CO 194/4 [Reel B-207]



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16 Jan. 1706

Paul Jodrell

Lords of Trade

They request the State of the Fishery for Newfoundland.


12 Oct. 1706

Thomas Lloyd,

St. John's

Lords of Trade

A letter about the conditions at Placentia. Lloyd includes a series of document supporting the need to build up defences in Newfoundland against the French. Note: not all documents are dated but they were all sent with Major Lloyd's letter of the 12 Oct. 1706 which was received the 3 Dec. 1706 and read 17 Jan. 1707.





[Enclosed with above] Proposal to take Placentia.





[Enclose with above] A list of muskets and arms necessary to take Placentia. Stores of War to be sent next year.



Underdown, Raymond, Legge, and three other names, on board the Faulkland

Principal Secretaries of State

[Enclosed with above] The commanders of the warships attest that the following document was given to them voluntarily.


24 Sept. 1706

Major Merchants and inhabitants of St.John's and parts adjacent.

The Queen

[Enclosed with above] This document is to certify that the inhabitants are in favour of Major Lloyd's plans. They have had to revert to militia and place Major Lloyd in their command. Most of these names were signed with a mark. Every tenth name was picked: Richard Jackson, Samuel Winter, Will Bolc?, John or Johnathon Fletcher, Oliver Lang, John Seanburg?, Thomas Deeble?,William Tapley?, William Clarke, Matthew Short?, Christopher Shaker.



Underdown, Raymond, Legge, and two others

Lords of Trade

[Enclosed with above] The commanders attest that the inhabitants gave the following document voluntarily.



Masters of ships trading in Newfoundland

the Queen

[Enclosed with above] Attest to the courage and bravery of Major Lloyd and beg that whatever forces be sent to Newfoundland shall be placed under his command. He has only the public good in mind. Here are some of the names, every tenth name was picked: Barker, Allan Geare, Henry Tucker, William Weston, Thomas Humble, John Simons.



Inhabitants of Consumption Bay

The Queen

[Enclosed with above] They beg that Major Lloyd be placed in the command of troops to be sent to Newfoundland against the Enemy. Here are some of the names, every fifth name was picked: William Boyes, James Ta??ell, Henry Edwards, John Freeman, Jonathon? Fanyon, Rielord? Gatrett?, Richard Stephens, Johnathon? Garbut?


7 Dec. 1706

J. Templeman, Bristol

Lords of Trade

Templeman is a Fishing Admiral. He sent this letter to the Board upon his return to England. He vouches that Major Lloyd has kept good discipline with his soldiers and good relations with the inhabitants.





[Enclosed with above] Included with the Templeman letter. This is the Fishing Admiral's account of the fishery at St. John's (including Quiddy Viddy). The list provides individual names of planters and of each fishing ship, with number of boats, men, stages, "Trayne Hutts" and "Blubber Caskes" [possibly sheds and vats where train or marine oil was processed] The totals on page 18 are carried over to the next page.


30 Nov. 1706

Hedges, Whitehall

Lords of Trade

"Having received the enclosed papers from Capt. Underdowne, I transmit them to you for your consideration..."


11 Nov. 1706

John Underdown,  (Falkland, Plymouth Sound)


[Enclosed with above] He has read her Majesty's declaration regarding a militia and has given Major Lloyd his commission. He has taken the muster roll. He has found that 100 houses are at St. John's with 500 men plus women and children. He has on board a prisoner, Thomas Larimore and William Goffe or Gosse?, "who had the misfortune at St John's accidentally to kill a man." He includes all related documents as well as a list of inhabitants and fish caught in Newfoundland.


20 Sept. 1706



[Enclosed with above] State of Provisions in the forts at St John's Harbour. Completed by John? White, William Lee, W.M. Lloyd.


30 Nov. 1706



[Enclosed with above] "The Plans of the Forts and Batteries at St John's in Newfoundland." Note: the plans are missing



Robert Lathum, Chief Engineer


[Enclosed with above] State of Her Majesty's Forts and batteries in St. John's. Strengthening of the fort and fire proofing. Securing the boom and make it serviceable. "Since Mr. Roope went for England the boom broke from his moorings in a great storm..."



Robert Lathum, St. John's


[Enclosed with above] "The nature of several guns in Fort William in St. John's harbour Newfoundland."


4 Oct. 1706

Thomas Lloyd and others


[Enclosed with above] Muster Roll of all officers and soldiers in Fort William in St. John's; signed by Thomas Lloyd, Tim? Gully, and Thomas Phillips. Note: these are sent with the letter from Secretary Hedges, through Capt. Underdown's letter.




[Enclosed with above] "A plan of a plot of ground near Fort William in Newfoundland." Note: No plan.



J. Underdown


[Enclosed with above] State of the fishery for 1706



J. Underdown


[Enclosed with above] List of Captains, Lieutenants, and Ensigns of Militia assigned by Capt. Underdown. From 10 to 19 Sept. he appointed approx. 9 Captains, 9 Lieutenants, 9 Ensigns. 8 groups in St John's and one at the Isle of Boys at Ferrryland.


20 Sept. 1706

J. Huxford and others.


[Enclosed with above] An account of the guns and powder at Fort William. It is signed by J. Huxford, Charles Turner, Nicholas Ardim?, Edward Elward. Note: This is a printed list where figures are added by hand.





List of materials needed for the Company at Newfoundland, with items and prices provided.


22 Jan. 1706/1707



"An Estimate of the Charge of Cloathing <sic> necessary to be provided for the Company at Newfoundland for the year 1707." Price list for all the coats, hats, mittens, stockings, drumsticks etc... needed for private soldiers, Drummers, Corporals, and Serjeants.


10 Jan. (rec'd) & 24 Jan. (read) 1707

Merchants of Barnstaples and Bideford at Ferryland


They are requesting that Capt. George Paddon be allowed to continue providing convoy, protection and providing bait for the merchants fishing in the region of Ferryland. Every fifth name was picked: John Parker, Archibald Cummings, Charles Falksbury?, John Strange, John Harris, Charles Browning, David Roberts, William Keen.


17 Jan. 1707

Merchants of London

Lords of Trade

Request early departure of two warships. They are also in favour of Major Lloyd who has defended Newfoundland against the enemy. Every second name was picked: Christopher Hayne, Bigloy? Wilson, J. Radbunne?, robert Skennet?, John Short, Thomas Canham, Solomon Meritt, William brooking, William Johnson, Charles Latham?, J.Barnard, Sam Houblon.


24 Jan. 1707

Musgrave, Bridges, Lowther, Craggs, Office of Ordnance

Lords of Trade

They are forwarding the Accounts of the charges of ordnance stores in 1705 and 1706. Also the repair costs for the forts in Newfoundland.


24 Jan. 1707

Office of Ordnance

Lords of Trade

[Enclosed with above] An Account of the Annual Charge of the Engineers Gunners and Artificers with the Charge of repairing the Fortifications at Newfoundland, as also the charge of Stores of War sent thither.





[Enclosed with above] An Account of Ordnance Stores sent to Newfoundland in the year 1705.




[Enclosed with above] An Account of Stores sent to Newfoundland in the year 1706 with the value of the same.


27 Jan. 1707

William Booking, John Mead, Nicolas Purcell, Solomon Merritt, Charles Houblon, and others, London

Lords of Trade

Memorial regarding French Prisoners that were kept onboard ships for as long as possible and then put ashore. They escaped to Placentia. Ask that two warships be appointed to convoy early, that they be captained by men well acquainted with this country, and that they cruise the harbours as well as "annoy the ennemy."


31 Jan. 1706/7 (received and Read)

Merchants of Dartmouth and places adjacent

Lords of Trade

Memorial deploring the late departure of the convoys in the spring. Escaping prisoners are stealing fishing boats. A complete list of names is here provided: J. Harris, A. Holdsworth, T. Gibbs, C. Hayne, J. Sikes?, Samuel Rooks, J. Palmer, J. Bully, T. Foulds, C. Rockett, J. Sparke, T. Newman, R. Mathew, J. Selby.


31 Jan. 1706/7?



He includes a letter sent from the victualling office relating to provisions sent to Newfoundland. The Office of Ordnance paid the gunners in full so they should be able to fend for themselves and no provisions should be sent them. He met with Mr. Moody and says that during Moody's time the gunners had no provisions delivered to them.


29 Jan. 1707

R. Stephens, Victualling Office Tower Hill


[Enclosed with above] Sends an Account of the provisions sent to Newfoundland in the year 1706. Double quantities sent for 1705 and beer money. Account is on p.59.


5 Feb. 1706?

Queen's Council, signed by John Lovey?


Copy of an order of council approving the memorandum touching on the provisions sent to Newfoundland.


5 Feb. 1706?

Queen's Council, signed by John Lovey?


Copy of an order that relates to the convoy and to money for beer in lieu of malt and hops.


8 Sept. 1706

J.Underdown, Raymond, Legge, Paddon, Adlington


This letter by the Commanders of warships defend Major Lloyd against the allegations put forth by Minister Jackson against Lloyd. They confirm that Lloyd keeps a tight hold on his men.





[Enclosed with above] Certificate attesting that merchants and inhabitants of St. John's have been before them and have made their declarations freely.


13 Feb. 1706/7 (received) 18 Feb. 1706/7 (read)

Commanders of Merchant ships and inhabitants of St. John's

Lords of Trade

[Enclosed with above] They vouch for the good character of Major Lloyd. Every tenth name was picked: G. Cornish?, John Harman, Charles Salisbury, Nicholas Storkes, T. Johnson, J. Collin, C. Coger?, John Sharpe, Joseph Oxford, Henry Studley or Hudley, A. Filmon, John Pouncer.



The Inhabitants of Conception Bay

Lords of Trade

[Enclosed with above] they vouch for Major Lloyd who defended them against the Enemy. Every tenth name is picked: William Pynn, William Thornhill, William Parsons, Nicholis Garry?, J Garlent?.


19 Feb. 1707

Burchett, Admiralty Office


Please send the Heads of Enquiry.


15 March 1707

Colby, Reynolds, Edisbury?, and one other, Office of Victualling

Lords of Trade

Concerns a letter they have received from Major Lloyd regarding John Moody and an account of the "bread, meale, &." sent for the garrison. The extract is on p.78-78v.


30 March 1707


Lords of Trade

Moody was made aware of a letter from Major Lloyd. This relates to the bread sent to the garrison for the use of the soldiers. As bread was not fit to eat, Moody bought provisions from Archibald Cummings. He also sends supporting documents to show that he did leave some bread upon his departure.


22 March 1707

Archibald Cummings


[Enclosed with above] Affidavit. The bread that Moody had was rotten, he purchased bread on Bills of Sale from the Victualling Office. The bread was kept in our storehouses for safekeeping. Monsieur de Subercase attacked the fort in 1704 and destroyed our bread.


29 March 1707

P. Griffith


[Enclosed with above] Affidavit. He was a purser in HMS Woolwich in St. John's in 1704. The bread was soaked in salt water and damaged and not fit to eat.


22 March 1707

Timothy Moore


[Enclosed with above] Affidavit. He was a purser in the Litchfield Prize; vouches that the bread was not fit to eat as well.


Blank pages and label notes identifying each document. Eg: "affidavit of Arch Cummings"


1 Nov. 1705

Hugh Dart, Tim Moores, John White


[Enclosed with above] Account of the bread and survey of the provisions at St. John's. Note: A very tattered document but still readable.


1 April 1707

John Jackson


He sends a letter from Mr Adams, a surgeon at the fort regarding accusations against him and more detailed notes of explanation.


28 March 1707



[Enclosed with above] "An Answer to some accusations of the Inhabitants of the St. John's Harbour in Newfoundland against me John Jackson their late minister & laid before the Right Hon..." Talks of the fear that Major Lloyd evokes in the inhabitants. He was not uncharitable to the women at the fort. Four families stayed with him for three weeks during the siege. These people that now accuse him, he took in his house and upon their leaving promised him fish from the next season. Note: More of the same for the next three pages.


10 Oct. 1706

Thomas Adams

Reverend Jackson

[Enclosed with above] Adams states that he has not received any money from Lloyd, if he did it would be sent to his wife. For want of provisions men sign any petition around. He deplores the accusations against Jackson and Col. Moody and attests that he will always be his faithful servant. Note: see p.337 for further information on Mr. Adams.


23 May 1707



Requests that an order be sent to Mr. Burchett and himself regarding the money and clothing destined for Newfoundland.


23 May 1707



Orders were given regarding clothing and money to be sent to Newfoundland.


30 May 1707



Requests that a letter be sent to the Treasury to arrange for one year advance money to be sent to Newfoundland.


30 Aug. 1707

Capt. John Underdown, St.John's Harbour Falkland


An account of a joint British naval-military operation (HMS Nonsuch with Major Lloyd and a party of soldiers) against the French fishery in the Petit Nord (Northern Peninsula); mentions White Bay, Fleur de Lys, and other places. The Duke of Orleans (110 men of St Malo) was taken at grand Cannerie [?], they also went to Lacouch [?] And came across two French ships there. They exchanged fire, the French ships set fire to their ships and the men made for the next harbour called Carrouse where four ships waited for them. He was joined by the Medway Prize but due to little wind could not catch up with the French until the next day. They caught up to one ship off the harbour of St Julians. Note: More follows about the war between the English and the French.





[Enclosed] An abstract of the Underdown letter listing three points: A- "Upon Advice of several French ships fishing in the Northern Harbors <sic> of Newfoundland & He sail'd from St Johns 26th July with Majr Lloyd & a Detachmt of Soldrs to attack them. B- Accot of their Proceedings & Success therein C- He incloses a Scheme of the Damage computed tobe done the Enemy by this Expedition, & Report of [the] Survey of Provisions in the Fort at St Johns."


18 Aug. 1707

Capt. John Underdown, Lloyd, and one other.


[Enclosed with above] "An Account of the Damages done to the Enemy in their Northern fishery in Newfoundland in our late expedition." This gives the Harbours' names, the time, the ships' names, the Commanders' names ( Potier, Le Galle, Hubar, Du Val, Foquett, Darissee, Grand, Fishett, Le Matre, Fishett, Demett, Jenny), the number of men, guns, tuns, and more. It lists who got away and who was taken and/or burnt.


28 June 1707

James Grigg?, John White, Geo Bishop, St.John's Harbour.


An Account of all the provisions at Fort William.


1 Sept. 1707

Capt. Underdown, Falkland


Vouches for Major Lloyd's good conduct during the taking of French ships. He noticed the friendship and decorum that Lloyd keeps with his men, soldiers and inhabitant, which in his view is very much needed here.


24 Nov. 1707 (Received and Read)

Mr Savage


Endorsement only, letter missing. "Letter from Mr Savage of the 21st instant desiring a copy of this board's report about a year since relating to the trade and fishery of Newfoundland."


16 Dec. 1707

Solomon Meritt/Merrrett, London


Capt Latham should be here soon and when he arrives he will forward him to your Lords. This relates to the money and clothes to the garrison.


19 Dec. 1707



He has learned of the arrival of Chamberlaine and Underdown in the river. He has not heard from Mr Latham.


21 Oct. 1707

Thomas Lloyd, St. John's


The warship destined to bring clothing for the soldiers and inhabitants has not arrived. He encloses Muster Rolls; he has given the inhabitants some food in the winter which also keep the soldiers happy, an exchange of prisoners was done between Placentia and his fort but prisoners were employed in their fishery, he will provide answers to the Heads of Enquiry if the Lords request it, he vouches for Capt. Latham; p.117 contains a brief summary of his letter.





[Enclosed with above] Muster Rolls.


18 Aug. 1707



[Enclosed with above] Copy of an Account of Damages done to the French. Other copy found on pp.104v-105)


28 Nov. 1707

Capt. John Underdown


Relates to the Heads of Enquiry. Note: This letter is very faint.





[Enclosed with above] Heads of Enquiry.





[Enclosed with above] The State of the French Fishery.





[Enclosed with above] Account of the fishery for the year 1707.


24 May 1707

J. Grigg, White, Bishopp


[Enclosed with above] Survey of the provisions in the fort at St John's in Newfoundland taken the 28th of June 1707.


7 Oct. 1707

Turner, Stephen, Duffield, Huxford


[Enclosed with above] Survey of the Stores and Ammunitions at Forts in St. John's.


25 July 1705



[Enclosed with above] Muster Rolls. Can also be found on p.118v-119


12 Jan. 1708

John Underdown, Falkland (Woolwich)

Lords of Trade

Will provide instructions when the Lords demand it.


15 Jan. 1708

Merchants of London

Lords of Trade

Complaining of the lateness of the convoys. Every fifth name: Hutchings & Rowse, John Hammond, Richard Reeve, John ?idcomb, John Burridge, Robert Cholmeby, Edward Rudoez?, Ramond? Toobie?.


19 Jan. 1708 (received and read)

Merchants of Poole, Mayor Baylifs Burgesses


Complaining of the lateness of the convoys and requests specific changes to the departure from Lisbon.


20 Jan. 1708 (Received and read)



"Necessary for the company at Newfoundland for the year 1708"


22 Jan. 1707?

Edward Southwell, At the Court at Kensington


Concerning the petition of James Benger and his wife Mary and a plantation they owned. Please report to Her Majesty as soon as possible about this case.





[Enclosed with above] The petition of James Benger. Mary Benger was the widow of David Kirke, received the plantation in Ferryland called Poole Plantation at the time of his death. His right to own the house is being disputed.


22 Jan. 1707?

Edward Southwell, Court at Kensington


Order at the Court of Kensington. A memorandum was read regarding the convoys to Newfoundland and was referred to the Lords of Admiralty. One year provisions and money in lieu of malt and hops is to be provided to the garrison as well.


22 Jan. 1707



The money is approved and an order is to be sent to the Lords of the Treasury.





The representation in relation to the bedding is approved and is forwarded to the Duke of Malborough, Major General of her Majesty's Ordnance.


5 March 1708 (received) 10 March 1708 (read)

Mr Campbell and Mr. Woodford


The case of the Poole plantation in Ferryland formerly owned by David Kirke but now belonging to Mary and James Benger who are being dispossessed by Major Lloyd. Seven affidavits and supporting papers signed by inhabitants of St John's and depositions made in the presence of commodores about this case. David Kirke owned the house since 1688. On p.192, there is a letter that stands out as a bit out of place, it is a letter by Andrew Drake? Dated 11 Sept. 1699, sending the accounts of provisions at Fort Williams.



Mayor and merchants of Dartmouth


Petition relating to the lateness of departure of the convoys. All names are here provided: Caleb Rockett, Nat? Ferry?, Willaim Bogar?, Thomas ?, James Bilby, Thomas Flouds? (Mayor), John Palmer, John? Harris, John Sparke, Henry Lane.


5 March 1708 (Received and read)

Mr Campbell


William and Abraham Taverner, Mary Benger, Thomas Menshew on behalf of other inhabitants signed this petition against Major Lloyd. This was sent through this Mr. Campbell identified in the clerical note.


5 March 1707/8?

Rob Stephens


This concerns the provisions sent to Newfoundland this year.


4 March 1708

John Underdown


His commander has asked him to reply to the Lords about the Account of Provisions at the garrison. He handed the order to Major Lloyd but Lloyd has not sent the account of provisions yet.


9 May 1707

John Underdown

Major Lloyd

[Enclosed with above] Copy of an order sent to Major Lloyd relating to the provisions.


12 March 1707



The Warwick and Valure now at Spithead. The Falkland is sent to Lisbon to accompany the salt ships. Two warships are to convoy the sack ships on 4 May.


22 March 1708

Solomon Merrit


A letter in support of Major Lloyd. Capt. Moody's management was so bad that merchants would have stayed the winter to see to their effects. He has proof that the fort was never fired upon by any cannon, it was never besieged. Only 5 or 6 persons are against Major Lloyd.


23 March (latin: Marty) 1707?

Mary Benger


Affidavit relating to her claim on the Poole Plantation.


23 March 1707?

Thomas Cleasby


Affidavit regarding the Benger case.



Robert Dormer


Mrs Benger's case.


27 March 1708

Solomon Merrit/Merret, Crotchet Fryers


He thanks the Lords for asking his opinion on the Benger's case. Robert Latham can provide more information about this case. He wishes to see allegations against Major Lloyd. He has done much to improve the trade here. Mr Benger's "ill character" is well known in Newfoundland.


3 may 1708

H. Boyle, Whitehall

Lords of Trade

The Queen requests the Lords consideration in a matter relating to the fishery and trade at Newfoundland.


31 March 1708



[Enclosed with above] Address given to the House of Commons. "Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, humbly to beseech Her Majesty to give directions, That the laws relating to the Fishery and Trade of Newfoundland may be effectually put in Execution against such Commanders of Her Majesties Ships of War, or Forts and Fortifications there, as have or shall presume to exact, demand, or receive any Sum or Sums of Mony, or other Reward from any of her Majesties Subjects in their Voyages, Trade and Fishery to, from, or at Newfoundland; and that the said Commanders and Officers be strictly forbidden to keep, use, or employ any Fishing Boats for their own private Use or Advantage in that Fishery..."


11 April 1706

Queen Anne

Major Lloyd

Orders to let the Commodore of the convoy to Newfoundland supervise and inspect the stores, ammunitions and provisions in the Fort and Batteries. You must deliver the Muster Rolls to the said Commodore. You or any officer, or through any agent, are forbidden to carry any trade




Commander in Chief of the convoy

He is commanded to conduct a militia in the harbours, take the accounts of provisions, ammunitions, stores and take the Muster Rolls. Enquire if any soldiers, commanders, officers do conduct any trade or through any agent, and inform them that it is forbidden. You are to instruct all inhabitants that remain in Newfoundland to inhabit as close together as they can during the winter and the "present war." He is also ordered to "persuade them in the several harbours, creeks, and coves, distant from St. John's Harbour to transport themselves and their families with the most valuable and portable goods, to the said harbour of St John's, where besides their own united strength, they will have the assistance and protection of our forts and garrison there, in case of any invasion from the Enemy."


17 May 1708 (rec'd & read)

J. Montague


This relates to the legal nature of an Act of Parliament. The Lords ask that the Act do not specify penalties in the case of a breach. In the case of a breach, Montague replies, it would be for the Courts to decide what the fine would be.


20 May 1708

Queen's Council at the Court in Kensington


Order of Council upon a representation relating to affairs in Newfoundland, and directing the Board to prepare a Commission and Instructions for the Commodore to command at land and as likewise a letter for Her Majesty's signature to Major Lloyd disapproving his late proceedings.


18 June 1708



Endorsement only, letter missing: "Letter from Mr Burchet in answer to one writ him the 14th instant relating to a commission to Capt. Whitburn in 1615 to inquire into Disorders committed at Newfoundland."


16 July 1708

Flanders, Admiralty Office


30 proclamations were sent to Captain Chamberlain of the Advice.


16 July 1708

Cha. Carkess, Customs House


"The enclosed Return to a Law Order of the Comers of the Customs relating to the Newfoundland Trade was sent me by the Collr of Cowes. He not knowing to what place to divert it, I am..."


12 July 1708

Tho. ColeCon?, John Vovert?, Jon. Hilky?, Customs House Cowes

Lords of Trade

Letter informing the Lords that they have no fishing ships or Bye Boats employed in the fishery at Newfoundland.


29 July 1708 (received) 4 Aug. 1708 (read)

Rot. Haslen, Customs House in Chichester


No by-boats or fishing ships went to Newfoundland from 1707 to 1708.


26 Aug. 1708

Rich. Savage, Customs House London


Archibald Cummings was appointed an officer to prevent illegal trade in Newfoundland.


2 Dec. 1708

Capt. J.Mitchell


Answers to the Heads of Enquiry.





[Enclosed with above] State of the Fishery. This document includes a "List of Inhabitants' Names, the No. of Their Families, etc." for 1708" [pp. 253-256]


20 Oct. 1708

Capt. Vane, St. John's


[enclosed with above] Sends a list of material needed for the repairs and fortification of St. John's and for repair to the boom.


30 Sept 1708

Capt. Thomas Lloyd


[Enclosed with above] Account of provisions for Fort William and South Castle in St. John's.


29 June 1708

Capt. John Mitchell


[Enclosed with above] A State of the Provisions remaining at Newfoundland as surveyed by Commodore Mitchell on the 29 June 1708 and the 15 Oct. following. beef (p. 277); pork (p. 277v); bread (p. 278); peas (278v); oatmeal (279); butter (279v); cheese (280)


30 Sept. 1708

Mitchell, Lloyd, and witness William[ ?]son


[Enclosed with above] "Supernumery Book" Names of the people who received "Supernumary Victualls"; seems to be a list of provisions and supplies distributed to civilians on various official assignments (escorting prisoners, possibly assisting in military ops, etc.) Lloyd had been called upon to justify expenses and this is a detailed itemised list of how expenses were dispersed.


30 Sept. 1708

Capt. Mitchell


[Enclosed with above] Account of rations distributed to the officers and soldiers of the garrison from 1 Nov. 1705 to 30 Sept. 1706.


4 Oct. 1708



[Enclosed with above] Survey of the Ordnance and Ammunitions in St. John's.





[Enclosed with above] Account of the stores needed for the forts for the year 1709.


2 Oct. 1708

Capt. Mitchell, Thomas Lloyd, ? Galley


[Enclosed with above] Muster rolls.


22 Oct. 1708

Major Lloyd, St. John's


Cover letter with documents to follow. He does not know why his Heads did not make it to the Lords but he sends copies. He also asks that he be allowed a fair trial in England or here in relation to the allegations against him. There will be 800 inhabitants wintering in Newfoundland this year. On p.304, he includes a schedule of all the papers he sends (9).


9 Jan. 1708

Edward Southwell, The Queen's Council at the Kensington Court


The Queen requires directions regarding the one year provisions, the convoys are getting ready, the defence of the forts.


30 Dec. 1708

Edward Southwell and Burchett, Admiralty Office


[Enclosed with above] This is a copy of a letter sent by Mr. Burchett of the Admiralty Office to the Court in regards to the provisions and the convoys.


17 Jan. 1709 (received and read)



"Necessarys for the Company at Newfoundland for the year 1709"


4 Jan. 1709

Ben. Fisher, Customs House of Sandwich


No fishing ships have traded from 1708-1709.


15 Nov. 1708

Thomas Lloyd


He forgot to inform the Lords that Thomas Adams, the surgeon, has died and is replaced by William Chalmers. 700 new inhabitants are now under the Fort's protection. 6 prisoners have been returned by the French. Capt. Woodward being one of them. Note: See p.93 about Mr. Adams.


18 Oct. 1708

Monsieur DeCostebelle, Placentia

Commodore Mitchell

[Enclosed with above] A copy of a letter given by Woodward. This is about an exchange of prisoners. He hopes that no more violence will be done to women and children, he thanks Mitchell for retuning his kitchen tools. If he hasn't any more prisoners to send, he begs that he keeps the shallop he sent with the prisoners until the next occasion. Note: In French, en franšais.


11 Nov. 1708

John Woodward


[Enclosed with above] Report relating to the state of Placentia. Provides a description of his being taken by the French, of the Fort at Placentia, of the number of men.


4 Jan. 1709

H.E. Harbargrave Island

James Campbell

[Enclosed with the letter below] He sends a letter through Arch Cummings which he hopes makes it to him. The French took St. John's on the 21 December, with only two sentries firing on them. Major Lloyd was asleep and the officers could not retrieve the key out of Lloyd's house. We retreated to Carbonear and Harbargrave. "We have petitioned the Queen to send us succor betime in the Spring for I doe hope if we can have succor betime in the Spring we shall be able to keep those Islands from the Insults of the Ennemie."


8 Feb. 1709

J. Campbell


He sends a hurried note about the following letter he received from Newfoundland. The Letter is above, p.343.


27 Jan. 1708

Edward Southwell, Court at St James, Queen's Council


An Order of Council relating to the convoys and the provisions.





An Order of Council stating that the papers submitted by Major Lloyd be referred to the Examination of the Comm. of Victualling.





An Order of Council that the ordnance papers be sent for examination at the Ordnance Office.





The representation of the Lords is being referred to the Lord High Treasurer.


14 Feb. 1708/9?

Tho. Janes, Customs House at Lyme


The list of merchants sailing to Newfoundland from the Port of Lyme from Christmas 1707 to Christmas 1708. Master Philip Mathews, Master of the Prosperona 70 tons. With 10 men and 4 green men.


13 April 1709



Please forward the Heads of Enquiry.


3 May 1709 (read and received)

Capt. John Moody


He was placed Commander in Chief of the Garrison in St. John's. Here are a few things that he thinks should be done: the Commander should be present at the Court of the Admiral and have a clerk take notes, improvements to the Fort with the help of inhabitants when they are not curing the fish, improve communication between the Fort and Castle, and much more.


24 May 1709

Solomon Merret/Merrit


This relates to ships taken and duties. Ships taken after the peace should be returned. Duties should be taken on both French and English sides.


21 May 1709



Petition relating to the French having an advantage over the English fishery. Most of the names are here provided: Stephen Wesenunek?,John Short, Anthony Herry?, Nick Skinner, Solomon Merrit, Hutchings and Rowse?, John Stone, Richard Stope?, Cha. Hatham, Thomas Gilbert, Richard Blonne?, William Brooking, William Brooke, Edmond Forke? There are a few others but the page is ripped.


27 May 1709 (received and read)

James Campbell


Traces the history of the English rights to Newfoundland from Cabot to the recent murdering of English subjects in cold blood. Mentions Monsieur de Subercase. He has lost 300,000 pounds sterling as a result of this past war.


2 June 1709

Queen's Council


Endorsement only, letter missing. Order of Council referring to the board the petition of Mr. James Campbell relating his services and sufferings on account of the trade to Newfoundland. Memorandum: This Order was returned being the same with another order of the same date read the 21st of Feb. 1709/10 only with this difference that this Order requires the Opinion of the Board which the Order read the 21st does not.


8 June 1709

R. Pringle, Whitehall


This pertains to a letter sent by Mr. Burchett which Mr Pringle forwards to the Board and asks that the Board provides a Commission and Instructions to present to the Queen.


7 June 1709

Mr Burchett

Ear of Sunderland

The Commodore should have a Commission to command at Land. The sailing convoy is now under sailing orders, Capt. Joseph Taylor, commander of the Litchfield.


15 Feb. 1709

Thomas Lloyd, Placentia


The garrison was surprised the 21 Dec.. This letter shall make it to you by way of France. "I may be demanded by the commanding officer of St John's next summer according to the Channel formerly settled between the commanding officers of both nations for exchange of prisoners in this colony; In order to my being tried there by a Court Martial, for the justification of my behavior, relating to the misfortune that happened."


4 July 1709

J. Reynardson, J. Elbridge, Customs House in Bristoll


List of ships cleared from 24 June 1708 to 24 June 1709.


18 Nov. 1709

Jos. Taylor


Forwards the Answers to the Heads which cannot be complete as he only received them on 4 Oct..



Jos Taylor (Litchfield in Ireland)


[Enclosed with above] Account of the state of Newfoundland. The French, under the command of Monsieur St Ovide de Brouillion?, have taken the cannons to Placentia. The Castle on the south side has been blown up. All the buildings in the old fort were destroyed. All the house of the inhabitants were burned. They saved their stages and shallops by paying a ransom of 100 quintals of fish. He paid for the rebuilding of the Fort with his own money. Provides a general account of organisation in the surrounding areas after the attack by the French.





[Enclosed with above] Account of the Stores in the Fort, Muster Rolls, State of the fishery for the year 1709.





[Enclosed with above] "An Account of Placentia in the year 1709"


2 Dec. 1709

Burchett, Admiralty Office


Burchett sends the Answers to the Heads and ask that they be copied and sent back. He adds that the Heads were sent too late for Taylor to provide a more complete account.


3 Dec. 1709



He sends some more papers that arrived today. They are originals, please have them copied and returned .





[Enclosed with above] Plan of the Fort of St John's.


5 Dec. 1709 (rec'd & read)

Mr Keen


[Enclosed with above] Mr Keen's Journal of the taking of St. John's in the year 1709. The account begins by Dec. 31 1708. Major Lloyd, Lt Phillips and Engineer Vane and his wife were sent to Placentia with Monsieur Le Chevalier de Pen. They dismounted the cannons. Took men to Placentia which he promised to return within 15 to 20 days upon his word. He took: Ricahrd Cole, Mr Alyn Southmayd, Mr William Keen, Mr Thomas Russell, and Mr. Nicholls. The winds not being fair, he also took Mr. Collins and William Squarry. Note: Much more information. Note: a clearer copy can be found at p.414.


2 Feb. 1709

The inhabitants of St. John's, Petty Harbour, Bay Bulls, Quidi Vidi and more


[Enclosed with above] "We promise to pay to Mr. St. Ovide de Brouillian, 100 quintals of fish for each shallop and 50 quintals for each half shallop..." and more. A ransom to be paid to the French upon return of the prisoners.


16 May 1709

DeCostebelle, Placentia


[Enclosed with above] DeCostebelle returns some of the prisoners and keeps others until the "covenant" is paid. The prisoners here present also swear that nothing against the laws of war was done to them. Note: "J' Ay l'Original" means that he has the original copy.


June 1709

Allen Southmayd, Mr J. Collin, Placentia


[Enclosed with above] Provide the location of guns and a description of the fortifications at Placentia.



Digori Heart


[Enclosed with above] More observations on Placentia.


5 July 1709

Arthur Holdsworth, Henry Hayman, St. John's

John Shales, Commander of the Convoy

[Enclosed with above] 7280 pounds ransom was paid the French to keep houses, boats, and stages. The stores in the Fort were taken to Placentia, the cannon taken, both places (Fort and Castle)demolished. The French spy here. A French officer was left here for receiving fish. Three hostages were taken to ensure payment of the ransom. Fort William might hold the inhabitants this winter.


5 Dec. 1709 (received and read)

J. Taylor


[Enclosed with above] Account of ordnance advanced for St. John's and other places from the Litchfield. "Musquet" shot, powder, flints, and more. At Ferryland, Little Belle Isle and other places.


9 May 1709

Thomas Lloyd, Placentia

Directed at Capt. Henry Pearden

[Enclosed with above] Lloyd hopes to talk to these men when he is done his service in general. He stayed "Neuter" and that lost him St. John's. This letter is also directed at Hagman, Moxam, Bronsuns, or Poence of St. John's


16 Dec. 1709

Sunderland, Whitehall

Council of Trade

He forwards a letter he received from Capt. Taylor who was Commodore this summer at Newfoundland.


18 Nov. 1709

Capt. Taylor, in Ireland on board the Litchfield


[Enclosed with above] The account of the taking of the Fort and Castle at St. John's by 160 French men headed by St.Ovide de Brouillion. All the buildings that were in the Old Fort were burnt. All winter houses in the town and the New Fort were burnt, to save their summer houses, stages and shallops they were ransomed 100 quintals of fish or 70 pounds sterling. He has done all he could do for the inhabitants and he paid for all of it with his own money. He aks what he should do with prisoners he has on board. Note: A lot more information here.



Mr. Keen


[Enclosed with above] Copy of Mr. Keen's Journal. Also on p. 393.



Capt. Joseph Taylor


[Enclosed with above] "An account of the stores left at St. John's and other places. Also on p.404.



Capt. Joseph Taylor


[Enclosed with above] An Account of the Fishery for the year 1709.


7 July 1709

Southmayd, Collin, St. John's


[Enclosed with above] A copy of a letter that appears to be similar to the one on p.399. This is about their being taken prisoner in Placentia and their description of the harbour, fortifications, gun locations, and more.


4 July 1709

Dig. Heart


[Enclosed with above] Description of the Castle and Fort at Placentia. Appears to be a copy of the document on p. 401.





[Enclosed with above] "An Account of Placentia in the year 1709."


19-27 Oct. 1709

Capt. Joseph Taylor


[Enclosed with above] Copies of sworn affidavits from John Collin, Thomas Gruchy, A Southmayd, John Marshall, all relating to the taking of the Fort in St. John's. Major Lloyd hired soldiers in the trade. They retell the events during the night and believe that the Fort was taken by neglect.


20 Oct. 1709

Capt. Joseph Taylor, J. Shales, Holdsworth


[Enclosed with above] Account of nails, boards, furnished by order of Capt. Joseph Taylor, for the rebuilding of the Fort of St. John's. He bought them from Holdsworth for 84 pounds.


20 Oct. 1709

John Collin


[Enclosed with above] Receipt for 20 pounds for the building of the Fort.


6 Oct. 1709

Joseph Taylor


[Enclosed with above] Appoints John Collin Governor of Newfoundland and gives him his orders. Keep inhabitants in the fort, secure and defend the fort, and more.


3 Jan. 1709

J.H. Stafford, Ben Fisher, Customs House


No fishing ships have been to Newfoundland from the 25 Dec. 1708- 25 Dec. 1709.


23 Dec. 1709

J. Moody


He has sent letters and petitions to your Lordships about the state of the garrisons and the protection of St John's in the past by the knows not if they have received them. Moody describes the damages done to the old fort in St. John's and says that the protection of Newfoundland has always been his main endeavour.


14 Oct. 1709

J. Moody

Joseph Dudly, Governor of New England, Col. Francis Nichollson, Coll. Sa. Vetch

[Enclosed with above] Governors met at Rehoboth [?] in Massachusetts to discuss "...reducing to her [Majestie's] obedience such settlements or any of them now in possession of the French in North America." The fort at Placentia being in need of provisions as demonstrated by a letter sent to Port Royal, it would be very easy to take that place. The three regiments here, plus the inhabitants of Newfoundland and the warships here would be sufficient.


14 Oct. 1709

Dudley, Cranston, Saltonstall, Vetch, Nicholson


[Enclosed with above] "In the Congresse (sic)" They approve of Moody's intentions but they cannot do (send troops) anything until the expedition at Port Royal is finalised.


21 Jan. 1710

Burchett, Admiralty Office


By an Order of Council from the Lords of trade, it was decided that six warships would be sent to Newfoundland. Please consult the merchants trading there to see if there really is a need for so many ships.


8 Nov. 1709

John Collins

Col. Nicholson

Copy. The new fort is equipped with cannon and gun. There are 400 inhabitants in the Fort. Women and children. They will have to become slaves to the French or perish if Her Royal Highness does not relieve them.


28 Jan. 1710

Robert Bound, Mayor, Bristol


There will be 12 ships going to Newfoundland this year and they desire the Convoy to sail by the 10 March.


28 Jan. 1710

William Skeet, Poole


There will be 9 ships sailing from this port to Newfoundland.


5 June 1710

Mr Colin Campbell, James Campbell


An account of the losses sustained by James Campbell (Colin Campbell is James Campbell's brother)of London Merchant in Newfoundland. This account is bound in a book. This document contains detailed information of losses sustained in 1704 and 1705 due to attacks by the French and Indians at Bonavista, Portograve, Ships Cove, St John's, Portugal Cove, Carbonear, Hibbshole and more. There were further losses regarding ransoms, money that he paid to George Fleming to go and reside in Newfoundland as his factor there but the country being in such disorder, Fleming returned and still had to be paid. There is also a list of money James Campbell disbursed for the public service. A total of 10,737:2:6 pounds.


27 July 1709

Colin Campbell


[Enclosed with above] Sworn affidavit in support of the account of losses after the French attacked. James Campbell had placed John Swoll, Edward Moor, Thomas Minshew and George Skiffington in charge of several harbours and were accountable to Capt. Moody. In May 1705, Moody set sail to England but was taken by the French and had to throw overboard all the public papers that described the losses and dangers sustained. Skeffington was taken to Placentia and then sent to France as well as John Swoll. Note: a lot more information.


14 April 1709?

John Moody


[Enclosed with above] Affidavit relating to the loss of James Campbell and the actions of Colin Campbell in St. John's. Colin Campbell contributed to the preservation of the fort and the garrison during the attack on the Fort in Jan. 1704. He swears that Colin Campbell took a loss of 3500 pounds.



John Jackson


[Enclosed with above] Affidavit attesting to the service Mr Colin Campbell did during the siege. He confirms that Colin Campbell sustained a loss of 3 500 pounds. Colin Campbell also lost houses and storehouses which amounted to over 10 000 pounds in value.


25 Jan. 1709/10?

Archibald Cummings


Affidavit. The Agent of Customs in Newfoundland gives his account of the taking and burning of St. John's in 1705. He attests to the assistance that Colin Campbell provided. He tells about the costs incurred, the prisoners taken to Placentia. He also says that he tried in the years 1707 and 1708 to take back the estates of Mr Campbell but everything was totally lost.


Blank pages and filing notes of identification for the affidavits.


29 Jan. 1709/10

Thomas Newman, Dartmouth

William Popple

This relates to the warships to be sent this year to convoy to Newfoundland the first of March.


30 Jan. 1710

Isaac Hanoy, mayor of Weymouth


They will have some ships sailing to Newfoundland and they desire that warships be sent to Ferryland, St. Johns, and Trinity Harbour.


28 Jan. 1710

John Clifton, Mayor of Bideford


This relates to the sailing convoys, the security and protection of merchant ships. They usually fish at Ferryland and Fermeuse. 2 warships will be necessary at each place.


31 Jan. 1710

James Campbell, Merchant


Memorial relating to the convoys to Newfoundland. This letter emphasizes the benefits that permanent inhabitants in Newfoundland bring to the fishing merchants (e.g., the advantage to the merchants from the consumption of manufactured goods by the inhabitants is from 50-100 000 pounds annually; the inhabitants provide half if not two thirds of the fish and train oil of the fishery; the inhabitants make so much fish and train oil for the merchants to find in the spring). The French murdered English settlers and took them away from the fishery. The French plunder and burn settlements annually, even when the warships and merchants are here. Note: And more about the State of Newfoundland's Fishery, security, better communication.


1 Feb. 1710 (rec'd); 3 Feb. 1710 (read)

Colin Campbell


A short letter describing the need to fortify Ferryland. Provides 9 reasons why a fort should be built at Ferryland.



Archibald Cummings


A letter describing the need to fortify Ferryland. Gives ten reasons.


1 Feb. 1710

Edward Collyns, Mayor of Exon (Exeter)


There are now some ships ready to sail to Newfoundland. Three warships are necessary to be ready to depart the 10 June with the ships that go as Sack, which may convoy the ships from Newfoundland to the markets and also those who shall return with train. More ships would go if there was no fear of the French.


31 Jan. 1710

Richard Gready,

Mayor of Barnstaple


Four fishing ships will be sent to Newfoundland this year. They conceive that six convoys will be enough for their protection.


3 Feb. 1710

Mayor of Foway


They have no ships trading in Newfoundland but many ships lost by the war.


7 Feb. 1710

Merchants in London, Ed. Gould Morlay, J. Harris, J. Burridge, W. Brooking, H. Fetherington, S. Crisp, T. Styles, S. Merritt/Merret, W. Lewen, N. Wood, H. Rowse, G. Lewen, A. Merry, C. Hayne, J. Silkes.

Lords of Trade

Request that one warship be ready to sail by 10 March in Bristol and take ships from Barnstaples and Bideford. Then two warships be ready to sail from Portsmouth with the ships that shall be ready by 10 March and call at the Western ports of Lime, Topsham, Dartmouth, Plymouth, Falmouth, with no stops except to cruise off the bar of Topsham and Dartmouth.. 2 warships be ready for the sack ships by the Downes by the 10 May and call at Dartmouth, Portsmouth,Topsham and Lime. 4 warships to remain: 1 in Conception Bay, 1 in Trinity Bay, 1 at St. John's, and 1 at Ferryland. The return trip should go as follows: 1 warship to go to Oporto, Viana, and Aveiro, 1 to convoy the ships to Lisbon. 2 to convoy the ships for Gibraltar and up the Straights as far as Barcelona, and the others to come home with ships bound for the West of England and London.

"And as there hath been for Severall years past, great divisions and dissentions and partys, in Newfoundland between the Inhabitants and Masters of Ships Using that Trade and Fishery, Occasioned by the Unhappy Quarrels of Mr Lloyd and Mr Moody, who have been for late years Commanders In chief there of the garrison Severall having and do Still Strenuously take ye Part of Mr Lloyd & Some Mr. Moody- Whereby yearly Complaints and too hasty affidavits have been made on each Side to the Disquietude of the Inhabitants and Detriment of ye said fishery..."


10 Feb. 1710

James Bligh, Plymouth


Three ships will be fitted out for Newfoundland, several more from neighbouring parts. Several will go from Lisbon and Isle of May.


15 Feb. 1710 (rec'd & read)

The merchants of Bideford


The harbours of Ferryland and Fermeuse having been safe places to fish until now, require two warships . Every fifth name picked: W. Hath, L. Knitt?, Peter Willington, William Meddon?, Timothy Lang, J. Clifton May, J. Buck, G. Knowling, T. Adams.


2 June 1709

Queen's Council at the Court at St James


The Queen requests more information on James Campbell's case.


21 Feb. 1710 (rec'd & read)

James Campbell


[Enclosed with above] The humble petition of James Campbell (Copy).


2 April 1710

Reverend Jackson


A letter about the miserable state of Newfoundland and requesting that a man of honour be sent to Command there. The reverend is in favour of Moody and Colin Campbell. He retells events of the siege under Mr. de Subercase. A second short letter at p.501 about Colin Campbell.


11 April 1710

Thomas Newman, Dartmouth


The merchants have fitted their ships and request convoys to sail early. Note: The writing style is very different and more difficult to read.


19 April 1710



The Lords of the Admiralty are surprised at this letter from Dartmouth (letter is shown above) as the convoys are now at Spithead under the Command of Capt. Alored, and have addressed each port accordingly. The only thing delaying the convoy may be caused by the winds.


17 April 1710

William J'Anson


A letter in favour of Major Lloyd about the treatment of English prisoners and recommending William Keen as a good pilot. Major Lloyd appears to have written some accounts of what he has seen when he was prisoner in Quebec (Montreal) which he gave to Capt. J'Anson in Renes, France. Lloyd is prisoner there and is asking the Lords to demand from Her majesty that he be "demanded from France."





[Enclosed with above] Relates to the taking of Fort William, what soldier was where, and more details.



Thomas Lloyd?


[Enclosed with above] "A Small description of What the Indians did to the English prisoners about six years ago" A gruesome account of atrocities committed by 300 Indians and 100 French against English people. The murder of the daughter of Mr Mayther, minister at Northampton who was pregnant and had six children. Burning and torturing. Note: very graphic and violent descriptions in this document.


3 Oct. 1709

Thomas Lloyd?, From Quebec


[Enclosed with above] Copy of an account delivered to Major Lloyd ? in Quebec (Montreal) of several English prisoners taken by the French and of their treatment by them and the Indians. Some of the names are: Mchumain Hindville?, McWhiter?, Moudy Mrs Moudy [could it be Moody?]taken from Exeter with brother and Jeremiah Hillman, Sam. Stevens. Moudy was burnt between Montreal and Willmarie (Villemarie). Joseph Olson? It appears that Thomas Lloyd was imprisoned six years in Quebec. Note: author unknown, the document was not signed.


24 April 1710



This is to acquaint the Lords that the enclosed copy of the Heads were sent to Capt. Alored, commander of the Rochester. Note: The document referred to is not here.


27 April 1710

James Campbell


He requests that he may be allowed to review the report that will be presented to the Queen about his representation.


10 May 1710

Anthony Swimmer (Master of the Society of merchants), Robert Nate, William Laines, Merchants of Bristoll


They pray that a peace be made with France and that the island of Newfoundland may be in English hands.


26 May 1710

James Campbell


"The Humble representation of James Campbell" Note: A very thorough account of his losses in Newfoundland.


26 May 1710

The Merchants of Bideford


They request that a peace treaty be signed with France. They demand that Newfoundland be entirely in the hands of the English Crown. Accompanied by a printed leaflet entitled Considerations on the Trade to Newfoundland at page 535.

Every fifth name was picked: John Clifton (mayor), G. Buck, Josias Elliott, John Collings, J. Hooper, Thomas Ellis, Robert Ellis, Francis Cradock, Peter Wellington, Sam Demen?, John Strange, John Hart.


7 June 1710

James Campbell and Rich Holford.


"An Account of the Losses sustained by James Campbell of London..."; p.539 contains an abstract of the account, it totals 10737:2:6 pounds.


Blank pages


24 June 1710

Customs House in Bristol (J. Reynardson and J. Elridge.


Name of ship and master bound for Newfoundland.


8 July 1710

J. Elridge


[Enclosed with above] Letter informing of the list provided above.


17 Oct. 1710 (received)

10 Nov. 1710 (read)

Timothy Gully


Proposes himself has commander of the forces in Newfoundland.


20 Nov. 1710

William Blathwayt, Whitehall


He requests that any further papers to be annexed to the representation about Newfoundland of the 23 Feb. be sent.


21 Nov. 1710


Mr Blathwayt

The Lords have nothing new to add about the representation of the 23 of Feb...


26 Nov. 1710

Capt. Aldred, in the Rochester at Plymouth


Answers to the Heads of Enquiry, copy of a petition of the inhabitants there (original was lost by accident).





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





[Enclosed with above] "A Scheme of the Fishery" for the year 1710.



Inhabitants of Newfoundland at the port of St. John's


[Enclosed with above] Relates to the protection of St. John's. They have not been provided with al the necessaries for their protection for the past two years.


4 Dec. 1710

Dartmouth, at Whitehall


This relates to the representation of the board of the 23 of Feb. which was laid before the Queen. The Queen replied that the representation is of an old date and has requested that any papers providing updated insights into the state of Newfoundland be presented again. Capt. Moody's papers and Mr. Vane's papers are enclosed for your Lordships approval. Papers from Mr Collins were also sent to Lord Dartmouth in relation to the State of the Fishery.


13 Dec. 1710 (received and read)

G. Vane

Lords of Trade

This relates to the fortification of Ferryland.


14 Dec. 1710, Thursday Night

Archibald Cummings


Sends a scheme of the fishery. Vouches for the fortification of Ferryland which would cost 1000 pounds.



Archibald Cummings


[Enclosed with above] State of the Fishery for 1710 in the several ports in Newfoundland (St. John's, Torbay, Bay Bulls, Bonavista, Trinity, Carbonear, Ferryland and more) Number of inhabitants: men 1868, women 235, children 377.


18 Dec. 1710

J. Moody


Asks that a fort be erected at Ferryland.

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