Letters and Papers relating to the Navy, &c.: June 1655

Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Interregnum, 1655. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1881.

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'Letters and Papers relating to the Navy, &c.: June 1655', in Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Interregnum, 1655, (London, 1881) pp. 489-498. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/domestic/interregnum/1655/pp489-498 [accessed 12 April 2024]

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June 1655

Date. From To Subject. References.
Vol. 110.
June 1 Col. Wm. Sydenham, Whitehall. Navy Comrs Begs favour for Capt. Jno. Arthur, who has been at much pains and charge in pressing men, as Vice-Admiral, and merely desires the usual recompense. 1
" " Capt. Jno. Taylor, Chatham. " As the masts, &c., sent are not fit for the frigate building, wants others, as also the compass timber, long since promised by Jonas Shish. As Kent will not supply the timber needed, can send up some merchants who can. 2
" 2 Chas. Thorowgood, Portsmouth. Adm. Com. Particulars of the arrival, departure, and victualling of ships 3
" " Capt. Robt. Vessey, Nightingale, Plymonth Sound. " Came in with 30 sail under convoy, and is ordered by Commissioner Hatsell to lie between Plymouth and the Land's End. 4
" " Adm. Com. Jno. Pitt. Order to bring on shore the money put on board the Fairfax, for Jno. Poortmans to pay the prize money due to the fleet, and deliver it to Mr. Child, agent to the Navy Treasurer at Portsmouth, who is to keep it until further order. 5
" " " " Master and warders of the Watermen's Company. Order to impress 200 able seamen or watermen for such ships as the Navy Commissioners shall appoint, and supply them with press and conduct money, which is to be repaid by warrant from the Navy Commissioners. 6
June 2 Adm. Com. Navy Comrs Order to distribute 160 of the 200 men to be supplied by the Watermen's Company in 4 merchant ships mentioned, and the remainder in the State's ships in the river designed for the Western expedition; also to see that the press and conduct money for the former is repaid to the State. 7
" " " " " Order to examine the papers of Capt. Cubitt, claiming compensation for impressing men, and to make him all proper allowance. 8
" " " " Rich. Busby Order to attend the Navy Commissioners about a pinnace in Mr. Parkins' yard at Redriff, alleged to belong to the State, but claimed by Abraham Mucker and others. 9
" " Jno. Errell, boatswain of the Dover. Account of stores received from the boatswain of the Cardiff 10
" " Gen. Robt. Blake Certificate that the Maidenhead, laden with provisions for the fleet, unloaded a portion thereof at Gibraltar, on the arrival of the fleet there on 24 May, and the remainder at Cadiz on 2 June, when they were cleared from the State's service. 11
" 3 " " Like certificate for the Sea-Adventure 12
" 4 John Major Note of stores wanted for the Endeavour ketch 13–16
" " Capt. Fras. Willoughby, Salisbury. Navy Comrs Desires some person may go to Worcester House and note the number of the trees [in Claringdon Park] belonging to Mr. Cooper, as also of those sold to him by the Trustees at Worcester House, that they may be had for the service of the State. With report by Rich. Sydenham that Cooper bought 3,707 for 2,853l. 17s. 9d., besides those marked for the Navy. 7 June 1652. 17, 18
" " " " Robt. Blackborne. Has not found things as he wished, and there is an obstruction in the sale of the timber, the people fearing Mr. Cooper will hinder its removal or the digging of saw pits; desires orders. 19
" " Geo. Payler, York. Navy Comrs His absence is caused by necessity, a plea more valid than Magna Charta. Wanted to return with Major Thomson, but he was suddenly called southward. 20
" " Major Robt. Thomson, York. " Has arrived at the end of his journey, and would have set forward again, but having to stay in two places, will wait on them next week. 21
" " Adm. Com. " Order to make out a bill to Capt. John Bourne, at 20s. a day, as commander of the squadron bound for Newfoundland, and a like bill for the time he served in the Portsmouth. 22
" 5 " " " Order to examine 4 bills sent, and consider what part ought to be allowed on account of the Navy 23
" 6 " " " Order to receive an invoice from Capt. Alderne and the Tower officers, for all provisions put on board the ships designed for the Western expedition, and transmit an account to the Generals and commissioners in the West Indies. 24
" " " " " Order for supplying the ships engaged for the Western expedition with what provisions they expend during their stay in the Downs, so that they may sail with a complete proportion. 25
" " Capt. Mark Harrison, the Church, Downs. " Sailed from the Hope with the Welcome and 3 others. His ship is tight and in good order, but 6 of his guns are stowed up with provisions, and must so remain until he arrives in the country. None of the fleet have arrived in the Downs. 26
June 6 Chas. Thorowgood, Portsmouth. Navy Comrs Asks what proportion of victuals is to be supplied to ships named. The Preston is paid off, and will sail to-morrow. 27
" " Capt. Gabriel Saunders, Tiger. Examination of Rich. Maydley, the steward, on his complaint against Jno. Senior, clerk of the check, of breach of duty and embezzlement, which he admits he is unable to prove. 28
" 8 Navy Comrs. Adm. Com. Have paid the mariners of the John Baptist out of the freight of her goods brought from New England; and having balanced the account, find 12l. 8s. 0d. due to the State, which Major Sedgwick will pay to the Navy Treasurer. 29
" " " " Ask orders as to the disposal of the Bristol and Nightingale, having received notice from Capt. Thorowgood, master attendant at Portsmouth, of their arrival there to victual. 30
" " Fras. Holt, Mayor, and Th. Mullins, Notary, Portsmouth. " Send depositions of Fras. Jansen Brower, master of the Sampson of Amsterdam, and two of her company, that their ship having been taken by Capt. Gabriel Saunders of the Tiger, his company embezzled various articles named belonging to her, before bringing her into Portsmouth Harbour. 31,32
" " Capt. Hen. Hatsell, Plymouth. Navy Comrs Sends copy of a former demand for cordage, cables, &c., and note of what has been sent in the Mary of Plymouth. As there is a great deficiency, and many frigates to refit, desires the remainder may be sent at once, to prevent delay. The Fagons has brought in two Dutch ships laden with salt. 33, 34
" " John Maidstone, Whitehall. Adm. Com. Recommends Wm. Wright, a clerk, who has formerly served the Parliament, as clerk of the check in the Faithful Speaker. 35
" " Wm. Wright " Petition to be clerk of the check in the Speaker. Has served through the troubles, but has been some time out of employ. 36
" 9 Capt. Ben. Sacheverell, Pearl, with the fleet at sea. Lieut. Col. Kelsey. Received 3 months' provisions for his fleet at Cadiz, and then put to sea again; hopes they will not remain long in those parts; was never more discontented and weary of a voyage; wants sails and cordage. Has bought his sister, Kelsey's wife, a Turkey carpet, and silk quilt and other things for his own wife, and sent a box by Capt. Pack. 37
" " Capt. Jno. Bourne, the Lyme, Downs. Adm. Com. Recommends his lieutenant, Thomas Milton, for promotion, he having faithfully served several years. 38
" " Adm. Com. Navy Comrs Order for refitting and victualling the Bristol and Nightingale at Portsmouth, and the Hare pink at Liverpool, for the summer fleet. 39
" " " " " Order to make out bills for 150l. apiece to Thos. Smith, Major Robt. Thomson, Edw. Hopkins, Peter Pett, Major Nehemiah Bourne, and Fras. Willoughby, for extraordinary services as Navy Commissioners. 40
" " Thos. Shewell, Bristol. " Asks whether he shall pay for the furniture supplied by the captain for the great cabin, as neither the boatswain nor carpenter indent for such things. The ship has been as far as Lundy, but put back, the convoy having lost some anchors and cables. 41
" " Officers of the Great President. Deposition as to the damage done to their ship when being hauled on shore to tallow. 42
June 9 Lord Deputy Charles Fleetwood and the Council of Ireland, Nenagh. Pass. For Lady Ann Southwell, of Limerick, and Saml. Clerke and his wife, with their servants and goods to any port in England; shipmasters to convoy them to Milford Haven. 43
" 10 Comr. Peter Pett, Chatham. Navy Comrs Capt. Taylor wants an imprest of 1,000l. to Mr. Maplestone for timber; as he could not manage without a supply, has signed a bill for him for 800l.; he is honest and will render account. Notes of ships. 44
" " Rich. Cowes, Cat pink, Milford Haven. " Begs that Humberston Hurst, victualler at Kinsale, may be paid for stores supplied for his ship; will deliver an account at the end of the voyage. 45
" 11 Edw. Hopkins, Navy Office. Adm. Com. Sends duplicates of the bills of lading and invoices, for provisions put on board the ships designed for the Western expedition. 46
" " John Maidstone, Hampton Court. Hen. Lawrence, Lord President. To move the Admiralty Commissioners to release a waterman from serving in the fleet, he having to maintain his mother and grandmother, who are widows. 47
" " Adm. Com. Navy Comrs Order for payment of the wages of the boatswain, gunner, and carpenter of the Great President. With a note by Hopkins to Capt. Fras. Parke, 30 May, asking his reasons for refusing to sign the boatswain's account; and his reply that he objects to the amounts charged. 48–50
" " Edm. Harvey, Cheapside. Col. Barkstead, Lieut. of the Tower. Wrote Mr. Hopkins, Navy Commissioner, for a list of the provisions and merchandize put on board the ships; wants it at once, as he must not clear the ships at Gravesend without it. Has instructed Mr. Whittle, the secretary at the Custom House, to send it down by express. 51
" " John Major, Endeavour. Navy Comrs Discharged Thos. Debbet, the mate, and his two servants, and cleared their tickets. The Hunter from St. Christopher's reports that Gen. Penn passed the Island on the 7th inst., and that the Marston Moor and Selby, at anchor there, sailed after him. 52
" " Ed. Pelling and Jno. Morris, Gravesend. " The victualling ships have not been stayed; wishes the captains were as forward to be dispatched. Went on board the Hopewell, and found 30 cases of strong waters in the captain's cabin, marked for his own use; he is now in London. The master said he intended to sail to-morrow, but has been drunk all day. If no account is to be given in such cases, any man might freight a ship under a like pretence, and not be questioned. 53
" " Jno. Morris, Gravesend. " Has issued petty warrant provisions for 140 pressed men, but only 100 have as yet appeared, whereof 50 are put on board the 4 merchant ships, and the rest in the pink, where they are mustered. Will pass the cheese on board the Recovery without let. 54
" " Capt. Fras. Willoughby, Portsmouth. Robt. Blackborne. Has returned sooner than he expected, as Mr. Cooper at Claringdon refused the removal of the felled or standing trees, but thinks he will retract. Will take Sussex and Surrey on his way to London. 55
June 11 Capt. Fras. Willoughby, Portsmouth. Adm. Com. Repairs of ships. There being great complaints of the people suffering by small French vessels cruising on the coast, who took a hoy with several passengers on the Needles, gave orders for fitting out the Deptford shallop. The Portsmouth and others should be sent out to convoy ships and protect trade. 56
" " " " Navy Comrs Sends a bill of lading for pipe staves, hemp, &c., on board the Starland. Begs payment of the freight on delivery. 57
" " Capt. Jno. Taylor, Chatham. " Asks money to pay for timber purchased by Mr. Maplesden, the purveyor for the navy, as there are two new ships on the stocks, which are delayed for want of supplies. Begs further time to make out and send in his accounts, the storekeeper being absent. 58
" 12 Major N. Bourne, Gravesend. Adm. Com. The officers are anxious to dispatch the ships to the fleet in the Downs, but complain of the continual absence of their commanders and officers. Has ordered them to sail, but as he fears some of their captains will remain behind, Capt. Alderne should be sent down to hasten them away, and the commander of the squadron should have power to sail, and to appoint others if they are absent. Is going to the Downs. 59
" " Stephen Skewes, Satisfaction, Liverpool Water. Navy Comrs Sends two muster books. Has received 6 months' provisions for 100 men, and is waiting a wind. 60
" " Adm. Com. " Order for fitting out the Islip frigate at Liverpool, and victualling her for 5 months, that she may proceed to her station on the Scotch coast. 61
" 13 Capt. Jno. Taylor, Chatham. " Is in great need of 100 loads of compass timber for the new ships building, and some has been offered at a higher price than the purveyor is allowed to give; desires a warrant for securing it, as also a supply of treenails and elm plank. There are 20 elm trees to be sold at Brainford, which are fit for the service. 62
" " Capt. Fras. Willoughby, Portsmouth. Robt. Blackborne. Account of the defective state of the Bristol's mainmast. The new one will be ready to set on Friday. 63
" 15 Fras. Cranwill [Navy Comrs] Will sail for Portsmouth. Could not see the propriety of going to Chester to receive the small sum of 5l. from Mr. Walley for tallowing, &c., so arranged with Saml. Windis for its payment, and hopes they will reimburse him. 64
" " Major N. Bourne, Deal. Adm. Com. The merchant ships bound with the squadron westward have arrived. Will settle all things by to-morrow, that they may embrace the first wind; will also arrange that they have an additional week's provisions sent them from Dover. 65
" " Wm. Serjant, Islip, Liverpool Road. Navy Comrs Has washed and tallowed, and is ready to take in provisions, but the victualler will not be ready for 14 days. The steward being in the men's debt by bad husbandry, wishes to indent for the last 5 months, when he will be able to repay them; having indented at Dublin in his absence for 6 weeks, and begun a new victualling, asks whether he or the steward shall continue it. 66
June 15 Capt. Edw. Tarleton, Islip, Liverpool. Navy Comrs To like effect with the preceding. As his men are in great want of clothes, desires an order to Jno. Sandiford to supply them. 67
" 16 Charles Walley, jun., Chester. " Will supply the Islip and Hare with money, &c., during his uncle Walley's absence in London. Has taken up 450l. for refitting the Hare; they are both at Liverpool; will instruct their captains to be good husbands for the State, and not to be profuse in bringing unnecessary charges. 68
" " Robt. Blackborne, Whitehall. " The Admiralty Commissioners find, on perusal of the invoice of provisions sent in the 8 ships of war bound westward, that the wearing apparel and other necessaries are stated to be for the use of the fleet in the Indies, whereas they are for the regiment on board, and desire the mistake may be rectified. The oars, awnings, shallops, &c., which were to be provided for the use of the fleet, may also be inserted, and each captain furnished with an invoice of the provisions he has on board, so that on his arrival, the General and Commissioners may know the amount of supplies sent by each. 69
" " Navy Comrs. Robt. Blackborne. As Capt. Alderne has gone to Whitehall, he will satisfy the Commissioners about the invoices. The awnings, oars, shallops, &c., were stowed in the several ships by order of Major Bourne, and as he is in the Downs, cannot give any account; have written him to send particulars thereof to the Commissioners and Generals in the Indies, and the clerks are transcribing the several invoices, so that each captain may carry one, and know what he has on board. 70
" " Capt. Fras. Willoughby, Portsmouth. Navy Comrs Received the papers about Mr. Johnson's business, and has delivered that to Mr. Chafe. Will forbear giving the value of the work done until he attends them next week; but if the delay will prejudice Johnson, Major Bourne can do it. Movements of ships. 71
" " Adm. Com. " Order to make out a bill to Capt. Jno. Taylor for 20l. for extraordinary charges, and saving expense to the State in building the Selby in the Thames, and also to allow him after the rate of 85 feet in length and 25 feet in breadth, he having exceeded the dimensions contracted for. 72
" " " " Navy Comrs and Treasurer. Order to pay the wages of Thos. Goulding, late gunner of the Portsmouth, and of Thos. Burgess, late gunner of the Essex, defalking 10l. from each on account of some embezzlements of their ships' stores. 73
" " " " Navy Comrs Order for the navy victuallers to provide victuals and beverage in lieu of beer, at Portsmouth, Plymouth, Harwich, and Dover, for 3,500 men of Gen. Blake's fleet in the Straits for 13 weeks, and arrange for its transportation. 74
" " " " " Order to contract with the navy victuallers for providing 6 months more provisions for 1,500 men for the summer guard in the Port of London; but if the supplies ordered for Gen. Blake's fleet occasion the drawing away of any part of the proportion to be left at Portsmouth, Plymouth, Dover, and Harwich, for the fleet in the Channel, they are to make up the deficiency out of the 1,500 men's victuals, and the Navy Commissioners are to make out bills of imprest to the victuallers for any money due hereupon. 75
June 16 Capt. Thos. Wilson, Deputy-Lieutenant of Dover Castle. Navy Comrs Sends deposition of Jno. Cornelison Prince, master of the Hope of Amsterdam, Peter Symons, pilot, and Jacob Johnson, shipwright, that the ship was laden with timber by Edw. Scott, merchant of Amsterdam, and consigned to Laurence Hubacke at Brest; but when near the Casketts, was captured by the Elizabeth frigate and brought into Dover. Know of no other bills of lading or papers than those found on board, but the captain of the Elizabeth took away two large looking glasses, a quantity of deals, and some wearing apparel; there were also 8 barrels of tar on board. All the crew were Hollanders. 76
" " Matt. Chafe, Portsmouth. " Received their order through Capt. Willoughby to survey the extra work done to the Welcome by Mr. Johnson at Blackwall, and sends particulars; both contracts amount to 400l. 77
" 18 Capt. Fras. Willoughby, Portsmouth. Adm. Com. Sends a survey of the Pelican prize by Jno. Tippetts and 2 others; she is unfit for service, and an obstruction in the harbour. The Hopewell has come in for 14 days' victuals, the Monny at Weymouth not being ready. Particulars of ships. 78,79
" " " " Robt. Blackborne. Will set forward on his journey into Sussex, Surrey, and Middlesex to-morrow, and will then wait upon him. 80
" 19 Adm. Com. Navy Comrs Order for Commissioner Pett to see that the Naseby is sent to Chatham 81
" " Wm. Whitehorn, the Gainsborough, Leith Road. " Desires they will pay Jno. Neale 7l. for a long boat bought of Wm. Dod; was put to much trouble and expense while on the North Coast for want of one. Has expended other moneys for necessaries, and still requires some sails and a cable. Has been at Leith 10 days, and must remain until the brewing of the beer. 82
" 20 Navy Comrs. Adm. Com. Have agreed with the victuallers for 1,500 men's victuals, and also for a further supply to Gen. Blake; but they must draw some provisions from Harwich to London, and from Plymouth to Portsmouth, where one ship should lade, and the others be sent from London. Two frigates and 2 merchantmen will be sufficient for its transportation; desire order for fitting and freighting them. Money should be sent in lieu of beverage to save the freight. 83
" 21 Adm. Com. Navy Comrs Order to make out a bill to Capt. Jos. Cubitt of Dartmouth, for 40l. 15s. 7d. disbursed by him for the fleet in 1652 by order of the Council of State. 84
" " " " " Order to pay off the Winsby with the rest of the winter guard 85
" 22 Rich. Wickes, clerk of the check, Falcon, Jamaica. " Sends two muster books by the Half Moon, bound for England; also some tickets, and desires the amount due upon one may be paid to his wife. 86
" " Comr. Peter Pett Adm. Com. Sent propositions for preventing the embezzlement of the stores at Chatham. Thos. Whitton should be employed to carry them out. 87
" " Navy Comrs. " On the petition of Geo. Taylor, for compensation for the loss of his lighter, as it was partly through his own neglect, though the officers at Woolwich yard cannot be wholly excused, think it will be an act of charity to give him 10l. besides the freight. With order, 26 June, for its payment. 88,89
June 22 Navy Comrs. Adm. Com. Have examined [Wm.] Carey's bills, and though some of the charges are high, from the lapse of time they ought to be allowed. 90
" 23 Adm. Com. Navy Comrs Order to make out bills for what is allowable on Wm. Carey's accounts 91
" " " " " Order to send an account of the provisions put on board 12 ships in the Downs for the Western expedition. 92
" " Ordnance Officers Account of granado shells in the stores 93
" 25 Thos. Scott, and 2 others. Navy Comrs The Fox and Old President are unfit for service; value the former at 65l. 17s. 0d., and the latter at 79l. 0s. 0d. 94
" " Jno. Watson Adm. Com. Send a survey of muskets, pistols, &c., in the Ordnance Office 95
" " H. Tonge, Fairfax, Downs. Capt. Adam Banes, Somerset House. Asks a steward's place in one of the ships building at Chatham, Woolwich, or Portsmouth, having had 16 years' experience at sea; served under Gen. Penn, and can be recommended by the Vice-Admiral, who is now in London. 96
" 26 Adm. Com. Navy Comrs Order to call upon Major Robt. Sedgwick to refund 154l. 18s. 7d., due on his accounts in relation to his employment in New England. 97
" " Capt. Jno. Parker,Barnstaple. " Having received orders to victual and tallow, has taken up 5l. of the victualler's agent. Will send up the sea books as soon as the clerk of the check comes on board, and give an account at the end of the voyage. 98
" 27 Chas. Thorowgood, Portsmouth. " Sends the appraisement of the ships for sale, but the master shipwright judges they might serve longer if repaired. The Tiger has sent in a Fleming with salt. The Winsby will take in her victuals to-morrow, and go into the Bay. Has nothing in the stores fit for sale. 99
" " John Timberly, steward of the Merlin. Adm. Com. Petition for 6 weeks' time to clear himself, keeping his place. Has been imprisoned and suffered much by aspersions. 100
" " Robt. Blackborne, Whitehall. Navy Comrs His Highness having referred the matter of the imprisonment of Jno. Timberly, late steward of the Merlin, to the Admiralty Commissioners, they desire to know the nature of his offence, and particulars of the proceedings at the sessions. 101
" " Adm. Com. Ordnance officers. Order to take care that the cranes on Tower Hill are not used by private persons 102
" " Christ. Pett, and 2 others, Woolwich. [Navy Comrs] Send up Ann Clarke who, going on board the Recovery, had a piece of a 6 inch hawser sold to her by the boatswain's servant. 103
" 28 Thos. Smith, Navy Office. Robt. Blackborne. Hears from Mr. Jessop that the petition of the owners of the Anne Percy has been referred by his Highness and Council to the Admiralty Commissioners, who are to report how the money due to them by the State may be satisfied. As the largest owner, cannot say any more than what is in the petition and certificates, but desires the money may be paid out of the Prize Office, as it is prize money long since due. The account of the provisions put on board the 12 ships for the Western expedition is in hand. 104
June 29 Comr. Peter Pett, Chatham. Adm. Com. Sailed from Gravesend for Sheerness, with the Naseby, and will take the first wind to bring her to her moorings above Upnor Castle. Has sent home the extra men employed to assist in bringing her about. Asks how many are to be kept on board while in harbour. Noted 20, besides officers, as a 1st rate. 105
" " " " Navy Comrs To the same effect 106
" " Navy Comrs. Adm. Com. Send account of all the extraordinary provisions put on board 12 ships for the Western expedition. 107
" " Capt. Hen. Hatsell, Plymouth. Major N. Bourne, Navy Office. Asks him to obtain payment of a bill for money disbursed on 8 May last, as the service will become too burdensome unless he can have repayment. Has charged another at 4 days on the Navy Treasurer for 435l. 16s. 0d., and intreats payment, as he has sent the accounts and receipts to the Navy Commissioners. Has also disbursed other moneys in refitting the Reserve, and will want more to supply the stores. 108
" " " " Navy Comrs To like effect. Capt. Heaton has sent in two Frenchmen laden with salt, and had an engagement with three French men-of-war, but came off well as to the loss of men, although his masts and bowsprit are shot. He will keep out as long as he can. 109
" " Capt. Edm. Thomson, Plover, the Ragg, Iceland. " Most of the fishery have made the greater part of their voyage, and have not been interrupted, save one by a Biscaneer, bound for Greenland, who took away some of his provisions. Has had most of his men sick of an ague, but they are recovered. Will remain to the end of the fishing, if not otherwise ordered. 110
" " Robt. Sutcliffe " Is brother of the captain of the Basing, now in Scotland, and as she is ordered to the North of Scotland, and her medicine chest requires replenishing, desires order to the wardens of Surgeons' Hall to pay him the necessary money. 111
" " Capt. Edw. Tarleton, Liverpool. " Has taken up 115l. of a friend to fit out his frigate, and supply his men with necessaries for the winter, and desires the bill may be paid. Will sail with the first wind. 112
" 30 Comrs. for Sick and Wounded, Little Britain. Robt. Blackborne. Request to further the business of Ann King, that she may return to Harwich, where she has been very useful to sick and wounded seamen. Her son having been slain at sea in the Convert, they inserted her in a list of 22 persons last March, but not receiving any benefit, she has taken a journey to London, and is staying at her own charge. 113
" " Robt. Midford, Woolwich. [Navy Comrs] Mr. Lawrence, master of the Joshua, having moored his ship too close to the hulk, and there being another merchantman also lying there, they came foul, and damage was done to the extent of 5l. 16s. 8d.; this sum they have paid him; desires order as to its disposal. Several officers of the State's ships lying at Woolwich took extraordinary pains in clearing the moorings. Noted to abate out of this bill. 114
June. Wm. Serjant [Islip] Liverpool. " Sailed from Dublin on 1 Mar. for Inverlochy, where they arrived 4 Apr., and remained until 1st June, when they received orders from Gen. Monk to go to Liverpool to revictual, and then return. Arrived on the 8th. Has formerly sent an account for provisions received, amounting to 11l. 5s. 0d. 115
[June] Wm. Bodham [Navy Comrs] Sends the account of Thos. Lawes, late deputy treasurer to the West India fleet, under Gen. Penn, who died at Jamaica, 19 June 1655, showing the disposition of 8,000l., received from Mr. Child at Portsmouth, in Dec. 1654. 116, 117
" " Geo. Woodward Adm. Com. Petition to be boatswain in the Hopewell pink. Has been faithful at sea, and at great charges in attending, and can give testimony of fidelity. 118
" " " " " To like effect. Sends another certificate, the former not being satisfactory. With certificate by Capt. Fras. Parke and Mat. Langdale, to his service as coxswain and midshipman, 26 June. 119, 120
" " Capt. Robt. Mackey, the Yarmouth. " Has come in to victual, and then return to his station, where he will remain until his month's provisions are expended. His company were discontented from not being paid, having been out 15 months, but are now somewhat satisfied by the hopes that they will receive pay the end of the summer. 121
June? John Barber, purser of the Kent. " Petition for confirmation of his place to which he was appointed by Adm. Stokes, 23 May last, on the death of Thos. Sharpe, late purser. 122
" " Wm. Molins, Abel Richardson. " Account of saltpetre delivered in to the workhouse at Lambeth, and of gunpowder delivered in to the Tower by them, from Aug. 1653 to Feb. 1654–5. 123