America and West Indies: Addenda 1660

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 9, 1675-1676 and Addenda 1574-1674. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1893.

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Addenda 1660

Jan. 19.
325. Cornelius Burough to Robt. Blackborne. Cannot communicate to him the grief and discontent he has laid to his heart upon hearing Capt. Myng's calumniations. Has reflected on his poor mother whose letter went as a dagger to his heart to think that when she expected to have heard answerable tidings of joy and comfort she should, on the contrary, hear such a bitter outcry against him. "This, this, Sir, has wounded my very soul." The procuring him 200l., and adventuring his credit in Burough's business is an exceeding trouble to him, but has yet hope his innocence will clear him, and that Blackborne shall have no cause to repent his charity. His mother will wait upon Blackborne, and his letter will show to what use he has employed the 7,000l. sent home. Calls God to witness he has not in all the world in the hands of any person directly or indirectly the value of 200l. Has laid in this island the foundation of a good estate; but were all his concernments together as they cost him they would not amount to above 1,400l., whereof two-thirds are here in plantation, house, and stock. The bearer, Capt. Lloyd, has promised to deliver an ingenious account of several passages, a breach between Lloyd and Dalyson, occasioned through Lloyd's importunity for a larger quantity of stores than could be spared. "If we should humour all captains with what they would have, we must deny both our reason and duty. Has written to the Commissioners of the Admiralty. Wishes him happiness and prosperity in these black dismal days. 3 pp. Endorsed, "Recd. by the Black Diamond." [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 60.]
Jan. 19. 326. Cornelius Burough to Robt. Blackborne. Mr. Dalyson and himself have no quarrel save what arose from their employment, so no cause of remembrance of any grudge. Knows not who are now in power. We are here just like you at home; when we heard of the Lord Protector's death we proclaimed his son, when we heard of his being turned out we proclaimed a Parliament, and now own a Committee of Safety. "Sir Walter Raleigh in his preface puts the question: Have you heard of the Pharoahs and Ptolemeys of Egypt of the great palace of Susan, and of the great city of Nineveh of whom there is now not a stone upon a stone, and I may go further to look on the late desolation in Germany, Ireland, and Scotland, how hath God turned upside down those nations; England's sins are greater because they know more, and I am half afraid I desire you not to think I insinuate into you upon the account of religion (a most wicked cheat in this age), I practise more than I profess, and the miscarriages of others are stumbling blocks to others. Profession of religion makes people suspected to be knaves." Most of the people here in any eminent employment are the children of very good parents, whose prayers have prevailed with God for their sakes, and we have said it forty times we are blessed for their sakes. Hopes his letter to Lady Dalyson came to hand. Capt. Wilgress reported in London we were all drunk at proclaiming the Protector. Assures him the General himself and others did break company on purpose to show the people they knew how to limit the bounds of mirth. Endorsed, "Rec. 20 March 1659–60, by the Diamond." 2 pp. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 61.]
Jan. 20.
327. Cornelius Burough to Commissioners of the Admiralty. Assures them they shall find more moderation in what he has written than they met with when Capt. Myng made his relation, but though no charge exhibited against him, that which invites him to speak is twofold, viz.: to give them some satisfaction in this business, and the other not to be guilty of murdering his own good name by his silence, as he hears from several gentlemen in England the Commissioners have entertained a great deal of prejudice against him,"it is impossible a pen from hence can answer his nimble tongue." Answers two of the most material passages he is charged with. Intreats them not to let the follies of his youth exasperate them against him; there is no reason for them to remember what God hath forgot. Desires their Honors to make examination of the business when "the composure of the distractions of England will admit of entertaining a thought of us," and if he be found guiltless, that he may have satisfaction of what those owe him whose pay has been stopped at home by the Commissioners of the Navy. Has sent home some of the men to the intent they may be examined. Capt. Myng has reported to their Honors that the General sent home 10,000l., and himself 7,000l. This is just like the account he gave of his prizes; he told the General and himself he had taken 50,000l. in money, and there were hundreds of thousands besides. The tyranny of his affairs caused him to suspect the ruin of his family from the non-condemnation of the prizes here, and their Honors not answering the General's letter sent home in that behalf made him a little troublesome; Capt. Myng's offer to sell his jewels and to take Burough's bond. Capt. Lloyd, an honest gentleman, expects a great deal more fair quarter from him than from many others that have gone home, "they coming hither have so much English blood in their faces that they think we have none left in our hearts" Is sorry the General's name is in conjunction with his own, "as it adds to me it detracts from him,"he hath deserved very much from the State. Admiral Goodson told Major-Gen. Kelsey that the General was worth 10,000l., and not 10l. when he left us. The only difference in the complaints that have gone home against the General and himself and against Admiral Goodson is that they have got more money. The issue is short, to give account of what they have received. 4 pp. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 62.]
Jan. 23.
328. Capt. Wm. Dalyson to his cousin Robt Blackborne. Hopes he received his from New England, and the full account of. his voyage and safe arrival here. Understands it was reported in London he was lost. Two ships arrived from London, but not any news from him or any friends. Hopes Capt. Myng's detracting speeches have not gained belief. Gives "a hint concerning Capt. Lloyd" in reference to his demand for canvas and flying into a very great passion of abuseful words, and that he would do my business at home. Related the whole story to the General, "who wondered I did not beat him in presence of Capt. Burough and many other officers." Capt. Burough exceedingly troubled for fear Blackborne should have ill-will against him. Verily believes if the General were at home to answer for himself Capt. Myng would be found no better than he is, a proud speaking vain fool, and a knave in cheating the State and robbing merchants. Has sent home in the Diamond 5,000 lbs. of cocoa, consigned to Capt. Beckford, of whom, if he will take the money that will pay all just demands, when Dalyson will account himself the happiest person living. Col. Francis Praington (?) going up to his quarters was unfortunately shot by a trooper and only lived about three or four hours, there will be a great miss of him. 2pp. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 63.]
Jan. 24.
329. Col. Edw. D'Oyley to Commissioners of the Admiralty and Navy. Refers to his letter as "an unseasonable bewailing the Protector's death, though there was cause enough as appears by the effects." Has made a hard shift to keep the seamen alive these five months, selling whatever they could spare to buy them provisions, "which course admits of much scandal to myself and the Steward General (Capt. Burough) by such here who know not that we have masters who will exact a strict account of all our actings, which time we wish would approach, until when you will not find how honestly, faithfully, and frugally you have been dealt withal here." Finds by the distractions at home little hope of provisions, so has sent home the Diamond frigate, and must lay up here all the rest unless they can victual themselves home. Though like to be ill rewarded, as he finds by the credit and impunity of calumniators, shall not fail in that duty he owes his country in general, though knows not to whom in particular. 1p. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 64.]
Jan. 27.
330. Cornelius Burough to Robt. Blackborne. Wrote by the Diamond, dispatched three days hence, these go by the Hector. Knows not what place his letters will take. Prays him to be satisfied, not a bit of dirt will stick on Burough. Wishes to be satisfied that the Lieutenant of the Marston Moor delivered his papers. Dalyson is a very industrious, thriving, and indeed a very honest man. 1p. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 65.]
Jan. 31.
Port Cagway, Jamacia.
331. Capt. Wm. Dalyson to Robt. Blackborne. Has advised the sending of 5,000 lbs. of cocoa by the Diamond. Begs him to take of Capt. Beckford what may satisfy Dalyson's debts and then fears not to pick up a living in the world. Hopes to send more home in the Providence. Last week a party with Lieut.-Col. Tyson went out to seek the negroes; came to their plantation, and three of the chief came to Port Cagway to wait on the General. Our party remained with the rest, with whom questions not but they shall agree very well; they are to bring their wives and children to remain with us for conditions. Major Fairfax gone with another party to make conditions with them. They promise to carry our men to the Spanish Governor's quarters and to bring him in. Are now so intermixed with them and have possession of all their provisions that should they offer to go back we can with ease destroy them, which doth much encourage our people to planting and doubtless may invite many from the Windward Islands when once they may settle to work without fear of an enemy. Has set up his home here for some years and fears not but to do well. Is very sorry Capt. Myng should so prevail upon men at home, but doubts not he will be found out and prove himself a rash dishonest man. Is sure were Capt. Burough and the General at home, Myng would not have a word to say. It is very strange the ship he brought from Barbadoes should belong neither to the States nor merchants, but that he and his officers should pocket 4,000l. or 5,000l. sterling. Commends the bearer Capt. Robt. Hay Tubd (?). 1p. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 66.]
Feb. 1.
332. Col. Edward D'Oyley to Commissioners of the Admiralty. Reasons for his having given license but not order for the return home of the Hector. If the sending home the frigates be contrary to instructions or the loss of this place, is confident God will acquit him though he may be overborne by the power of men. The want of shoes and all things necessary for soldiers has this summer given such heart to the negroes that they have done more mischief than in the past two years, having snatched away a captain, two ensigns, and divers soldiers, and killed others, which hath necessitated him to set an impost on strong liquors which has had the good success of finding out where the negroes have lurked these four years undiscovered who have built a town and planted about 200 acres of provisions; is now in parley with them and doubts not a good issue. The unexpectedness of this mercy makes him hope they may receive a better account of this unhappy design and place than in human probability could be expected. 1p. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 67.]
Feb. 6.
333. The Council of State to the Governor and Council of Barbadoes. Have received his letter of 8th September last giving account of their submission to the Parliament and resolution of continuing their faithfulness and obedience which is very well accepted. Suppose they some time since heard of the late interruption given to the Parliament in their councils and sittings, but withal judge it probable that before this comes to their hands they will hear of their freedom and restitution to the exercise of their trust which was brought about in such a day as bore signal testimony of God's presence with them, and owning of them, and did eminently denote the lifting up of his arm against those that would have imposed them before the interruption given. The Parliament applied themselves to those Councils which might most directly lead to peace and settlement as far as the difficulties wherewith they were obstructed through the various revolutions of Government which intervened after their first disturbance would permit, and since their constitution they have carried on their former purposes whereof you may take some measure by their late declaration in which you may read the fixedness of their thoughts to carry on the great and public ends of peace and establishment upon a foundation of righteousness, the first whereof they hope the whole Commonwealth and yourselves as members thereof will in due time reap, and therefore our advice is that you firmly adhere to your preferred resolution as that wherein you will make best provision for yourselves and the Island where Govern ment is entrusted you. In the pursuing whereof they may rest assured of all due encouragement from hence, and the rather because it is acknowledged the honour and interest of the nation is much concerned in the freedom, plenty, and flourishing estate of the plantations abroad amongst which they deserve not the least esteem and value. Shall add no more at present but to invite them upon all occasions to represent to the Council their just desires, whereupon the Council shall not be wanting to do what may most conduce to the advantage and advancement of their colony and the trade thereof in ways consistent with the good of the whole, wishing them to be specially careful of the interest of God and due encouragement of godly men amongst them whereby they will in a more special manner engage the blessing and protection of God, and more oblige our respect towards you and the whole plantation. [Dom. Interregnum, I. 99, pp. 35, 36.]
Feb. 22.
Port Cagway, Jamaica.
334. Capt. Wm. Dalyson to Robt. Blackborne. Wrote fully by the Diamond and Hector, and has sent 12,400 lbs. of cocoa which he is certain will yield a far greater sum than he is engaged for. His expenses greater than formerly by reason he gets no allowance from the State. Refers to the clamour and railings of several people sent from hence against some here. Thinks Capt. Ayliett, Commander of the Coventry, will be the next to go home; the General forced to suspend him but has since restored him to his command, who has again given himself over to debauchery and drunkenness, and he stands indicted for burglary for stealing 8l. out of a chest, but is not prosecuted by reason of the alterations in England—our Court of Judicature is put down. His own encouragement in the State's service is very small. A line from his father would be a great comfort, he grows ancient and causes him to think he shall never see him; earnestly begs Blackbourne to procure him a letter. Lost a great friend in General Sedgwick. Has sent him a pot of their island sugar for his morning draughts. On same sheet.—Cornelius Burough to R. Blackbourne. In hourly expectation of the issue of a party now gone forth in conjunction with some negroes that have lately, and indeed miraculously, made peace with us. Is almost ashamed to have Dalyson write home such stuff about Capt. Ayliett, and yet there is just necessity for he might have written ten times as much and not exceeded the truth. 3½ pp. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 68.]
April 10.
335. Cornelius Burough to Robt. Blackborne. "That which I feared has come to pass and is no small trouble to me," for he has not received any letter and concludes "you have entertained distaste against me." Dalyson is much troubled he hears nothing from his friends and will be suddenly at home. The distractions in England have influence here, and we are the more patient to bear our sorrows because of the calamities God hath made England the head. Are at peace and quiet here after a succession of sorrows, the enemy having proffered their friendship and delivered up twelve hostages to make good their promise; and they, with our men, routed and destroyed two settlements of other negroes and then took them to the Spanish camp where of about 140 we killed and took about 80. Desire of the Spanish Governor for peace. Intelligence that a bark would arrive with relief from Cuba, which was trepanned and fell into their hands, and the Spaniards "not dreaming of the cheat" were surprised by our men who lay in ambush. About four days since another settlement was destroyed where 30 negroes were taken. "Though the number of these was inconsiderable yet their advantages were so great that it is God's mercy a man of our regiment was left alive." A little additional help would do well. Few here desire to stay, neither can we subsist upon the terms we are upon. Expect daily a recruit of the enemy. Lady Dalyson's son will come suddenly and desire her blessing by word of mouth. 4 pp. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 69.]
April 10.
336. Cornelius Burough to the Clerk of the Survey at Deptford. This is by the Hound, a prize ship entertained here in the service of the Commonwealth of England, but cannot keep her here for want of victuals. He may by this guess their condition. He will find how far Capt. Myng stretched in alleging this ship to be Burough's; 'tis true he brought her by inch of candle, but the price was so low it was judged convenient to entertain her in the service of the State. "Recd of Mr. Turner, 4 Sept. 1660." 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 70.]
April 11.
Port Cagway, Jamaica.
337. Capt. Wm. Dalyson to [Robt Blackborne]. Is not a little troubled not to receive a line from any of his friends. Has sent 4,000 lbs. of cocoa by the Hound, and hopes to come himself by the next ship, the General having given him leave, by reason there are not any stores worth any man's care, and the uncertaintly of his salary. God hath blessed their design against the enemy, there being very few left. Nicholas Evans, gunner, will give account of great abuses done him by Capt. Rich. Pearie, the gunner is one of Mr. Brooks' church. Hopes to see his parents this summer. 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 71.]
April 24.
338. Order of the Council of State. Referring petition of divers merchants, seamen, and others trading to the West Indies concerning the future government and management of affairs of Jamaica to the Committee for Foreign Plantations, who are desired to confer with the Commissioners of the Admiralty and Navy how they may be carried on with most advantage to the State, and how the ships intended hither may be best employed to that end; Mr. Bovey, Secretary for Foreign Plantations, to give his assistance. Signed by W. Jessop, Clerk of the Council. 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 72.]
April 27. 339. Order of Committee of Council for Plantations on petition of John Treworgy, Commander of the Colony of this Nation in Newfoundland. That it be referred to Mr. Povey, Secretary for Foreign Plantations, to state the matter of fact and the several interests and titles, and what may be expedient to be done there for the advantage of the State, and report same to this Committee. Also to advise with Commissioners of Admiralty and Navy about shipping for assisting and securing the fishing trade for the season. Also to confer about Capt. Watts' propositions concerning Jamaica. Signed by Sam. Hartlib, Clerk to said Committee. 1p. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 73.]
April. 340. "Proposals touching Jamaica." By General Penn's command gives account of the state of affairs in Jamaica. The island cannot be preserved for the English unless the harbour of Cagway be made capable of defending the ships, being the chief port, and the fortifications begun be completed. The want of provisions preventing the Army drawing together, they being quartered at a hundred miles distance, and not one day's provisions in store. Two months' provisions would enable them to oppose any army of the enemy. Necessity of small boats to finish the fort and expeditiously transport the soldiers upon an alarm. Immediate necessity for provisions for 1,800 soldiers and 300 sailors, and for good plying frigates. 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 74.]
May 11.
341. Order of the Council of State. To permit Mary Tyson to repair to her husband Lieut.-Col. Edward Tyson, in Jamaica, in the ship Bear now bound thither, with accommodation for two maid servants and one man servant. Signed by Jo. Rushworth, Clerk of the Council. ½ p. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 75.]
May 15.
342. Order of the Council of State. That it be referred to the Commissioners of the Admiralty and Navy to accommodate Mrs. Elizabeth Archbald and servants with necessary provisions usually allowed to passengers to Jamaica on her voyage to her husband there. ¼ p. Signed by Jo. Rushworth, Clerk of the Council. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 76.]
May 17.
343. Order of the Council of State. That the Commissioners of the Admiralty and Navy be desired forthwith to dispatch away the ships bound to Jamaica. Signed by Jo. Rushworth, Clerk of the Council. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 77.]
May 19.
344. Order of the Council of State. That petition of Col. Samuel Barry, praying for an order to transport ten servants to Jamaica for his plantation, be referred to Commissioners of Admiralty and Navy. Signed by Jo. Rushworth, Clerk of the Council. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 78.]
May 27.
345. Cornelius Burough to [Commissioners of the Admiralty]. Encloses accounts of the ship Pearl, Cagway, and Chesnut, the two former entertained in the State's service here. Capt. Daniel Heeling, the Commander, is a better Captain than Purser, and knows better how to wade thro' the difficulty and danger of the one than the intricacy of the other. If Capt. Myng be as equally believed in the commendation of Capt. Heeling as he hath been in the defamation of Burough, Keeling will not then need an advocate. Only one ship more left, the Coventry frigate. "The enemy in our bowels, to whom our lives have been a prey, and many men have been subjected to their mercy (I mean the negroes) are now become our bloodhounds, and we are daily making depredations son them, and they are in our behalf more violent and fierce against their fellows than we possibly can be." Annexed,
345. I. The accounts above referred to, of stores and provisions furnished by Cornelius Burough, Steward General, to Capt. Dan. Heeling for the ships Chesnut, Pearl, and Cagway. Jamaica, 1660, May 25.
345. II. Receipt of the warrant officers of the Chesnut for 8l. 10s. received on account of their pay from Cornelius Burough. Jamaica, 1660, May 27.
345. III. Certificate of C. Burough of the mistake of a year in the service of Geo. Douglas, of the ship Cagway, entertained in the State's service from 16 March 1656[–7]. Jamaica, 1660, May 26. Together, 6 pp. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, Nos. 79, 79 I., II., III.]
May ? 346. Petition of James Neale to the King. For an answer to his request presented at Breda, when the reply was that his Majesty would grant no places till his return to England, but would then consider him. Annexed,
346. I. Petition of James Neale to the King. For the office of Treasurer of Virginia, void by the death of Jerome Hawley. He and his father lost blood and estate in his Majesty's service, and now joyfully expect his speedy restitution. With order thereon. [Dom. Chas. II., Vol. 1, No. 132.]
July. 347. Grant to Francis Carr of the office of Provost Marshall General in Barbadoes. [Dom. Chas. II., Docquet Bk., p. 13.]
August. 348. Grant to John Dawes of the office of Secretary and Clerk of the Courts in Barbadoes during life. [Dom. Chas. II., Docquet Bk., p. 37.]
Oct. 17. 349. Proposal for a Commission to empower Daniel Searle, Governor of Barbadoes, Owen Martin, and Humphry Seaward, merchants, and Clement Everard, Governor of St. Christopher's to call to account the Commissioners for Prize Goods on said islands, and said Martin and Seaward to proceed against them for recovery thereof; of which goods they shall ship home the full half part, consigning it for the King's use to Mr. Loving, one of the tellers of Her Majesty's Exchequer; and said Martin and Seaward to be allowed the other half for their discovery and pains, "in respect of the interest therein he intends to Col. Veele, who hath both faithfully served him and his royal father." With note from Thos. Earl of Southampton to Sec. Nicholas, that his Majesty is pleased that letters be written to the governors of both islands, to said effect. "A true copie examd." 1½ pp. Said letters were signed by the King, 10 Dec. 1660, and the Attorney-General was directed to prepare the Commissions asked for. See Col. Cal., 1661–1668, pp. 68, 69, Nos. 213, 214. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 80.]
Nov. ? 350. Petition of John Cole, Master of the May Flower, of London, bound for Virginia, to the Council. For leave to transport 100 passengers and provisions for their use, and that of the plantation. Annexed,
350. I. Note of the provisions required for the aforesaid ship. [Dom. Chas. II., Vol. 22, No. 141.]
Nov. ? 351. Petition of John Clark and Henry Harlinge to the King. For Letters Patent to keep a Register Office for all servants and children to be transported to Virginia and Barbadoes, to which office all shall be brought under penalty, to declare their willingness to go, in order to prevent the abuses of forcible transportation of persons without their own or their parent's consent. [Dom. Chas. II., Vol. 22, p. 138.]
[Dec. 1.] 352. Instructions for the Council appointed for Foreign Plantations. Duplicate of paper in first volume of Col. Calendar, pp. 492, No. 59 I., but indorsed by Williamson. Earl of Sandwich, Lord Arlington, Sir Thos. Overbury, Sir Ralph Verney, Mr. Gray, Col. Lynch, Dennis Nonsuch, and J. Williamson. 5½ pp. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 81.]
[Dec. 18.] 353. Report of his Majesty's Commissioners for the Affairs of Tangiers to whom the intended despatch for Jamaica was referred. Advising that 1,000 firelocks, 50 cases of holster-pistols, 50 saddles with their furniture, and 2 hhds. of flints ready fitted be sent thither. In Sec. Williamson's handwriting. 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 82; also Col. Entry Bk., Vol. 27, p. 297.]
Dec. 27.
354. Act of the Assembly of Nevis in obedience to an Act of Parliament forbidding all strangers and foreigners and their ships to export commodities of this island. Signed by James Russell, Governor; John Proctor, Capts. Randall Russell, Mich. Smith, Robert Trewethin, David Howell, Fra. Kaynell, and Lt. Daniel Kanhather of the Council; and Capt. Tho. Fitzjames, Lts. Roger Earle and Richard Halse, Thomas Ayson, Lts. Willm. Howard, Willm. Childs, Albinus West, and George Gardiner, John Abbott, senr., and John Cade. 2 pp. [Col. Entry Bk, No. 49, pp. 11 and 12.]
Dec. 355. Grant to Lord Willoughby of Parham, his executors and assigns, of all such prize ships, ordnance, furniture, ammunition, tackle and goods, and all the proceeds thereof, as have been seized at sea or on land near the islands of Barbadoes, St. Christopher's, or other the Caribbee islands since the beginning of 1645. [Dom. Chas. II., Docquet Bk., p. 66.]
356. Petition of Edmond Cowse to the King. That on account of his loyalty he has endured sundry crosses and persecutions to his great ruin. And whereas the clerkship of the common pleas in Barbadoes is vacant, prays for a grant of same. "R. Hoare scripsit 1660." [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 83.]
1660? 357. Petition of Robt. Nedham to the King. That he has constantly performed his duty to his Majesty in all the late changes, and being proscribed by that tyrant Cromwell made his escape. Prays the King to confer upon him the estate of Constans Sylvester in Barbadoes, forfeited by being a foreigner. "This man, by birth a Dutchman, by profession an Anabaptist, was employed by those of that sect in Amsterdam to follow their trade in those parts, in which trust he cheated his employers, behaved himself dishonestly towards all, was a professed enemy to your Majesty's cause, and a great asserter of the rumps. He has neither wife nor children which may suffer by his just punishment, and it is not only mine but the petition of the whole island to have him extirpated." 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 84.]
358. Proposition of Mr. Stroud about mines in Jamaica. For 3 men if entered as soldiers at 5l. per man, 15l. For tools to work, and several other necessary utensils, 20l. For his expense in this affair, 100l. ½ p. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 85; see also Col. Entry Bk., Vol. 27, p. 301.]
359. Proposals of P. Lynch to the Lords of the Council concerning Jamaica affairs. That provisions and supplies be sent to the 2 fourth rate ships now at Jamaica; that the amount of stores and ammunition for this ship be fixed this week; that 2,000l. deducted from the ammunition, would help to finish the fort at Cagway, and do more service that way; that the possibility of defending the town, harbour, and island be considered, "there being never a tenable fort;" and that a further Commission for the command of the army and fleet, and fuller instructions "how to transact with the Spaniards," be sent to Lt.-Colonel D'Oyley. 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 86; also Col. Entry Bk., Vol. 27, p. 299.]
360. Petition of John Man, Merchant to the King. That he has lately arrived from Jamaica, in the settlement whereof he has been instrumental, and desires to return with merchandize and servants to be further assisting in the planting. Has for many years studied mathematics, and practised the art of surveying land; and understanding that a gentleman totally ignorant of mathematics intended to petition for the office, prays his Majesty grant of Letters Patent for the office of Surveyor General of the Island of Jamaica. 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 87.] In January 1661 there is the docquet of a grant to John Man, of the office of Surveyor General in Jamaica, see Col. Cal., 1661–1668, p. 4, No. 14.]