America and West Indies: Addenda 1639

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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 1639

Jan. 8.
186. Commission to Sir Francis Wyatt to be Governor of Virginia, with the powers granted to Sir John Harvey in 1636, but with this enlargement, that upon death or discontinuance of any of his Majesty's Council there, the Governor and Council may choose others whose names are to be certified to his Majesty or to the Commissioners for Plantations for allowance. [Dom. Chas. I. Docquet.]
Feb. 5. 187. Warrant to the Sheriff of Surrey and the Keeper of the Gaol of White Lion, Southwark. To deliver to William Flemmen of London, gent., the bodies of Francis Osborne, alias Stillinge, Alice Williams, and five others condemned prisoners in the said gaol, to be transported to Virginia, with proviso that if they remain here above 20 days after their enlargement, or return without license, then to be executed. [Dom. Chas. I. Docquet.]
Feb. 17. 188. Lord Arundel of Wardour to Sec. Sir. Fras. Windebanke. My son Baltimore is brought so low with his setting forward the plantation of Maryland, and with the clamorous suits and opposition which he hath met withal in that business as that I do not see how he could subsist if I did not give him his diet for himself, his wife, his children, and servants. Extract. [Dom. Car. I., Vol. 413, No. 17.]
March 8. 189. Answers of Elizabeth, wife of Charles Barcroft of Old Ford, Middlesex, to articles objected against her by the Commissioners for Causes Ecclesiastical. In August 1636 her husband left off his trade in London and went into Virginia, where he yet lives, upon occasion that John Barcroft, his brother and factor there was deceased, her husband having divers debts and goods owing to him, where he traded as a merchant; and that he left no competent estate in money, &c., but has yearly sent this respondent commodities from Virginia to make money of and maintain herself in good fashion and reputation. Upon the departure of her husband she went to reside with her father and mother at Whitechapel, where she stayed about a year, but denies that she entertained any unlawful familiarity with John Barcroft, Thomas Bulkeley, or other lewd persons. 10 pp. Damaged by damp. [Dom. Chas. I., Vol. 214, No. 71.]
July 11. 190. Sir Francis Wyatt, Governor of Virginia, to Secretary Sir John Coke. Presents his instructions having passed the examination of the Sub-Commissioners for Foreign Plantations together with the names of such persons as their Lordships approve of as fit, to be of the Council in Virginia. For the place of muster master, Capt. John West, a gentleman of noble quality, is an humble suitor to his Majesty, who, being recommended by my Lord of Holland, presumes not to add anything in his behalf. Is now ready for his voyage which his Majesty's service with the time of year call upon him to hasten. Annexed,
190. i. Secretary Sir John Coke to Sir Francis Wyatt. Sends back his instructions signed by his Majesty with the name of Capt. John West inserted for his muster master, in his Majesty's own handwriting. In wishing him a prosperous voyage with honour and contentement in his employment, commends him to God's protection. [Coke MSS., Hist. MSS. Commis., XIIth Report, App. Part II., pp. 236, 237.]
July 11. 191. Sir Francis Wyatt to Mr. Weckerlin, Secretary to Secretary Sir John Coke. His suit is that his instructions may be signed by his Majesty and returned to him, being on the point of beginning his voyoge; has deposited with Mr. Lucas six pieces for Mr. Secretary, and four for himself. Begs he will direct his instructions to him at Mr. Mordaunt's house at the sign of the Golden Gridiron, by the Maypole, in the Strand. [Coke MSS., Hist. MSS. Commis., XIIth Report, App. Part II. p. 236.]
Aug. 7.
Westminister Palace.
192. The King to the Provosts of King's College, Cambridge, and of Eton College, and to the electors there. Recommends Francis Wyatt, a scholar of Eton College and son of Sir Francis Wyatt, Governor of Virginia, to be chosen and admitted at this election to the first or second place in King's College, Cambridge. Signed by the King. [Dom. Chas. I., Vol. 427, No. 28.]