East Indies: April 1601

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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'East Indies: April 1601', in Calendar of State Papers Colonial, East Indies, China and Japan, Volume 2, 1513-1616, (London, 1864) pp. 123-126. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/colonial/east-indies-china-japan/vol2/pp123-126 [accessed 24 April 2024]

April 1601

April 1–27. 289. Court Minutes of the East India Company. A new supply of 2s. in the pound to pay the Company’s debts. 1,500l. taken up at interest by the treasurers, to be discharged by the Company. Wm. Beerblock, goldsmith, admitted an adventurer of 200l. of the Earl of Cumberland’s stock of 1,500l. (sic), by way of assignment, and made a free brother of the Company, to which he adds 50l. more.
April 3.—Payment of the adventure of Wm. Megges.
April 7.—Warrant for 14l. 7s. 4d. to John Highlord.
April 9.—Warrants for payment of 494l. 12s. 7d.
April 11.—Order of the Privy Council for the better payment of the Company’s debts due by the voyage. Upon consideration how it importeth the honour of the state that so public an action should not receive scandal or shameful imputation, the adventurers are directed, without further delay, to satisfy their full contributions as promised, and also their proportionate supplies, according to their agreements, and if any refuse the Governor and Company may proceed to punish their contempt. Ordered that Mr. Romney, the deputy, being about to absent himself for his health, and because the affairs of the Company cannot endure the delay and expectation of Thos. Smythe the governor’s being discharged from his imprisonment, that the election of another governor be proceeded with; Alderman Watts chosen. Names of auditors formerly appointed by the committees and of those now chosen by the generality. Money warrants.
April 20.—Conference with the treasurers concerning the accounts; estimate to be made of the money in their hands for the payment of debts. Orders to pay for canvas, making sails, &c.
April 22.—Money warrants. Warrant for summoning the contributors who refuse to bring in their payments, that they may give their reason before the Privy Council, or else their word to the governor for present payment. Their names:—
Richard Champion. Robt. Pennington.
Hugh Hamersley. Ric. Hearne.
Wm Kellett Wm. Palmer.
Wm. Barrett. Robt. Myldmay.
Bart. Haggett. John Bate.
Peter Helinge. Robt. Bowyer.
April 27.—Hugh Hamersley, one of the persons committed by the Privy Council until he had given satisfaction to the Company for his contribution, begs their favour, and undertakes within three days to pay 240l. to the Muscovy Company for cordage, when he is to be admitted to the privilege of the East India Company, and discharged from his commitment. Warrant of the Privy Council for the committal of John Bate and Robt. Bowyer deferred. [Nine pages and a quarter. Court Bk, I., 66–71.]