America and West Indies: Addenda 1636

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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 1636

Feb. and March.
174. Notes by Edward Nicholas, of business to be transacted by the Lords of the Admiralty:—
Feb. 11.—To give directions concerning a ship to transport Sir John Harvey to Virginia. [Dom. Chas. I., Vol. 313, No. 84.]
Feb. 17.—To know his Majesty's pleasure concerning a ship to transport Sir John Harvey to Virginia. [Ibid., Vol. 314, No. 13.]
Feb. 18.—To consider of Sir John Harvey's letters to have the Mary Rose with 50 or 60 men to transport him to Virginia, he will pay the charges of victuals and wages. Margin, Sir John to repair to the officers of the Navy. [Ibid., No. 19.]
Feb. 29.—Warrants for the Black George to transport Sir John Harvey to Virginia, and to appoint what vessel shall be set forth in her place. Margin, respited. [Ibid., No. 108.]
March 7.—Sign Warrants for the Black George to transport Sir John Harvey to Virginia, and to appoint what ship shall be added to the fleet in her place. [Ibid.]
March 20.
175. List of 106 persons "bound for New England" from the port of Weymouth. This list is headed with the names of Joseph Hall [sic? Hull] of Somerset, minister, aged 40, Agnes his wife aged 25, seven children and three servants. Then follow Musachiell Bernard of Batcombe, clothier, Mary his wife, and two sons; Richard Persons, salter, and servant; Fras. Baber, chandler, Joseph Joyner, Walter Jesop, weaver, Timothy Tabor of Batcombe, Jane his wife, three daughters and servant; John Whitmarck, Alice his wife, and four children: Wm. Read of Batcombe, Susan his wife, two daughters; Rich. Adams, his servant, Mary his wife and child; Zachary Bickwell, Agnes his wife, son, and servant; George Allen, Katherine his wife, three sons and a servant; Henry Kingman, Joan his wife, five children and a servant; William King, Dorothy his wife, and four children; Thos. Hoibrook of Broadway, Jane his wife, and four children; Thos. Dible, husbandman, and Frances his sister; Robt. Lovell, husbandman, Eliz. his wife, and five children and servant, Alice Kinham; Angell Holland, Katherine his wife, and two servants; Rich. Joanes (sic) of Dinder, Robt. Martyn of Badcombe, Joan Martyn, Hump. Shepheard; John Upham, Elizabeth his wife (?) and five children (? not stated but all Uphams); Rich. Wade, Eliz. his wife, Dinah his daughter, and two servants; John Hoble and Robt. Huste, husbandmen, John Woodcock and Rich. Porter. Signed by John Porter, Deputy Clerk to Edward Thoroughgood. 7 pp. [Col. Papers, Vol. 32, No. 5.]
April 2.
176. Commission from the King to Sir John Harvey, Governor, and to such as are or shall be appointed Councillors of Virginia. Whereas by Letters Patent of 26 March 1629, his Majesty nominated said Sir John, by the name of John Harvey, Esqre., Governor, and divers persons the Council of said Colony, which commission his Majesty absolutely revokes by these presents; nevertheless, for better ordering the affairs of said Colony until his Majesty shall find means to give more ample directions for the same his Majesty by these presents nominates said Sir John Harvey, and such others as his Majesty has named or shall hereafter name, to be the Governor and Council of said Colony, with power to execute the authorities incident to a Governor and Council of Virginia, as amply as any Governor and Council there at any time within 10 years last past, nevertheless, according to such instructions as they do now or shall hereafter receive from his Majesty, his Privy Council, or the Lords Commissioners for Plantations for the time being; with power to grant commissions for the discovery of the country, and finding out what trades shall be most advantageous, and to send out forces for subduing the Indians, and make war and peace with them, keeping always sufficient forces for holding the places now enjoyed. With power to the greater part of said Council, upon the death or in the absence of the Governor, to elect one of said Council to be present Governor; and to the Governor, on the death or discontinuance of any of said Council, to give notice thereof to his Majesty and Commissioners of Plantations. Also power to Sir John Harvey and to Richard Kemp, who have already taken their oaths, to administer the like oath to said Councillors. This commission to continue in force until by some other writing under the Signet, Privy Seal, or Great Seal of England, his Majesty shall signify his pleasure to the contrary. 1¾ membs. [Patent Roll, 12 Car. I., pt. 21, No. 1.]
April 29.
177. Lords of the Admiralty to Sir Henry Marten. Edward Cason and other merchants of London, Adventurers for the increase of trade in the West Indies, have prepared the Hopewell of London of 200 tons, carrying 16 pieces of ordnance, with a pinnace, the Hope, of 30 tons, for discovery of that part of the Continent betwixt Virginia and Canada and the Islands thereof, and likewise to fish amongst the French, to make corr-fish upon the Grand Bank in the ocean not fished by any English, and to repair to the eastward of New England and Canada to seek and trade for seahorse teeth and other merchandize. They have desired a commission against pirates and sea rovers who haunt those fishings to be granted to Richard French, captain of the ship and pinnace; which is to be issued according to the usual form, 2 pp. [Dom. Chas. I., Vol. 130, p. 30.]
May 19. 178. Warrant to the Sheriffs and Keepers of the Gaols in Kent., Sussex, Essex, and Herts. To deliver William Savage, John Richardson, Thomas Browne, alias Anderson, Richard Martyn, John Skeete, and George Garrett, condemned prisoners in said gaols, to William Drysdell to be transported into his Majesty's Plantation of Virginia, with proviso that they return not without the King's special license. [Dom. Chas. I., Docquet.]
June 12.
Hampton Court.
179. Lords of the Admiralty to William Smith, captain of the Black George, appointed to transport Sir John Harvey and his company, servants, and followers to Virginia. To receive Sir John at Portsmouth and to proceed in a straight course to Virginia, to land Sir John, who was his Majesty's Governor of that Plantation, at such port as he should direct, and to attend to take aboard and bring from thence such persons, goods, and provisions as Sir John should appoint to be brought for England. To apply himself to such directions as Sir John shall give for his Majesty's service, and on his return to shape his course for Chatham, where the Black George is to be moored for the next winter. 3 pp. [Dom. Chas. I., Vol. 157, fol. 47.]
Aug. 17.
God's House in Portsmouth.
180. Edward, Viscount Wimbledon, to Sec. Sir Francis Windebanke. For Sir John Harvey's letter, he will be careful to give it; for he is so far from being gone, that his people there cannot hear of him. Wishes he were departed, for there come daily so many from London to go with him that it is feared they may bring that ill (the plague), which as yet they are clear of. For haste of the journey, they see little. This day they are unloading the ship to search for a leak, being a most crazy old ship. Extract. [Dom. Chas. I., Vol. 330, No. 44.]
Sept. 24. 181. Examination of John Dunton of London, mariner. In a small ship of London, called the Little David, set out by Mr. Armitage, a woollen draper, at the sign of the Beads in Cannon St., with 50 men and boys and 7 women, bound for Virginia, John Hogg, Master, they were all taken by a Sallee man 35 leagues beyond the Land's End; they were all taken to Sallee and sold for slaves, amongst whom was a son of examinant about nine years of age. Was sold to one Aligolant, who having the greatest part in this bark, and having never a Christian slave but examinant that could take charge of a ship, commanded him to go Pilot to the English Channel for taking English women, being of more worth than other. Coming on the English Coast they took a fisher boat with intention to make a party against the Moors, according to a previous resolution. At a certain time they called to the Dutch and English to stand up for their lives and liberties, whereupon they drove the Moors into the hold, hoisted up a white flag and hung the Turks' Colours over the stern into the water, and brought their bark into the first port, [Dom, Chas. I., Vol. 332, No. 30 V.]