CO 194/22 [Reel B-214]

Page

Date

From whom
(where)

To whom
(where)

Contents or nature of the document

1 - 2

27 May, 1704

Multiple Signatures (e.g. Solomon Merrett)

Lords of Trade

Requests defensive measures to be taken, including the construction of forts to prevent attacks from the French. (Mentions a Capt. Cleasby who commanded the Mary Gally.

2

27 May, 1704

Solomon Merrett

Lords of Trade

Another message related to the fortification of Newfoundland, specifically Trinity Harbour.

2v

28 May, 1704

Solomon Merrett

Lords of Trade

Requests for materials, such as canons and powder, to construct fortifications at Trinity Harbour.

3 - 4

1 June, 1702

Multiple Signatures (e.g. Rob Cecill)

Earl of Nottingham

Further requests for actions to be taken in fortifying Trinity Harbour.

5

1702

Opinion of Some Persons not Identified

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Opinion of some persons conversant in Newfoundland relating to a Boom for the Harbour of St. Johnís, with estimate of charge.

7

9 Apr., 1703

Multiple Signatures (e.g. Rob Cecill)

Earl of Nottingham

Concerning fortifications and the construction of a Boom.

9

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Message related to providing a boom for the island of Newfoundland.

11 - 12

20 May, 1703

Mr. Richards

(St. Johnís)

Earl of Nottingham

Worries over the activities of the French during the Winter, while men are sent out to explore nearby harbours.

13 - 14

3 Sept., 1703

Multiple Signatures (e.g. Mr. Richards)

?

Report from a council at war with a list of matters concerning the defence and operation of the island.

15

25 Oct., 1703

Multiple Signatures (e.g. Rob Cecill)

Earl of Nottingham

Mentions the examination of two deserters from Placentia.

16

26 Sept., 1703

T. Lloyd

Earl of Nottingham

Attached letter concerning the examination of the two deserters from Placentia: Laville and Belrose.

19 - 20

7 Oct., 1704

John Jackson
(St. Johnís)

Hon. Charles (Hodges?)
(England)

Concerning the present state and condition of the garrison.

22

10 Aug., 1704

Soldiers at Fort William

Capt. Bridges

Petition of the Company of Soldiers at Fort William in St. Johnís to Capt. Bridges, Commodore and commander in chief of her Majestyís ship the Loo demanding the suspension of Capt. Thomas Lloyd.

25 - 26

10 Aug., 1704

Soldiers at Fort William

Capt. Bridges

Attached letter to the petition of the soldiers stating specific complaints towards Capt. Thomas Lloyd.

27

2 Sept., 1704

Commanders of Ships

Capt. Bridges

Petition in response to another petition from the soldiers stationed at Fort William, which begs that steps be taken to prevent the desertion of soldiers as mentioned in their petition.

28

12 Sept., 1704

Capt. Timothy Bridge

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Response to the petition of the soldierís stationed at Fort William concerning the conduct of Capt. Lloyd.

29

9 Sept., 1704

Soldiers at Fort William

Queen Anne

Begging consideration for relieving of duty by new recruitments from England.

30

12 Sept., 1704

Soldiers at Fort William

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List containing all the names of all the officers and soldiers at Fort William in St. Johnís.

31

29 Sept., 1704

Lieut. Moody

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Concerning the signing of the petition from the soldierís at Fort William.

32 - 32v

26 Sept., 1703

W. Hussey

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The deposition of LaVille and Belrose, two deserters from Plaisance (Placentia).

32v - 33v

22 Oct., 170

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The examination of John Grimma (?) and Guilliaume Lassuse (?), two deserters from Placentia. Providing information on the French defences at Placentia (forts, warships, soldiers, etc.).

34

19 Nov., 1703

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The account of John Jordain, John Knight, and Phillip Morris who were sent as spies to Placentia. Provides some information on defences.

34v - 35

2 Dec., 1703

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Depositions of William Roberts and Thomas Dible concerning a small conflict that occurred between the French and the English around Glam. Cove (resulted in the death of an Indian).

35 - 36

23 Oct., 1703

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Deposition of John Robins concerns the desertion of several French soldiers and gives some specifics concerning the defences of the French fortifications.

36 - 36v

5 Nov., 1702

De Costabelle

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Letter retrieved from a French prisoner. (Written in French).

37

23 Mar., 1704

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Deposition of Jervais Smith who was sent as a spy to Placentia, noticing two French war ships.

37 - 37v

23 Mar., 1704

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Deposition of John Jordan, Edward Roe, Philip Morris, and John Knight, who were sent as spies to Placentia.

37v - 38v

23 Mar., 1704

La Richardiere

Mr. Bellefevielle

Copy of a French letter sent by a prisoner to a fellow Frenchman in Placentia/Plaisance.

38v - 39v

23 Mar., 1704

LaRichardiere, Jean Lanvaux

Mr. Subercase

Copy of another French letter sent by a prisoner to a fellow Frenchman at Fort Louis in Placentia/Plaisance.

40 - 42

23 Mar., 1704

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The examination of Monsieur Duttilly and two other prisoners of War: reveals that Monsieur Duttilly was involved in a possible torture of a prisoner named Edward Rottway; mentions the continual work of masons upon the fortifications at Placentia; Duttilly describes his experiences in the interior of North America including a place called New Missasippy where supposedly there is lush land with fruit and cattle.

42 - 42v

17 Apr., 1704

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Deposition of John Knight and Stephen Dethick who ventured to Placentia for spying: reports on the fortification of Placentia, including seeing several merchant ships; Unfortunate incident occurs when a Jervais Smith drowned in a pond near Heartís Content.

42v - 43

16 June, 1704

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Deposition of Samuell Hooper Commander of the Good Hope Ketch of Boston, who was captured by the French and later escaped to St. Johnís. Gives a rather detailed report on conditions and activities at the French fort in Placentia, including the current construction of a stone wall by several masons. Also mentions another prisoner, Mr. Joseph Holt.

43v - 44v

29 July, 1704

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Depositions of Francis Andrews and John Evans: Their ship was captured by a French fishing ship off the Western islands and they were taken prisoner; gives a detailed report on defence and layout of fortifications at Placentia; reports on the death of four English spies found dead in the woods near Glamcove.

45

20 Aug., 1704

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Deposition of D. Curteine commander of the Society: Talks of a conflict that occurred between French vessels and English ships (Society, Gally Pembroke, The William, and a New England ship) at Bonavista.

45 - 45v

26 Aug., 1704

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Deposition of Peter Downe and Edward Symmands: Concerning the taking of English ships, Gally Pembroke, Society, and The William, by 120 Frenchmen on canoes and shallops; Society and William were burned while the Pembroke was taken by the French and Canadians around Bonavista.

45v - 46

6 Sept., 1704

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Deposition of Edward Pickering: Was taken prisoner by the French to Placentia where he and other English prisoners were forced to fish for the French; Provides some details on the fortifications at Placentia.

46 - 46v

23 Sept., 1704

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Copy of a Deposition from a French deserter Jean le Moine: Gives a detailed account of the fortifications at Placentia (cannons, number of men); This information is confirmed by fellow deserter Jnes Jollie.

47 - 47v

25 Nov., 1704

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Provides an account of fortifications at Placentia by several French deserters who report possible further desertions from said fort (A list of deserters is given).

48 - 48v

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Extract of a letter from Mr. Roope sent to fix a chain and boom in St. Johnís. Mentions the weakening of the French fores at Placentia with the general dissatisfaction of French troops and deserters with reference to a possible attack on Placentia next Spring; Reference is made to the suspension of Capt. Thomas Lloyd who was replaced by Lieut. Moody.

50

?, 1704

Merchants trading to Newfoundland

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Petition for actions to be taken to secure the trade that occurs in Newfoundland which is under constant threat from the French residing in Placentia. Requests efforts to be undertaken by the able Capt. Thomas Lloyd.

52 - 52v

12 Jan., 1704

Multiple Signatures (e.g. Mr. Meadows)

Sir Charles Hodges

Concerning the relieving of soldiers in Newfoundland for new recruitments; confirming the sending of information regarding the conditions of Placentia.

54

25 Jan., 1705

Multiple Signatures (e.g. Rob Cecill)

Sir Charles Hodges

Concerning the transmitting of information regarding convoys for Newfoundland and other matters relating to the fishery.

55 - 55v

25 Jan., 1705

Multiple Signatures (e.g. Rob Cecill)

Sir Charles Hodges

Requests from the merchants of Newfoundland asking for warships to be sent to the island for protection of the fishery.

56 - 58v

17 Jan., 1705

Multiple Signatures (e.g. Solomon Merrett)

Lords of Trade

Requests deployment of several warships for the protection of fishing vessels from Newfoundland to European destinations.

61 - 61v

1 Mar., 1705

Multiple Signatures (e.g. Rob Cecill)

Sir Charles Hodge

Ordering of provisions for the garrison at St. Johnís, Newfoundland.

63 - 63v

1 Mar., 1705

Multiple Signatures (e.g. Rob Cecill)

Sir Charles Hodges

Message offered in defence of the conduct of Capt. Thomas Lloyd concerning the mistreatment of his soldiers at the garrison in St. Johnís.

65

21 Mar., 1704

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Letter with highly illegible writing. (Seems to be something about the military or the garrison at St. Johnís).

67 - 67v

4 Mar., 1705

Solomon Merrett
(London)

Charles Hodges

Opinions offered in reducing the French fortifications at Placentia, recommended under the command of Capt. Lloyd.

69 - 69v

21 Mar., 1705

Solomon Merrett
(London)

?

Another letter offering opinions in reducing the French fort at Placentia, so the English may then control all fishery on the island.

71 - 71v

29 Mar., 1705

Capt. Lloyd

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Offers methods and means for attacking the French fortifications at Placentia.

73 - 73v

29 Mar., 1705

Capt. Lloyd

?

Offers methods and means for attacking the French fortifications at Placentia.

75 - 75v

23 Apr., 1705

Capt. Lloyd

Sir Charles Hodges

Memorial of Capt. Thomas Lloyd.

77 - 77v

23 Apr., 1705

Capt. Lloyd

Sir Charles Hodges

Memorial of Capt. Thomas Lloyd.

79

4 May, 1705

Solomon Merrett

?

Concerning detachments to deal with Placentia and the assignment of Capt. Lloyd to said detachments.

80 - 81

16 May, 1705

Thomas Lloyd

Sir Charles Hodges

Mentions the usage of Molasses in place of malt for beer; ordering of ladders.

82

12 May, 1705

Thomas Lloyd

Sir Charles Hodges

Recommendations for the positions of Lieutenants to the Independent Company in Newfoundland from Comptroller Mansell who recommends Robert Lasham and Thomas Phillips.

84

9 May, 1705

Thomas Lloyd

Sir Charles Hodges

Recommendations for the positions of Lieutenants to the Independent Company in Newfoundland from Comptroller Mansell who recommends Robert Lasham and Thomas Philips.

86 - 87

16 May, 1705

Multiple Signatures (e.g. Rob Cecill)

Sir Charles Hodges

Offers reasons for putting the command of the garrison in Newfoundland into the hands of the commadore of the convoy.

88

25 May, 1705

Thomas Lloyd

Sir Charles Hodges

Memorial of Captain Thomas Lloyd concerning such matters as the new recruitment of soldiers, etc.

90

17 Apr., 1705

Thomas Lloyd

?

Cover to a copy of part of Mr. Thurstonís letter to Capt. Cartwright, secretary to the army, that relates to his quitting the said agency.

91

12 Mar., 1705

Mr. Thurston

Capt. Cartwright

Mr. Thurstonís letter related to his quitting the agency of the army.

93

25 May, 1705

Thomas Lloyd

Sir Charles Hodges

Memorial of Captain Thomas Lloyd concerning such matter as the new recruitment of soldiers, etc.

95

17 Apr., 1705

Thomas Lloyd

?

Cover to a copy of part of Mr. Thurstonís letter to Capt. Cartwright, secretary to the army, that relates to his quitting the said agency.

96

12 Mar., 1705

Mr. Thurston

Capt. Cartwright

Mr. Thurstonís letter related to his quitting the agency of the army.

97

26 May, 1705

Thomas Lloyd

Sir Charles Hodges

Request for the power to punish deserters and mutineers by court marshal.

99

4 June, 1705

Thomas Lloyd

Sir Charles Hodges

Requesting to be sent on a convoy back to Newfoundland.

101

7 June, 1705

Thurston

John Burke (Tucker) ?

Requesting items for bed fitting Capt. Thomas Lloyd (e.g. blanket, sheets)

103 - 103v

8 June, 1705

Multiple Signatures (e.g. Rob Cecill)

Sir Charles Hodges

Concerns preparing instructions for Capt. Lloyd to permit the inspection of the fort and garrison at Newfoundland; complaints over wrongs committed against the fishery by the captain of the fort.

105 - 105v

?,1705

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Concerns the permitting of inspections to be done on the forts and garrison in St. Johnís by the commander in chief of the convoy; delivery of a muster roll of the company, etc.

107 - 108

13 June, 1705

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Concerns the delivery of papers ordered by Lieut. Moody to England (list of papers and packets is provided)

109 - 109v

20 June, 1705

Multiple Signatures (e.g. Rob Cecill)

Sir Charles Hodges

Suspicions are raised that some English inhabitants of Newfoundland may be holding some correspondence with the French; request made for ammunition and materials to be sent on a convoy.

111 - 111v

20 June, 1705

Merchants of Newfoundland (e.g. Fisher Jackson)

Commissioners of Trade

Petition of the major merchants trading to Newfoundland: Request made for warships, ammunition, and supplies for defence against the French.

113 - 114

23 ?, 1705

Collin Campbell

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Report on attacks made by French and Canadian soldiers with Indians led by Monsieur Subercase. They attacked several communities in and around St. Johnís including Carboneer, Trinity Bay, etc. where they burned down many buildings and killed many people while taking some prisoner. Person sent to London to report on the recent occurrences was attacked while sailing his sloop by some privateers who took some provisions and left the men to continue their journey.

115 - 116

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Collin Campbell

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Copy of report on attacks made by French and Canadian soldiers with Indians led by Monsieur Subercase. They attacked several communities in and around St. Johnís including Carbonear, Trinity Bay, etc. where they burned down many buildings and killed many people while taking some prisoner. Person sent to London to report on the recent occurrences was attacked while sailing his sloop by some privateers who took some provisions and left the men to continue their journey.

117 - 118v

18 June, 1705

Richard Sampson
(Witness present Mr. Phillips)

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Account given by Richard Sampson in relation to the late affair in Newfoundland: Gives an account of the French attack on communities around and including St. Johnís where attacks were made on the garrison, houses and boats were burned, while some persons were killed or taken prisoner to Petty Harbour (Names of those killed are given in the report). The French troops went back to Placentia, but later returned to burn down several communities including Bay Bulls, Ferryland, Harbour Main, etc.

119 - 119v

20 June, 1705

Commissioners of Trade

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Observations made by the commissioners of trade and plantations upon information relating to Newfoundland: Shows a comparison between the accounts of French attacks by Mr. Campbell and Mr. Sampson.

121 - 122

18 June, 1705

Richard Sampson

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Copy of account given by Richard Sampson in relation to the attacks made by the French on St. Johnís and the surrounding communities.

123

13 June, 1705

Multiple Signatures (e.g. Rob Cecill)

Sir Charles Hodges

Concerning a clause added to instructions that the commodore is empowered to muster the company there.

125 - 125v

25 June, 1705

Thomas Lloyd

Sir Charles Hodges

Requests made for supplying more materials to the struggle with the French, including powder, balls, etc., and asks for several more persons, including a gunner, a carpenter, an armourer, etc.

127 - 127v

29 June, 1705

Multiple Signatures (e.g. Sam Shepherd)

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Suggestion made for the appointment of magistrates or constables for each harbour in Newfoundland to keep the peace while the Commodore and Admirals are absent during the Winter; Calculations given showing 1000 men able to bear arms in Newfoundland for the British; Suggestion to build store houses and other buildings for the safety and storage of the inhabitants of Newfoundland, etc.

129

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Writing is highly illegible. Appears to concern a need for bread.

131

29 June, 1705

Merchants of Bristol to Newfoundland (e.g John Hardy)

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Petition of the Merchants of the city of Bristol, trading to Newfoundland: Requesting that forces be sent to help protect and secure the inhabitants and fishery of Newfoundland from the French.

132 - 132v

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Richard Sampson

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Account by Richard Sampson of the attacks made by the French on English settlements in and around St. Johnís, where they burned buildings and either killed or took inhabitants as prisoners.

134

29 June, 1705

Multiple Signatures (e.g. Sam Shepherd)

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Gives an account of the earliest history of the fishery in Newfoundland with relations between the French and English over control of that island.

137 - 137v

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Multiple Signatures (e.g. John Cox)

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Petition requesting protection be given to the trade and fishery of Newfoundland; Mentions the attack made by the French on St. Johnís and surrounding communities; Talks about concerns of the inhabitants who may not return next year for fear of their lives, etc.

138 - 140v

13 July, 1705

Multiple Signatures (e.g. Rob Cecill)

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Allowing for the formation of militia forces to aid in the defence of the island during the winter season; repairs and replacements to be made for the arms lost to the French; the assignment of inhabitants to serve on British ships; concerning the exchange of prisoners with the French, especially for a Mr. John Roop; the enlistment of the inhabitants, etc.

142

13 July, 1705

Lords Commissioners of Trade

Sir Charles Hodges

Extract of a letter from the Lords Commissioners for trade and plantations: Referring to request made by the merchants to have 1000 arms deployed among the principal inhabitants for protection against the French. Warning is given not to have these arms sold or bartered by the said inhabitants.

144

11 Aug., 1705

R. Harley

Major Lloyd

Response to request made for supples such as scaling ladders, along with arms for use against the French.

145

11 Aug., 1705

R. Harley

Board of Ordnance

Concerning Major Lloydís request for supplies, such as scaling ladder, shells, etc., to be shipped to Newfoundland as soon as possible.

146 - 146v

15 Aug., 1705

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Major Thomas Lloyd

Concerning a warrant given to enforce martial law and to take necessary disciplinary action against offenders during time of war.

148

16 Aug., 1705

?

Duke of Ormonde

Concerning pay and supplies, like bedding, to soldiers.

149

16 Aug., 1705

Duke of Ormonde

?

Another letter concerning pay and supplies, like bedding, to soldiers. (Writing is somewhat illegible).

151 - 151v

15 Aug., 1705

Thomas Lloyd

Sir Charles Hodges

Lloydís requests for more money and supplies, especially bedding for his soldiers, to aid them against the French.

153

16 Aug., 1705

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Response to the request made by Capt. Lloyd suggesting that provisions and some money should be sent to Newfoundland.

155

16 Aug., 1705

Major Lloyd

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Proposals by Major Lloyd: That provisions should be sent from England, that money should be given to make the soldierís pay, and that more money should be given to pay for other expenses and in gaining intelligence.

157 - 157v

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Commanding Officer of the Troops on board?

Directions that the orders given by Major Lloyd should be followed and that the supplies of ammunition, etc. should be dealt with as he sees fit.

158 - 159

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Commanding Officer of the Troop on board?

Directions that the orders given by Major Lloyd should be followed and that the supplies of ammunition, etc should be dealt with as he sees fit; also gives directions on what to do in case of Lloydís death, etc.

160 - 162

? Aug., 1705

?

Capt. Lloyd

Instructions for Maj. Thomas Lloyd: informing the transmitting of more troops to aid against the French; mentions an attack to be made on Placentia; instructions to leave a garrison of men if any French settlements are taken; the appointment of a fit person in place of Lloyd in case of death, etc.

164

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Document related to the previous one, concerning the instructions given to Maj. Lloyd upon capturing a French settlement

166

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Maj. Lloyd

Informing of a detachment of 460 to be placed under Lloydís command, etc.

168 - 169

? Aug., 1705

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Further instructions on how to conduct the 460 soldiers who are to be sent under the command of Maj. Lloyd.

170

7 Sept., 1705

Maj Thomas Lloyd

Sir Charles Hodges

Concerning the condition of clothing worn by the soldiers; ordering of subsistence for the soldiers; asking for orders of when to set sail.

172

4 Sept., 1705

Maj. Thomas Lloyd

Sir Charles Hodges

Copy of a letter to Col. Gibson: concerns complaints made by the soldiers over the condition of their clothing; some soldiers suffer sickness, etc.

173

4 Sept., 1705

Maj. Thomas Lloyd

Sir Charles Hodges

Another part of a report from Col. Gibson concerning the conditions of clothing for the soldiers on board the Anglesey and Liechfield prize.

174

19 Nov., 1705

Principal inhabitants of Newfoundland

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Thanks given for the delivery of new troops to the region to defend against attacks from the French.

175

19 Nov., 1705

Multiple Signatures (e.g. John Stafford)

Secretary of State

Request made by the commanders of several ships travelling to Newfoundland.

176

19 Nov., 1705

Principal inhabitants of Newfoundland

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Thanks given for the delivery of new troops to the region to defend against attacks from the French.

177

24 Nov., 1705

Mr. Campbell

Sir Charles Hodges

Reports on the some more attacks from the French and Indians, who destroyed more English settlements to the North and killed 9 people in Trinity Bay, and 9 men, a boy, and a girl at Bonavista; hostages and a ship were taken from Bonavista;

179

?

Thomas Lloyd

?

List of supplies (pole axes, slings for muskets, shells, etc.) requested to be sent to Newfoundland.

180

Dec., 1705

Multiple Signatures (e.g. John Hodge)

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Petition of William Roberts and the inhabitants of Newfoundland reporting on the damages made upon them by the French and Indians.

181

16 Jan., 1706

Board of Trade (e.g. Rob Cecill)

Sir Charles Hodges

Cover letter concerning the state of the trade and fishery at Newfoundland.

184 - 186

18 Jan., 1706

John Jackson,
Minister

Sir Charles Hodges

Account of occurrences relating to the trade in Newfoundland in the last few years under the command of Thomas Lloyd and John Moody: Bad practices of Lloyd who extorted money from the inhabitants and his soldiers; imprisoned a James Benger for non-payment of debts; threatened persons to sign petition in his favour; ruined much of the business in Newfoundland; promoted adultery; lewd practices and revelry; interfered in allowing others to attend church; Praises the governing of John Moody who replaced Lloyd; mentions the actions of Mr. John Roope who convinced the inhabitants not to take part in guarding the harbour against attacks; mentions the constant attacks that come from the French; etc.

188 - 190v

7 Feb., 1706

John Jackson,
Minister

Sir Charles Hodges

Report from John Jackson on the state of the garrison in St. Johnís harbour and the command there; the state of the trade in general; the many abuses that occur there.

192 - 195v

14 Feb., 1706

Multiple Signatures (e.g. Rob Cecill)

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Requests for repairs needed to be made to the two forts at St. Johnís after the recent attacks from the French; another request for new recruits to be sent; repairs are needed to a boom at the entrance of St. Johnís harbour; request for exchanging of prisoners with the French; formation of a militia force; requesting ships to be sent to help transporting fish to other markets in Europe

196

14 Feb., 1706

John Covey

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Particulars of what is wanting for the repairs to the boom at the entrance of St. Johnís harbour.

196v

14 Feb., 1706

John Covey

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Necessary provisions and supplies needed for the company of men stationed at Newfoundland (ex. Clothing, pay, malt, etc.)

198 - 199

14 Feb., 1706

John Covey

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Extract of a letter concerning the defence of the island against the French, the exchanging of prisoners, the formation of a militia, restricting soldiers from trade, etc. with approval from her Majestyís council.

200 - 200v

25 Feb., 1706

Multiple Signatures (e.g. Rob Cecill)

Sir Charles Hodges

Requesting that the Commodore be given command over the soldiers at the garrisons of St. Johnís and allowed to inspect provisions and the condition of the forts; with a request for more firearms to be given.

203 - 205v

9 Mar., 1706

Office of Ordnance

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A list of supplies, namely ammunition, carpenterís tools, gunsmithís tools, masonís tools, etc., sent to Newfoundland.

206

2 Mar., 1706

Office of Ordnance

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A list of supplies, namely rope, carriages, etc., to be sent to Newfoundland

208 - 208v

14 Mar., 1706

Multiple Signatures (e.g. Mat Prior)

Sir Charles Hodges

Respecting the empowering of the commodore to round up men from the harbours for a militia force; request to know the commodoreís role during his stay.

210 - 210v

14 Mar., 1706

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Attached letter empowering the commodore to form a militia force from the inhabitants of the harbours of Newfoundland.

212

28 Mar., 1706

Multiple Signatures (e.g. Rob Cecill)

Sir Charles Hodges
(Whitehall)

Concerning the opinion of Col. Richards on the necessary number of men to properly defend the fort and batteries in St. Johnís.

214 - 214v

?, 1706

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Commander of the Fort and Batteries at St. Johnís

Orders given that the commodore of the convoy be permitted access to the store houses and the garrison to take account of the provisions, etc.; also to insure that no officers of the garrison take part in any trade.

217 - 217v

?, 1706

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Attached letter empowering the commodore to form a militia force from the inhabitants of the harbours of Newfoundland.

219 - 220

?, 1706

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Commander in Chief of the Convoy at Newfoundland

Concerning a royal declaration to constitute a militia in the harbours; keeping the batteries and soldiers in good order; inspect and examine an account of the state of the provisions, ammunitions, and stores of the forts and batteries; sending a muster roll of the men at St. Johnís to England; requesting that all inhabitants of the outports reside with relatives in the harbour of St. Johnís during the winter to be united in strength against attack.

221 - 223

29 Mar., 1706

Multiple Signatures (e.g. Rob Cecill)

Sir Charles Hodges

(Whitehall)

Concerning the mistreatment of soldiers by Capt. Lloyd: forcing them into the fishery, where he claimed the greater part of the profits; forced the men into collecting wood for his own personal usage; Lloyd encroached upon the soldierís daily subsistence; sold overcharged items to them; these reports are confirmed by John Jackson Minister.

225

? Mar., 1706

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Confirmation on a list of orders given, including approval for exchanges prisoners, etc.

226

5 July, 1706

Solomon Merrett

Sir Charles Hodges

Mentions accusations against Capt. Lloyd; mentions the fishery trade, especially an open market with Spain, etc.

228

10 Dec., 1705

Thomas Lloyd

(St. Johnís)

Solomon Merrett

(London)

Short report from Lloyd on the affairs in Newfoundland, specifically mentioning a report from a spy who visited Placentia which has been further fortified.

230 - 230v

6 June, 1706

Inhabitants of Newfoundland

(St. Johnís)

Sir Charles Hodges

Petition from the inhabitants of Newfoundland: Concerning the ill conduct of Lieut. Moody, including overpricing provisions; mentions the hardships of the attacks by French, Canadian, and Indians on the inhabitants of the island, etc. (The letter is certified by the signatures of Admiral and Vice Admiral).

231 - 231v

6 June, 1706

Inhabitants of Newfoundland

(St. Johnís)

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Another petition from the inhabitants of Newfoundland respecting the conduct of Lieut. Moody, and thanks for sending troops with Maj. Lloyd for the protection of the island, etc. (The letter is certified by the signatures of the Admiral and Vice Admiral).

232

29 July, 1706

Solomon Merrett

Sir Charles Hodges

Concerning the requests made in favour of Maj. Lloyd over Lieut. Moody; mentions the lost of several papers of Lloydís that were to be sent to England, etc.

234 - 235

6 June, 1706

Thomas Lloyd
(St. Johnís)

?

Lloyd writes a letter in his defence against the accusations placed against him; Mentions the capturing of French prisoners and some Indians; gives a report on vessels and men at Placentia, etc.

236

13 Sept., 1706

Thomas Lloyd
(St. Johnís)

Sir Charles Hodges

Another letter from Lloyd concerning the accusations against him. Also mentions an encounter he and several soldiers had with some French in Placentia Bay.

238 - 239v

12 Oct., 1706

Thomas Lloyd
(St. Johnís)

Sir Charles Hodges

Reports the weak condition of the French forts at Placentia and mentions a request made to the people of St. Johnís to attack Placentia while in this weakened state; requests more soldiers for a future attack on Placentia; mentions some encounters that occurred with the French around Plancentia Bay, etc.

240

?

Multiple Signatures (e.g. Thomas Legge)

Lords Commissioners for Trade

Cover letter confirming the authenticity of a letter signed by the inhabitants of Newfoundland.

241

?

Multiple Signatures (e.g. Thomas Legge)

Principal Secretary

Cover letter confirming the authenticity of a letter signed by the inhabitants of Newfoundland.

243

24 Sept., 1706

Traders and Inhabitants of Newfoundland

-

Concerning the formation of a militia force and the assignment of Thomas Lloyd to head these forces, etc.

245

?, 1706

Commanders of ships heading to Newfoundland

-

Praises the conduct and courage of Thomas Lloyd in managing the defence of the island; also mentions that Lloyd provided provisions to starving families in Newfoundland, etc.

247 - 247v

?

Inhabitants of Newfoundland

Sir Charles Hodges

Petition from the inhabitants of Newfoundland: In praise of the conduct of Thomas Lloyd and speaking against the ill treatment from Lieut. Moody, who reported intercepted some letters sent by Thomas Lloyd.

249

 

Inhabitants of Conception Bay

-

Petition from the inhabitants of Conception bay and surrounding areas: giving thanks for the defence of the island by Thomas Lloyd and hope for his continued service.

251 - 251v

10 Mar., 1706

?

Inhabitants of Newfoundland

Concerns a proposal for an attack to be made upon Placentia in the hopes of defeating the enemy and gaining many provisions, etc.

253

19 May, 1708

William Popple

Earl of Sunderland
(Whitehall)

Cover letter to an enclosed copy of a reference from Secretary Boyle relating to Newfoundland.

254 - 259v

19 May, 1708

Multiple Signatures (e.g. Ph. Meadows)

-

Related to the laws of the trade and fishery in Newfoundland: not to permit the use of fishing vessels for personal use by officers, to punish officers who receive money or other rewards from any merchants or masters, etc.; speaks of the practices of Maj. Lloyd who is illegally involved in the trade of the island; requesting that power be given to the commodore of the convoy to keep an eye on the officers and to inspect the accounts and stores of the forts and garrisons; accusations of breaking regulations are also placed against the inhabitants who illegally cut wood and the fishing admiral who do not enforce the rules; mention illegal trade occurring between Portugal (wine, brandy, oil) and the United States (tobacco, sugar), etc.

261 - 261v

1 June 1708

Earl of Sunderland

John Mitchell

Message entrusting the command and inspection of the forts and garrisons of St. Johnís onto John Mitchell, Commander and Chief of the convoy to Newfoundland.

264 - 265

?, 1709

Joseph Taylor

-

An Account of Stores left in the Fort of St. Johnís by Captain Joseph Taylor, Commander of her Majestyís Ship Litchfield, in the year 1709.

265v - 266

?, 1709

Joseph Taylor

-

A List of the Officers in Newfoundland.

267 - 269

7 July, 1709

?
(St. Johnís)

-

Observations made by Mr. Allen Southmaid and Mr. Collin in Placentia in the month of June, 1709: detailed observations on the arms and men at the French fort in Placentia;

271 - 275

23 Feb., 1710

Mr. Stanford, Phil Meadows, G. Pulteney, & Charles Turner

-

An account of the condition of the fort and garrison in St. Johnís before it was taken by the French in December 1708 and an account of the strength of the French settlements at Placentia, also on what will be necessary for the security and protection of the trade and fishery of Newfoundland: reports that the inhabitants are in a bad condition and the French have strengthened their hold on the island; request for forces to remain in the winter to protect the inhabitants and the fishery; requests the building of a fort at Ferryland Downe, etc.

276

1 Dec., 1710

Capt. Moody

Lord -

Cover to a letter from Capt. Moody pointing out Ferryland as the most convenient place for the erecting of a new fort.

277

1 Dec., 1710

Capt. Moody

Lord -

Attached letter concerning the building of new fortifications at Ferryland for he protection of the inhabitants and the fishery against the French.

279

4 Dec., 1710

Lord Dartmouth

Officers of the Ordnance

Cover to a letter with the enclosed proposal from Capt. Moody for the construction of fortifications at Ferryland.

280

4 Dec., 1710

Lord Dartmouth

Officers of the Ordnance

Extract of a letter from the Lord Dartmouth asking for the opinion of the officers of the Ordnance concerning Capt. Moodyís request for constructing fortifications at Ferryland.

281

4 Dec., 1710

Capt. Moody

Officers of the Ordnance

The Proposal from Capt. Moody for building a Fort at Ferryland

283

17 Dec., 1710

Multiple Signatures (e.g. Henry Lane)

-

Concerning the state of the trade and fishery in Newfoundland.

284

17 Dec., 1710

Mayor & Alderman of Dartmouth

-

Cover to a letter concerning the ruining of trade in Newfoundland due to the building of the fort in Ferryland.

286

18 Dec., 1710

Mr. Stamford
(Whitehall)

Lord Dartmouth

Related to the state of Newfoundland and the trade of that island.

287

18 Dec., 1710

Board of Trade

Lord Dartmouth

Cover to a letter on the representation on the state and trade of Newfoundland.

289 - 294v

18 Dec., 1710

Board of Trade (e.g. Stamford)
(Whitehall)

Lord Dartmouth

State of the Fort and Garrison at St. Johnís, before they were taken by the French in Dec. 1708; An account of the condition of the fort since that time, and of the strength of the French at Placentia; Calculation given of the product of this yearís Fishery, etc.

295 - 296

?, 1709

?

?

An account of what ordnance and boatswain stores were supplied out of her Majestyís ships in Newfoundland by order of Capt. Joseph Taylor commander of HMS Litchfield, in the year 1709.

297

31 Mar., 1708

House of Commons

-

Copy of the address of the House of Commons to Her Majesty, relating to the fishery and trade at Newfoundland.

298

18 Dec., 1710

House of Commons

-

Cover to a copy of an address of the House of Commons requesting the laws relating to the fishery and trade of Newfoundland may be placed against naval and military commanders who presume money from subjects in the fishery.

300v - 301

18 Dec., 1710

-

-

Report comparing the state of the fishery in Newfoundland for the last three years (1708 - 1710).

302

19 Dec., 1710

Lord Dartmouth

Officers of the Ordnance

Cover to a copy of a letter from Lord Dartmouth to the principal officers of the Ordnance inclosing an extract of a representation of the board of trade with reasons for fortifying St. Johnís in place of Ferryland.

303

19 Dec., 1710

Lord Dartmouth
(Whitehall)

Officers of the Ordnance

Requesting the opinion of the officers of the ordnance concerning the building of a fort at Ferryland at the request of Capt. Moody.

305 - 306

18 Dec., 1710

Council of Trade and Plantations

-

Extract of a representation concerning Newfoundland from the Council of Trade and Plantations: Reasons are given for the choice of Ferryland as the place to construct the new fort; reasons for not building at St. Johnís or Admiralís Rock are given; thus Ferryland is suggested as the best possible place for the fort.

307 - 307v

18 Dec., 1710

Mr. Vane

-

Reasons offered by Mr. Vane, a prominent engineer, for constructing the fort at St. Johnís rather then Ferryland.

308 -

18 Dec., 1710

Capt. Moody

-

Reasons offered by Capt. Moody for certifying Ferryland, rather than St. Johnís as the place to build the fort.

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