CO 194/41  [Reel B-679]

Page

Date

From whom (where)

To whom written (where)

Contents or nature of the document

1-2v

1771-1798

"Newfoundland. Promiscuous Papers."

3-4v

Oct.22,1771

John Byron, Gov. of Nfld.

 

Grants land in St. John’s harbor to Mrs. Ann Williams whose grandfather, Major Jenkins, had it before 1685.

5

Oct.12,1772

Molyneux Shuldham

 

Verifying the grant given to Mrs. Ann Williams for her quiet possession granted by Governor Byron.

5

Oct.24,1776

John Livingstone J.P

Ann Williams

Says the above letters are true copies.

6-10

Feb.5, 1785

Committee of Council for Trade & Foreign Plantations.

Majesty

Investigation of two memorials from merchants re Poole and Dartmouth re trade between NF and US.

11-14v

Feb.1, 1785

Majesty

H.M. Attorney

Report on Committee’s above report investigation.

15-20v

1786

 

 

Reports of NF. British Fishery, French ships of war in 1786.

21-22v

Mar.2,1786

Admiral Campbell

 

Comparative state of the fees paid at Customs House and Naval Office in NF.

23-23v

Feb.12,1787

Governor John Elliot

Lord Sydney

States need for Governors Secretary or keeper of records with fixed salary.

25

Dec.22,1788

Governor John Elliot

Lord Sydney

Account for expenses in NF.

27-28

Sept. 20, 1789

Mark Milbanke

W.W. Grenville

Describing situation upon his arrival in St. John’s especially Irish convicts

29-30

Sept. 8, 1789

Buchan, Coke, Ogden, Williams

Governor

Irish convicts arrived from Bay Bulls; they were placed under guard and fed by merchants with help from Lieut. Gov. Elford.

30v-31

July 20, 1789

Richard Robinson

 

Mariner, made oath to information on Irish convicts landed at Bay Bulls

31v-32

July 22, 1789

Principal Merchants and Inhabitants

Magistrates of St. John’s

Wanted Irish convicts confined and guarded.

32v

July 22, 1789

Court House St. John’s

 

Interview of individual convicts

35v-37

 

   

List of convicts (Irish), crimes, and where born.

37v-38

July 31, 1789

Court House Magistrates

Lt. Gov. Elford

Wanted supply from garrison to feed convicts as subscription for maintaining convicts has been expanded.

38-38v

July 31, 1789

Milbanke

Lt. Gov. Elford

Wants account of value of victuals owed government by inhabitants.

39-39v

Sept. 9, 1789

Elford

Milbanke

Account of provisions issued to the convicts.

40-40v

Sept. 10, 1789

Milbanke

Magistrates of St. John’s

Discusses how island should split cost foe sending convicts out of the country.

41

Sept. 14, 1789

Delivered by Magistrates

Government

Plan to pay for transport of convicts.

41v-42

Sept. 16, 1789

Milbanke

District Magistrates

Orders for raising of funds.

42-42v

Sept. 17, 1789

Milbanke

 

Advertisement calling for tenders for transport by ship of convicts.

43-43v

Sept. 20, 1789

Milbanke

Grenville

Account of French fishing and a dispute involving Capt. Drew of HM Sloop Echo.

45

Sept. 13, 1789

Capt. James Drew (Echo, Trinity)

Milbanke

French ship salmon fishing up Humber River in the Bay of Islands, would not quit, so Drew took nets [this is a much clearer copy of a letter also found in CO 194 38, p. 105]

45v-46v

Sept. 13, 1789

Capt. Drew

Milbanke

Two French frigates of 40 guns each at Croque in British Harbour dispute over control [this is a much clearer copy of a letter also found in CO 194 38, p. 105v-106v].

47

 

Chevalier de Vaugiraud Commander in Chief Naval Forces, St. Pierre & Miquelon.

 

French extract of orders from French Commander to Drew.

47v

 

Chevalier de Vaugiraud  Commander in Chief Naval Forces, St. Pierre & Miquelon

 

French extract of orders from French Commander to Drew.

48

Sept. 8, 1789

Capt. Drew

 

States nets are not to be more than 1/2 mile above mouth or entrance of river and French are not to reside over the winter.

48v

Sept. 8, 1789

Capt. Drew

 

Re treaty of Utrecht - not to disturb French fishery as long as they keep within the bounds.

49

Sept. 8, 1789

Capt. Drew

 

English subjects are not to damage any French property in Northern part of NF.

50

Aug. 7, 1790

Court of St. James

Milbanke

Additional Instructions. Saw fit to erect Court of Civil Jurisdiction in NF for hearing and determining in a summary, way all pleas concerning debts, accounts, contracts, and all personal pleas except those whose jurisdiction is established in our island by acts of Parliament

53v

Aug. 7, 1794

 

 

Covering note: not issued, the Civic Commission being stopped.

54-57

June 30,1791

A. Macdonald

George Rex

Draft of a warrant for a charter for a Court of Civil Jurisdiction in NF. Request of A. Macdonald that George "prepare a Bill for our Royal signature to pay our Great Seal of Great Britain."

64-76

1793

British Merchants in NF Trade

House of Commons

State of Fishery evidence given by Mr. William Newman and Mr. Peter Ougier of Dartmouth and Mr. Jeffrey of Poole. They state how they have suffered from clause in Act of the 15th of his present Majesty

77-78v

May 26, 1794

Major Thorne at St. Peters (i.e., St. Pierre)

Henry Dundas

Marked Private. Wishes explanation as to why he has not received the commission he thought due

79-79v

 

   

Intelligence of French ships of St. Peters

80-81v

May 26, 1794

Commandant Thorne

Rt. Hon Henry Dundas

What to do to French on "St. Peter’s" (i.e., St. Pierre) and Miquelon and orders to start to dismantle. Had visit from 2 Indian families (11 in number) Micmac to get baptized. Living at head of Bay St. George; 2 or 3 English families there for Salmon. Louis Goujon the principal amongst them confirmed there are Indians in the interior. An English man Dennis came with them (from Dorchester) at the great age of 104 - resident in NF for 80 yrs

82

June 22, 1794

Thorne

Dundas

Copy of reply to Lt. Gov. Wentworth re: removal of inhabitants

84-85v

June 22, 1794

Thorne

Lieutenant Governor Wentworth

States problems encountered when residents didn’t choose to leave St. Pierre for Nova Scotia as ordered. Mr. Powell wants to leave for Canada

86-86v

June 18, 1794

Jn. Ross

Thorne

Seeks help in dealing with inhabitants of St. Peters (St. Pierre) so as boats do not return to Halifax empty.

88

1794

unknown

unknown

Current account between Supreme Court and Henry Phillips Sherif (mentions Ferryland).

89

Mar.25, 1795

James Wallace

Duke of Portland (London)

Acknowledging receipt of HM Warrant authorizing him in case of necessity to import bread and flour from US.

91

April 30, 1795

James Wallace

Duke of Portland (London)

Because King ordered 600 men to be raised by Skinner for NF service he begs to send supplies of food and clothing as they are scarce in St. John’s.

93

May 12, 1795

James Wallace

Henry Dundas (London)

concerning the fate of the Volunteer Regiment in Nfld. Seeks advice on instructions for volunteer corps and though they’ve been embodied for 2 yrs - have had allowance for only one.

95

May 12, 1795

James Wallace

Duke of Portland

Acknowledges receipt of letter and instructions.

97

May 15, 1795

Wallace

King

Sending two letters to get the Duke of Portland’s orders on as Wallace has recorded orders from the admiralty for sailing

99

Dec. 29, 1794

Major General Edward

Capt. Charlton Royal Artillery (Halifax)

Recorded his letter with returns and sending Schooner with supplies for troops and staff only - none for volunteers until they get official orders.

101

Feb. 27, 1795

Thomas Charlton

Gov. James Wallace (St. John’s)

Asking to obtain royal approval for supply of volunteer Corps. Mentions Mr. Bulger volunteered to raise 50 men in town to help at different batteries should they be needed during war.

103

October

 

(St. John’s)

From the last returns showing numbers in NF volunteers; Royal Artillery 2nd Batt.; Royal Volunteer Artillery; Royal Nova Scotia regiment and Col. Skinners Corps

105-105v

Nov. 25

James Wallace

Duke of Portland (London)

Several enclosures with respect to fortification, New works, battalion lately raised. States merchants and employers doing injury by staying behind thus preventing them from becoming seamen and service in the navy

107

1795

Ogden, Williams, Buchanan

Duke of Portland

[enclosed with above] The sheriffs (Henry Phillips) account with the District of St. John’s.

109-110

Aug. 10

Rob Bolland

Duke of Portland

[enclosed with above] Inventory of small arms and ammunition in HM Magazines of Placentia.

111-112

Oct. 1

 

Duke of Portland

[enclosed with above] Monthly return of Major Charlton’s Company.

113

Oct 5

 

Duke of Portland

[enclosed with above] Maj. Charlton, Return of Ordnance mounted on the different batteries in St. John’s

114-118v

Aug. 31

 

Duke of Portland

[enclosed with above] Remainder of Ordance and Military Stores at St. John’s by Robert Bollard storekeeper and William Humfrey Clerk of the Cheque.

119

Aug.12

 

 

Duke of Portland

[enclosed with above] Field return of the Company of Royal Volunteers Artillery by Major Charlton.

120-121v

Oct. 15

 

Duke of Portland

[enclosed with above] State of Fortifications and Barracks at St. John’s, NF

122

Oct.15

Skinner of Royal Engineers and Wallace

Duke of Portland

[enclosed with above] Return of Officers, artificers, labourers, soldiers, and horses employed in HM fortification works

123v

 

Lt. Col. Skinner

Duke of Portland

[enclosed with above] Report on outposts

124

Apr. 25 to Oct. 24

Thomas Skinner

 

[enclosed with above] List of Commissioned and Warrant officers of HM Royal NF Regiment on foot

124v

Oct. 24

 

 

[enclosed with above] Return of the Royal NF Regiment of Foot. Memorandum of Oct. 24 - this evening 30 additional recruits arrived from the out-harbour

126-129

blank pages; not copied on microfilm

130-130v

Nov. 25, 1798

Isaac Coffin

Vice Adm. Waldegrave (Lisbon)

Concern for protection over property at Magdalene Islands

131

April 20, 1798

Thomas Ashton Coffin

Captain Isaac Coffin

Tells Isaac of his possession of the Magdalene Islands with legal papers to follow

131v

April 15, 1798

Thomas Ashton Coffin

Capt. Isaac Coffin

Recorded letters of Feb. 28 and May 19. Says property now Isaac’s. Thinks he is hasty to want to get rid of it

132v

Sept. 16, 1798

Isaac Coffin Commissioner of his Britannic Majesty’s Navy

Rufus King

Says he needs license from Isaac to use the islands as no American by treaty can do so

133

Sept. 22, 1798

Rufus King

Isaac Coffin

When he returns to London a few days will give better reply re license.

133v

Sept. 16, 1798

Isaac Coffin

Janvrin and Co. (Jersey)

States they must have license or will be driven out.

134

Sept. 25, 1798

Janvrin

Isaac Coffin

Terse and witty reply to above letter.

134v

Oct. 1, 1798

Coffin

Janvrin

Further explanation of his rights.

135-135v

Nov. 25, 1798

Coffin

Thomas Amory

Wants Amory to advise public in paper so Americans will know and gives hem some information.

137

 

James Summners

Duke of Portland

Memorial of Summners, 1st Lieutenant in the newly raised Corps of the Royal NF volunteers. He was a merchant.

139-142

 

 

 

Heads of Mr. Reeves’ Plan for the Judicative of NF; contains 29 points referring to Mr. Reeves’ report reporting the judicature of Nfld.

143-143v

 

   

Notes on several laws and acts of trade for encouragement of trade and fishery at NF.

145

 

   

Copy of permission granted by the Governor of NF for occupying and using vacant fishing rooms there.

146-151

 

   

Remarks on Salmon fishery and rights of English and French fisherman. Mr. Noble at Dartmouth and partner who fished Hare Bay past 15-20 yrs said Jersey and Guernsey people fish NW coast.

152-153

 

No signature

John Cutler (London)

Grounds on which he formed the opinion on the importation of bread and flour into NF from America