CO 194/9 [B-210]

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Date

From whom (where)

To whom (where)

Contents or nature of the document

1-4

Sept. 25, 1730

Duke of Newcastle

Board of Trade

Concerning Gov. Henry Osborne’s difficulty in setting up a government in Nfld.

15-18

Sept. 8, 1730

Henry Osborne

Secretary of Civil Gov.

Osborne explains problems with fishing admirals and the state of Placentia.

35-37

Sept. 25, 1730

Osborne

Board of Trade

concerning the state of the garrison at Placentia.

39-41

Sept. 25, 1730

Magistrates of Ferryland

Gov. Osborne

Petition for a prison in Ferryland; included in Gov. Osborne's above letter to Board of Trade.

45-46v

Sept. 26, 1730

Beauclerk

Board of Trade

Plea for understanding for the wrongs occurring in Nfld. regarding the fishing admirals.

48-61

Jan.12, 1731

Beauclerk

Board of Trade

End of fishing season report. Gives factual information about bye-boats, sack ships, etc. and their yields. Proposes a plan for a Justice of Peace system.

62-65

Oct. 5, 1730

St. John's coroner

Gov. Osborne

Report of death of Walter Neville.

66-67

Oct. 27, 1730

Magistrate William

Gov. Osborne

Information regarding murder suspects sent back to England for trial.

68

Oct. 27, 1730

3 Magistrates

Gov. Osborne

The magistrates tell of their difficulty in carrying out their jobs regarding taxes and criminal affairs.

71

April 22, 1731

Burchett (Admiralty office).

Duke of Newcastle

Permission given by Admiralty to appoint George Clinton Governor of Nfld.

72

April 5, 1731

Duke of Newcastle

Lords of Admirals

Privy Council wants to appoint Clinton Gov. of Nfld.

73

April 22, 1731

Burchett

Duke of Newcastle

Approval process of Clinton to be done through Board of Trade.

17

May 18, 1731

Burchett

Duke of Newcastle

Letter from Admiralty requiring Gov. Clinton's orders for Nfld.

78-79v

May 11, 1731

Board of Trade

Burchett

copy of an order in council for the instructions of Gov. Clinton.

83

unknown

Merchants of Dartmouth

Board of Trade

Merchants say government should have little power while fishing admirals are present in Nfld.

86

Feb., 1731

Merchants of Poole

Board of Trade

The government and justices in Nfld. should have no power.

89

Nov. 23, 1731

Duke of Newcastle

Board of Trade

Enclosing a letter from Clinton explaining many problems in Nfld.

126v

July 29, 1731

Gov. Clinton

Sec. to the Admiralty Popple

Clinton describes his attempts to bring about justice. Says there are lots of bank fish; boat fishery poor

128

May 31, 1731

Two Fishing Admirals

Gov. Clinton

The two admirals want to apprehend and punish John Jones, who has yet to pay for his passage to Nfld.

129

July 12, 1731

Gov. Clinton

Fishing Admirals

Clinton tells fishing admirals not to obstruct the justice of the Peace in criminal matters

131-132v

July 28, 1731

Henry Osborne

Board of Trade

Osborne explains problems of the Magistrates; says there is a need for better legislation

138v-139

Oct. 23, 1731

Mr. Benson of Bideford

Board of Trade

Scheme of the Fishery for 1731. Full of stats and figures concerning fishery and Placentia.

140-149

Unknown

Henry Osborne

Board of Trade

Osborne suggests that the appointment of a strong government is necessary; must have government in Nfld.

150

Mar. 28, 1732

Merchants of Bristol

Board of Trade

Bristol merchants complain of the powers of the justices of Nfld.

151-153

April 4, 1732

Gov. Clinton

Board of Trade

Letter complains of fishing admirals and also the poor state of the trade.

154

April 13, 1732

Burchett

Popple (Admiralty Board)

Note concerning the sending of the King's ships. Tells of each ship and its captain.

155

April, 1732

Burchett

Popple

Requests the appointment of Edward Falkingham as Governor of Nfld.

156

April 27, 1732

Duke of Newcastle

Board of Trade

Announces appointment of Falkingham and asks the Board of Trade for his instruction.

161

May 17, 1732

Gov. Falkingham

Board of Trade

Tells Board he set sail for Nfld. with his ships.

162

May 18, 1732

Mr. Sharpe (Privy Council)

Board of Trade

Approval of the appointment and instructions of Gov. Falkingham.

168

October, 1732

Merchants of Poole

Board of Trade

They ask for permission to import whale and seal oil, skin, and blubber from Nfld.

169

April 3, 1733

Duke of Newcastle

Board of Trade

Appointment of Robert McCarty (Lord Muskery) as Gov. of Nfld.; asks for his instructions.

173-174

May 10, 1733

Mr. Sharpe

Board of Trade

Approves the Board's intentions for the new Gov. of Nfld, Robert McCarty.

177-178

1733

Capt. Taverner

Board of Trade

Complains of French fishing on the island which is contrary to the treaty of Utrecht; complaints of fur abuses.

180

July 30, 1732

Falkingham (Gov.)

Board of Trade

Announcing his arrival in Nfld. (Placentia) Enclosures include a state of the garrison report for Placentia.

192

Sept.29, 1733

Gov. MacCarty (Lord Muskery)

Board of Trade

Governor's yearly report. Answers questions given to him by the Head of Inquiry. Enclosures include State of the Fishery for 1733 with facts and figures regarding the fishery that year and the garrison at Placentia.

211v

Oct.4, 1732

Gov. Falkingham

Board of Trade

End of year report. Enclosures include state of fishery and trade, state of garrison at Placentia; letter also includes several notes and documents preventing British fisherman in Nfld, from joining Newfoundland ranks.

247-249

April 18, 1734

Burchett

Board of Trade

Usual letter from Burchett asking for the Governor's instructions for Nfld.

251

April 10, 1735

Duke of Newcastle

Board of Trade

The King appoints Roy Henry Lee as Gov. of Nfld and inquires of his instructions.

257-259

Oct. 31, 1734

Gov. McCarty

Board of Trade

State of the Fishery for 1734 and state of the garrison at Placentia.

271

May 2, 1735

Burchett

Board of Trade

Letter tells the board that the captains have been informed not to throw things into the harbour

272

May 16, 1735

Privy Council

Board of Trade

Letter gives acceptance to the instructions given to the new Gov. of Nfld., Gov. Lee.

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