East Indies: March 1582

Pages 76-77

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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March 1582

March 17.
188. Henry Ughtrede to Earl of Leicester..... Mr. Hawkins a man of sound .... hope of the voyage ..... [Fenton's] experience very small, his mind high, his ... the man cholerick; and fears in those hot countries that his service would be very small, and yet his mind ... as not to be overruled which will make great discord. Wishes therefore rather Hawkins to have the place of government, an honest gentleman, being already prepared for the voyage. Mr. Carlile, son in law to Sec. Walsyngham, a proper man of better experience than Mr. Fenton, being already prepared for this voyage, a man also sober and tractable, who, if joined with Hawkins, Ughtrede is persuaded they would agree well and do good service as men both of milder natures and more equal conditions. Knows this motion would be better liked by the merchants and also by the mariners, “for 1 find them hardly bent against Mr. Fenton and truly none here will go if Mr. Hawkins lead them not ..... Might have been on the voyage long since .... lingering convocations of the Muscovy House ... Our emulous captains who ... their own pride forget our profit and the honor of ... voyage. His lordship will understand from Hawkins what has been done to pacify the mariners who be much troubled ..... mutinous speeches and ready to continual brawls. [Two pages. Mutilated by fire. Brit. Mus., Otho, VIII., fol. 126.]
March 24. 189. The number appointed to go in the ships [for the voyage to Cathay and the East Indies]. In the galleon [Leicester]: Edward Fenton, Wm. Hawkyns, Christopher Carlile, and Edmund [? Nicholas] Parker, gentlemen; [Rich.] Madox, preacher; Mathew Talbois, Thos. Beynhamand [Myles] Evans, merchants; [John] Banester, surgeon; two pursers, a jeweller, garbler, distiller of fresh water, smith, shoemaker, tailor, three musicians, an apothecary, [some good shipwrights, added by Burghley,] eleven attendants, and 88 sailors: total 120. In the Edward Bonaventure: Luke Warde and [Thos.] Skevington, gentlemen; Randolph Shawe and Peter Jefferey, merhants; Lewis, surgeon; an apothecary, jeweller, garbler, smith, shoemaker, tailor, two musicians, two pursers, five men, and 60 sailors: total 80. [One page. Mutilated by fire. Brit. Mus., Otho, VIII., fol. 136.]