East Indies, China and Japan: June 1619

Pages 276-282

Calendar of State Papers Colonial, East Indies, China and Japan, Volume 3, 1617-1621. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1870.

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June 1619

June 1. 678. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Agreement with Capt. Adams to proceed with the Bull to Bantam ; to have 10l. per month. Suit of John Smith, formerly steward in the house at Jacatra, to be similarly employed. Request of Anthony Wither to be admitted a freeman. Gratuity to poor ministers. Meeting with the States Commissioners deferred because the King comes to London this night ; their resolution to go to Sir Noel Caron's. Request of Cooke, "my Lady Craven's man," for his freedom. Petitions read of Margaret, widow of Brian Edlyn, deceased, for certain moneys, and of John Fleming, formerly entertained by the Earl of Arundel's means but stayed by sickness, soliciting employment. Letter from Robt. Smith to Nicholas Crispe, recommending William Fortescue as eminently qualified for a commander. Rich. Wats to be conferred with for a purser on the recommendation of Capt. Adams. Samuel, son of Dr. Crooke, "a godly minister," to be admitted a free brother. Difference between Robt. Prettye and Sir Henry Robinson about the purchase of an adventure of 900l. [Three pages and a quarter. Court Bk. IV., 354-357.]
June. 679. "Articles of treaty between the English and Dutch concerning the trade into the East Indies." [French. Printed in "Recueil des Traités" III., pp. 153-6. Holland Correspondence.]
June 2. London. 680. Another copy of the preceding treaty in English. "These articles were examined together and found to agree with each other's copies, and delivered interchangeably in presence of us underwritten. At London the second of June, ano 1619 stilo veteri. Dudley Diggs, Levinus Muncke, Morris Abbott, W. Harrison, Robert Bell, J. Van Goch, E. J. Vandr. Dussen, Joachim Liens." With mem. by Sir Joseph Williamson that "the original of this treaty was in the custody of Mr. Blackburn, secretary to the East India Company, in the year 1679. J. W." [Holland Corresp.]
June 2. London. 681. Another copy of the above treaty in English, with marginal notes by Sir Joseph Williamson. [Holland Corresp.]
June 4. 682. Court Minutes of the East India Company. As to putting in 200l. yearly into the joint stock, part of Sir Thos. Dale's wages as they became due, according to the condition made with him at his going forth. (See ante, No. 323.) John Davies to be re-employed as a gunner. Julian, wife of John Gunter, steward and cooper ; Elizabeth, wife of Aaron Burker [?Burt] ; Eliz., wife of Richard Swanley, master's mate ; Mary, wife of Arthur Archer, carpenter ; Joan, wife of Josias Underhill ; Helen, wife of Thos. Hewes, quartermaster ; Anne, wife of Ambrose Busted, baker ; and Elizabeth, wife of Geo. Yeomans, all of the Swan, whose husbands are detained in the Indies by the Hollanders, and whose applications for relief to the States Commissioners have been rejected, to be relieved with two months' pay apiece conditionally on their being no further troublesome hereafter to the Company. The nine men who ran away with the Defence to have a brand upon them that they have no allowance for wages hereafter. Proclamation about whale fins to be published. [Three pages and a half. Court Bk. IV., 357-360.]
1619. June 5. London. 683. Chamberlain to Carleton. Sends the article so long and so much controverted between the English East Indian Commissioners and the States, as also the petition upon it to the King, "but say what they can, things are passed as the other would have it, which makes the world suspect that they have found great friends and made much use of their wicked mammon. Our men shall never have like means and advantage to bring them to reason as they had now, both in regard that we are sought to combine either with the Portugal, French, and Danes, as also, and that specially, that our merchants were generally animated and thoroughly resolved to set up their whole rest upon it, which was never so great, nor perhaps will easily be again, now the opportunity is lost and the heat cooled." [Extract from Domestic Corresp. Jac. I., Vol. CIX., No. 75, Cal., p. 51.] Encloses,
683. I. Petition of the East India Company to the King. Protesting against the article "touching the question of forts," framed by the States Commissioners, and which has received his Majesty's approbation, as utterly cutting off the Company from all hope and expectation of their obtaining any parts of the forts at any time hereafter, which in the end would utterly exclude the Company from the whole trade of the Indies ; praying the King to take the subject into his gracious consideration. [East Indies, Vol. I., No. 77.]
683. II. The article above referred to being the 24th Article of the Treaty of 7 July 1619, word for word. These enclosures endorsed by Carleton. [East Indies, Vol. I., No. 78.]
June 8. 684. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Gratuity to William Ebert for ending the account of the seventh voyage. Petition of William and Benjamin, father and brother of Henry Patteson, deceased, desiring to have the money for his goods sold at Tecoe. William Fursland entertained purser's mate in the Bull. Elizabeth, wife of Abraham Ringsall, sailor in the Swan, to have two months of her husband's wages. John Davies entertained gunner in the Bull. Petition of Joan, sister of John Jenkins, for a debt. Thos. Baker entertained steward, he having supplied the like place in Sir John Fearne's ship with Sir Walter Ralegh. Letters and commissions for the Bull to be hastened, also 80,000l. ryals, 17 tons of lead, and a proportion of 35 shot for each piece to be put aboard. Richard, son of Margaret Owen, to be employed in the Bull. [Two pages. Court Bk. IV., 361-362.]
June 9. 685. Thos. Locke to Carleton. The articles of the treaty sent by Sir C. Edmondes have suffered some alteration, they are therefore sent de novo. [Extract from Domestic Corresp. Jac. I., Vol. CIX., No. 82, Cal., p. 52.]
June 9. London. 686. Thos. Murray to Carleton. The treaty of the East Indian traffic is concluded and to continue in force for 20 years. Knows it will displease all Spaniards and all Spanish affected. [Extract from Domestic Corresp. Jac. I., Vol. CIX., No. 83, Cal., p. 52.]
1619. June 9/19. 687. Sir Clement Edmondes to Carleton. Desiring that he should be first acquainted as well with the conclusion of the treaty as with the articles, he sent them to him when they were but in embryo ; our joint concurrence and conferences have since that time brought them to the perfection he will receive herewith. [Holland Corresp.]
June 10-11. 688. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Charges against Binyon, the measurer of timber at Blackwall, and his answers. June 11.-The fittings of the Bull to be hastened. Burrell's undertakings thought too much for one man. Henry Bache refused further employment. Lady Mary Wroth's brokes remitted. Redress to be sought for the wrongs in Greenland. [Three pages and a quarter. Court Bk. IV., 362-366.]
June 12. London. 689. Sir Thos Edmondes to Carleton. After many disputes and much contestation the treaty with the States about the East India trade has been at length concluded, the article concerning fortifications, the great point in difference, being reserved for accommodation two or three years hence. The States well pleased with this agreement ; all honest men here rejoice exceedingly at it, hoping it will be a means to renew the ancient amity between the two countries. Great alarm of Spain on hearing of the first entering into the treaty ; not a little pleased when difficulties ensued. [Extract from Domestic Corresp. Jac. I., Vol. CIX., No. 91, Cal., p. 53.]
June 13. Greenwich. 690. Sec. Calvert to Carleton. He will receive a letter from the King recommending to him the business which he has now to deal in with the King of Denmark's subjects in the East Indies. His Majesty would not have him omit to make use of his good offices as he finds occasion, in accommodating matters of difference betwixt the King of Denmark and them, in respect of this trade. [Holland Corresp.]
June 13/23. Brussels. 691. W. Trumbull to Carleton. Is sure he knows better than himself that our treaty with the Hollanders for the East Indies is happily concluded. [Extract from Holland Corresp.]
June 15. 692. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Further gratuity to Aldworthe's children under the tuition of Robt. Wallis and William Petre. Concerning Tanckmore's building a ship at Shoreham. Committee appointed to acquaint the States Commissioners and see whether they will send any letters by the Bull. Report from Antwerp that the Hollanders had taken great prizes from the Chinese and intend great matters against the Spaniards, but no mention is made in a letter written by Jas. Slade from Bantam of 10 Sept. last, who reports that divers of the Company's ships are dispersed in places in India, which gave good satisfaction ; also that Nathaniel Salmon is dead. Edlyn's accounts. Lease of Crosby House surrendered to my Lady of Pembroke, greatly to the discontent of the Company. A convenient house both for courts and offices to be inquired for. [One page and three quarters. Court Bk. IV., 366-367.]
June 16. The Hague. 693. Carleton to Chamberlain. The same merchants of the Dutch East India Company who were lately in England are now going over to conclude the treaty for the conjunction of the two Companies. It might have been more advantageous for our men in the point of fortificatious, but these are stiff not to quitter prise, and it is better to meet upon these terms than to remain as before, which would not but turn to the ruin of both. [Extract from Holland Corresp.]
June 18. 694. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Request of the Treasurer to have his accounts audited by "some of the generalty," having heard that they have been questioned and suspected. Sir Richard Smith's business. Thos. Gooddredge discharged from the Company's service at Deptford. Concerning John Smith's salary, formerly entertained steward of the house at Jacatra. Thos. Cowley referred for employment. Henry Bache entertained for seven years with a salary of 40l., increasing 10l. per annum. The last ship ready to sail for Muscovia ; value of the cargo 5,746l. [Two pages and a quarter. Court Bk. IV., 268-270.]
June 18. [The Hague.] 695. Carleton to Sec. Calvert. The deputies of the Dutch East India Company are now going over to conclude the conjunction with ours, the good issue of which business, after so many difficulties, is ascribed with much thankfulness both of the Prince of Orange and the States to his Majesty. [Extract from Holland Corresp.]
June 20. London. 696. Sir Gerard Herbert to Carleton. The States feasted at Sir Thos. Smythe's, at Skinner's Hall, Ironmongers' Hall, and other places ; they are very much respected and are now busied with Greenland. [Extract from Domestic Corresp. Jac. I., Vol. CIX., No. 103, Cal., p. 54.]
June 22-25. 697. Court Minutes of the East India Company. Concerning the estate of Anthony Fugars, deceased. Jas. Cartwright, Thos. Cowley, and Rich. Winch referred for employment. Four factors to be appointed, two in the Bull and two with the Dutchmen in their ship ; Sam. Bridger to be conferred with. Private committee appointed "to have due consideration thought upon" the Commissioners in the treaty betwixt the English and Dutch, especially those who have taken the most pains, as the Treasurer of the Household, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Clement Edmondes, and some others. Petition of Christopher Greene, surgeon, who went forth with Sir Thos. Roe and returned in the Bull, concerning his goods ; to wait until the Ambassador's return, which is expected in two or three months' time. Binyon and Parker referred to the committees of the yards. Proceedings of committees at Blackwall and Deptford. Concerning the suit in chancery between Thos., brother of John Gourney, deceased, and Wm. Finch, about John Gourney's estate. June 25.-Suit of John Smith for leave to carry his wife with him to the East Indies ; "being overcome with importunity did give way for her going, if he could find a convenient cabin in the gunner's room, which was held the most convenient place for privacy." James Cartwright referred for employment. The Bull to be discharged from Gravesend. Orders given to Mountney to provide two pipes of wine for Capt. Adams, besides four or five pipes to be left at Bantam for relief of men and ships, "having such persons of good worth there, as Sir Thos. Dale and others, who will take it very kindly to be so well remembered with means for relief in their absence." Imputations against Capt. Adams to be inquired into ; how he cleared himself from former accusations and turned the disgrace upon his accusers ; yet desiring to hear the uttermost which can be truly objected, young Crispe and other honest men who were with Adams in the ship to be called before a committee privately, to hear what they can truly say of his carriage and behaviour. Refusal of Samuel Bridger to go the voyage ; motion to employ Lucas Antheunis and William Ebert referred. Concerning the meeting of a general court for the election of officers ; resolved to take no notice of any petition, which it is reported is intended by some of the generalty, "about some things distasted by them, and combining to make an innovation and alteration in the government of the Company to the endangering of the subversion thereof ;" the committee "being bound in conscience to prefer and maintain the peace and welfare of the trade and Company in general, they ought to oppose whatsoever may tend to the disturbance or ruin thereof," and "to be resolute in their courses, without alteration of place or anything else ;" though if the assembly be found so great, and more than the Governor's hall can hold, to procure Merchant Taylors' or some other larger place." Some of opinion that time will cause them to see their errors and let fall their petition and be more temperate in prosecuting innovations." Conclusion of Peter Langley's business. Satisfaction given to the executors of Edward Langley, deceased, in full of all matters depending between the Company and them. Instructions to be drawn out for Henry Bache ; whether he shall go in the Dutch ship or the Bull to be determined. [Six pages and a half. Court Bk. IV., 370-376.]
June 26. The Hague. 698. Carleton to Sec. Naunton. Believes the Dutch East India merchants are still on this side the seas ; the winds have been so contrary. Conceives that now their business will not end the treaty with the States Commissioners, but that his Majesty may think fit to take some cause likewise in other points which are in difference. [Extract from Holland Corresp.]
1619? 699. Petition of the Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading to the East Indies to the King. His Majesty having commanded them to erect forts in places in the East Indies most fit for trade, that they may not be subject to surprise or question upon every slight occasion, as now they are, the petitioners request sufficient power to warrant them in building forts. [Domestic Jac. I., Vol. CIV., No. 61, Cal., p. 607.]