East Indies: July 1601

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, East Indies, China and Japan, Volume 2, 1513-1616. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1864.

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July 1601

July 4–24. 292. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Money warrants. July 6.—Names of those who have paid their adventures and supplies, and are made free of the Company, but are not in the patent: —
Rich. Bowdeler. Peter Helyn.
Hen. Butler. Thos. Bramley.
Tho. Hayes. Thos. Ball.
Ric. Humble. Edmond Scott.
Ant. Mosley. John Clenche.
John Westwray. Jeremy Davers.
Hugh Hamersley. Christ. Nicholls.
Wm. Kellett. John Leaman.
Wm. Albany. Wm. Allen, mercer.
Freedom to George Bennett in the place of Francis Dent. Supplies due by the Earl of Cumberland, who has assigned 570l. of his adventure to Alderman Bannyng. All “the brethren of the Company” who are behind with their adventures or supplies to be prosecuted with all expedition by complaint to the Privy Council, “that the voyage may be cleared of all debts and imputations.” Sir Edw. Michelborne, Robt. Towerson, and Geo. Utley, “disfranchised out of the freedom and priviledges of this fellowship, and utterly disabled from taking any benefit or profit thereby.” Election of governor, deputy governor, and committees. Alderman John Watts chosen governor for one year, and Wm. Romney deputy governor. Oath of the governor, also of the committees for direction of the trade.
July 20.—Timber. Supplies due from John Ellacott of Exeter.
July 24.—Robt. Bayley having paid his adventure of 200l., surrenders his freedom in favour of Sir John Spencer for 180l., who is to have the nomination of a freeman upon paying 10l. for supplies. Motion made on a letter from Geo. Waymouth, a navigator, touching an attempt to be made for the discovery of the North–west passage to the East Indies, whether the generality be willing to undertake the discovery; resolution respited until the next general court. Concerning a new supply of shipping to second the former ships sent out to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, whether to be the half or a third part of the value of the last adventure. [Five pages. Court Bk., I., 73–76.]