Index: B

Calendar of State Papers Relating To English Affairs in the Archives of Venice, Volume 31, 1657-1659. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1931.

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Badajos [Estremadura, Spain], check to Portuguese at, 79.

Bagni, Niccolo, papal nuncio in France, Mazarin defends English alliance to, 26; ready to proceed with negotiations for peace, 193.

Bahouse. See Bohus.

Baker, Capt. Daniel, commander of the Morning Star, 73.

Ballarino, Giovanni Battista, Venetian Secretary at the Porte:
-, despatches to the Senate, 166, 171, 187, 189, 198, 279.
-, despatch to the Inquisitors of State, 190.
-, instructions to, 287.
-, letter to, 190.
-, reports warlike preparations of Turks, 153; Bendish indifferent about plight of, 190–1.
-, speaks with Draperis about granting ships to Turks, 166–7; hopes to see Bendish about same, 187; to prevent Turks using foreign ships, 287.
-, warns English and French ship masters to be cautious, 279.

Baltic Sea, 284.
-, Danes seize Swedish ships in 65, 79; Cromwell urged to send squadron to, 77; Montagu's fleet reported going to, 86; Denmark would dispute entry of English squadron into, 99.
-, Dutch squadron said to be going to, 105; Dutch hope England will induce Sweden to do what they require in, 107; Nieuport to propose alliance for defence of trade in, 215, 232–3.
-, does not suit England for Sweden to spread conquests in, 107; levies for Sweden will be sent to, 113; troops that sailed for return, 146.
-, English ship seized in, by Brandenburgers, 163; not possible to exclude Swedes from, 233.
-, Dutch prepare to defend passage into, 174; Dutch send fleet to, 262; Dutch victory in, 269.
-, Ayscue starting for, 260; English fleet sails for, 267, 270, 276; ice likely to block access to, 274.
-, Anglo French aims would exclude Dutch from, 268; Dutch anxiety to keep open, 280.
-, Dutch countermand orders for further ships to, 277; their succour cannot move because of ice in, 278.
-, Thurloe describes state of affairs in, 295; ship from reports Swedish repulse at Copenhagen, 299.

Bampfield, Sir Thomas, chosen as deputy for Speaker, 300.

bankrupt, law concerning, 246.

Bantam, East Indies, Dutch capture three ships coming from, 237.

Barbadoes, West Indies, ship from plundered by Dutch, 24; Ayscue annexed for England, 70.

Barbary, N. Africa:
-, Ruyter sent against pirates of, 15; Ruyter to leave ships to check, 118.
-, Venetian victory over ships of, 61, 80, 136.
-, merchants would like destruction of nests of, if did not irritate Turk, 138.
-, English squadron sent to demand peace of, 142, 161; to put down piracies of, 146, 158, 172.
-, Friendship captured off shores of, 143; Cromwell will keep squadron in Mediterranean to secure trade against, 178; agreements made with, 200, 249.
-, Vizier ready to give Bendish satisfaction for claims against, 187; Bendish takes high tone about, 189, 190; he complains to Vizier about, 198.
-, English count on peace with, 250; Bendish denies agreement with, 279; no reliance to be placed on, 289.

-, See also Algiers; Tripoli; Tunis.

Barcelona [Catalonia, Spain], fear of English attack at, 237.

Barckmans, John, 244.

Barkman, Barchman, Barcman, John, Swedish secretary in England:
-, colleagues to assist in maritime negotiations, 66; presses Cromwell for help, 91, 125.
-, urges Cromwell to send squadron to Baltic, 77; represents affair of Poland as war of religion, 79.
-, minister of Palatine associates with, 79, 84; does not assist at Cromwell's inauguration, 82; because of question of precedence, 83; Giavarina's right to precedence over, 93.
-, will soon be beating up levies, 86; annoyed at capture of Bremervord, 91.
-, sails for Dunkirk, to assure king of Cromwell's help, 98; returns to London, 118.
-, said to be going because of debts, 98; house searched by soldiers, 181.
-, distributes money for levy, 127; busy over embarcation of troops, 129.
-, colleagues depart, leaving as sole commissioner, 182; leaves London to join king in Germany, 204; returns to London, 248; attends Cromwell's funeral, 269.

Barkstead, Sir John, lieutenant of the Tower, Major-General for Middlesex:
-, resigns major-generalship, 16.
-, new regulations for visiting prisoners, 31; enlists 1000 good men to defend Tower, 46.

Barry, Capt. Samuel, brought news of Spanish repulse at Jamaica, 253.

Bastide, M. de la, la Bastida, Bordeaux's secretary, sent to France about decision to help Swedes, 266, 276, 281; return of, 280.

Bavaria, elector of, Palatine disputes claim to vicarship of empire, 104.

Bec-Crespin, Antoine du, comte de Moret, killed at Gravelines, 236.

Belgrade [Yugo-Slavia], Grand Vizier going to, 148.

Bellasis, Thomas, lord Fauconberg, Facombrige, Falcombridge, Falconbridge:
-, affianced to Mary Cromwell, 131n; secretly married at Hampton Court, 133; surprise at alliance as sent money to Charles, 134.
-, Cromwell's partiality for, 134; pleased at his good sense, 139.
-, will have seat in House of Lords, 140; Slingsby related to, goes abroad to avoid execution, 210.
-, mission to French Court, 204, 208, 217; merely complimentary, 209; reception, 212; leave taking and return, 215.
-, will move from Whitehall to another house, 248.

Bembo, Anzolo, gallantry at fight in Dardanelles, 87.

-, Marco, Captain of the Ships, despatch to the Senate, 87.

Benavides, Don Luis de, marquis of Caracena, took part in night attack on Mardick, 126; taken prisoner at battle of Dunes but ransomed himself, 214.

Bendish, Sir Thomas, English ambassador at Constantinople:
-, draft of letter to, before Council, 8n; reports capture of Resolution, 100n.
-, government inclined to recall, 41: had orders to forbid English ships serving Turks, 137, 148; declared would never give ships to Turks, 166–7; Ballarino hopes to induce to stand fast, 187.
-, Turks ask not to let English ships serve Venice, 153; Vizier makes protest to about, 171, 190.
-, Vizier ready to satisfy about corsairs in return for use of ships, 187; had audience of Vizier and Sultan, took high line about corsairs, 189, 190; sees Vizier and complains of corsairs, 198.
-, ardour abated, 189; worried about affair of Capt. Ell, 190.
-, sent daughters home, 190; denies agreement with Barbary corsairs, 279.
-, hopes war will make Ballarino dependent on him, 191; representations to against ships serving Turks, 287.

Benjamin, E. India Co. ship, treatment of at Goa, by Dutch, 76.

Bergues, Bergh St. Wynox, Berghen, Vinoxbergh, [Nord, France], capture of, 220; whole garrison taken prisoner, 222; French in possession, but English claim, 226.

Berkeley, Sir John, tutor to duke of York, James quarrels with Charles over, 10.

Bermudas, Bermoados, W. Indies, ships sent to, with colonists, 160.

Bernardi, Francesco, resident of Genoa in England, inactivity of, always away in country, 235; attended Cromwell's funeral, 269.

Berne, Switzerland, baron Eilenburg native of, 99.

Besancon, Bernard de, seigneur du Plessis, M. di Plessie Bisancon, French ambassador at Venice, says France will not made separate peace, 133, 145.

Bethune, Louis de, comte de Charost, Sciarot, governor of Calais, receives Falcombrige, 212.

Bette, Guillaume, marquis of Lede, Leidem, governor of Dunkirk, will do everything to hold place, 211; mortally wounded in sortie, 216.

Betteley, John, execution of, 224.

Bill for Catechising, Cromwell refuses assent to, 72.

Blackheath, co. Kent, troops for France reviewed at, 54n; proposal to acclaim Cromwell as king or emperor at, 176.

Blake, Robert, Admiral, general of the fleet:
-, expected to capture treasure fleet, 2; reported capture of galleons, 7.
-, reinforcements sent to, 5; supplies sent to, 7, 47; reinforcements received by, 43.
-, orders sent to on news of Ruyter's sailing, 5; reported encounter with Ruyter, 15.
-, reported defeat by Spaniards, 7; despatches received from, his report, 13; further report from, 28.
-, merchantmen for E. Indies could reinforce, 10; contemplating considerable enterprise, 47.
-, lying in wait for plate fleet, 43; expected to make effort to destroy fleet at Canary Islands, 52; holds council of war, 63; account of action at S. Cruz, 63–4.
-, will resist attempt of Ruyter to help Spaniards, 57; reinforcements for, 64, 89; supplies sent to, 78.
-, will claim right to search Dutch ships, 57; found Dutch ships at Canaries, 64, 66.
-, serious physical condition of, question of replacing, 63, 85; death reported, 63, 81.
-, present of jewel to, for victory, 69.
-, sends back ships for repairs, 75; reports capture of Dutch ship with Spanish sailors and treasure, 95, 106.
-, reported much better, may return when pleases, 85; death of, 101.
-, reported arrangement with Moors to attack Mamura, 93; Cromwell refers to action against Tunis, 137.
-, funeral of, 105, 110; Stoakes took over command of fleet from, 159n.

Blanchefort, Charles de, due de Crequi, Checchi, Chrechi, Chrichi, Ciechi, Crichi, receives Falcombrige, 212; returns complimentary mission to England, 215; reception and entertainment, 217; departure, 220.

Blé, Louis Chalon du, marquis of Uxelles, killed at Gravelines, 236.

Blekinge, Bleking, Sweden, Denmark yields to Sweden, 178.

boatmen. See watermen.

Bohus, Bahouse, Sweden, Denmark yields to Sweden, 178.

-, in cipher, disclosing intentions of Levellers, 49.
-, “Killing No Murder,” 60.

-, See also libels; pamphlets.

Borborgo, Borburgo, Borburch. See Bourbourg.

Bordeaux Neufville, Bordeos, Antoine de, French ambassador in England:
-, asks for levy of 5000 men, 25; makes fresh demands for levies, 75; allowed another levy of Irish, 86.
-, peace established by, 33; service in chapel given up on return, 80.
-, expeditionary force reviewed in presence of, 54; reports arrival of troops, 67; asks for reinforcements, id.
-, moves in favour of English Catholics, 69; remonstrates, Cromwell gives assurance to, 72; promise not kept to, 78.
-, tries to wean English Catholics from Spanish sympathies, 72; superiors of priests thank, 73.
-, attends Cromwell's installation, 82; foreign ministers wait to follow move about congratulations, 83.
-, confers with Thurloe, 97; possibly to get help for Sweden, 98.
-, fetched to confer with Cromwell about campaign, 112; frequent conferences, objects to campaigning, but overruled, sends report to Turenne and Court, 114; frequent conferences with Cromwell and Thurloe, 141.
-, said to be going to France, perhaps not to return, 132.
-, tells Giavarina France cannot make peace apart from England, 145; receives news of battle of Dunes, 214.
-, representations to Thurloe for release of priests, 147; exerts himself for Catholics, goes to see Cromwell, 148.
-, unable to obtain audience, 170; only sees Cromwell once, 201.
-, Lockhart confers with, 194; secret visits to Whitehall, 214.
-, took no public part in Crequy's mission, 217; goes to Tunbridge to take waters, 226.
-, receives news of surrender of Dunkirk, informs Cromwell, 219.
-, likely to be first with condolences and congratulations, 242–3; goes into mourning, 243; has not received new letters of credence, 246; presents letters from king and cardinal, 258; left to perform necessary offices, 263.
-, sent off secretary to France, with news of decision, to help Sweden, 266, 276, 281; returns, 280. attended Cromwell's funeral, objection to Swedish ministers, 269.
-, asked for commissioners to be sent about merchants' claims, 274.

-, -, secretary of. See Bastide, M. de la.

Boreel, William, Dutch ambassador in France, sends coach for Lockhart's entry, 29; much stirred about Dunkirk, 223; says false that English have sent fleet to help Swedes, 273; disturbed at reports of peace between England and Spain, 281.

Bornholm, Bornholme, island of, Baltic Sea, Denmark yields to Sweden, 178.

Boulogne [Pas de Calais, France], English expeditionary force to land at, 52.

Bourbon Condé, Louis II de, Prince of Condé, the prince, staying at Dunkirk, 126; Bouteville sacrificed himself for, 213; Hesdin delivered to, 216.

-, Marsin lieutenant of, 180.

Bourbourg, Borborgo, Borburgo, Borbruch, Burburgh [Nord, France]:
-, English army quartered near, 122; supplies sent for works at, 125.
-, fortification of pushed on, 126; large number of workmen employed at, 128.
-, winter quarters established at, 133; redoubts near destroyed, 189.
-, possible Spanish recovery of, 197; in hands of enemy, 216.

Bouteville, comte de. See Montmorency, Francois Henri.

Bracamonte, Gaspard de, count of Peñaranda, Pennaranda, Spanish ambassador in Germany, asking for help in Flanders, 121; supports Masini in asking help for Poles against Swedes, 140.

Bradshaw, Bradscio, Brascio, Richard, English resident at Hamburg:
-, mission to Muscovy, 34, 38; arrived at Riga, well received, 90.
-, Strauss secretary of, resented his appointment, 192n.
-, history of proposed mission to Muscovy, 205; mission suspended, 212; returns to London, 238.

Bragorin, Geronimo, Savio alla Mercanzia, 236.

Braine. See Brayne.

Brandenburg, German Empire, union with Austria causes great jealousy to Protestants, 153; subjects of seize and sink Thomas of Ipswich, 163; in alliance for destruction of Sweden, 301.

-, elector of, margrave of. See Frederick William.

Brascio. See Bradshaw.

Brayne, Braine, William, Lieut- General, wise conduct in Jamaica conciliates natives, 47.

Brazil, S. America:
-, Dutch fleet for reconquest of, 79, 85, 91; Dutch can proceed against if English attack in Flanders, 95.
-, Dutch demand restitution of, 105, 109; Dutch will not hear of adjustment without, 118; Dutch fail to settle with Portugal about, 132.
-, Gamara said to have promised to Dutch, 119; Dutch capture some of fleet from, 132, 134, 149, 160; Portuguese unwilling to restore places in, Dutch will not settle without, 233.

Breda [Prov. N. Brabant, Netherlands], Charles leaves Antwerp for, 244.

Brederode, Dutch warship, lost at battle in Sound, 269, 270.

Bremen, German Empire, 92.
-, deputy of:
-,-, mission of condolence and congratulation, 258; attends Cromwell's funeral, 269; performs his office, 272.
-, archbishopric of:
-,-, Swedish invasion of, 79, 86.

Bremervorde, Bremenvord [Hanover, German Empire], captured by Denmark, 92.

Bright, Colonel John, governor of Hull, resigns commissions, 103.

Brinlay, —, concerned in Arson case, dies, 272.

Bristol, earl of. See Digby, George.

Bristol, state ship, sent to Toulon, 225.

Brittany, France, governor of. See Porte, Charles de la, due de La Meilleraie.

Browne, Robert, English consul at Algiers, accused of helping English slaves to escape, 67; imprisoned, 289.

Bruges [Prov. W. Flanders, Belgium], Charles returns to, 2; York quarrels with Charles and leaves, 10; York returns to, 15.
-, fear of Irish levies deserting to, 25; Sexby seized when returning to, 96; Spanish forces withdrawn to, 227.

Brun (? Brown), captain of Margherita, serving in Venetian fleet, 163.

Brussels [Prov. Brabant, Belgium], 271.
-, Charles goes to, to get money, 2.
-, Antwerp sends remonstrance to, about prohibition of trade with England, 181.
-, allies can penetrate nearly as far as, 223.

Buckingham, duke of. See Villiers, George.

Burburgh. See Bourbourg.

Buteville, comte de. See Montmorency, Francois Henri, comte de Bouteville.

Butler, Elizabeth (née Preston), countess of Ormond recovers husband's property in Ireland, 211.

-, James marquis of Ormond, Ormon:

Charles proposes to send to emperor, 29n; secretly staying in London, 169n, 177; Cromwell informs parliament of, 179; Hewitt accused of having lodged, 210.

attempt to kidnap youths as hostages for, 180; reasons for doubting loyalty of, 210; wife recovers all property in Ireland, 211.