CO 194/23 [Reel B-214-215]

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1

6 Oct. 1709

Capt. Joseph Taylour, (Litchfield)

John Collins, "Governor" & C-in-C, Nfld)

Printed document appointing Mr. Collins as Governor and Commander in Chief of the Fort and Harbour of St. Johnís in Newfoundland and all the sea-coasts between Ferryland and Carbonear Island. Includes a petition from John Collins to the Queen and another petition from the inhabitants of Newfoundland to the Queen which both mention an attack made by the French on the island.

2

6 Mar. 1710

Board of Trade (e.g. Stamford, Phil Meadows, etc.)
(Whitehall)

Lord Dartmouth

Concerns over the state of defence and trade of Newfoundland.

5-7

4 Apr. 1711

Board of Trade

Lord Dartmouth

Concerning a memorial from William Keen which lays complaints against Major Lloyd, who was commander of the forts and garrison at St. Johnís.

8-8v

6 Dec. 1711

Commissioners for Trade (e.g. Earl of Winchelsea, Phil Meadows, etc.)
(Whitehall)

Lord Dartmouth

Concerning suggestions from Col. Spotswood on what to do with some old powder, with a possible necessity for such powder in case of a future Indian War involving the Tuscaruro Indians in Carolina.

10-14

4 Apr. 1712

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At a meeting of her Majestyís Commissioners for Trade and Plantations: Concerns and questions answered regarding the consequences of allowing the French the general right to fish in the sea of Newfoundland, the installation of a fort at Cape Breton, and suggestions for the destruction of all fortifications in Newfoundland and that no others be erected.

15-15v

17 May, 1712

Edward Collins

?

Concerning the case of Edward Collinsí brother John Collins.

17-17v

19 May, 172

Duke of Leeds

?

A Letter concerning the John Collins and his brother Edward Collins.

19-19v

13 Jan. 1713

Council of Trade (e.g. Guilford, Francis Guyon, etc.)
(Whitehall)

Lord Dartmouth

Informing of a ban on any alien vessels doing any sort of trade or fishing whatsoever in Newfoundland in relation to a memorial from Marquis De Monteleone.

20

?

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?

Extract of a Spanish paper related to the fishing rights and liberties of those in the province of Guipuscoa.

23-23v

13 Jan. 1713

Council of Trade
(Whitehall)

Lord Dartmouth

Regarding an act to ban any alien vessels from taking bait or doing any trade or fishing whatsoever in Newfoundland.

26

23 June 1713

Lord Dartmouth

Francis Nicholson, Governor of Nova Scotia or Acadia

Concerning the release of several protestant prisoners by the French and the rights to lands and tenements owned by those former prisoners in Acadia and Newfoundland.

29-29v

25 Feb. 1713

Board of Trade

Lord Dartmouth

Report of the Board of Trade upon the desire of Col. Moody Governor of Newfoundland to be empowered to oblige the inhabitants to assist the military in case of invasion, he also desires to be empowered to hold a court martial and condemn according to the articles of war.

32

2 Apr. 1714

Board of Trade

Lord High Treasurer

Requesting leave to dispatch Capt. Taverner as surveyor of Newfoundland.

34

2 Apr. 1714

Board of Trade

Lord High Treasurer

Ditto.

38-46

2 Apr. 1714

Commissioners of Trade

Lord Treasurer

Transmitting copies of a memorandum from Capt. Taverner and other papers relating there unto. A memorial from Capt. William Taverner on things necessary for him to execute his commission as surveyor, providing a catalogue of articles needed for his job.

48-48v

11 Aug. 1714

Board of Trade
(Whitehall)

Lord Dartmouth

Concerning a memorial from James Campbell, agent of Newfoundland, related to the surveys of Placentia and the coast of Newfoundland.

51

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?

Message stating that Mr. Merret and other merchants trading to Newfoundland desire that the commissioners of prizes may be directed to take security from the prize-officer . (?)

53-58

9 Aug. 1715

?

?

Remarks on the current state of the island of Newfoundland: Fishing rooms, tobacco and rum trade of New England, fishing certificates, role of judges and the fishery, cutting of trees, salt for the fishery, etc.

59-60v

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An account concerning the island of Goprey and its advantages in trading with Canada and the mass quantity of cod fish.

61-64

9 Aug. (?) 1715

?

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Concerning the advantages of Newfoundland and "gaspey in Arcadia", and other surrounding islands to the trade and fishery for the English.

65-65v

4 Feb. 1715

Board of Trade (e.g. R. Molesworth, Charles, Cooke, etc.)
(Whitehall)

Secretary Stanhope

Mentions the miserable state of the garrison at Placentia and requests that provisions be shipped to that place by Nicholas King, master of the Rose galley.

68-68v

10 May, 1715

Board of Trade
(Whitehall)

Secretary Stanhope

Desiring to hear a full account of the surveys done by Mr. Taverner.

69-69v

10 May, 1715

Board of Trade
(Whitehall)

Secretary Stanhope

Extract of Capt. Tavernerís report relating to Newfoundland: Requesting that bills be paid for expenses accumulated in performing a survey of Newfoundland.

72

12 May, 1715

Board of Trade
(Whitehall)

Secretary Stanhope

Transmitting alterations to instructions for His Majestyís governor or commander in chief at Placentia.

76

12 May, 1715

Board of Trade
(Whitehall)

Secretary Stanhope

acquainting of the orders of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to the Commodore of the Newfoundland Convoy to bring home the complement of men they carry out except in case of death and that Captain Kempthorn was directed to receive on board his ship such money as should be brought by the Agent of the Garrison at Placentia for their use.

79-80

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La Fosse

?

A proposal in French to deliver Plaisance into British control

81

?, 1705

Merchants trading to Newfoundland (e.g. William Moore, Charles Smithson, etc.)

The Queenís Magistrates in Council

Petition of the Merchants trading to Newfoundland: Concerning terms of soldiers in Newfoundland, a request to keep Capt. Lloyd stationed in St. Johnís, the effect of the French on trade, and the actions of John Jackson, a minister of St. Johnís who encourages mutiny and raises dissension.

83

?

Capt. Thomas Lloyd

?

The Case of the Company at Newfoundland with respect to the present yearís subsistence.

85

1702

Capt. Thomas Lloyd

?

The Memorial of Capt. Thomas Lloyd: concerns over possible future attacks by the French colonists on St. Johnís.

87

10 May, 1717

Lieut. Gully

Joseph Addison, Principle Secretary of State

Concerning the wrong doings of Col. John Moody upon the soldiers stationed at Placentia.

89-89v

?

Oliver Tullon

?

Concerning the returning of fish stock owned by Mr. Tullon, a French citizen who resides in St. Peter under the British government.

90v-91

26 Nov. 1717

J. Riou (Bilbao)

?

A list of accounts in French, concerning the sale of various allotments of fish shipped from Newfoundland in 1716 on the Two Sisters (Capt. William LeMesurier) for La Garandrie Tulon and sold to buyers in Bilbao

92

?

Mons. Valiere

Joseph Addison

Memorial of Mons. Valiere concerning the produce of the fish loaded at St. Peterís by Mr. Tullon onto a Guernsey vessel and shipped to Bilbao (quantity of fish and value in Bilbao is discussed).

94

20 Jan. 1717

Oliver Tullon

?

Petition of Oliver Tullon: concerning the seizing of his fish and the payments due to him.

95

10 Feb, 1718

George Trenchard
(Bloomsbury Square)

Earl of Sunderland

Concerning the prevention of a great encroachment of the French on Newfoundland trade; transmits petition which follows.

97

1 Feb. 1717

Ambrose Weston and William Cleeves
(Poole)

Kingís Most Excellent Majesty

Petition of Ambrose Weston and William Cleeves (Fishing Admirals in Newfoundland): concerning the seizing of fish caught by Toulon La Galantrť [i.e., Olivier Tulon] and his men from France.

99-101v

7 May, 1718

Board of Trade
(Whitehall)

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Report from Lords Commissioners of Trade on a representation of fishing Adm. Of Newfoundland against Mr. Tullon, a Frenchmen, for illegal trade.

103-109v

30 May, 1718

Board of Trade

(Whitehall)

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Report of the Board of Trade upon the memorial of Col. Philips Governor of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia on the settlement and improvement of those countries.

110-112

30 May, 1718

Lords Commissioners of Trade

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Report from Lords Commissioners of Trade on the memorial of Col. Philips Governor of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia on t he settlement and improvement of those countries. (French Document).

114-118

11 Sept. 1719

Board of Trade
(Whitehall)

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Report of the Board of Trade upon t he petition and memorial of the states of Guipuscoa [Basque region in Spain]wherein they insinuate that the subjects of the said province have an ancient right to fish at Newfoundland as also to there title to a free trade and commerce in the several harbours of that island.

119

14 Oct. 1720

Arch Cuming
(London)

James Craggs, Principal Secretary of State

(Whitehall)

News concerning French attacks on English fishermen at Canso; attacks were by the French and Indians upon English settlers, where they stole cattle in Nova Scotia and slaughtered cattle in New England.

121-124v

? Oct. 1724

?

?

A deduction of the several representations made by the English ambassador in France, as well with regard to the fishing, furring, and settling of the French in Newfoundland, contrary to treaty, as to their pretensions to the Island of Tobago.

126

16 July, 1728

Board of Trade
(Whitehall)

Duke of Newcastle

Instructions of Col. Phillips to the Governor of Placentia in Newfoundland and Captain General and Governor in Chief of his Majestyís Province of Nova Scotia or Acadia in America with their representation thereupon.

129

20 Dec. 1728

Board of Trade
(Whitehall)

Duke of Newcastle

Enclosing the Boardís representation upon the trade and fishery of Newfoundland.

132

? Mar. 1729

Joseph Gledhill and William Crosse

Kingís Most Excellent Majesty

Petition of Joseph Gledhill and William Crosse, in behalf of Samuel Gledhill, Governor of Placentia.

134

14 Oct. 1729

Capt. Henry Osborne, Governor and C-in-C over Newfoundland in America

?

The division of the island of Newfoundland into convenient districts with the limits of the same and places wherein the several Magistrates reside.

136-139v

14 Oct. 1729

Capt. Henry Osborne

?

Capt. Osborneís commission appointing Justices of the Peace in Newfoundland.

140

12 June, 1730

Board of Trade
(Whitehall)

Duke of Newcastle

Enclosing the Boardís report upon the conduct of Captain Osborne, Governor of Newfoundland.

143-143v

12 June, 1730

Council of Trade
(Whitehall)

Kingís Most Excellent Majesty

Waiting on a report from Capt. Osborne on keeping the peace in Newfoundland.

145

26 Nov. 1730

Lords of Trade
(Whitehall)

Duke of Newcastle

Concerning Capt. Osborneís efforts to appoint a regular government in Newfoundland.

147

15 Mar. 1739

Inhabitants of Newfoundland

His Majesty

Concerning the miserable amount of provisions for the inhabitants of Newfoundland and a request to cultivate land for food production.

148-149

6 Apr. 1732

Lords Commissioners of Trade
(Whitehall)

Kingís Most Excellent Majesty

Regarding complaints made by the people of Bristol, Dartmouth, and Poole against the Justice of the Peace for interruptions made to the fishery in Newfoundland. Instructions will be given to Capt. Clinton, Governor of Newfoundland, to deal with the situation.

150-151v

?

Merchants, Traders, and Masters of Ships trading from Bristol to Newfoundland

Lords Commissioners of Trade

Petition of complaints made against the Justices of Peace who encroach on the fishery and the rights of fishing admirals in Newfoundland.

152-153

?

Merchants, Traders, and Masters of Ships trading from Dartmouth to Newfoundland

Lords Commissioners of Trade

Ditto.

154-155v

1 Feb. 1732

Merchants, Traders, and Masters of Ships trading from Poole to Newfoundland

Lords Commissioners of Trade

Ditto.

156-156v

? Feb. 1731

Peter Shank
(Poole)

Mayor Timothy Spurrier (Poole)

Oath from Peter Shank, former Master of the Nancy Sloop at Ferryland, who was transporting several passengers to Ireland, but was accosted by William Keen, a Justice of the Peace.

158-158v

? Feb. 1731

John Moors and Joseph Vallis
(Poole)

Mayor Timothy Spurrier (Poole)

Oath from John Moors and Joseph Vallis with regards to complaints laid against the Justices of the Peace in Newfoundland. Moors complains that after arriving in Newfoundland on the Agnes and Mary Brigantine, several of his men were put in stocks, while Vallis, Master of the Friends Adventure Brigantine, complains that the Justices of the Peace interfered in the operations of the Admirals.

160

6 Apr. 1732

Board of Trade
(Whitehall)

Duke of Newcastle

Report relating to Newfoundland from the Board of Trade.

162

6 Apr. 1732

Board of Trade
(Whitehall)

Duke of Newcastle

Ditto.

164-165

6 Apr. 1732

Board of Trade
(Whitehall)

Kingís Most Excellent Majesty

Concerning disorders and the difficulty of settling peace in Newfoundland due to a struggle of power between the fishing Admirals and those delegated as Justices of the Peace.

166-167v

?

Merchants, Traders, and Masters of Ships trading from Bristol to Newfoundland

Lords Commissioners of Trade

Petition of complaints made against the Justices of Peace who encroach on the fishery and the rights of fishing admirals in Newfoundland.

168-169

?

Merchants, Traders, and Masters of Ships trading from Dartmouth to Newfoundland

Lords Commissioners of Trade

Ditto.

170-171v

1 Feb. 1732

Merchants, Traders, and Masters of Ships trading from Dartmouth to Newfoundland

Lords Commissioners of Trade

Ditto.

172-172v

11 Feb. 1731

Peter Shank
(Poole)

Mayor Timothy Spurrier (Poole)

Oath from Peter Shank, former Master of the Nancy Sloop at Ferryland, who was transporting several passengers to Ireland, but was accosted by William Keen, a Justice of the Peace.

174-174v

11 Feb. 1731

John Moors and Joseph Vallis
(Poole)

Mayor Timothy Spurrier (Poole)

Oath from John Moors and Joseph Vallis with regards to complaints laid against the Justices of the Peace in Newfoundland. Moors complains that after arriving in Newfoundland on the Agnes and Mary Brigantine, several of his men were put in stocks, while Vallis, Master of the Friends Adventure Brigantine, complains that the Justices of the Peace interfered in the operations of the Admirals.

176-176v

24 Apr. 1734

Board of Trade
(Whitehall)

Duke of Newcastle

Providing two memorials from Capt. Taverner, late surveyor of Newfoundland informing them that considerable numbers of the French had deserted Cape Breton either from motives of debt or acts of felony, and had taken refuge at a harbour called Portabask near Cape Ray, the extreme part of Newfoundland to the west.

180-182v

13 May, 1734

Capt. William Taverner

Lords Commissioners of Trade

Representation of Capt. William Taverner, late Surveyor of Newfoundland: Report from Taverner related to the desertion of many French from Cape Breton to a place called "Portabask" (i.e., Port aux Basques)

184-184v

12 Feb. 1734

Capt. William Taverner

Lords Commissioners of Trade

Representation of Capt. William Taverner, late Surveyor of Newfoundland: Reporting on furring and hunting carried out by the French and Native Indians on the West Coast of Newfoundland from Grand Bay in "Nova Francia"

187-202v

23 Apr. 1741

Court at St. James

Thomas Smith, Governor and C-in-C in and over Newfoundland

Detailed list of instructions and orders given to Governor Thomas Smith in how to properly govern the island of Newfoundland and improve the fisheries.

203v-204

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Blank document for a general scheme of the fishery and inhabitants of Newfoundland for the year 1741.

205

?

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?

Copy of the 13th and 14th articles of the Treaty of Peace with France concluded at Utrecht in 1713.

208

10 Feb. 1718

?

?

File tag for a Petition and letter relative to the seizure of the property of Mr. Oliver Tullon, fish merchant of Newfoundland; actual petition and letter are missing

211

25 Mar. 1741

Board of Trade
(Whitehall)

Duke of Newcastle

Informing Newcastle that the Board of Trade had prepared a draft of a commission for Thomas Smith, Commander of His Majestyís Ship the Romney, to be Governor of Newfoundland.

214

7 Apr. 1741

Board of Trade
(Whitehall)

Duke of Newcastle

Report relative to the draft of instructions for Thomas Smith whom his Majesty had appointed Governor of Newfoundland, requesting the same might be laid before His Majesty.

217-219v

11 Dec. 1735

?

?

State of the Ordnance Stores at Placentia. (Lists items and articles at the stores).

221

11 Dec. 1735

Board of Trade
(Whitehall)

Duke of Newcastle

Extract of a letter and an account of the Ordnance stores lately sent to the Garrison at Placentia and also of the state of the fort there and the number of soldiers.

224

11 Dec. 1735

Board of Trade
(Whitehall)

Duke of Newcastle

Extract of Capt. Leeís Answer to Heads of Enquiry, relating to the Trade and Fishery at Newfoundland, for the year 1735.

226-227v

19 Aug. 1735

?

?

A Remain of Ordnance and Ordnance stores under the care of Mr. William Sanderson, storekeeper at Placentia.

228

1 Aug. 1741

Joseph Gledhill(Placentia)

?

Return of Capt. Joseph Gledhillís company in the Maj. Gen. Phillipsí Regiment of Foot.

230

1 Aug. 1741

William Sanderson
(Placentia)

?

Return of the Detachment of the Royal Regiment of Artillery.

232-248

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?

Account of Ordnance Stores Issued and Expended at Placentia for various months between late 1740 to late 1741.

250-256

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Ordnance and Ordnance stores remaining under the Care and Charge of William Sanderson, Ordnance Storekeeper at Placentia.

258-263v

11 Sept. 1719 (?)

?

?

Concerning the Right of Fishing at Newfoundland for the French. Provides a short history of the rights of the French fishery relative to the Treaty of Utrecht

264-264v

14 Apr. 1748

Board of Trade

Duke of Bedford

Stating their Lordships intended to appoint the case of the Newfoundland fishery to Commodore Charles Watson and desiring that Heads of Enquiry relative thereto might be made out in order to be delivered to him.

267

3 June, 1748

Mr. Paul Mascarene
(Acadia)

Governor Shirley
(Massachusetts)

Suggesting the propriety of sending out a Man of War to assist some Row Gallies in preventing the Canadian officers and their party from entering the River St. Johnís [not Newfoundland] with provisions from Quebec

270-271

29 Mar. 1750

Lords of Trade
(Whitehall)

Duke of Bedford

Concerning whether power of appointing persons to take cognizance of Capital offences could be given by His Majesty to Governor Rodney of Newfoundland.

272-274

29 Mar. 1750

Lords of Trade
(Whitehall)

Duke of Bedford

Extract of the 67th Article of His Majestyís Instructions to Phillip Vanbrugh, appointed Governor of Newfoundland in 1738.

275-275v

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Ditto.

277

6 Apr. 1750

Board of Trade
(Whitehall)

Duke of Bedford

Inclosing the prepared draft of a commission for Francis Drake to be Governor of Newfoundland.

280-282

17 May, 1751

Board of Trade
(Whitehall)

Duke of Bedford

Report of the Board of Trade upon their prepared draft of instructions to Governor Drake of Newfoundland.

283

4 May, 1753

Board of Trade
(Whitehall)

Earl of Holdernesse

Enclosing a letter from Governor Drake of Newfoundland with the proceedings and trial at large of William Murphy convicted of murder.

286-287

4 May, 1753

Board of Trade
(Whitehall)

Earl of Holdernesse

Copy of a letter from Francis William Drake, Governor of Newfoundland, to the Board of Trade while onboard HMS Winchelsea in the Downs. (March 24, 1753).

288-293

4 May, 1753

Board of Trade
(Whitehall)

Earl of Holdernesse

Copy of the trial of William Murphy for the murder of William Quinn on the island of Newfoundland, 1752: Detailed account of the court case with minutes, witnesses, and testimonies.

295

26 Mar. 1755

Board of Trade
(Whitehall)

Sir Thomas Robinson

Copy of the proceedings of the Court of Oyer and Terminer received by them from Mr. Bonfoy, Governor of Newfoundland, relative to the execution of four criminals concerned in the murder of William Keen.

297-310

26 Mar. 1755

Board of Trade
(Whitehall)

Sir Thomas Robinson

Copy of the proceedings of the court of Oyer and Terminer held at St. Johnís, Newfoundland on the 8th Oct. 1754: Detailed account of the court case with minutes, witnesses, and testimonies.

311

27 Oct. 1755

?

?

Extract of a letter dated at St Peters, Newfoundland October 27, 1755: Concerning a report from Capt. Glover on the sailing of several French Men at War loaded with fish.

313-313v

4 Feb. 1756

Board of Trade
(Whitehall)

Henry Fox, Principal Secretary of State

Enclosing the extract of a letter received by them from Mr. Dorrill, Governor of Newfoundland, informing them that upon his arrival he found five men under sentence of death and requesting to know His Majestyís pleasure as to how he was to dispose of them.

316

4 Feb. 1756

Board of Trade
(Whitehall)

Henry Fox, Principal Secretary of State

Enclosed letter from Governor Dorrill requesting to know His Majestyís pleasure regarding five men under sentence of death in Newfoundland. (22nd Jan. 1756).

318

?

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?

General Account of the French fishery at Newfoundland, St. Pierre and Miquelon, in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence, and on the Banks and state of the British Fishery, December 1772.

319

30 Apr. 1778

George Germain
(Whitehall)

Lords of the Admiralty

Enclosed instructions for Admiral Montague, Governor of Newfoundland, to attack and take possession of the French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon.

320-321

30 Apr. 1778

George Germain
(Whitehall)

Lords of the Admiralty

Enclosed copy of secret instructions to the Governor of Newfoundland for the capture of St. Pierre and Miquelon

323

1 May, 1778

William Knox

Governor of Newfoundland

Enclosing secrets instructions from George Germain

325-325v

10 July, 1780

Griffith (?) Williams
(St. Jamesí Coffee House)

?

Concerning a memorial requesting compensation for the loss of live stock and crops lost due when the French captured St. Johnís in 1762, subsequently recaptured (with additional losses) by the English (British forces encamped on his land).

327-327v

15 May, 1783

?

Lord President

Draft of letter to Lord President regarding provisional articles agreed upon with the United States and the articles of peace with France.

328-328v

May, 1783

?

Governor of Newfoundland

Draft of a letter concerning additional instructions with regards to the provisional articles with the United States and articles of Peace with France.

330-331v

May, 1783

?

Governor of Newfoundland

Draft of additional instructions for Newfoundland regarding provisional articles with the United States and articles of Peace with France.

332-332v

13 Oct. 1784

Paul Le Mesurier

Evan Nepean

Concerning reports on the French fishing vessels in St. Georgeís Bay.

334-334v

August 1784

George Sivret
(St. Georgeís Bay)

Paul Le Mesurier

French Document describing fishing dispute.in Bay St. George

336-336v

1 May, 1784

Merchants of Poole trading to Newfoundland

Lord Sydney, Principal Secretary of State

Memorial of the Merchants of the Town and County of Poole trading to Newfoundland: Concerning the allowance of trade between the United States and Newfoundland.

337-338

?, 1784

Archibald Buchanan, Naval Officer at Newfoundland

Lord Sydney, Principal Secretary of State

Memorial of Archibald Buchanan requesting further compensation for his services as Naval Officer with regards to the protection of the Newfoundland fishery.

339-340

20 Mar. 1785

Paul Le Mesurier
(Walbrook)

Evan Nepean

Concerning the rights of the French to fish in the region; reference to fishing vessels in the area of St. Georgeís Bay, as well as dispute over English settlement in vicinity of Cape Ray; wants a British frigate sent .

341

?, 1785

Evan Nepean

George Williams

Appends a copy of a memorandum from Col.. Williams to Brother T. Steele: concerning the supplying of provisions for the garrisons at St. Johnís and Placentia.

343-365

2 June, 1786

?

John Elliot, Governor and C-in-C of Newfoundland

Detailed list of instructions for the Governor of Newfoundland concerning his duties in promoting the fishery and keeping the peace for the government.

366

2 June, 1786

?

John Elliot

Blank document for a general scheme of the fishery and inhabitants of Newfoundland for the year.

367-369v

18 June, 1788

?

John Elliot

Detail of further instructions for John Elliot as Governor of Newfoundland.

371-395

?, 1788

?

Mark Milbanke, Governor and C-in-C of Newfoundland

Detailed list of instructions for the Governor of Newfoundland concerning his duties in promoting the fishery and keeping the peace for the government.

397

?, 1793

Mr. C. Pulling

?

Concerning efforts by G. C. Pulling to acquire a certain number of men fit for the fishery for Mr Nepean.

398-399

31 Mar. 1794

Thomas Skinner
(St. Johnís)

Evan Nepean

(Whitehall)

Concerning the capture of Joseph Keith on board an American vessel, brother-in-law to Mr. Romney, a merchant in Newfoundland. (Attached is a copy of Joseph Keithís records from the Register of Baptisms).

401-401v

4 Apr. 1794

Mr. Romney
(St. Johnís)

Evan Nepean

(Whitehall)

Concerning the capture of Mr. Romneyís brother-in-law Joseph Keith while on an American vessel.

403-403v

2 Apr. 1794

Mr. Romney
(Ferryland)

Capt. Charles Thompson

Ditto.

404

8 June, 1794

Mrs. Jane Thompson
(Gosport)

Evan Nepean

(Whitehall)

Letter in behalf of Mr. Joseph Keith in slavery at Algiers.

406-407

14 June, 1794

James Hunter
(Greenock, Scotland)

?

Concerning Joseph Keith, a former resident of Newfoundland, captured by Algerines and taken into Algiers. Hunter summarizes Keithís fairly complicated career -- he had been employed by Hunter in the Newfoundland fishery and subsequently was second mate in the ship Swift carrying fish to Spain. May have first been taken by a French vessel, and an American vessel is also involved in the tale.

408

22 June, 1794

Thomas Orde
(Harrow)

?

A private letter concerning a request from Mr. Lees, Barrack Master of Newfoundland, to exchange his employment or to resign his position.

410-411

30 Nov. 1794

Adm. James Wallace
(Monarch, at Spithead)

Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade

Concerning the costs and effects of many inhabitants of Newfoundland involved in the fishery who stay during the winter on the island.

412

3 Dec. 1794

Archibald Buchanan
(St. Johnís)

Lords of the Committee of Council for Trade

Enclosing a statement of the shipping and trade of Newfoundland from 10 Oct. 1793 to 10 Oct. 1794.

414

25 Nov. 1795

Adm. James Wallace
(Somerset Street)

Lords of the Committee of the Privy Council for Trade

Enclosing letters regarding the returns of bounty certificates issued and that of the fishery of Newfoundland.

416

26 Dec. 1795

Archibald Buchanan
(St. Johnís)

Lords of the Committee of Council for Trade

Enclosing a statement of the shipping and trade of Newfoundland for the year ending 10th October last.

418

24 Nov. 1796

Adm. James Wallace
(Orchard Street)

Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade

Enclosing letters regarding the returns of bounty certificates issued and that of the fishery of Newfoundland, which has been under attack from enemy forces.

420-421

25 Oct. 1797

?

Duke of Portland

Concerning ill consequences and dangers of the Governor not being vested with powers to order general courts martial in Newfoundland.

423-425

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Minutes relative to proposed alterations for the benefit of the island of Newfoundland: Concerning payment for troops in specie, the salary of Magistrates, the salaries of missionaries, etc.

426

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A table of the shipping and trade outwards showing the exportations and its average for five years (of war) from 1793 to 1794 inclusive, from Newfoundland.

427

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A table of the shipping and trade outwards showing the exportations and its average for six years (of peace) from 1786 to 1792 inclusive, from Newfoundland.

429

27 Nov. 1798

J. King (Whitehall)

William Fawkener

Enclosing a letter from Admiral Waldegrave on the subject of the coin in Newfoundland.

431

1 Oct. 1798

William Waldegrave
(Fort Townshend)

Capt. D. Darling, Paymaster Royal Newfoundland Regiment

Concerning the payment of His Majestyís troops on the island of Newfoundland.

433-434v

2 Oct. 1798

Capt. D. Darling
(St. Johnís)

William Waldegrave, Governor and C-in-C of Newfoundland

Providing opinion on how the payment of His Majestyís troops may be advantageous to the government and the peace and tranquillity of the island.

435-435v

11 Oct. 1798

Thomas R. Charleton, Lt. Col., Commanding Royal Artillery
(Fort Townshend)

William Waldegrave

Requesting a share of the money for paying the troops of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment to help pay the salaries of the Company Royal Artillery.

437-437v

6 Oct. 1798

William Armstrong, Sergeant Major

William Waldegrave

Giving thanks for the payment of salaries to the Non Commissioned Officers, Drummers, and Privates of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.

439-439v

6 Oct. 1798

Richard Routh, Chief Justice, and the Justices of the Peace (J. Ogden, George Williams, and Arch. Buchanan)
(St. Johnís)

Governor of Newfoundland

Offering opinions concerning the continuation of circulating new British copper coins among the lower classes of Newfoundland.

441-441v

6 Oct. 1798

William Waldegrave
(Fort Townshend)

Col. Skinner

Providing opinion on the advantages of paying troops in Newfoundland in silver and its benefit to the government and the peace and tranquillity of the island.

443-443v

8 Oct. 1798

Troops of the Royal Regiment Artillery
(St. Johnís)

William Waldegrave

Returning thanks for the payment of salaries to the Non Commissioned officers and gunners of the Royal Regiment Artillery.

445-446

8 Oct. 1798

Thomas R. Charleton
(Fort Townshend)

William Waldegrave

Giving thanks for sparing four months pay for the company of Royal Artillery and concerns over lack of cash flow for the payment of troops.

447-448v

9 Oct. 1798

Col. Thomas Skinner,  Royal Newfoundland Regiment
(Fort William)

Governor of Newfoundland

Offering thanks for payments made to the troops of the Newfoundland Regiment.

449-449v

10 Oct. 1798

Robert Lomax, Sergeant Major
(Fort Townshend)

William Waldegrave

Appreciation given to the Governor for the payment of the troops at Newfoundland in specie for their services in protecting the island.

451v-452

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Invoice of a cargo of fish sent to and sold at Oporto by the Oriana

453- 456v

30 Oct. 1798

William Waldegrave
(Agincourt, at Sea)

Duke of Portland

Report on the quality and quantity of the Newfoundland fishery for the present year, which was considerably low. Details on amounts of fish and oil from various Newfoundland ports. Writes about the cruel situation of the Planters who work under the Merchants.

457-457v

14 Dec. 1798

William Waldegrave(Portland Place)

Earl of Liverpool

Transmitting some papers to his lordship, the Earl of Liverpool.

459v- 460

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Invoice of fish carried by Oriana and sold in Oporto (prices, quantities, etc).

461-463

18 Oct.,1798

William Waldegrave
(Fort Townshend)

Duke of Portland

Concerning the benefits gained from the importation of specie to pay troops in Newfoundland and the need for more coinage. Mentions the providing of bread for the residents of St. Johnís from a bakerís shop in town.

464-468v

30 Oct. 1798

William Waldegrave
(Agincourt, at Sea)

Duke of Portland

Report on the quality and quantity of the Newfoundland fishery for the present year, which was poor. Details on amounts of fish and oil from various Newfoundland ports. Writes about the cruel situation of the Planters who work under the Merchants.

470

27 Nov. 1798

J. King

William Fawkener

Transmitting an enclosed copy of a letter from Governor Waldegrave relative to the present state of the Newfoundland fishery.

472

23 Mar. 1799

Robert Steven

Earl of Liverpool

Concerning the leather trade and requesting an Order in Council prohibiting the exportation of oil.

474

22 Oct. 1799

J. Broom, Justice of the Peace for the district of Burin and Placentia Bay
(St. Johnís)

William Waldegrave

Concerning the increase of illicit emigration by people from Burin and Placentia Bay to Nova Scotia and the United States.

476-477

21 Oct. 1799

Jonathan Ogden
(St. Johnís)

Governor of Newfoundland

Concerning a letter addressed to Col. Charleton from a group of young men who wish to be employed in the fishery so as to make a livelihood. The Colonel, along with magistrates and merchants attempt to solve the problem.

478-479v

22 Oct. 1799

William Waldegrave
(Fort Townshend)

Duke of Portland

Addressing letters from Mr. Broom and Mr. Ogden relative to the problem of emigration from the island. Mentions the introduction of the seal fishery to aid in the prosperity of the island.

480

9 Nov. 1799

William Waldegrave
(Agincourt, Spithead)

Duke of Portland

Concerning reports on the state of the fishery in Newfoundland for the present year.

482

20 Nov. 1799

J. King (Whitehall)

William Fawkener

Transmitting an enclosed letter from Governor Waldegrave concerning the state of the Newfoundland fishery for this season.

484

20 Nov. 1799

J. King (Whitehall)

William Fawkener

Transmitting two enclosed letters from Governor Waldegrave concerning the emigration of inhabitants of the district of Burin to Nova Scotia and the United States.

486-486v

25 Oct. 1800

Charles M. Pole
(St. Johnís)

William Fawkener

Transmitting an enclosed abstract comprising the several returns of the fishery at Newfoundland.

488-488v

25 Oct. 1800

Charles M. Pole
(St. Johnís)

William Fawkener

Transmitting an enclosed copy of a general return of the exports and imports of Newfoundland between 10 Oct. 1799 and 10 Oct. 1800.

490

29 Jan. 1801

Charles M. Pole
(Cavendish Square)

William Fawkener

Transmitting a copy of a table of the exports, imports, and shipping of Newfoundland from 10 Oct. 1799 and 10 Oct. 1800.

492

30 Jan. 1801

Evan Nepean
(Admiralty Office)

Sir. S. Cottrell, Council Office

Transmitting a transcript of the exports, imports, and shipping of Newfoundland from 10 Oct. 1799 and 10 Oct. 1800.

494

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Report on the Comparative state of the Newfoundland fishery.

496

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Sir James Wallace, Governor of Newfoundland

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Account of the General Return of the Newfoundland Fishery for the year 1794, Rear Admiral Sir James Wallace Governor

497

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A table of the shipping and trade outwards showing the exportations and its average for six years (of peace) commencing 10 Oct. 1786 and ending 10 Oct. 1792

498-502

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A Comparative state of the Newfoundland Fishery in the years 1792, 1793,1794, 1795, 1796, and 1797.

505

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Bounty Certificates granted to vessels trading to the island of Newfoundland in the year 1798.

507

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Abstract of the Exports from Newfoundland from 10 Oct. 1799 to 10 Oct. 1800.

509-509v

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Table of the shipping and trade inwards at Newfoundland from 10 Oct. 1799 to 10 Oct. 1800 and outwards for same time. (Signed by Jonathan Ogden)

511

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Table of the shipping and trade inwards at Newfoundland from 10 Oct. 1799 to 10 Oct. 1800 (Signed by Jonathan Ogden).

511v

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Table of the shipping and trade outwards at Newfoundland from 10 Oct. 1799 to 10 Oct. 1800 (Signed by Jonathan Ogden).

512-512v

2 Aug. 1805

Charles M. Pole
(London)

John King, Under Secretary of State

Concerning the transmission of vouchers or receipts of disbursements of public money made by Governor Pole during his term in office.

513

3 Aug.,1805

John King
(Whitehall)

Charles M. Pole

Informing Governor Pole that the requested documents are not Mr. Kingís office.

514

10 May, 1715

Board of Trade
(Whitehall)

Secretary Stanhope

File tag for a letter enclosing an extract of the report of Capt. Taverner relating to the survey of the late French part of Newfoundland. (Letter not included).

515

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Concerning a diligent search for a series of vouchers requested by Rear Admiral Pole related to bills accumulated as Governor of Newfoundland.

517

1803

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Return of the fishery and Inhabitants of Newfoundland for the year 1803. (Signed by J. Gambier).

518

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Account of the Winter Seal Fishery, Spring Seal Fishery, and Salmon Fishery

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