East Indies: May 1614

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: May 1614', in Calendar of State Papers Colonial, East Indies, China and Japan, Volume 2, 1513-1616. Edited by W Noel Sainsbury( London, 1864), British History Online, accessed July 20, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/colonial/east-indies-china-japan/vol2/pp293-296.

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May 1614

May 3. 718. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Concerning a yard and dock at Blackwall. Supply of knees from Ireland for shipbuilding. A frame of another ship of 500 tons to be prepared. The proportions of lemon water and spices for the voyage to be doubled at Capt. Middleton's request. Demand for relief by the wife of Wm. Addames, remaining at Japan; the Company formerly lent her 20l. though they have never yet reaped any benefit by his service there; 10l. lent to her upon her own security. The ships ready to fall down to Gravesend. Disposal of fines. [One page and a half. Court Bk. III., 106–107.]
May 5. 718. Grant to the merchants trading to the East Indies of safe conduct. [Minute only. Docquet. Domestic, Jac. I., Cal, p. 233.]
1614. May 5. 720. “Seven several letters to the Princes of those countries.” [Minute only. Docquet. Domestic, Jac. I., Gal., p. 233.]
May 12. Firando, Japan. 721. Rich. Cocks to Rich. Wickham, at Yedo or elsewhere. Sorry to hear of his sickness. Would not have him stand upon small matters but come for Firando, if he has a mind to go for Siam. Ed. Sayer has arrived from Faccatay and brought the money he had received at Tushma, but little enough, not having sold one yard of English cloth; has sent him back with directions to bring the rest of his goods to Firando, if he sees no hope of disposing of them. Hopes the emperor has taken the ordnance, powder, and other commodities; Capt. Addames writes, he refused most part of the broad cloth, because it was motheaten. Busy building, above 100 men daily at work Expects Addames daily to look out for a junk. Many soldiers sent from Firando to Arima, but knows not to what intent. [One page. O.C., Vol. II, No. 143.] May 12. Osaka.
May 12. Osaks. 722. Wm. Eaton to Rich. Wickham. Has not sold anything since his last but pepper at a poor price. All the gentlemen are at Yedo who buy cloth. Wishes that all they have in the country was sold, “and to mend the matter,” the young King of Firando bought of Capt. Brewer [the Dutch factor] a quantity of cloth, to make money for his journey to Yedo. Wishes it had been in the bottom of the sea, for it will be a great hindrance to the sale of his own. [One page. O.C., Vol. II., No. 144.]
May 14–23. 723. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Letters received from Capt. Middleton from the Downs; the Samaritan twice aground; complaint of deafness of the master. Offer of Mr. Crispe for 20 bags of ungarbled pepper. Adventures of Fras. Haddon to be passed over to Thos. Whitley and Rich. Andrewes. Requests of Robt. Ducye and Thos. Symonds. Security offered by Roger Dye.
May 16.—Concerning the land to be bought at Blackwall and the Samaritan.
May 19.—Request of Conne, who built the wharf at Depttord. Committee to consider the business at Blackwall. About taking a lease of the ground at Deptford. Resolution to have the Peppercorn made ready in place of the Samaritan. Complaint of Hawkins, principal factor in the Thomas, of the insufficiency of the mariners About the aloes formerly sold to Fras. Bullock. Half of Sir Henry Neville's adventure of 800l. in the joint stock to be set over to Sir Jas. Stonehouse. Permission to Mr. Tucker, of Gravesend, to adventure 1001. a year in the joint stock. Sale of the remainder of spices and calicoes, and clearance of the warehouses. Desire of Edward Bromfield to set over all the adventures of the late Thos. Stevens to Capt. Keeling, for the use of Stevens' children. Provision for the surgeons' chests; carelessness of the surgeons in not having any instruments fitting and necessary for their profession. Gratification to the porters employed in the warehouses; their wages. Three months' pay granted to the wife of George Lovell. Admission of Thos. Ince, haberdasher.
May 23.— Land bought by the Company at Blackwall. Adventures of John Gardiner to be set over to Richard Andrewes; and part of John Thorowgood's to Raphe Hamor. 10l. to Mrs. Ellacott. The wharf at Deptford. Gratification to Mr. Busbridge towards his expenses in passing a bill through Parliament to stop the exportation of ordnance. Kenelm Willoughby to be discharged. Admission of Thos. Dent. [Six pages and a half. Court Bk., III., 107–113.]
May 23. Macassar. 724. Rich. Weldynge to Capt. Jourdain. Set sail from Booton for Banda, where he sold all he had and on his return to Bantam, touched at Booton, where he found a young daughter, who he was unwilling should be left in the hands of the Moors, or fall a slave into the king's hands. A letter from Mr. Cokayne brought him to Macassar, to which place he purposes fetching all his things from Booton. The Bandanese marvel that no English shipping has been there for so long, and protest that they will live and die with the English, for now they have open wars with the Hollanders, and have slain many. [Three quarters of a page. O. C., Vol. II., No. 142 (2).]
May 30. 725. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Adventures of Mrs. Stevens to be set over to Richard Ball, in trust, for the use of her children. For the importation of 42,000 pipe staves from Ireland. Attempt of Mrs. Mowse to encroach upon the Company's land at Blackwall. Works to be undertaken at Blackwall. [Three quarters of a page. Court Bk., III., 114.]