East Indies: June 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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June 1616

June 1. 1120. Wm. Eaton to Capt. Cocks in Firando. Account of timber sent to Firando and arrived from Langasaque. Fears an end cannot be made of “this troublesome matter” [see ante, No. 1116.] unless another of the bark men be put to death, to which he will never give his consent, “for we will first die all together.” [One page. O.C., Vol. IV., No. 365.]
June 2.
1121. Rich. Cocks to Eaton or Nealson in Ikanoura. Has received their letters, also the timber brought by the barks. Thinks the emperor has been informed about “the matter,” but he is deceived to think they will put another of “our men” to death; thinks rather they would wish the other alive again if it were possible. Wreck of a bark. [One page and a half. O.C., Vol. IV., No. 366.]
June 4.
1122. Rich. Cocks to Eaton or Nealson in Ikanoura. As to the purchase of 200 inch boards, for the want of which “our carpenters stand still,” and 100 sacks of lime. Refers to his previous letter, but if the emperor does know “they can do us no great hurt, for it is impossible the emperor will condemn us without hearing.” Thinks it needless for Nealson to stay any longer. [One page. O.C., Vol. IV., No. 367.]
June 20.
1123. John Browne to Benj. Farie, captain of the factory at Siam. Refers to his previous letter of 30 May [see ante No. 1118.]. The great Dutch ship sailed for Japan on 13th present. Arrival at Bantam of the Osiander from Japan. Five English ships at Banda, “for the which the Dutch do bear an inward grudge to all English.” [One page, much mutilated. O.C., Vol. IV., No. 368.]
June 22.
1124. Rich. Cocks to Rich. Wickham. Arrival of the Thomas from Bantam, by way of the Moluccas, John Baylie, chief merchant. The Clove and Defence going in company to the Moluccas, Capt. Castleton, general, were used by the Hollanders, “as they did us and kept from trade in all they might.” Don John De Silva went not thither the year past, but now the Hollanders expect him with all the forces he can make, but care not for him in respect they have 10 or 12 ships already well provided, and daily expect another great fleet. General Saris safely arrived in Eng land and much esteemed. The English at Surat fought with the Portugals with as much glory as before. Death of Capt. Downton at Bantam, “with divers others too long now to write of.” Arrival of the King of Firando five or six days past; general report that the emperor is dead and openly buried in sight of all the tonas. Kept till
June 23.—Capt. Keeling is gone general in another good fleet for Surat, and is to remain chief commander in the Indies for five years and a good ship is ordained for Japan, also a pinnace is coming by way of Patani or Siam with a cargo of goods. The Company expect great matter from the factory in Japan, and money to furnish Bantam and other factories, without sending any more out of England. Requests him to stay at Miako and Eaton to go to Yedo with a cargo of goods. Money sent to buy nails. [Two pages. O.C., Vol. IV., No. 369.]
June 22.
1126. Wm. Eaton to Wickham. Having been sent to Ikanoura in Umbra to buy timber for the house it was his hard chance to slay a bark man of Fingo who assaulted Eaton to kill him; was kept prisoner there some twenty days in vile and extreme manner. Has sent away his woman and the rest having so good an opportunity of a bark. Sorry to hear of his sickness. [One page and a quarter. O.C., Vol. IV., No. 370.]
June 22.
1127. Eaton to Wickham at Miako. Since his letter of this morning the Thomas has arrived with commodities, [John] Bailye cape merchant; she came from the Moluccas, where Mr. Foster, master of the Clove, and John Hinson, master of the Defence, were left under the conduct of Capt. Castleton in the Pearl, [Geo.] Ball, cape merchant; the Concord was also in company, and all were trading at Ternate with the Spaniards for cloves. Don John de Silva did not meet the Hollanders last year at the Moluccas, who say they have now 20 sail waiting for the Spanish fleet from Manilla. It seems the Hollanders have dodged the English ships from place to place in the Moluccas, and have not suffered them to get refreshment from any of the islands. The Advice is to come this year to Japan by way of Patani and Siam, being sent direct with great store of English commodities by the advice of Capt. Saris to the Company. General Keeling likewise expected from Surat; he is to remain five years, to visit Japan, and the rest of the factories in the Indies. Downton’s fight with the Portugals; his death at Bantam. Capt. Elkington gone home in the New Years’ Gift, and Edw. Dodsworth in the Merchant’s Hope; [Rich.] Westby has likewise gone cape merchant in a small ship behind Sumatra. The Hector lading pepper at Tecoe. The kings of Acheen and Jhor gone to take Malacca, with an infinite number of people and gallies. Corncerning the factors wages. Capt. Saris in good estimation with the Company; he has married Mr. Mexses daughter in Whitechapel, and it is thought he will come out this year in the best fleet ever sent to the East Indies. Thanks for having visited his daughter at Sakii in her sickness. [One page and a half. O.C., Vol. IV., No. 371.]
June 25.
Saldanha Road.
1128 .“A writing subscribed by three condemned men set ashore at Saldanha Bay.” They acknowledge King James’ clemency in granting them their forfeited lives, and according to their own desire transporting them to this foreign land, where they promise to do his Majesty good and acceptable service to the uttermost of their powers. Signed by Mathew Clifton, Arthur Pilliton (?) and Wm. Harris (his mark). [Three quarters of a page. Indorsed as above. O.C., Vol. IV., No. 372.]