CO 194/ 10 [Reel B-210 and Reel B-211 ]

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Pages 1-18 are on Reel B-210

1-2v

29 Sept. 1735

F.H. Lee, Falkland, St. John's

    

Has transmitted the Answers to the Heads of Enquiry and an Account of the remains of Ordnance.

3-8v

Ditto

Ditto

   

[Enclosed with above] The Answers to the Heads of Enquiry.

9-14v

Ditto

Will Sanderson

   

[Enclosed with above] The remain of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores.

14v-15

    

Commander Fitzroy Henry Lee

   

[Enclosed with above] State of the Planters & Inhabitants of Newfoundland in the year 1735. Describes the number of families, estimate of acres, number of Inhabitants distinguished, number that remained in the country last winter, since the departure of the last convoy. Servants, women and men servants, mistresses, masters and children.

15v

   

          

[Enclosed with above] State of the Fishery at Newfoundland for the year 1735.

16

6 Aug. 1735

Commander Lee, Copkins [?], H. Prole [?]

   

Bond taken by Nathaniel Allen of the Desire of Nantucket, Simeon Bunker of the Mayflower also of Nantucket and Henry Atkins of St. John's are bound for ₤500 not to take anyone away to New England. Nathaniel Buncker is bound. Signed by Nathaniel Allen, Simeon Buncker, and Henry Atkins.

17

Ditto

Ditto

   

A similar bond placed on Simeon Buncker.

18

Ditto

Ditto

   

A similar bond placed on Ebenezer Swan.

Continued on next reel [B-211]

18

Same as p.18 on Reel [B210]

19

3 Aug. 1735

Fitzroy Henry Lee, Commander

    

Patrick Nealson, Mich. Ballard, William Smith are bound not to take away men.

20

6 Sept. 1735

Ditto

   

David Gorham, William Keen, Roger Dench are bound not to take away any men.

21

30 July 1735

Ditto

   

Bond for William Rotch, Roger Dench, Henry Atkins.

22

30 July 1735

Ditto

   

Bond for John Goreham, Roger Dench, Henry Atkins.

23

24 May 1736

Thomas Corbett, Admiralty Office

   

Capt. Towry, commander of the Shoreham is ready to sail. The convoy is the same as last year. Falkland, Torrington, and Grampus Sloop. The two first are on their way to Holland and from thence will proceed on the voyage.

25-28v

25 Sept. 1736

Fitzroy Henry Lee, St. John's

   

Letter from the Governor transmitting his answers to the Heads of Inquiry and Scheme of the Fishery as well as the bonds.

29

Ditto

Ditto

   

[Enclosed with above] State of the planters and Inhabitants at Newfoundland 1735

29v-30v

Ditto

Ditto

   

[Enclosed with above] Scheme of the Fishery for the year 1735.

30v

Ditto

Ditto

   

[Enclosed with above] Scheme of the Fishery for the year 1736.

31

9 July 1736

F.H. Lee, K. Hopkins?, Hen. Prole?

   

[Enclosed with above] Bond for James Coultis

32

17 July 1736

Adam Dixon, Roger Dench, Ebenezer Dench, Hopkins, Prole [?]

   

[Enclosed with above] Bond for Adam Dixon.

33

19 July 1736

J. Burk, Henry Atkins, Hopkins, Hen. Prole[?]

   

[Enclosed with above] Bond for John Smaley.

34

19 July 1736

Daniel Smaley, J.Burk, Henry Atkins, Hopkins, Prole.

   

[Enclosed with above] Bond for Daniel Smaley.

35

23 July 1736

Silvanus Curtis, Abraham Belknap, Francis Curtis, Hopkins and Prole.

   

[Enclosed with above] Bond for Silvanus Curtis.

36

13 Aug. 1736

Hopkins, Prole, Roger Dench.

   

[Enclosed with above] Bond for John Pindar.

37

14 Aug. 1736

Hopkins, Prole, Roger Dench.

   

[Enclosed with above] Bond for David Gorham.

38

17 Aug. 1736

Hopkins, Prole,

Henry Atkins

    

[Enclosed with above] Bond for George Hussey.

39

21 Aug. 1736

Hopkins, Prole, Jonathan Davis, Roger Dench

   

[Enclosed with above] Bond for Jonathan Davis.

40

22 Aug. 1736

Hopkins, Prole, Spafford, Masters.

   

[Enclosed with above] Bond for William Spafford.

41

1 Sept. 1736

Hopkins, Prole, Britson, barth. Penrose

   

[Enclosed with above] Bond for Sam Britson.

42

1 Sept. 1736

Hopkins, Prole, Nathaniel Shaw, Roger Dench.

   

[Enclosed with above] Bond for Nathaniel Shaw.

43

22 Sept. 1736

Hopkins, Prole, Lowell, henry Atkins

   

[Enclosed with above] Bond for Samuell Lowel.

45

23 Jan. 1736

Philipps

Popple

A letter in regards to Commander Lee's report. The garrison requires small arms at Placentia.

46

16 March 1737

Will Yonge

Popple

This relates to the arms of the garrison at Placentia.

47

10 march 1737

R. Philipps

William Yonge, Secretary at War

[enclosed with above] He is sending arms ready to ship to Placentia. If they had asked four years ago, they would have had them.

48

31 May 1735

R. Philipps, London

Lieut.Thomas Prendergast, officer commanding in Chief at Placentia

[Enclosed with above] He is commanding the Lieutenant to give him regular reports of the company which he has omitted so far. Philipps is asking him to receive as many as the recruits he is sending over, to bring the company to 31.

48v-50v

23 Sept. 1736

Phillipps, Placentia

Joseph Gledhill

[Enclosed with above] Copies of correspondence between him and the commander of Placentia, Gledhill. The letters relate to clothing, Mr Sanders was made storekeeper. Gledhill sends a muster roll. In a portion dated Placentia 10 Sept. 1736, Joseph Gledhill says that he received his father's commission. The company consists of old men "fitt for Chelsea". He has received 7 months provisions only by Capt. St. Barbe.

52

17 May 1737

Burchett

Popple

Captain Lee of the Falkland is about to sail, please if you have any changes to the Heads, make it known.

53

21 Sept. 1737

Lee, St. John's

Lords

He is sending the State of the Fishery, a general remains of the stores at Placentia, the seizures he has made on the grounds of illegal trade.

There will be disputes between the Garrison at Placentia and the justices of the peace there, upon his departure. The justices need a better job description.

53v-55v

   

     

Blank pages and endorsements.

56-64v

Aug.-Sept. 1737

Lee, Hopkins, Prole

   

[Enclosed with above] Series of 9 bonds. Solomon Lombard, Solomon Davis, Daniel Goreham, Elisha Mayo, Obed Hussey, Bethuel Gardiner, Ruben Kiley, Sylvanus Allen, Thomas Howes.

65

5 Aug. 1737

Capt. Joseph Gledhill

   

[Enclosed with above] Muster Rolls. 36 men.

66-67v

5 Aug. 1737

Abraham Lake [?]

   

[Enclosed with above] An Account of Stores Expended at HM Garrison at Placentia in Newfoundland between Aug. 1736 and 1737.

69-76v

Ditto

Joseph Gledhill

   

[Enclosed with above] An Account of powder expended at HM Garrison at Placentia between 5 Aug. 1736 and 1 Aug. 1737; month of Aug. (p.69), month of Sept. (p.69v), month of Oct. (p.69v), month of Nov., Dec., Jan. and Feb. (p.70v-71), month of March and April (p.71v), month of May and June (p.72v), July (p.73v).

77-84v

1 Aug. 1737

Will Sanderson

   

[Enclosed with above] A general remain of the Ordnance and Ordnance Stores at Placentia.

85

3 March 1737

Burchett

Thomas Hill

Captain Philip Vanbrugh is preparing to sail with the Chatham, please send the Heads.

86

14 march 1737

William Taverner

Lords of trade

Memorial. He is asking to be paid for his services in 1714 when he helped discover illegal trade by the curers and exporters of salted fish which saved the public ₤70-80,000 at the time.

89

30 March 1738

Duke of Newcastle, Whitehall

Lords

Vanbrugh has been made Governor of Newfoundland. Please send the papers to the King for his commission.

90-91

25 May 1738

Court of Kensington

Lords

Order of Council stating that the Lords have prepared a draft relating to Philip Vanbrugh's Commission. They have added articles in the draft of instructions to allow for the appointment of judges and Commissioners of Oyer and Terminer for trying criminals and awarding executions. Article 67 allows the Governor to hold one Oyer and Terminer court a year. No one will be executed until a report will be made to this Council. Power to apppoint judges, however, shall not be the Governor's. The 67th Article, shall be taken out and a new draft shall be made.

93

6 Nov. 1738

Vanbrugh, Chatham in the Lisbon River

Lords of Trade

He found the soldiers in Placentia properly clothed and armed, but the fort is in a wretched defenceless condition. The Lt. Governor has to rent a house in town. St. John's Harbour, the most frequented harbour, has no defence. He is sending the Account of Ordnances, the state of the Fishery, and the Answers to the Heads. He offers a harsh assessment of the Irish in Newfoundland: "The most material and universal complaints are against the great numbers of Irish Roman Catholics yearly brought into Newfoundland, and remain the winter season, to the very great prejudice of His Majesty's Protestant subjects, who dred the consequense that may attend them in case of war; and humbly beg their case may be laid before your lordship that a method may be found to prevent such imbarkation in Ireland."

94-96v

    

   

     

[Enclosed with above] Answers to the Heads of Enquiry (Governor's Instructions) for the year 1738.

98

   

Vanbrugh

  

[Enclosed with above] "I have to further acquaint you Lordships, that Capt. Medley of the Romney, carries home two Pyrats [pirates] who run away with a Sloop from Bonavista, one of the Cape de Verds, and were seized in a Shallop at Newfoundland, having sunk the Sloop."

99v-100v

     

   

     

[Enclosed with above] State of the Fishery for the year 1738.

101-104v

21 Dec. 1737

James Wibault, Engineer

   

[Enclosed with above] Remains of Ordnance.

105

19 March 1738

Burchett, Admiralty Office

Thomas Hill

Please send the instructions to the Governors now ready to sail to Newfoundland.

106

2 April 1739

Newcastle, Whitehall

   

The King has appointed Henry Medley, Governor. Please send his commission and Instructions (Heads of Enquiry.)

107-107v

25 May 1738

Sharpe, Court at Kensington

    

Order in Council. The king approves of the instructions, except the 67th which gives the governor power to appoint judges. This article shall be removed.

108-110v

    

   

       

Blank pages and Clerical notes and Endorsements.

111-111v

24 Jan. 1739

Sharpe, Court at Kensington

   

Order in Council. Petitions were presented about the defenceless position of the St. John's harbour. The Board is to consider the matter and make a report to the King.

112-112v

7 Dec. 1739

The merchants and traders of London

   

[Enclosed with above] Copy of the representation about the lack of defence (the lack of cannons, forts, fortification) in St. John's. Random names are here listed (not a complete list): Seward, Palmer, Vanderstegen, Rider, Wilkes, Harris, Thruppe, Marishall, Carter, Bridgen.

113-113v

Unknown

The Corporation of Dartmouth

   

[Enclosed with above] Only one small fort at Placentia. St. John's needs better defences. Random names here: Barons, Andrews, Lydston, Norton, Manley, Prince, Thomas Holdsworth, Newman, Sparke.

114-114v

2 Jan. 1740

The Corporation of Dartmouth [?]

   

[Enclosed with above] Proposal for the construction of a fort in St. John's, the shipping of cannons and arms.

116

14 Feb. 1740

Capt. Taverner

   

Scheme of the fishery, from 1736-1739.

117-119v

31 March 1740

Burchett, Admiralty Office

Thomas Hill, Secretary of the Board of Trade

Capt. Medley, Romney; please send the Heads of Enquiry.

120

30 March 1740

H.Medley

    

Scheme of the Fishery and the State and condition of Newfoundland.

122-124v

Ditto

Medley, Governor

   

[Enclosed with above] Answers to the Heads of Enquiry for the year 1739.

125-126

     

   

   

Blank pages.

127v-140v

Ditto

Ditto

   

[Enclosed with above] Account of Powder and Other Stores Expended at Placentia from 2 July 1738 to 31 July 1739.

141-146v

    

Will Sanderson

   

[Enclosed with above] A general remains of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores under the care and charge of Will Sanderson, Storekeeper to the Office of His Majesty's Ordnance at Placentia. From July 1738 to Aug. 1739.

148-149v

30 March 1740

Ditto

    

[Enclosed with above] Scheme of the fishery for the year 1739.

150-151v

4 April 1740

Burchett

    

Captain Medley is directed to return to the Lords of Trade the Answers to the last instructions, Heads of Enquiry.

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