GN 2/1/A [Microfilm Box No. 1] Vol. 2 (1752-1758)

Page

Date

From whom (where)

To whom (where)

Contents or nature of the document

40914

2 Sept 1752

Court of Oyer and Terminer (St. John=s)

 

Court Proceedings:

-William Murphy of Ireland is charged with the murder of William Quinn. Several testimonies regarding the altercation are entered, including the doctor involved.

41109

2 Sept 1752

Court at St. John=s. Overseen by William Keene, Michael Gill, John DeGrave, James Escott, George Stancombe and Edward Cahill.

 

Ann Coffin is indicted for the murder of Mildrid Bevill (pages 21-22 of this document are missing which likely contain the verdict)

-Numerous testimonies are entered.

23-27

2 Sept 1752

Court at St. John= s. Overseen by William Keene, Michael Gill, John DeGrave, James Escott, George Stancombe and Edward Cahill.

 

John Swiney charged with theft of rum, sugar from sloop. Testimonies and evidence included. Found guilty. (First 2 pages are missing which included date and location)

27-29

2 Sept 1752

Court at St. John=s. Overseen by William Keene, Michael Gill, John DeGrave, James Escott, George Stancombe and Edward Cahill.

 

James M. Mahan indicted for stealing numerous items belonging to John Lucome. Found guilty.

29-31

13 Sept 1752

Court at St. John=s. Overseen by William Keene, Michael Gill, John DeGrave, James Escott, George Stancombe and Edward Cahill.

 

-William Murphy is to hanged for the charge of murder.

-John Sminey is to be transported from Newfoundland to any of His Majesty= s colonies. He will be unable to return for a period of 7 years.

-James M. Mahan is to be transported from Newfoundland to any of His Majesty= s colonies. He will be unable to return for a period of 7 years

-William Fielding was granted a pardon for the rape against Elizabeth Bevill.

32-33

29 Sept 1752

Court at St. John=s

 

Petition of William Wigmore of St. John= s claiming that he improved land in the harbour that was previously not owned. Gov. Drake allows Wigmore to keep possession.

34-35

30 Sept 1752

Gov. Drake (St. John=s)

 

Petition of William Adams to be put into possession of several plantations and houses that belonged to his mother (Elizabeth Adams) prior to her death. Drake awards request.

36

640476

 

 

 

Hugh Bonfoy is named Governor and Commander in Chief for the island of Newfoundland.

37-42

640421

King George II (Westminster)

Hugh Bonfoy

The Governor=s Commission.

43

640407

Earl of Holderness

William Moreton Esq, recorder of city of London

Copy of pardon to William Murphy for the charge of murder.

43-44

640421

John Pownell, Secretary (Whitehall)

Gov. Bonfoy

Pardon to William Murphy for the charge of murder.

44-45

640481

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Chris Aldridge Esq. )St. John=s)

Request for account of the state of the Fort of St. John= s. Full inventory of arms and ammunitions and stores is expected.

45

640481

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Commanding Officers, Soldiers, and all others belonging to the Fort and Garrison at St. John=s.

Orders to not concern themselves with the fishery in any capacity.

46

640477

William Green (St John=s)

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

A return of Capt. Ord=s company of the Royal Regiment of Artillery for St. John= s, Carbonear, Trinity, and Placentia.

A return of the Ordnance Officers and Master Artificers.

47-53

15 Sept 1753

Gov. Bonfoy

William Keen, Michael Gill, John DeGrave, William Wigmore, Nathaniel Brooks, George Garland, and William Pynn Esquires

Appointing Justices of the Peace for the District of St. John= s. Detailed responsibilities and duties are included.

William Keen is appointed as the Keeper of the Rolls of the Peace.

54

2 Aug 1753

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Justice of the Peace John Benger (Ferryland)

Return of Capt. Chris Aldridge=s company in the Regiment of Foot of the Detachment of the Train of artillery in Garrison at St. John=s.

Aldridge= s return to be published in Ferryland and a list of the number of inhabitants and servants employed in the fishery is to be returned to the Governor.

55-56

2 Aug 1753

Gov. Bonfoy (HMS Penzance, St. John=s)

Justices of the Peace at Trinity and Capt. Rowley at Placentia.

Orders about acceptable certification and qualifications to work on fishing ships.

 

57-58

14 Aug 1753

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Joshua Rowley

Capt. Joshua Rowley appointed as Bonfoy= s Deputy or Surrogate.

58-59

14 Aug 1753

Gov. Bonfoy (HMS Penzance, St. John=s)

Capt. Rowley (HMS Raven)

Orders from Gov. Bonfoy. Rowley is to follow all orders which include proceeding with his sloop to St. John= s and navigating between ports until the fishing season is order

60

14 Aug 1753

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Capt. Rowley (HMS Raven)

Capt. Rowley granted power to assemble courts at Placentia and the ports adjacent. He is advised in areas to give directions to the Justices of the Peace at Trepassy. Laws must be executed appropriately.

61-62

14 Aug 1752

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

William Wigmore

Commission was made appointing William Bruce Keeper of the Rolls . Andrew Lemercier, Edward Copner, George Webber, Samuel Adams, Samuel Spratts, and John Haddock Esquires are named Justices of the Peace for the District of Placentia.

William Wigmore is appointed Naval Officer of Newfoundland.

62

20 Aug 1753

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

George Garland (Harbour Grace)

Order to publish that anyone taking away fish from the inhabitants and fishermen will be apprehended.

63-64

20 Aug 1753

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

 

Orders given that violence and force shall not be used by creditors towards their debtors. Anyone found to do so will be prosecuted.

65

20 Aug 1753

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Peter Weston (Ferryland)

Petition of William Ludwigg and his sister Mary Ludwigg that Peter Weston has unjustly kept in his possession the estate of the deceased parents of the petitioners.

66

28 Aug 1753

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Thomas Cramm Esq (Perlican)

Cramm ordered to pay debt owed to Thomas Gleed.

67

1 Sept 1753

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Benjamin and Joseph Husey (Lance Cove)

Ordered to deliver up to William Nicholls the room and papers that was previously agreed upon. Failure to do so will require an appearance in court.

67 (double sided)

12 Sept 1753

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

James Gill (Blackhead)

Ordered to pay John Webb the value of the cask of rum that he forcibly seized. Failure to do so will require an appearance in court.

67

12 Sept 1753

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Samson Saunders (Twillingate)

Ordered to pay debt to Thomas Nickleson. Failure to do so will require an appearance in court.

68

13 Sept 1753

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

-Constables at Harbour Grace

Constables ordered to take William Jordan into custody to answer complaint.

 

68

13 Sept 1753

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Phillip Vibert

- Vibert ordered to appear in court to answer complaint that wages were not paid to William Jones and Thomas Davis

69

15 Sept 1753

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

 

Robert Cleeves Esq is appointed as Justice of the Peace and Keeper of the Rolls of [the Island of] St. Peter, Fortune Bay, in the District of Placentia.

69

17 Sept 1753

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Nathaniel Brooks Esq. (Bay Bulls)

Petition by William Wigmore regarding the possession of ground and the taking down of a fence. Brooks is ordered to appear in court to explain.

70

19 Sept 1753

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

John Gripe (Petty Harbour)

Petition of Judith Welsh regarding debt owed by Gripe. Gripe is ordered to pay the debt.

70-71

20 Sept 1753

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

George Garland Esq. (Harbour Grace)

John Gifford ordered to pay wages to his men who had previously made the complaint.

71-72

3 Sept 1753

Otho Hamilton

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Return of Garrison at Placentia. Inventory of Ordnance, carriages, balls, powder, arms and ammunition included.

73

26 Sept 1753

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

William Denner (Torbay)

Land dispute between Denner and William Northrop.

73-74

26 Sept 1753

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Thomas Finch (Musqueto)

Finch ordered to pay debt to Thomas Crow.

74-75

20 Sept 1753

William Green (St. John=s)

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Report of the state and fortifications of Fort William and Fort George for the defence of the harbour of St. John= s.

75

5 Jan 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (HMS Penzance, Woolwich)

Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantation (Whitehall)

Letter containing a general scheme of the fishery and the inhabitants.

76

5 Jan 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (HMS Penzance, Woolwich)

Principal Officers of His Majesty= s Ordnance Towers (London)

Copies of the several returns from the respective Officers of the stores remaining in Garrison.

76-77

640720

Thomas Robinson (Whitehall)

Gov. Bonfoy

Told to correspond with Robinson and he will relay information as needed to the King.

Bonfoy responds to indicate that he had received the letter and will continue to comply with his instructions.

78-82

13 Sept 1753

 

 

 

General Court was opened:

-Justices of the Peace were sworn in for the District of Placentia.

-Dispute between Robert Welsh and John Barrett over the rights to a plantation at Little Placentia.

-Petition of Moses Freeman requesting that John Barrett pay the debt he is owed.

-Samuel Adams was sworn into the Commission of the Peace.

-Petition of Kallaghan Karthy against John Gould regarding the effects of Karthy= s deceased brother.

-Petition of Samuel Welsh asking for a copy of the will, schedules and other circumstances of William Powers of Little Placentia.

-Petition of John Dennis and his wife Catherine against Patrick Hayes, William Gerrard, and Thomas Parsley for forcibly entering plantation and abusing the couple. They presented another petition against William Phippard for violent seizure of fish and dragging Dennis away.

-William Bryan, Michael Sullivan, Daniel Kennedy, Edward King, and John Bryan tendered a petition against Capt. Ley for cruel treatment on a passage to Ireland.

-Petition of Richard Moon against Capt. Goodwin regarding wages due.

B Petition of Ann Redman against George Seake and Joseph Grandy for debt owed.

-Petition of Francis Bellenger against Mr. Wibault for the settlement of bills of exchange.

-Petition of Dennis Brannon against Patrick Conway for non payment of wages.

-Petition of Moses Freeman against Elish Roland regarding the rights to build on a certain piece of ground.

-Petition of John Phillips and John Bishop against Capt. Hunt seeking to quit his employment. 

83-86

17 Sept 1753

 

 

 

General Court proceedings:

-Samuel Spratt and John Haddock Esq sworn into the Commission of the Peace

-Petition by Capt. James Goodwin against William Loverons relating to the losses during the fishery.

-Petition of Timothy Keefe and Mary Clarke for keeping public houses. It was granted.

-Petition of William Kennedy against Paul Wibault relating to a bill of exchange.

-Petition of Robert Bounass against Thomas Bonson Esq regarding the dues of a bill of exchange.

-Petition of Thomas Hagg against Christopher Farmors regarding the surrender of a plantation in Placentia due to lack of payments.

-Petition of William Ryan against William Salmon for wages owed.

-Thomas Kennedy, Moses Freeman, Richard Spragg, James Butler, John Magna, and Edward McCartney obtained licenses for keeping public houses.

-Petition of Patrick Galvin against Richard Spragg for payment of wages.

-Petition of Ann Redman against John Kallahan for failure to return lent boat.

-Petition of Timothy Keefe against John Haydock of Little Placentia regarding failure to make payment as promised.

-Petition of James Casker against Thomas Kennedy relating to the balance of set of bills.

-Petition of Simon Linden against William Searcrow for the stoppage of wages.

-Petition of Henry O= Hara against Capt. Hunt for failure to provide relief.

-Petition of Edward Lines against Samuel Sparatt for failure to pay bill.

 

87-91

 

 

 

 

 

General court proceedings

-William Jackson, John Follett, John Rose Esq sworn in as Justices of the Peace for the District of Trepassey

-Petition of Thomas Hockering against Mrs Curroy that he was dispossessed of a small dwelling.

-Petition of Thomas Kallahan against Mrs Curroy for the dispossession of a house.

-Petition by several men in the service of John Aptor against Mr. Follett regarding non payment of wages.

-Petition against John Tully regarding failure to pay wages.

-Petition of Martha Rice against Thomas White regarding breaking of an agreement. She filed another petition against John Kallahan over the same matters.

-Several awarded licenses for keeping public houses.

-Petition of William Jackson to obtain 2 pieces of ground.

-Petition of John Tucker for a patent for a plantation.

-Petition of John Follett against John Cokran regarding to debt owed.

-Petition of John Flannagan against Thomas Flannagan for non payment of wages.

- Petition of John Dunn against Clement O= Neale regarding wages due for several years of service.

-Petition of Thomas White against Mr. Jackson for bad treatment in his services.

-Clement O= Neale petition stating the protocol followed in payment of his creditors.

 

92

19 Aug 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Otho Hamilton Esq (Placentia)

Orders to provide an inventory of all arms, ammunitions, and stores at the Garrison at Placentia.

 

93

19 Aug 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Commanding Officers, Officers, Soldiers belonging to the Fort and Garrison at Placentia

Orders not to become involved in, nor interfere with, the fishery in any way.

94

19 Aug 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Edward Legras Esq (Placentia)

Legras appointed as deputy or surrogate.

95-97

19 Aug 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Capt. Legras

Orders from the Governor.

Legras is given power to assemble court.

98

26 Aug 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

John Lloyd Esq. (Trinity)

Lloyd appointed Deputy or Surrogate for the District of Trinity.

99-100

26 Aug 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (HMS Penzance, St. John=s)

Capt. Lloyd (Trinity)

Orders from the Governor relating to appointing Justices of the Peace, dealing with the fishery, and dealing with pirates.

101

26 Aug 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

 

John Benger is appointed as Keeper of the Rolls. Richard Ball, William Land, Robert Carter, and Peter Weston Esq are appointed Justices of the Peace for the District of Ferryland.

Thomas Warden, and John Blake Esq are named Justices of the Peace for the District of Trinity.

101-102

27 Aug 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

 

Issues relating to the land on which John Benger resides. Bonfoy states that he is in lawful possession of the land in question.

103-107

27 Aug 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

 

Division of the estate of the Patrick Power. Money, plantations and boat rooms are distributed.

108-111

29 Sept 1754

 

 

 

Testimonies and proceedings in order to determine who is entitled to the estate of the deceased Richard Litten. Surveys of the land were conducted.

112

30 Aug 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

 

 Decision over the rights to the estate of the deceased Richard Litten.

113-115

4 Sept 1754

Edward LeGras (Bay Bulls)

Gov. Bonfoy (HMS Penzance)

Update of several issues including court proceeding regarding wage payments, fishing schemes, and deserters from one of His Majesty= s ships.

116-117

2 Sept 1754

Edward LeGras (District of Ferryland)

 

William Land has improved a spot of ground and has been awarded lawful possession of the land.

117

2 Sept 1754

Robert Carter (Ferryland)

 

 Petition of Robert Carter seeking permission to build place to cure fish.

120-121

3 Sept 1754

Capt. Edward LeGras (Ferryland)

 

 

The effects of the deceased John White are to be delivered into the custody of Robert Carter.

121

2 Oct 1754

Edward LeGras (Renews)

 

Court Proceedings:

-Determining who is the rightful owner of the plantation left by the deceased James Dunn.

122

3 Sept 1754

Edward LeGras (Caplin Bay)

 

 

Plantation of the deceased James Dunn is awarded to his sisters.

123

2 Sept 1754

Capt. LeGras (Ferryland)

 

 

Daniel Murphy awarded lawful possession of the land he currently occupies.

124

14 Sept 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

William Dinnon (Torbay)

Ordered to make an appearance in court to answer the complaint made by William Northop regarding a sunken wharf.

125

14 Sept 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Thomas Whitburne (Ferryland)

Ordered to pay servants wages that are outstanding.

125-126

14 Sept 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

John Benges, Justice of the Peace (Ferryland)

Orders issued to deal with Thomas Whitburne and his outstanding debt to his servants.

127

24 Aug 1754

Otho Hamilton (Placentia)

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Return of all ordnance stores and the strength of the troops, and a general state of affairs for the Garrison at Placentia

128

29 Aug 1754

Capt. Chris Aldridge

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Return of the Regiment of Foot and the detachment of the train of artillery in Garrison at St. John= s, Ferryland, Carbonear, and Trinity.

129

18 Sept 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Robert Sutton (Ferryland)

Ordered to appear in court to justify why he has not paid debt he owes to John Stripling.

129-130

16 Sept 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Samuel Pike (Musqueto)

Ordered to pay the wages he owes.

130

16 Sept 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

George Garland, William Pynn (Conception Bay)

Orders on how to deal with Samuel Pike if he does not pay the wages that he owes.

131

17 Sept 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Michael Gill, John DeGrave, Nathaniel Brooks, George Garland, James Escott, George Olive, and Samuel Jutsham Esqs

Granted powers to assemble court and determine criminal causes according to law and justice.

132-139

18, 19 Sept 1754

Court at St. John=s

 

Murder trial proceedings of Martin Doyle. Found not guilty.

140-143

19 Sept 1754

Court at St. John=s

 

Recommendation of the Justices of the Peace that several soldiers be removed from Newfoundland and never be allowed to return.

Michael Hurley and Edmond McGuire are found guilty of assault and along with others who have used unnecessary violence will be recommended to be removed.

144

20 Sept 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

 

Many disorders arising from the sale of strong liquor. All those with licenses are asked to apply to the Justices of the Peace in order to have them renewed.

145

21 Sept 1754

Court at St. John=s

 

-Petition of William Northop against William Dunnen(?) regarding the possession of a stage of a wharf.

-Petition from the servants of Samuel Pike regarding failure to pay wages.

-Petition of Robert Power= s servants against Capt. Morrisey

-Petition of Ann Lloyd against Robert Doyle.

-Petition of John Ahern against Captain Pison regarding failure to pay wages.

146

22 Sept 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

 

-Complaint over debt owed to Arthur Holdsworth.

 

146-147

23 Sept 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

 

 

William Adams required to produce a deed of gift for certain plantations. Testimonies are included about proper possession.

148

22 Sept 1754

William Keen Esq.

 

-Statement of Phil Duering regarding the signing of a deed by Thomas Roberts.

-Court orders Samuel Pike to pay the wages owed to his servants.

-Capt. Morrisey ordered to pay wages to Robert Power.

 

148

23 Sept 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

John Lang (St. John=s)

Ordered to deliver notes to Samuel Pike regarding payment of wages to his servants.

149

26 Sept 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Michael Street (Harbour Grace)

Ordered to return illegally seized schooner.

149-150

26, 28 Sept 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Mr. B. Gely (St. John=s)

Ordered to pay overdue rent to Mary Arnold.

150-151

28 Sept 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

William Thomas

Thomas appointed Sheriff of the island of Newfoundland.

151

28 Sept 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

List of debtors

Ordered to pay the debt owed to Edward Cockeran.

152

28 Sept 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

List of debtors

Ordered to pay the debt owed to Isaac Elton Esq of Bristol.

153

29 Sept 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Mr. Gely (St. John=s)

Ordered to pay rent owed to Mary Arnold.

153

29 Sept 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Richard Doyle (St. John=s)

Ordered to pay debt owed to Richard Adamson.

154

29 Sept 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Tim McCarthy and George Cole (St. John=s)

Ordered to pay debt owed to Felix McCarthy.

154

1 Oct 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Michael Gill Esq

Appointed as Commissary within Newfoundland.

155-156

1 Oct 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

List of debtors

Ordered to pay outstanding debts to Capt. Abraham Babb.

156-157

2 Oct 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

John Bengers Esq (Ferryland)

William Sutton of Ferryland has neglected to pay debt therefore is to be taken into custody by John Bengers so as to appear in court.

157

2 Oct 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

George Garland, William Pynn, and Richard Mullins Esq. (Conception Bay)

Ordered to take Michael Streeth into custody for illegal seizing of a schooner.

158

2 Oct 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Thomas Wardon and John Garrett Esq (Trinity)

Complaint by the workers of Capt. Webb that he had seized fish and oil through force. The fish and oil had been given to them as payment of wages.

158

1 Oct 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

 

Commission appointing Michael Gill as Keeper of the Rolls. John DeGrave, William Wigmore, Nathaniel Brooks, George Garland, William Pynn, Richard Mullins, and Edward Langman Esq are named Justices of the Peace.

159-167

7-18 Sept 1754

John Lloyd (Carbonear)

 

John Lloyd appointed by the Governor as Deputy or Surrogate. Following cases heard by Lloyd:

-Petition regarding the unjust claiming of a property.

-William Marshall is rightly entitled to a room and meadow situated in Carbonear.

-Petition of John Penny against George Augustus regarding the illegal possession of a plantation.

-Petition of Francis Spike and William Spicer and Co. against John Kennedy relating illegal seizing of a plantation.

-Petition of Catherine Thistle regarding the encroachment on a plantation by Capt. Foitt.

-Petition of Joseph Bowles of Trinity against James Bayley of Trinity regarding the illegal detaining of a plantation and the rights to a wharf.

-Petition of Jonah Newell of Trinity Bay regarding the claiming of a plantation.

168

4 Oct 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Samuel Spratt (Placentia Bay)

Ordered to return items to John Gould that were seized without authority.

168-169

4 Oct 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

William Bruce Esq, and other Justices of the Peace for the District of Placentia

Orders that outline the return of items to John Gould. Bonfoy is surprised that the Justices of the Peace had allowed this to happen.

169

5 Oct 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

John Benges Esq, and the other Justices of the Peace for the District of Ferryland.

Summons of James Jones and others who were involved with the seizing of the boats and fish of Thomas Ryan.

170

7, 8 Oct 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

William Thomas Esq, Sheriff of Newfoundland

Orders to erect gallows and gibbet so that those in custody for the murder of William Keene Esq can be executed.

171-180

8 Oct 1754

Court at St. John=s

 

Proceedings of the Court of Oyer and Terminer

-9 people are tried for the murder of William Keene. Testimonies are in depth and outline all proceedings of the trial. They were found guilty of the crime.

181-184

10 Oct 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (HMS Penzance)

William Thomas, Sheriff of Newfoundland and Christopher Aldridge Esq.

Instructions in dealing with those charged with the murder of William Keene. Five of them are to be taken under the charge of the sheriff to be hanged.

184

12 Oct 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Maurice Morrisey (St. John= s)

Morrisey had yet to pay the debt he owed. He is ordered to do so immediately.

185

12 Oct 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Justices of the Peace in the several districts of Newfoundland

Issues with the number of public houses selling strong liquor without a license. Anyone indebted to such a house shall not be required to pay any debt relating to the past sales of the strong liquor.

186

12 Oct 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Justices of the Peace in the several districts of Newfoundland

Gallows to be erected in public places in order to try to deter robberies and other felony crimes.

187

12 Oct 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

Justices of the Peace for the District of St. John=s

Exact accounts of fines are to be kept and entered annually into the records.

187-191

7 Aug 1755

King George II (Westminster)

 

The Governor= s Commission. Richard Dorrill Esq is appointed Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the island of Newfoundland.

192

5 Aug 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John's)

All Masters of merchant ships, Justices of the Peace and the Chief Magistrate for the District of Bay Bulls

Information about a convoy that will depart during October for Spain and Portugal.

193

5 Aug 1755

Nathaniel Brooks (Bay Bulls)

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Response to the request of the scheme of the fishery. It cannot be completed until Brooks can be certain of the quantity of fish.

193

7 Aug 1755

George Garland (Harbour Grace)

Gov. Dorrill (St. Johns)

Requesting more time to fish before the departure of the convoy to Europe.

194

8 Aug 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

William Wigmore

Wigmore appointed Naval Officer for the island of Newfoundland.

195-196

11 Aug 1755

Capt. Aldridge

 

Return of Regiment of foot and the detachment of the train of artillery in Garrison at St. John= s, Ferryland, Carbonier, and Trinity.

196

13 Aug 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Capt. Aldridge (St. John=s)

Request for the inventory of arms and ammunitions and stores remaining at the Fort and Garrison at St. John= s.

197

13 Aug 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Commanding Officers, soldiers and all others at the Fort and Garrison at St. John=s

Orders not to become involved in, nor interfere with, the fishery in any way.

197

13 Aug 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Debtors of Thomas Gleed

Debtors ordered to pay Thomas Gleed.

198

13 Aug 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

George Garland (Harbour Grace)

Copy of the order to the debtors of Thomas Gleed.

198-199

4 Aug 1755

R. Bradley (Fogo)

Capt. Chris Aldridge (St. John=s)

Intelligence on the number of French vessels, batteries and forts.

199

2 Aug 1755

R. Bradley (Fogo)

George Pope, Edward Carby and George Durrell

Regarding the capture of two Frenchmen.

200

18 Aug 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

R. Bradley (Fogo)

Thanks for the intelligence that he has gathered. Would like more of the same to be sent the cheapest way possible.

200-201

5 Aug 1755

George Pope

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Details about the capture of two Frenchmen.

201

14 Aug 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Daniel Hooper (Twillingate)

Ordered to appear before the Governor at St. John= s.

202

14 Aug 1755

William Green (St. John=s)

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Return of the Officers and Master Artificers belonging to His Majesty= s Office of Ordnance at St. John= s.

202

15 Aug 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

George Garland (Harbour Grace)

Roman Priest is to be apprehended for publically reading mass which is against the law.

203

15 Aug 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

George Garland (Harbour Grace)

Search and enquiry required to identify items from a sunken ship to make sure items are returned to the possession of the proper person.

204-209

19 Aug 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

William Keen Esq (Bonavista)

Keen appointed as Justice of the Peace and Keeper of the Rolls in the District of Bonavista. Duties, responsibilities and rights are outlined.

210

21 Aug 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Richard Passmore (Ferryland)

Ordered to pay debt to John Doble.

210-211

21 Aug 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

John Ramson (Ferryland)

Ordered to pay debt owed to John Carter.

211

23 Aug 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Michael Gill, Nathaniel Brooks, George Garland, and Richard Mullins Esq (St. John=s)

Gill was named the Keeper of the Rolls and others were names Justices of the Peace for the District of St. John= s.

212-213

23 Aug 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Debtors of John Carter

List of debtors to John Carter who are ordered to settle their debt.

214

23 Aug 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Mary Sleat (Bonavista)

John Broom (Presumebly JP Bonavista)presents a petition stating that Mary Sleat owes Michael Ryn for a protested bill of exchange drawn on John Hickman at Poole. Mary Sleat is ordered to pay the debt.

215

23 Aug 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

William Armour (Bonavista)

Ordered to pay debt owed by Michael Fleet to Christopher Cobb for a protested bill of exchange drawn on John Skott at Christchurch. William Armour, Master of Michael Fleet, ordered to pay debt.

215-216

23 Aug 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

John Clark (Bonavista)

Ordered to deliver the rights of certain fishing rooms to James Saunders, who is entitled to the rooms after the death of his uncle.

216

22 Aug 1755

George Garland (Harbour Grace)

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Scheme of the fishery to be completed soon.

Explanation as to why the Roman Priest delivered a public mass was not apprehended.

217

27 Aug 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

James Stewart (St. John=s)

Ordered to pay the debt owed to Gilbert Moggeridge.

217-218

29 Aug 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Richard Marshall (St. John=s)

Ordered to give up possession of the plantation, fishing rooms, storehouses in question for failure to make payments.

219

29 Aug 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Thomas Lyde (Bay Bulls)

Ordered to pay debt owed to Michael Caheen.

219-220

29 Aug 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Debtors to Thomas Gleed

Ordered to pay debt owed to Thomas Gleed.

220-221

30 Aug 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Debtors of Elias Minville Esq

Ordered to pay debt owed to Elias Minville.

221

3 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Thomas Power (Harbour Grace)

Ordered to appear in court to answer the complaint of Edward Snow that his fish was taken by force.

221

3 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

George Garland (Harbour Grace)

Orders regarding apprehension of Thomas Power if he does not appear in court.

222

3 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

William Kents (Harbour Grace)

Ordered to pay debt owed to Martin Shepard.

222-223

4 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

William Forey (Conception Bay)

Ordered to pay debt owed to John Stripling.

223

5 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

 

Debt to be paid for the piece of land of Nathaniel Brooks Esq.

224

9 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Thomas Burnett Esq

Burnett appointed as deputy or Surrogate with full power and authority for the District of Trinity.

225-226

9 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (HMS Penzance)

Lieut. Thomas Burnett

Orders from the Governor regarding proceeding to Harbour Grace, giving directions to the Justices of the Peace, and dealing with complaints.

226-227

9 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

 

Admirals required to keep a journal of the number of ships for certain ports. Yearly analysis will follow. Certification for the men aboard the ships is required.

227-229

9 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

 

Issues with creditors using force and violence to claim debt owed is to be stopped immediately. Voluntarily and freely paid portions of debt are to be accepted.

229-230

10 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

John Locke (Devils Cove)

Ordered to pay the debt owed to Michael Stretch.

230

15 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Tenants of Peter Phillips

All persons in possession of any port of the plantation of the deceased father of Phillips are ordered to pay rent. Failure to do so will require an appearance in court at St. John= s.

231

15 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Hugh Abbot (Bonavista)

Ordered to pay the debt owed to Thomas Webb.

231-332

16 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Stephen Jones (Trinity)

Ordered to pay the debt owed to William Verling.

232

17 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Thomas Lyde (Bay Bulls)

Ordered to pay the wages of his servants after previously failing to do so.

233-234

17 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Michael Gill, Nathaniel Brooks, George Garland, James Escott, George Olive, Samuel Jutsham, and Edward Langman Esq

Given power to hear and determine all criminal causes. Reports are still required to be sent to the Governor.

234

22 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Nathaniel Brooks Esq (Bay Bulls)

Ordered to make sure those in possession of the plantations owned by Peter Phillips are paying rent accordingly.

235

22 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Mr. Watts (Renews)

Ordered to pay fine.

235

22 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

 

Letter stating that there was a commission made out and delivered to John Benger Esq appointing him as Keeper of the Rolls, and names Richard Ball, William Land, Robert Carter and Peter Weston Esq as Justices of the Peace for the District of Ferryland.

236

22 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Masters of Ships and Vessels

Orders stating that the Masters are required to bring as many passengers back to Europe as they brought at the beginning of the fishing season. There had been a problem with many passengers not having enough money to return or to buy provisions which ultimately led to a large number of robberies.

237

22 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Elias Pitts (Fermeuse)

Ordered to pay the debt owed to Thomas Thomas (name was verified, same first and last name)

238

22 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

John Carter (Ferryland)

Ordered to pay debt owed to John Doble.

239-242

28 Sept 1755

Court of Oyer and Terminer (St. John=s)

 

James Kenedy called to trial on suspicion of being concerned or a concealer of the robbery and murder of William Keene Esq.

Kenedy is found guilty.

242

25 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

William Colesal

Ordered to pay the debt owed to Andrew Malone.

243

25 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Michael Gill Esq

Appointed Commissary within Newfoundland. He is granted full power and authority.

244

25 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

John Tremlett (St. John= s)

Ordered to pay the wages of Christopher Lewis and Thomas Cahill.

244

25 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

(name cut off on page)

Ordered to pay the debt owed to Michael Brim.

245

25 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Debtors of John Tremlett

Ordered to pay debt owed to John Tremlett.

246

27 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

John Masters and John Lemmon (Trinity)

Ordered to pay the debt owed to Thomas Webb.

247

29 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

William Croucher (Old Perlican)

Ordered to pay debt owed to John Barrett for rent.

248

29 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Phillip Payne (Harbour Grace)

Ordered to pay the wages of the servants of Clement Butler.

248

29 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

 

Commission made out and delivered to Thomas Burnett Esq appointing him Deputy or Surrogate to assemble courts at Placentia.

249

29 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Andrew Winson

Ordered to pay the debt owed to Arthur French.

250

 

Petitioners at Harbour Grace

 

Proceedings for Thomas Burnett Esq appointed by Governor Dorrill his Deputy or Surrogate

-Petitioners claim that sheep are being killed by people currently residing in huts at the upper end of the harbour. They ask that they be demolished.

251

15 Sept 1755

Thomas Burnett (Harbour Grace)

George and Charles Garland Esq (Harbour Grace)

Directions given on issuing a fine and burning a storehouse to the ground because of a mass conducted in accordance with the Church of Rome.

252

15 Sept 1755

Thomas Burnett (Harbour Grace)

George and Charles Garland Esq (Harbour Grace)

Directions on issuing a fine to George Tobyn, Master of the St. Patrick Brigg for threatening the life of Phillip Payne.

253

15 Sept 1755

Thomas Burnett (Harbour Grace)

George and Charles Garland Esq (Harbour Grace

Fine to be issued to Anthony Fitzgerald for being in company with George Tobyn.

254

15 Sept 1755

Thomas Burnett (Harbour Grace)

George and Charles Garland Esq (Harbour Grace)

Fine to be issued to Michael White for being in company with George Tobyn and Anthony Fitzgerald.

255

15 Sept 1755

Thomas Burnett (Harbour Grace)

George and Charles Garland Esq (Harbour Grace)

In court at Harbour Grace Michael Stretch, George Tobyn, Anthony Fitzgerald, and Michael White were fined.

256, 257

20 Sept 1755

Thomas Burnett (Harbour Main)

Charles Garland Esq (Harbour Main)

Fines levied for being present for a mass in accordance with the Church of Rome.

258

20 Sept 1755

Thomas Burnett (Harbour Main)

Michael Katin (Harbour Main)

List of persons fined who are Romans and servants to Michael Katin and who participated in a mass in accordance with the Church of Rome.

259

20 Sept 1755

Thomas Burnett (Harbour Main)

 

Fines totalling over one hundred pounds will be used towards building a goal at Harbour Main.

260

25 Sept 1755

Thomas Burnett (Crockers Cove)

Richard Mullins and Charles Garland (Conception Bay)

Terence Kennedy is fined for having a public mass in his house. The house is to be burnt to the ground and Kennedy is to leave Newfoundland.

261

25 Sept 1755

Thomas Burnett (Carbonear)

Terence Kennedy (Crockers Cove)

List of persons fined.

262

25 Sept 1755

Thomas Burnett (Carbonear)

Richard Mullins and Charles Garland Esq (Conception Bay)

Order to put a sentence into execution. House is to be demolished for housing public mass in according to the Church of Rome.

263

26 Sept 1755

Thomas Burnett (Musketo)

Charles Garland Esq (Conception Bay)

John Kennedy being fines for being a Roman Catholic.

264

26 Sept 1755

Thomas Burnett (Musketo)

Charles Garland Esq (Conception Bay)

The house of Darby Crawleys is to be burned to the ground for having housed an illegal public mass.

264

29 Sept 1755

William Stook (St. John=s)

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Sum of ten pounds sterling for the hire of the Sloop dispatch to Conception Bay.

265

29 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Thomas Burnett (Placentia)

Commission appointing Burnett as Deputy or Surrogate. He is now able to assemble courts at Placentia and the ports adjacent.

265

30 Sept 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Phillip Payne (Harbour Grace)

Ordered to pay the wages of the servants of Clement Butler that had previously been agreed upon.

266

2 Oct 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

John Lemmon (Trinity)

Ordered to deliver all goods taken by force from Robert Tibbs.

267

3 Oct 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

William Watts (Old Pelican)

Ordered to pay the debt owed to Henry Dursedown.

41224

3 Oct 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

William Rowlings (Brigantine Friendship)

Ordered to pay the debt owed to William Repper for damage done by the brigantine.

268

3 Oct 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Michael Fowler (Trinity)

Ordered to pay the debt owed to Richard Fitzgerald.

269

4 Oct 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

John Gripe (Petty Harbour)

Ordered to pay the debt owed to James Welsh. Previous orders to do so have been ignored.

269

4 Oct 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Thomas Joy (Petty Harbour)

Ordered to pay the wages agreed upon with Daniel Guiney.

270

4 Oct 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Lieut. Griffith Williams (St. John=s)

Orders relating the iron ordnance to be mounted at Ferryland, Carbonear, and Trinity. Orders for gunpowder are also included.

271

4 Oct 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Respective Officers of his Majesty= s Office of Ordnance (St. John=s)

Need of a proper vessel to transport men and stores to mount guns on the platforms at Ferryland, Carbonear, and Trinity.

271-272

6 Oct 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Francis Day (St. John=s)

List of stores that need to be delivered to Lieut. Griffith Williams.

272

6 Oct 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Richard Ball Esq (Ferryland)

Ordered to adjust and settle any disputes himself rather than troubling any of the other Justices of the Peace.

273

7 Oct 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

John Pitts (Petty Harbour)

Ordered to pay debt owed to Phillip Watts

274

7 Oct 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

 

Peter Weston Esq to take quiet and peaceful possession of the plantations in question, along with all dwellings, storehouses, and fishing rooms. Weston provided a document outlining his purchase of this in 1751.

275

9 Oct 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Benjamin Bidgood (St. John=s)

Ordered to pay the waged due over a dispute in the hiring of an apprentice.

275-276

7 Oct 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Debtors of Robert Miller

Ordered to pay debt to Thomas Cummins who is now in charge of the estate of the deceased Robert Miller.

276

8 Oct 1755

Gov. Dorrill (St. John=s)

Edward Pike (Carbonear)

Ordered to deliver the goods that he had previously failed to deliver.

279-284

641894

King George II (Westminster)

Gov. Richard Edwards

Commission appointing Richard Edwards as the Governor and Commander in Chief of the island of Newfoundland.

284-285

641900

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

William Wigmore

Appointed as Naval Officer for the island of Newfoundland.

285

641902

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Michael Gill Esq

The French had taken control of a sloop and it was re-taken. Gill is to deal with the salvage.

286

641902

Lieut Griffith Williams

 

Return of the detachment of the Royal Regiment of Artillery

286

641903

William Green (St. John=s)

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

A return of the officers and Master Artificers belonging to his Majesty= s Office of Ordnance

287

641904

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Christopher Aldridge (St. John=s)

Request for the state of Fort and Garrison at St. John=s and the full inventory of the arms and ammunitions and stores.

288

641904

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Commanding Officer, Officers, Soldiers, and all others at the Fort and Garrison (St. John=s)

Orders not to become involved in, nor interfere with, the fishery in any way.

289

641905

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Christopher Aldridge (St. John=s)

Issue involving some soldiers at the Garrison at St. John=s not receiving proper payment.

290a

641905

Christopher Aldridge (St. John=s)

 

Return of the Regiment of Foot, and the detachment of the Train of Artillery in Garrison at St. John=s, Ferryland, Carbonear, and Trinity.

291a

641907

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Lt. David Rogers (Trinity)

Request for an inventory of the stores, arms and ammunitions along with a report if the state of the Fort.

291a-292a

641907

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Commanding Officer, Officers, Soldiers and all others belonging to the Fort and Garrison (Trinity)

Orders not to become involved in, nor interfere with, the fishery in any way.

292a

641928

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Michael Gill Esq (St. John=s)

Orders about dealing with a captured French Schooner.

293a

641931

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Michael Gil Esq (St. John= s)

Orders about trying to contain the outbreak of small pox at St. John= s

293a

641928

Christopher Aldridge (St. John=s)

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Request to escort several persons to Halifax so they may be tried by a General Court Martial.

294a

641929

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Christopher Aldridge (St. John=s)

Response to the request to transport several persons to Halifax so they may be tried by a General Court Martial.

295a

641929

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

William Bevil Esq

Appointed Sheriff of the island of Newfoundland.

296a

641933

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Michael Gill Esq

Gill appointed Keeper of the Rolls. Nathaniel Brooks, William Wigmore, Richard Mullins, Edward Langman, and Charles Garland as Justices of the Peace.

296a

641934

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Francis Day (St. John=s)

Ordered to supply William Green with what powder he requires.

297a

641940

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

William Green, Esq (St. John= s)

Orders about the defence of the entrance to St. John= s harbour.

298a

641940

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

William Bartlett (St. John=s)

Ordered to appear before the Governor in answer to the physical abuse of James Dwyer.

298a

641940

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Justices of the Peace for the District of St. John=s

Request for the annual account of the fines levied.

299a

641940

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Justices of the Peace for the District of St. John= s

Orders to punish anyone selling strong liquors without a proper license to the fullest extent of the law.

290-291

641929

Primrose Elphinstone (Ferryland)

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Report of the state and condition of the Fort on Buoy Island, Ferryland. Also included is a return of the Detachment of Artillery.

292

641941

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Francis Day (St. John=s)

Orders to deliver to Lieut. Griffith Williams the stores needed for the Fort at Ferryland.

292

641941

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Lieut. Griffith Williams (St. John=s)

Orders to deliver stores into the charge and custody to Primrose Elphinstone for the use at the Fort at Ferryland.

293

641942

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

 

Robert Newman awarded quiet and peaceful possession of the plantations, fishing rooms, storehouses of Phillip Marshall due to lack of payments.

294

641942

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Primrose Elphinstone (Ferryland)

Issues with expenses. The Governor would like expenses kept to a minimum. The Governor also requests any relevant information about the motion of the enemy to be reported.

295

641942

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Christopher Aldridge (St. John=s)

Information on what to do with 30 French prisoners.

296

641943

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Christopher Aldridge (St. John= s)

Orders to be given to the chief engineer regarding the repairs of platforms and the general improvements of the battery on the south side entrance of the harbour.

297

641943

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Lt. Griffith Williams (St. John=s)

Orders to follow once the repairs and alterations to the battery are completed.

298

641943

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Primrose Elphinstone (Ferryland)

Governor removed two 24 pounders from Ferryland for the defence of the St. John= s harbour.

299

641943

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Arthur Branscombe (Schooner Surprize)

Orders to pick up supply of gunpowder upon arrival at St. John= s then proceed to Ferryland.

300

11 Aug 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Capt. Christopher Aldridge (St. John=s)

There is not enough space to put the stores from England. An area is to be cleared.

301

10 Aug 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Masters of Merchant ships

Notification that there will be a convoy leaving St. John=s for Spain and Portugal during the last week of September or the first week of October.

301

10 Aug 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Justices of the Peace (St. John=s)

Orders to publish the details of the convoy departing for Europe. A scheme for the fishery for the district of St. John=s is also requested.

302

10 Aug 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Lt. David Rogers (Trinity)

Letter stating that a response to a previous letter sent on 25 June 1757 was not received.

302-303

11 Aug 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Justices of the Peace at St. John= s, Petty Harbour and Consumption Bay

Notice to assist Arthur French in obtaining the debt owed to his client, Arthur Holdesworth.

303-304

12 Aug 1757

David Rogers (Trinity)

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Return of the stores at Trinity, powder expenses, and a return of the detachment.

305

641937

Thomas Rogers (Carbonear)

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Copy of the stores delivered along with a return of the expense and state of the Garrison.

306

641922

Adm. Francis Holburne (Halifax)

Government of His Majesty=s Island of Newfoundland.

Holburne is letting it be known that he is capable of defending much of the island and able to protect ships if he is given the proper number of men to arm his vessels.

307-308

19 Feb 1757

W. Pitt ? (Whitehall)

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Rear Admiral Holburne selected to command the squadron of ships of war coming from Europe.

Any intelligence gathered is to be sent to Holburne.

308-309

641861

Earl of Holderness (Court at St. James=s)

 

Pardon for several persons charged with the murder of William Keen Esq.

310

641865

Earl of Holderness (Whitehall)

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Letter regarding the pardon extended several persons charged with the murder of William Keaen Esq.

311

 

Principal traders and inhabitants of St. John=s

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Concerns over the safety of the city if those receiving pardons in the William Keen murder trial are released and allowed to stay.

312

5 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Justices of the Peace (Old Perlican)

Orders for Jacob Barrett to be put into quiet and peaceful possession of a plantation belonging to him. William Croucher is ordered to pay rent that is due concerning the plantation.

313

5 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Justices of the Peace (Trinity)

Orders to apprehend David Welsh for the breaking of property and theft of items belonging to Jacob Barrett. Welsh is to appear in court at St. John= s.

314

5 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Jacob Chapman Esq (Placentia)

Chapman appointed as Deputy or Surrogate for the District of Placentia and the ports adjacent.

315

8 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Francis Day (St. John=s)

Orders to deliver stores to Lieut. Griffith Williams for the use at the Fortifications at Trinity and Carbonear.

316

8 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Lieut Griffith Williams (St. John=s)

Orders to deliver stores into the charge and custody of Lieut. David Rogers at Trinity and Lieut. Thomas Rogers at Carbonear.

317

8 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Thomas Warren (Trinity)

Warren ordered to make appearance in Court at St. John= s in response to the complaint of John Barnes. Warren had illegally taken a boat room and beat the wife of Barnes.

318

8 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Capt. Robert Rowles (Twillingate)

Ordered to pay outstanding wages to three men for their services for the fishing season.

319-320

8 Aug 1757

Otho Hamilton (Placentia)

Gov. Edwards (St. John= s)

State of the Garrison sent to the Governor which includes inventory and number of men. Hamilton requests powder as they are in need.

321

9 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Justices of the Peace (St. John=s)

Missing items from stores becoming an issue. Anyone caught in the possession of the stolen goods will be prosecuted.

322

10 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Christopher Aldridge (St. John=s)

Orders regarding rations of provisions.

323

13 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Christopher Aldridge (St. John=s)

Regarding the conditions in the Garrison at St. John= s.

324

13 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Charles Garland Esq (Harbour Grace)

Governor is not pleased with Garland in that he unjustly deducted wages from Thomas Gillard that was promised by Joseph Pynn. Pynn is ordered to pay the sum owed or appear in court to justify the lack of payment.

325

12 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Justices of the Peace (St. John=s)

Directed to settle weights and measures agreeable to the statute laws.

325-326

16 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Richard Middleton (St. John=s)

Ordered to pay off the debt he has contracted.

327

16 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Justices of the Peace (Old Perlican)

William Tavernor ordered to make an appearance in court for failing to comply with previous orders to either pay rent or deliver up the plantation in question.

328

17 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Justices of the Peace (Bonavista)

Orders to make sure Hugh Abbott pay the debt owed to Thomas Webb.

329

17 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Mr. Littlejohn (Bonavista)

Ordered to continue to pay rent to Thomas Wedd. Payments on a previous agreement had stopped which required intervention by the Governor.

330

17 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

William Webb (St. John=s)

Ordered to settle the debt owed in relation to a mortgage for an estate to Samuel Jutsham.

331

17 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Michael Gill, Nathaniel Brooks, William Keen, James Escott, George Olive, Arthur French, and Edward Langman Esq

Appointed Commissioners with full power and authority to hear and determine criminal causes according to law and justice.

332

16 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Edmond Scott Hilton (St. John=s)

Orders to report on the number of houses are built on the King= s ground near the Fort George at St. John=s while also noting the profession of those living there.

333-335

13 Sept 1757

John Chapman Esq (Placentia)

 

Chapman is appointed as Deputy or surrogate and then holds court:

-Petition of Ann Orchard against Richard Welsh that he beat her in 1755.

-Petition of John Burn against Richard Welsh regarding paying wages according to shipping papers.

-Petition of the inhabitants of Placentia against Samuel Goodall relating to the encroachment of land.

-Complaint of John Clark against Richard Welsh regarding refusal of payment of a note.

-Complaint of Anotis Shea against William Hogan for refusing the payment of the balance of a note.

-Complaint of Honor Morrissey against Stephen Hayes for refusing payment of a note.

-Moses Freeman and Richard Spragg had their licenses for keeping a Public House renewed.

-Petition of George Lacey against Robert Vigures for refusing to pay rent on a seven year lease.

-Petition of Richard Spragg against Edward Kelly relating to damaged property.

-Petition of John Barrett that he suffered loss of a shallop that was taken by six French prisoners.

-Petition of Robert Keathing seeking permission to go to Halifax.

-Petition of Martin Morris requesting land.

-Petitions of John Shahinisy and Richard Allen requesting permission to go to Halifax.

-Thomas Kennedy and Mary Clark requested to have their Public House licenses renewed.

336-337

15 Sept 1757

John Chapman Esq (Placentia)

 

Court Proceedings:

-Petition of Elisha Rowland against Richard Welsh regarding the equitable distribution of profit from cutting up a whale and selling it.

-Petition of John Brand against John Millin seeking payment for a bill.

-Petition of John Cocksedge against Timothy Keef regarding the claim of a house.

-Reminder from Chapman that the selling of strong liquor will not be tolerated on Sundays.

 

337

15 Sept 1757

John Haddock and the rest of the inhabitants of Little Placentia

John Chapman Esq (Placentia)

Concern over the public houses affecting the fishery and breaking the Sabbath.

337-338

15 Sept 1757

John Chapman Esq (Placentia)

John Haddock (Little Placentia)

Directions on dealing with public houses. Public drunkenness has been a problem.

 

338-339

15 Sept 1757

Justices of the Peace Andrew Lemercier, Samuel Spratt, and John Haddock (Placentia)

John Chapman Esq (Placentia)

Request to charge anyone with a boat and have wages taken from fishermen to gain funds for a new gaol.

339

15 Sept 1757

John Chapman Esq (Placentia)

Justices of the Peace (Placentia

Approval on plan to raise funds to build a Gaol.

340

16 Sept 1757

John Chapman Esq (Placentia)

 

Court Proceedings:

-James Butler requested renewal of license to keep public house.

-John McGrath requests a new license for his public house.

-Richard Spragg, Moses Freeman, and Richard Allen were appointed Constables for the ensuing year.

341-342

19 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

 

Court Proceedings:

-Petition of Arthur French, William Stook, and Roger Bodgood requesting that several plantations be sold in order to discharge some of the debt owed to them.

-John Jerrard requested leave in order to get affairs in order to deal with debt he owes.

-Mortgage of Richard Middleton to Richard and Robert Newman was read. Issues with the boundaries must first be dealt with.  

342-343

19 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

William Newberry (Quidi Vidi) and Edward Hardy (St. John= s)

Orders to survey the land of Richard Middleton so as to help in the dispute over rights to the land and to facilitate the selling of the land.

343

19 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Edmund Scott Hylton (St. John=s)

Ordered to have a store house constructed for the south side battery.

344-345

20 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

 

Court Proceedings:

-John Angle presented his mortgage agreement. Possession was granted and payments are due to Richard and Robert Newman.

-Will Armstrong petitioned that he was the rightful owner of a plantation that was outlined in his father= s will.

346-347

21 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Capt. Christopher Aldridge Esq (St. John=s)

Proportion of fire and candle increased for soldiers at the Garrison at St. John= s.

348

22 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Edmund Scott Hylton (St. John= s)

Orders to go to Ferryland, Trinity, and Carbonear to survey fortifications. The state and condition of the fortifications is to be reported.

349-350

23 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

 

Court Proceedings:

-Issues over the mortgage and surveying of land of Richard Middleton and Joan Willcott. Richard Newman is to receive payment for the debt owed to him.

350

24 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Francis Day (St. John=s)

Ordered to supply Lt. Griffith Williams with 100 barrels of powder.

351

24 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Lieut. Griffith Williams (St. John=s)

Orders about the 100 barrels of powder coming from Francis Day.

351

24 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Christopher Aldridge Esq (St. John=s)

Notification that 100 barrels of powder are being delivered to Lieut. Griffith Williams.

352

23 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Philip Marshall (St. John=s)

Ordered to appear in court to give reasons as to why he will not abide by the terms of the sale of his plantation.

353-356

26 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

 

Court Proceedings:

-Phil Marshall made appearance to answer why he refuses to consent to sale of his plantation.

-John Jerrard appeared and gave rights and title of the premises mortgaged by him to Richard and Robert Newman to settle debt.

-John Angle appeared and gave rights and title to the premises mortgaged by him to Richard and Robert Newman to settle debt.

-Samuel Churchill and George Gillingham appeared and made arrangements to make yearly payments on their debt.

-Richard Middleton appeared and arrangements were made to distribute rent money to pay the debt of those he inherited the land from.

357-359

27 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

 

Court Proceedings:

-Rent agreement between Andrew Armstrong and Edward Tree for a plantation. Rent is to be paid to Abraham Webb.

-George Hodders appeared and reached a rental agreement that would eventually place him as owner of the land once the debt is paid.

359-360

28 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

John Higgins (St. John=s)

Ordered to pay the debt owed to John Harvey.

360-361

28 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Justices of the Peace (Bay Bulls)

Orders to send John Goading to make appearance in court at St. John= s for obstructing the peaceful possession of a plantation and the ability to pay rent.

361

28 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Francis Day (St. John=s)

Orders to deliver proper supply of liquor and guns to Lt. Griffith Williams.

362

30 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Michael Gill Esq (St. John=s)

Gill appointed Colonel of the Militia that is to be raised in the district of St. John=s.

363-365

30 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Michael Gill Esq (St. John=s)

Outline of the general instructions for the members of the militia. What is expected and what is not allowed.

365

30 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

William Thomas Esq. (St. John=s)

Thomas appointed Captain of the First company of Militia at St. John=s.

366

30 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

George Treen (St. John=s)

Treen appointed as First Lieutenant of the First Company of Militia at St. John=s.

367

30 Sept 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Thomas Jerrard (St. John=s)

Jerrard appointed as Ensign of the First Company of Militia at St. John=s.

368

1 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Justices of the Peace (St. John=s)

Constables are to arrest Elenor Moody and she is to be sent off the island of Newfoundland at the first opportunity.

369-371

3 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

 

Court Proceedings:

-Constables are to appear properly with their staff in the execution of their office.

-Petition of Mary Pinn over the possession of a plantation in Carbonear.

-Petition of Isaac Bonovrier requesting the possessions of his deceased father from William Keen.

-Petition of Ann Surlock requesting that the debt owed to her by the deceased William Keen be paid by his son.

-Petition of Morris Welsh over unsettled debt with Nathaniel Brooks.

-Petition of Samuel Jutsham regarding the possession of a plantation. It was previously sold to settle the debt of William Webb.

-Petition of Elizabeth Green regarding the rights to her deceased brother=s plantation.

372

6 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

 

Court rules that John Bartars be given possession of the plantations previously owned by Phillip Marshall.

372

3 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Lieut. Thomas Rogers (Carbonear)

Mary Pinn= s petition was granted resulting in her being given the possession of the plantation that was the property of her family.

373-374

24 Sept 1757

John Chapman Esq (Ferryland)

Justices of the Peace (Ferryland)

Court Proceedings:

-John Benyer Esq, Peter Weston Esq named Justices of the Peace for the District of Ferryland. Benyer also named Keeper of the Rolls.

-Petition of Thomas Roach tended a petition stating that Walter Shea refused to pay wages.

-Petition of Nicholas Power setting forth that James Welsh and Thomas Power refused to come to any account with the petitioner.

-Petition of Henry Tucker stating that Patrick Duly build upon his ground.

-Elizabeth Batten petitions for help in raising two small orphans.

375

39 Sept 1757

John Chapman (Trinity)

 

Court Proceedings:

-Garrett Blake Esq named Keeper of the Rolls

-Samuel Harris, William Green, and Thomas Cramen named Justices of the Peace.

-Petition of James Rowe against Capt. Thomas Webb stating that Webb refused to pay 2 years of wages.

-Agreement between Thomas Webb and Christian Rowe and her son James Rowe.

376-380

1 Oct 1757

John Chapman (Trinity)

 

Court Proceedings:

-Petition of Margaret Janes against Thomas Degrish regarding payment of debt.

-Issues about debt owed by deceased dealt with by having public sales to satisfy creditors.

-Petition of Jeremiah Butler regarding the debt owed to him by George Maurley.

-Petition of John Power against Thomas Small for debt owed.

-Petition of Richard Stacey regarding the deduction of wages by James Roch.

-Complaint of Patrick Landergan against Thomas Wall regarding failure to pay bill.

-Petition of John Bugden against John Brown failed to meet the financial agreement between the two.

-Petition of Benjamin Lester stating that Smith and Clasbury of Hearts Content are indebted to executors of Michael Ballard.

-Petition of Thomas Lambert against Michael Ballard regarding the payment for barrels of pork.

-John Barrett and the agents of Joseph White at Trinity come to an agreement regarding the occupation of rooms and the effects within.

-Petition of John Barnes regarding the taking possession of a boat room by a Justice of the Peace.

380

3 Oct 1757

John Chapman (Trinity)

Robert Frowd (Bonavista)

Orders to deliver possession of a plantation to Jonah Newell.

380

3 Oct 1757

John Chapman (Trinity)

George Walkam (Bonavista)

Orders to pay rent owed for the occupation of the plantation belonging to Jonah Newell.

381

4 Oct 1757

John Chapman (Trinity)

Justices of the Peace (Conception Bay)

Directions to execute orders for seizing the effects of John McGrath to satisfy the debt he owes.

390-392

11 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

 

Court Proceedings:

-Issues over the selling of a plantation owned by William Webb.

-Petition of Ann Surlock heard again.

-Petition of Isaac Bonovrier heard again regarding the agreement reached with William Keen.

-Petition of Maurice Welsh deferred until more financial information of Nathaniel Brooks is disclosed.

393

12 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Arthur Eams

Ordered to settle debt owed to William Prosper.

 

393

12 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

William Dalton (St. John= s)

Ordered to pay yearly rent for the plantation to George Olive.

394

13 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Elizabeth Adams and Jonas Newell (Bonavista)

Dispute between the siblings over the rights to the plantation left by their late father.

 

394

12 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Maurice Welsh (St. John=s)

Ordered to settle the debt owed to John Dwyer.

 

395

12 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

John Higgens (St. John=s)

Ordered to deliver quintals of fish to Nathaniel Brooks according to a previous agreement.

396

13 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Joseph Randall (Bonavista)

Ordered to give Richard Abbott the possession of plantation, dwelling house, outhouse stage and rooms.

396

14 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Justices of the Peace (Bay Bulls)

Orders to make Michael Coombs pay maintenance fee to his wife, Elinor, as he moved in with another woman.

397

14 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

John Gripe (Petty Harbour)

Ordered to pay the debt owed to John Puddofin.

397

14 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Justices of the Peace (Conception Bay)

Orders to put James Butler in possession of a plantation at Conception Bay that was previously awarded by Commodore Rodney.

398

14 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Samuel Windsor (Quidi Vidi)

Ordered to appear in court to justify the failure to pay rent to Joan Turner for land at Quidi Vidi.

398

14 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Mr. Westcott (Snow Speedwell)

Ordered to settle the debt owed to William Shanahan.

399

14 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

 

Griffith Williams is granted possession of the land that he cleared.

400

15 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Francis Day (St. John=s)

Orders to supply Capt Lieut Griffith Williams with sufficient powder.

400

15 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Capt Lieut Griffith Williams (St. John=s)

Notice that Francis Day will have the proper supplies ready.

401

15 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

The Respective Officers of His Majesty= s Board of Ordnance (St. John=s)

Orders relating to 60 barrels of powder.

401

15 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

The Respective Officers of His Majesty= s Board of Ordnance (St. John=s)

Canons that were supposed to go to England will now stay because of the freight costs.

402

16 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Martyn Boyce (St. John=s)

Ordered to pay debt owed to Timothy King.

402-403

16 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

William Stook (St. John=s)

Ordered to settle and adjust the account with Arthur Branscombe.

403-404

16 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Christopher Aldridge (St. John=s)

Instructions to have more soldiers trained in the firing of the cannons in case of attack by the enemy.

405

19 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Felix Felix McCartey (St. John=s)

Ordered to pay the debt owed to Thomas Kennedy.

405-406

19 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Stephen Burton

Ordered to pay the debt owed to William Ryall.

407-408

20 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

 

Court Proceedings:

-Petition of Thomas Kennedy and John Power against Felix McCartey for the sale of oil. Delayed until next year.

-Petition of John Power against William Stook regarding the delivery of a note that should have been destroyed once paid.

-Effects of the deceased Samuel Shambler was sold and the money obtained will be held for Mr. Little John from Bonavista until he arrives to claim it.

409

21 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

John Fletcher (Northern Bay, Conception Bay)

Ordered to pay the wages due to James McGrath.

409

21 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

 

Governor gives possession of Little Belle Isle to James Butler, Charles Garland, George Butler, and Charles Mercer since they are the only ones who have developed and maintained the area.

410

22 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Arthur Branscombe

Orders to have the long unsettled account with Richard and Robert Newman settled.

410

23 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Christopher Aldridge (St. John=s)

Details about defence intelligence, ships available to protect the harbour, and what to do with prisoners.

411

24 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Capt. John Dovere (Placentia)

Relief for the Captain will be sent when he receives orders to go to England.

411

24 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Otho Hamilton Esq (Placentia)

Notice that Hamilton does not think it is wise to erect any new fortifications at this time of the year. Also, disagrees with Hamilton policy regarding the victualling of prisoners of war.

412

25 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Christopher Aldridge (St. John=s)

Orders to pull down any huts that have been erected within the garrison in case of attack. The huts may cause a hindrance to defend.

412

25 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Several passengers coming from Ireland on Sloops.

Those that have not paid their passage fees are directed to do so immediately.

413-414

25 Oct 1757

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

William Proper (St. John=s)

Orders to apprehend and prosecute Arthur Eams for failure to pay debt owed.

415

642253

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Christopher Aldridge (St. John=s)

Request for an inventory of arms, ammunitions, and stores at the Fort and Garrison at St. John= s.

416

642253

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Commanding Officers, Officers, Soldiers, and all others belonging to the Fort and Garrison at St. John=s.

Orders not to become involved in, nor interfere with, the fishery in any way.

417

641889

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

 

Notice that the Justices of the Peace have the power to enforce the statute laws.

418

641895

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

 

Notice that the Justices of the Peace in Placentia have the Governor= s directions to see justice done and to enforce the statute laws.

419

642261

Robert Edgecombe

 

Declaration that there is not any transubstantiation in the sacrament of the Lord= s Supper or in the elements of the bread and wine.

419

642260

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

 

Appointing Andrew Lemercie as Keeper of the Rolls.

Appointing Robert Edgecombe, Samuel Spratt, John Haddock Esq as Justices of the Peace.

420

642255

Christopher Aldridge (St. John=s)

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Return of Capt. Chris Aldridge= s company in the Honorable Major General Hopson= s Regiment of Foot, and the detachment of the Royal Regiment Artillery in Garrison at St. John= s.

421

642271

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Michael Gill Esq (St. John=s)

Sloop with plank materials is to be put up for auction in order to discharge the debt of already accumulated in the building of the sloop.

422

642268

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Michael Gill Esq (St. John=s)

Cargo seized on a ship during a search consisted of rum, sugar, and molasses.

423

642268

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Michael Gill Esq (St. John=s)

Orders to proceed with a seized ship in Admiralty Court. Enclosed is the ships information.

424-425

642276

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Samuel Reeves (St. John=s)

Ordered to pay the debt owed to William Webb over the possession of a plantation.

425

642281

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

 

Appointment of Nathaniel Brooks as Justice of the Peace.

426

642273

Capt. John Dover (Placentia)

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Return of detachment of 40th Regiment of Foot in Garrison at Placentia.

427

642270

Andrew Lemercie (Placentia)

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Inventory of Ordnance, carriage, ball, powder, arms, and ammunitions in the Garrison at Placentia.

428

642297

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

 

Commission delivered to John Chapman appointing his Deputy of Surrogate to the Governor.

429

7 Aug 1758

David Rogers (St. John=s)

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Return of the detachment of Capt. Thomas Ords= company of the Royal Regiment of Artillery at St. John=s.

429

11 Aug 1758

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

William Keen Esq (Bonavista)

Orders to find an Indian girl who was taken by someone at Fogo.

430

16 Aug 1758

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

 

Notice to all merchants that a convoy will be leaving St. John= s at the end of September for Spain and Portugal.

431

19 Aug 1758

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Lieut. Griffith Williams (St. John=s)

Decision over the dispute of the effects of the deceased Samuel Shambler. Joseph Hayward is appointed the beneficiary.

432

21 Aug 1758

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Michael Gill, Nathaniel Brooks, William Keen, James Escott, George Olive, John Gale, and Edward Langman Esq

Appointed Commissioners of Oyer and Terminer.

432

28 Aug 1758

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

James Fling (Bonavista)

Orders to deliver the effects of the deceased Darby Hogan to his brother John Hogan.

433

29 Aug 1758

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Debtors to the late John Masters Esq (Trinity Bay)

Ordered to pay the owed debt to George Olive.

434

30 Aug 1758

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Justices of the Peace (Bonavista)

Ordered to assist Thomas Webb in recovering the debt owed by Hugh Abbott.

435

30 Aug 1758

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Sam Stook and John Gale (St. John=s)

Orders to arbitrate and adjust the accounts and differences between William Webb and Samuel Reeves.

436

30 Aug 1758

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Debtors of George Davis (Conception Bay)

Ordered to pay the debt owed to Davis.

437-438

19 Aug 1758

John Garrett Blake and Samuel Harris (Trinity)

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Currently there is no goal or proper place of imprisonment. They are requesting to have one built.

438-439

 

Records of Samuel Harris (Trinity)

 

An extract of fines and charges from the records of Samuel Harris. The dates range from Oct 19th, 1757 until Jan 20th, 1758.

440

11 Sept 1758

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Debtors of the late Michael Ballard

Orders to pay the debt owed to Nathaniel Brooks.

441-452

11 Sept 1758

Court of Oyer and Terminer (St. John=s)

 

David Williams, Richard Sutliff, Michael Hayes, and George Gardner charged with killing a cow and taking the meat.

William Gillmore is charged with accepting some while knowing it to be stolen.

Evidence, testimonies and results are all included.

453

11 Oct 1758

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

 

Court Proceedings:

-Dispute between Isaac Benovrier and William Keen regarding the possession of a plantation.

454

16 Sept 1758

Gov. Edwards (St. John=s)

Justices of the Peace and the Constables (Bonavista)

Orders to assist Richard Abbott in recovering possession of a plantation from Joseph Randell.

455

20 Aug 1758

Court at Placentia

 

Court Proceedings:

-John Chapman Esq appointed Deputy or Surrogate to the Governor.

-Petition of Ann Lake stating that she has been abused by the servants of her husband.

-Petition of Lawrence Kelly against Edward McCartney stating that McCartney is indebted to him.

-Petition of James Page stating that Richard Welsh is indebted to him.

-Licenses for public houses were renewed.

-4 men granted bail in the case of the abuse against Ann Lake. Morris Francis admits to hitting Ann Lake while Patrick Conroy, John Poor, and John Francis deny the charges.

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