6. pp. 2, 3.]
May 15. 1155. Minutes of Council in Assembly of Barbados. Supplemental Act to continue an Act to secure peaceable possession of negroes to the inhabitants, and to prevent and punish the clandestine and illegal detinue of them, was read three times, passed, and received H.E.'s consent.
Joint Committee of the two Houses appointed to treat with Magnus Poppell about the making a mold and harbour, and to prepare a Bill accordingly.
Salary of Wm. Rawlin, Clerk of the Assembly, paid. [C.O. 31, 6. pp. 3, 4.]
May 27. 1156. Minutes of Council in Assembly of Barbados. An Act for repealing an Act herein mentioned etc. was read and ordered to lie upon the table, the Hon. Tobias Frere, the party concerned, having some objections to offer.
Letter from Mr. Secretary Vernon, March 4, 1700/1, read, importing that the French had fitted out a squadron to be sent to the Spanish West Indies and that they were ready to sail under the command of M. de Coetlogon, and directing H.E. to take care for the security of the Island. Ordered, that on June 13 all the Windward Regiments be reviewed, and on June 17 the Leeward Regiments.
Letter from Governor Codrington, St. Kitts, May 3, desiring a supply of men and H.M. frigate, communicated to the Council.
Ordered, that the Assembly be called June 3.
Letter from the Council of Trade, March 7, 1700/1, read. [C.O. 31, 6. pp. 4–7.]