America and West Indies
March 1702, 2-5

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1912

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'America and West Indies: March 1702, 2-5', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 20: 1702 (1912), pp. 112-115. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=71637 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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March 1702

March 2.
At
Capt. Thomas
Jenour,
St. George's.
165. Minutes of Council of Bermuda. Ordered that the late Secretary Jones' accounts be made up and the salaries of the soldiers at the Castle be paid from Christmas 1700 to Christmas 1701.
Ordered that each Tribe bring three good boat loads of stone to St. George's to ballast Capt. Flavell's ship.
Ordered that Mrs. Forster's chimney be stopped up, owing to the great danger from it to the Session House, where the Magazine is kept; also that the Justices of St. George's diligently make enquiry into the life and conversation of the said Sarah Forster, who is reported to be of an evill reputation and fame, and an entertainer of sailors and other persons, as well inhabitants as strangers, to a great scandall and of evill example.
Upon Capt. Flavell's complaint against Zachariah Briggs, Pilot, for ill pilotage of his vessel, a Committee was appointed to enquire how the said ship struck at her coming into this harbour.
Petition of Lewis Johnston read, setting forth several matters in difference between him and Thomas Burton and Mary his wife and others about four messuages and four shares of land in these Islands, heretofore the Estate of Henry Ford, decd., and several proceedings in relation to the same, and praying the Court to order Burton etc. to deliver quiet possession. Reply of Burton read, together with the Orders of the Lords Justices in England, July 18, 1700, and of H.M. in Council, June 12, 1701; and neither of the said Orders being conceived to direct this Court to order the Petitioner quiet possession of the said land or tenements, or to concern themselves in or about the same, it was unanimously resolved that the aforesaid matters in the Petition do not at present lie before this Court.
Col. Day's accounts referred to the consideration of Samuel Spofferth.
Whereas H.E. and this Board have an urgent occasion to borrow upon the Public Account 200l., it is the advice and consent of the Councill that H.E. be pleased from time to time to pay the said money to and for the subsistence of the soldiers lately sent here, as H.E. shall see occasion. [C.O. 40, 2. pp. 45, 46.]
March 2.166. Minutes of Council of New York. Proclamation ordered proroguing the Assembly to the third Tuesday in April.
Petition of Robert Walters, John Cholwell, Leigh Atwood, Cornelius Depeyster, Richard Slater, Barne Cosens, Lancaster Sims, Matthew Clarkson, Robert Lurting, Peter Mathews and Caleb Heathcote read, praying a patent for a tract of land in the County of Westchester, bounded westerly by the township of Bedford and the patent lately granted to Caleb Heathcote and others, northerly by the manor of Cortlandt and Croton River, southerly and easterly by the Colony lines, petitioners having purchased the same in pursuance of a license from this Board, Feb. 17, and also praying that a purchase made by them from the Indian Proprietors of a small tract of land beginning westerly at a great rock on the westermost side at the southermost end of a ridge known by the name of Horse Ridge, and from thence north west and by north to Brunks River, easterly beginning at a marked tree, on the eastermost side at the southermost end of the said Ridge, and thence north to Bronks River may be allowed, and that a patent may issue under the Seal of the Province for both the said tracts, containing about 5,200 acres of profitable land. Granted, and ordered that the Solicitor General prepare a patent for the same under the broad seal of the Province under the quit-rent of 7l. 10s. per annum, and that the Clerk of the Council prepare a warrant accordingly. [C.O. 5, 1184. p. 626.]
March 3.
Whitehall.
167. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Lords Proprietors of Carolina. Having received affidavits (of which we send you the inclosed copies) that there is a Duty layd and levied in Carolina upon skins shipt in vessells belonging to this Kingdome higher than upon those of that Province, which we conceive very prejudicial and a great discouragement to the trade of England; and being obliged to lay the same before his his Majesty, we are desirous first to receive your Lordshipps' answer thereupon. Signed, Lexington, Ph. Meadows, Wm. Blathwayt, Mat. Prior. Annexed,
167. i. Copies of two affidavits referred to above. [See Feb. 25.] [C.O. 5, 289. pp. 85, 86; and (without enclosures) 5, 1289. p. 386.]
March 3.
Whitehall.
168. Council of Trade and Plantations to the Earl of Manchester. Enclosing copy of letter and other papers from Council of Barbados [Jan. 6]. Signed, Ph. Meadows, Wm. Blathwayt, Mt. Prior. [C.O. 29, 7. pp. 481, 482.]
March 3.
Whitehall.
169. Journal of Council of Trade and Plantations. The Lord Grey communicated to the Board the copy of a letter from the President and Council of Barbadoes to himself, Jan. 6, which was read.
Letter from the President and Council of Barbadoes to the Board Jan. 6 and 14, with enclosures, read. Letter writ to the Earl of Manchester desiring him to lay those matters before his Majesty.
Order of the House of Commons, Feb. 26, read. Some progress made in preparing an answer.
Letter to the Lords Proprietors of Carolina signed. [C.O. 391, 14. pp. 345–348; and 391, 96. No. 39.]
March 5.
Whitehall.
170. Council of Trade and Plantations to the King. We humbly lay before your Majesty the Draughts of Instructions for Joseph Dudley in the administration of the Governments of the Massachusetts Bay and of New Hampshire, upon which we humbly take leave to observe that the alterations made in these draughts from the Instructions given to the late Earl of Bellomont are either such as have been approved by your Majesty in Instructions given to Governors of other Plantations, and which have the same reason in these, or such as we have prepared in pursuance of your Majesty's particular directions upon several occasions for the Earl of Bellomont, and which we humbly conceive proper to be continued. We also lay before your Majesty such other Draughts of Instructions for Col. Dudley in both the said Governments as more particularly relate to trade, and which have upon divers occasions been approved by your Majesty for the Governors of other Plantations. Signed, Stamford, Lexington, Ph. Meadows, William Blathwayt, John Pollexfen, Mat. Prior. 2 pp. [C.O. 5, 862. No. 99; and 5, 910. pp. 183, 184.]
March 5.
Whitehall.
171. Council of Trade and Plantations to the King. We humbly lay before your Majesty a draught of Instructions for Mitford Crowe in the Government of Barbados. The alterations from those formerly given to Mr. Grey, are either such as have been approved by your Majesty in Instructions given to Governors of other Plantations, and which have the same reason in these, or such as have been prepared in pursuance of your Majesty's particular directions upon several occasions, relating to the Government of that Island, which we humbly conceive proper to be continued. We also herewith humbly lay before your Majesty a draught of such other Instructions for Mr. Crowe as more particularly relate to Trade, and which have upon divers occasions been approved of by your Majesty for the Governors of other Plantations. Mr. Crowe has desired us to represent to your Majesty that such accommodation of shipping may be appointed for transporting himself, his family and goods to Barbados, as was granted to his predecessor, the Lord Grey, which we find to have been one man of war and 150 tons in one or more vessels. Signed, Stamford, Ph. Meadows, Wm. Blathwayt, Jno. Pollexfen, Mat. Prior. [C.O. 29, 7. pp. 484, 485.]
March 5.
Whitehall.
172. Journal of Council of Trade and Plantations. Two Representations signed wherewith to lay before H.M. draughts of Instructions for Col. Dudley and Mr. Crow.
March 6.Representation relating to Newfoundland signed.
Letter to the Earl of Manchester signed, and the above three Representations enclosed.
Order of Council, Jan. 8, upon the petition of Caleb Heathcote read. Ordered that Mr. Gilbert Heathcote have notice to attend this Board on Tuesday.
Order of Council, Feb. 5, relating to a clause to be inserted in Mr. Crowe's Instructions for the due administering Justice in Barbadoes, read. The Clause was already inserted.
Order of Council, Feb. 5, upon the Representation on Mr. Freeman's complaint, read.
Order of Council, Feb. 19, upon the Representation on the complaints of Mr. Mead, Mr. Shipman etc., read, and directions given for preparing a letter to Col. Codrington.
Answer from Col. Quary to the affidavit of Thomas Smith, relating to the Providence, was read to Sir Wm. Robinson and Mr. Jenkins, who were present, and a copy ordered to be given them. [C.O. 391, 14. pp. 348–351; and 391, 96. Nos. 40, 41.]
March 5.173. Minutes of Council of Bermuda. An Address to H.M. signed by the Governor, Council and Assembly. [C.O. 40, 2. p. 46.]
March 5.174. Journal of Assembly of Bermuda. The House met and adjourned till to-morrow.