East Indies: May 1616

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 1616', 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/pp465-466.

"East Indies: May 1616". Calendar of State Papers Colonial, East Indies, China and Japan, Volume 2, 1513-1616. Ed. W Noel Sainsbury(London, 1864), , British History Online. Web. 20 July 2024. https://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/colonial/east-indies-china-japan/vol2/pp465-466.

May 1616

May 1. 1114. Sir Thos. Roe to Prince Sultan Coronne. Acknowledges the great justice the prince has done to the English nation in the debts and extortions of Zulpheck Chan. Cannot but grieve that his highness’ good opinion and grace toward them is averted by some misfortune or misinformation, principally in that favour he hath declared to the Portugals their enemies. Remarks on the difference of their proceedings; the English only desire open trade for all nations to the enriching of his highness’ kingdoms and the advancing of his customs; whereas the Portugals have ever sought to keep in subjection his subjects, suffering none to traffic but themselves and exacting duties for licence to pass upon his highness’ seas, contrary to all honour and justice, calling their king in Europe King of India. Contrasts the products brought from Portugal and England, “our kingdom is naturally the most fruitful in Europe and the most abundant in all sorts of arms, cloth, and whatsoever is necessary for mans’use,” and they bring yearly in ready money 50,000 ryals of eight, for which they only carry away calicoes and indigos. To prevent daily complaints of the officers of the Alfandija the English are desirous to rent their customs both in and out, for which they will pay yearly 12,000 rupees. Persian. [One page. O.C., Vol. IV., No. 361.]
May 1. 1115. English translation of the preceding. [One page. Ibid. No. 360.]
May 22.
In prison.
1116. Wm. Eaton to Nealson. Account of a fray with one of the company of a bark which was unloading timber, whom Eaton struck, “and as I think with my stick broke a little part of his head.” Does not wish him to go away before he sees what will become of this busines, and would like him to certify the captain [Cocks] what has passed. [Two pages and a half. Indorsed, “Mr. Wm. Eaton in prison at Ikanoura to Mr. Nealson.” O.C., Vol IV., No. 362.]
May 29.
Bantam
1117. John Jourdain to Rich. Wickham. Refers to his former letter [No. 979.] sent by the Thomas via the Moluccas. The Advice (?) returned from Patani and Siam, not being able to get to Japan, the monsoon being nearly ended before her departure from Bantam. The Osiander arrived on 22d March, with his letters and the things he sent by Mr. Coppindall. Has no other news than what came last year by the Clove. Hopes shortly to have supplies from England, for there is scarce a penny in any of the factories. Wishes him to stay until the coming of General Keeling. Is sorry there is jarring between him and Cocks. Keeling expected in November from Acheen, where he remains with the Dragon and Peppercorn, having sent the Expedition to fetch money to lade her with pepper at Tecoe. Is indebted 7,000 ryals for the customs of pepper. Three Portugal ships taken by the general. There is like to be wars betwixt this king and the Mattran, who begins “to make way through the mountains by land, and a fleet by sea.” Doubts much if the Spanish fleet be here this year to put them from Bantam. [One page. O.C., Vol. III., No. 279.]
May 30.
Patani.
1118. John Browne to Benj. Farie, principal in the factory of Siam. Account of the sickness and death of Capt. Larkin on 12th prest. Has sent the lead requested to the principal of the English nation in Camboja. Disposal of cloth, an account of which is sent. Certain news that the Spaniards will be in Patani within five or six days; the queen is gone a great way up the country, and the ambassador from Jhor is with all his men in Patani. Does not know what course to take but only to go to Siam if the Malays do not hinder them. [One page and a half. O.C., Vol. IV., No. 363.]
May 31.
Ikanoura.
1119. Wm. Nealson to Rich. Cocks, captain of the English factory in Japan. Visited Eaton and found him contrary to his expectation very pleasant and not a little re–comforted with Cocks’ letter and Nealson’s coming; he is used most courteously, “but there be many casualties may make interruptions” [to his release from prison]; all his people are suffered to go abroad at their pleasure. Discontent of the secretary of Umbra. [One page and a half. Indorsed, “1616. Mr. Nealson in Ikanoura 31 May deld. in Firando 2d June.” O.C., Vol IV., No. 364.]