America and West Indies: Addenda 1665

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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 1665

1664 to 1765. 371. A large folio M.S. volume of 433 pages containing abstracts of the record of all grants of land in New York from the first establishment of the Colony in 1664 to the end of the administration of Lieut.-Gov. Delancey in 1760, and from 1761 to 1765, wherein is specified the names of the grantees, the date of the grant, the quantity granted, where the quantity is expressed in the grant and the quit-rent where any is reserved. Divided into ten counties, a certificate signed by Geo. Banyan, Deputy Secretary, being appended at the end of each county.
The city and county of New York is comprised in 81 pages, and the first grant by Govr. Nicolls is to Elizabeth Tyse of a house and tenement, dated 26 Feb. 1665[–6]; the county of Richmond has fifty pages, the first grant by Govr. Nicolls of 500 acres on the south part of Staten Island is to Capt. Wm. Hill, dated 4 Oct. 1664; King's County has twenty-four pages, and the first grant is to Elbert Elbertsen of a parcel of land on the western part of Long Island, dated 1 Nov. 1667. Queen's County contains seventeen pages, and the first grant is to John Richball of a parcel of land on the north side of Long Island, dated 10 Dec. 1665. The county of Suffolk has also seventeen pages, the first grant being to David Gardiner of an island on Long Island by the Indians called Manchonack, by the English the Isle of White (sic) and now commonly known by the name of Gardiner's Island, dated 5 Oct. 1665. The county of Westchester is contained in twenty-nine pages, and the first grant of a tract of land near the town of Westchester to Edward Jessop and John Richardson is dated 25 April 1666. Dutchess County has twelve pages, and the first grant of a parcel of land on the east side of Hudson's River by Govr. Dongan to Francis Rombouts, Jacobus Kipp, and Stephanus Cortlands is dated 17 Oct. 1685. The county of Ulster is contained in sixty-nine pages, the first grant of about 1,000 acres of land in Esopus to Jerominus Ebbing being dated 5 Dec. 1666. The county of Orange has twenty-five pages, and the first grant of a tract of land on the west side of Hudson's river called Pessatink to Harman and Theunis Dowsen is dated 25 Oct. 1687; and, lastly, the county of Albany is contained in ninety-eight pages, and the first grant by Govr. Nicolls to the Commanding Officers of Fort Albany of a parcel of pasture and marsh ground adjoining Fort Albany is dated 25 Sept. 1665. [Col. Entry Bk., No. 71.]
Jan. 20.
372. [M. le Febvre] to his brother, the Abbé le Febvre. In sending a ship to Surinam for the cure there of their fugitive soldiers, hazards sending this letter viâ England. Has been dangerously ill with a fever and is not yet well. Two hundred men have died, but the 400 who remain are well. Is surprised the Comp. delay sending a ship; it is nine months since they had news from France. Account of a great fire which burnt the fort, powder, and most of their arms which must be replaced. Very rough weather at sea and loss of cattle. They have the finest weather in the world from July, and those who say it rains nine months have greatly lied. Since Xmas they have had at full and new moon kind of gnats or mosquitos [cousins] which annoy them for 3 or 4 days. Begs him to send 2 muskets "du Bourguignon," 2 pairs of pistols "de chez Benicour ou Doublet," an army case of 12 or 18 flagons, the History of France by Mezeret or Dupleix, and some stuff, chamois skin, calico, gloves, riband, &c., and above all to take care that sheep are sent them. Sends his respects to his mother and all the family. French. 2½ pp. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 98.]
Jan.? 373. The King to the Governors of the Plantations. Whereas we have suffered many wrongs and indignities from the East and West India Companies and other subjects of the United Provinces, and have not received satisfaction, his Majesty, by advice of his Privy Council, has ordered a general seizure of their persons, ships, and goods, and has likewise given commission to the Duke of York to grant letters of marque, whose orders and instructions they are required duly to observe. Draft, 1½ pp. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 99.]
March ? 374. Petition of John and Peter Boschman, his son, natives of Holland, to the King. For letters of denization under the Great Seal, being merchant planters in Antigua. 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 100.]
March ? 375. Petition of Peter Coene and Peter Coene, his son, natives of Holland and planters in Antigua, to the King. For a Warrant for Letters Patent of denization. 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 101.]
March ? 376. Petition of Henry Meyer, Louis Cheverier, Nicholas Byer, and Rowland Johnson, to the King. Merchants, planters, and inhabitants of Antigua, where petitioners, being aliens, have long lived in obedience to his Majesty, they desire a special warrant for letters of denization, so they may with security enjoy their estates and a free trade. 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. 33, No. 102.]