East Indies: September 1611

Pages 226-227

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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September 1611

Sept. 5.
579. Sir Thos. Edmondes to Salisbury. Divers of the French nobility now going out of Brittany with three or four ships to make a plantation in some part of the Indies, which they had formerly discovered. [Extract from Correspondence, France.]
Sept. 7.
580. Captain Anthony Hippon, master of the Dragon, Peter Floris, Lucas Antheuniss, and Robert Browne, merchant at Bantam, to Wm. Finche, merchant, supposed to be at Surat. They left the Downs on the 5th February last, and have arrived on the coast of Coromandel, after a voyage of six months and a half. Cannot remain above three months, and must then direct their course for Bantam, doubting not to find some of the three ships of Sir H. Middleton, either the Trades Increase, Peppercon, or Darling, which left a year before they did; or some of the last three ships, the Hector, Clove, or a ship built in Ireland, which were to depart two months after. Desire to be informed of the state of affairs, that they may advise the Company from Bantam. Browne very sick. Copy by Lucas Antheuniss. With postscript certifying the death and burial of Robert Browne, 8th September. [One page. O. C., Vol. I., No. 76.]
Sept. 24.
581. Sir Thos. Edmondes to Salisbury. Has received favourable assurances from Mons. De Villeroy about the business of the Company of East India Merchants, that he would do his utmost to procure them justice; but he alleged that the difficulty would not be small, the delinquents being for the most part of poor condition. He has promised earnestly to recommend the cause to the Parliament of Rennes. [Extract from Correspondence, France.]