GN 2/1/A [Microfilm Box No. 1] Vol. 3 (1759-1765)

Page

Date

From whom
(where)

To whom
(where)

Contents or nature of the document

1

2 Aug 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Lt. John Chapman (schooner Surprize)

Orders to proceed to several harbours, including Bay Bulls, Ferryland, Trinity, Harbour Grace and Carbonear to assist the Fishing Admirals to keep the peace.

1-6

3-5 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards and Justices Michael Gill and Edward Langman (St. Johnís)

 

 

 

Justices of the Peace present: Michael Gill and Edward Langman

Court Proceedings:

-Wife of John DeGrave presented an agreement made between Benjamin Bidgood and John DeGrave regarding leaving the premises and the improvements of the dwelling. There is a detailed list of all expenses for the repair of the dwelling.

-Executor of Benjamin Bidgood do give good security for the repair of the dwelling house, flakes, two stages, and the platform.

-Petition of John Northcott that was given empowered by letter of attorney from Grace Tucker and her children to net for them the possession of a plantation lying in St. Johnís harbour.

-Dispute over the rights to the plantation of the deceased William Tucker represented by Stephen Tucker. The will left by W. Tucker was not valid. Plantation was left to William Walker and sold once he was deceased. Currently in possession of Robert Hodge.

-John Northcott appeared and presented a petition stating that a letter of attorney from Flora Martin gives him power over estate. The will of Henry Martin that grants power unto his wife Flora is also included.

6-8

22 Aug 1737

Capt. J. West, Admirals, Justice; Trinity

 

-Elizabeth Drew appeared on behalf of her mother Elizabeth Grey to produce an agreement between William Martin and Sarah Martin regarding the rights to a plantation.

Document from 1737 included that has the plantation being left to Sarah Martin.

-Decision of the rights to the plantation reached on page 8 

7

7 Aug 1754

Sarah Verge(mark of) of Trinity

 

John Moors is given lawful possession of the plantations of Sarah Verge, formerly Martin.

9

(Pages 7, 8 are repeated)

5 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

 

Court Proceedings:

-Possession of a plantation granted to Elizabeth Grey and her daughters without any hindrance whatsoever.

-William Beville granted possession of a plant of ground. His sister, had sold her portion and that sale will stand.

-Petition of John Gale stating that he was empowered by a letter of attorney from Robert and Henry Sparke of Dartmouth and the will of Elizabeth Adams, and a contract.

-George Treen appeared on behalf of his daughters to oppose the petition of John Gale about who is the heir of Elizabeth Adams.

9

(Second page 9)

8 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

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

Appointed as Commissioners of Oyer and Terminer.

9

8 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards

Edward Langman and Michael Gill

Tomson De Grave acknowledges having received of, and from, Benjamin Bidgood, all the rents arising from a plantation in this harbour.

10-12

10 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards, Justices Gill and Langman (St. Johnís)

 

Court Proceedings:

-Samuel Roberts presented a petition stating that he has the right to a certain plantation at Ferryland.

Agreements and documents set forth from 1749 included.

-Peter Weston appeared to oppose Samuel Roberts.

13

10 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

 

Decision that Peter Weston must deliver up to Samuel Roberts the Plantation commonly known as Robertsís Plantation.

13

11 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

William Jackson (Trepassey)

Ordered to deliver immediately the plantation in question at Trepassey to Thomas Keates.

14

21 July 1750

Capt. John Hamilton (Placentia)

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Return of 40th Regiment of Foot at Placentia

14

23 July 1759

Capt. John Dovers (Placentia)

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Return of the Royal Artillery at Placentia.

14-15

18 July 1759

Andrew Lemercier (Placentia)

Otho Hamilton (Placentia)

Return of Ordnance, Carriages, ball, powder, arms, and ammunitions at the Garrison. [On page 15 all numbers are buried in the margins]

15

11 Sept 1759

Robert Edgecombe

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Commission sent out appointing Edgecombe as Naval Officer of Placentia and the places adjacent.

15

13 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

James McCulloy (Bay Bulls)

Ordered to compensate William Roberts for damages done by having a stage built on his property.

16

14 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

William Saunders of Clemet Cove, the Justices of the Peace and the Constables of the District of Ferryland

William Cole is complaining that William Saunders is indebted to him. Saunders is ordered to deliver enough fish and oil to discharge his debt.

16

15 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Nicholas Fiott (Harbour Grace)

Ordered to pay the rent owed to Nicholas Journeaux for the plantation.

17

17 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Richard Newman (St. Johnís)

Ordered to pay Mary Sandy for having the current possession of her fatherís estate by virtue of mortgage.

17

18 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Masters Lamshead and Harris, William Baily and Company (Petty Harbour)

Two bills of exchange have been produced by Giles Evans. His servants William Windett (wife Mary), and Richard Lemarn [?] (wife Janice) have had their bills refused. Giles is ordered to take the money out of his servantís accounts.

18-21

12 Sept 1759

Michael Gill, James Escott, George Olive, John Gale, and Edward Langman Esqís (St. Johnís, Courts of Oyer and Terminer)

 

Court Proceedings:

-William Kitchen accused of killing a lamb belonging to John Stripling. Elizabeth Power and Katherine Shea accused of knowing about the killing. List of grand jury (24 men). This is followed by a petty jury (12 men), which heard the case. Power and Shea are found not guilty. Kitchen is found guilty and is to be burned on his right hand with a hot iron marked with the letter ĎRí. After forfeiting his goods and chattels and paying the charge the court assigned, he will be freed.

21

20 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Andrew Churchwood (Petty Harbour)

Ordered to settle the debt owed to Patrick Power or come to the court and give just cause for not paying.

22

4 Sept 1759

John Chapman Esq, Peter Weston Esq, Justice (Ferryland)

 

Court Proceedings:

-John Redman of Renews ordered to appear in court to answer the charge of theft.

-Francis McDonnal ordered to pay wages owed to James Barnaby.

22-23

8 Sept 1759

John Chapman Esq, Nathaniel Brooks, Esq, Justice (Bay Bulls)

 

Court Proceedings:

-Petition of Thomas Lloyd stating that Philip Webber (of Witless Bay) was indebted to him. Repayment agreement is included since knowledge that Webber could not pay the whole sum.

23

14 Sept 1759

John Chapman Esq, Garrett Blake, Justice, John Warren (Trinity)

 

Court Proceedings:

-Petition of David Lacey stating that John Doyle and his brother refused to repay Lacey for provisions.

23

14 Sept 1759

John Chapman, Esq.

Mr. William Reeves (Trinity)

Keeves is directed to subtract the sum of money that his servant, John Doyle, owes David Lacey, and pay that money to Lacey.

 

24

14 Sept 1759

John Chapman Esq (Trinity)

John Garrett Blake Esq (Trinity)

Orders regarding apprehending Thomas and James Floyd in the event they do not pay debt owed to Thomas Webb. The proceedings of John Chapman entered into the records in St. Johnís on 21 Sept 1759.

25

20 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

William and John Badcock (Bay Roberts, Conception Bay)

Orders to have the plantation of their late father divided between themselves and their other brother William.

25

21 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Capt. Weston and the officers of the Officers of the Board of Ordnance (St. Johnís)

Orders to supply an overview of the conditions at the barracks.

26

24 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Philip Wallace [? Film torn difficult to make out]
(Petty Harbour)

Due to a high number of seamen and soldiers deserting, all those passing through Petty Harbour that cannot give a satisfactory account of themselves are to be detained or sent on board the Gosport.

26

24 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

John Ryley (Lites Cove) and the Admiral of the Head of the Justices of the Peace at Burin

Orders to pay the balance owed to George Lito.

27

22 Sept 1759

Peter Weston (Ferryland)

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Requesting that his schooner be registered without having to appear in person.

27

24 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Peter Weston (Ferryland)

Request to have schooner registered without making a personal appearance is denied.

28

25 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Capt. Weston and the Officers of the Board of Ordnance (St. Johnís)

Orders to have repairs done to the soldiersí barracks.

28

27 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Debtors of the late Michael Ballard

Orders for 18 men to pay their debts owed to Nathaniel Brooks.

29

27 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Admiral of the Harbour and the Justices of the Peace (Bonavista)

Concern over the rights of a plantation currently in the possession of Richard Abbott. Joseph Randall claims that Abbott does not have the right to the said land.

29

27 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Admiral of the Harbour and the Justices of the Peace (Bonavista)

Joseph Randall is to be put into possession of the plantation and effects of the late Martha Nortons, provided Nortonsí heirs do not pay the debt.

30

28 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Charles Garland Esq, the Justice of the Peace (Harbour Grace)

Orders to supply a reason for burning down the house of Tom Gasnoy, and firing him for not attending a court he had no notice of.

30

28 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Michael Gill Esq (St. Johnís)

Materials of a sloop to be put up for public auction in order to discharge debt.

31

28 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

John Roach

Ordered to deliver up the plantation in question to Sarah Richards and settle with her accordingly or to come to court to show just cause for not doing so.

31

28 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Capt. George Weston- Engineer (St. Johnís)

Orders to desist in the construction of house for officers at Fort William. When work occurs, he must report every week.

32

28 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Francis Day (St. Johnís)

Orders to provide stores to Capt. Rogers and take his receipt. Also Ordnances listed for stores in Trinity and Ferryland.

32

28 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Capt. Rogers and Royal Regiment of Military (St. Johnís)

Orders to take the stores from St. Johnís and deliver them to the appropriate places. Ordnances listed for stores in Trinity and Ferryland.

33

1 Oct 1759

Gov. Edwards, Michael Gill, and Edward Langman, Esq., Justices (St. Johnís)

 

Court Proceedings:

-Petition of Samson Mifflin regarding the debt owed to his client Joshua White. Creditors seeking effects to be sold to discharge the debt.

33-34

18 Sept 1759

John Lloyd (Trinity)

Thomas Wardon and John Garrett Blake

Effects will be sold in order to discharge the debt owed to Richard Waterman.

34-35

25 Sept 1759

Samson Mifflin, Benjamin Lester, William Reeve

 

Complaint made to Capt. John Lloyd, Arundel, serving as Commissioner, stating that Richard Waterman is indebted to several persons at Trinity.

The effects of Waterman are to be used in order to discharge his debt.

35-36

1 Oct 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

 

Court Proceedings:

-Any person renting a property belonging to Richard Waterman shall pay rent to his creditors.

36-38

 

(Bailys Cove)

 

Issues over the rent and possession of a plantation between William Brenton the elder, William Brenton, the younger, and Mortayn Harding. Witnesses and seals given.

39

6 Oct 1759

Entered into records by Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

 

Thomas Hawkins is owed five pounds from John Bruden for the sale of a plantation.(20 April 1719)

William Keen of St. Johnís is owed sixty-five pounds sterling for a plantation formerly owned by Thomas Hawkins (29 April 1721)

40

6 Oct 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

 

 

William Keen had cleared land, built a boat room on a piece of land at Greens Pond. He is therefore granted full possession of the said land since nobody else has ever occupied that land.

41-45

11 Oct 1759

Gov. Edwards, Michael Gill and Edward Langman, Justices (St. Johnís)

 

Court Proceedings:

-Petition of William Tape on behalf of John Hannaford that Richard Newman kept possession of a stage of Hannaford without any right.

-Samuel Pollington granted possession of land that was documented to be sold to him. The land was on what is called Merry Meeting Hill.

-Richard Newman requesting a delay to determine the rights to the stage of his father until next year. Previous agreement from 1739 included between Richard Newman and William Wigmore of St. Johnís.

-Petition by William Armstrong regarding the application for possession of a plantation that was left to him by his late father. Andrew Armstrong (father of William) had leased out the plantation to Abraham Babb. It was determined that the property was properly made over to Babb.

-Henry Tucker requesting possession of the plantation owned by his late mother that was left to Thomas Power with whom she was living with but was not married. Since no will was made, Tucker is put into possession of the plantation.

44-45

13 Oct 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

The Admirals of the Harbour and the Justices of the Peace (Ferryland)

An order to confirm that Henry Tucker can produce a will or other authentication for his right of possession of the plantation.

45

15 Oct 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Charles Garland, Esq (Harbour Grace)

Orders to suspend a fine levied to Mr Gasnoy concerning a contract for fish (see page 30). He had not given just cause or shown he nor his father had given the orders to burn down Gasnoyís house and have a court date without enough notice.

46

16 Oct 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Admirals of the Harbour and the Justices of the Peace (Bay of Bulls)

William Armstrong is to be immediately put into the peaceful and quiet possession of the plantation previously owned by his father Andrew and had since been in possession of Abraham Babb. John Spry shall pay the rent for the plantation.

46

17 Oct 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

 

Commission appointing Michael Gill as Keeper of the Rolls, and Richard Mullins, Edward Langman, Charles Garland, Nathaniel Brooks, and John Stripling Esqís as Justices of the Peace for the district of St. Johnís.

47

22 Sept 1759

John Parker and Richard Abbott.

 

William Keen and Isaac Bonovier to choose two people to settle a dispute between regarding the balance of account between the two.

47

18 Oct 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

John Spry (Bay Bulls)

Ordered to pay rent owed to William Armstrong.

48

18 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

William Chaulk (Tilting Harbour)

Ordered to pay the balance owed to Francis Flemming.

48-52

19 Oct 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Justices of the Peace (St. Johnís)

Given a list of names to be put to repair a church.

List of contributions to the treasury of the church is included.

Detailed list of who was responsible for certain tasks.

53

22 Oct 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Hugh Whiteway (Petty Harbour)

Ordered to pay the balance owed to John Cantfill.

53

20 Oct 1759

John Gale and George Treen

 

Agreement between the two regarding the valuation and utilization of materials. A third person is to be used in order to properly value the materials in question.

53-55

23 Oct 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Admirals of the Harbour and the Justices of the Peace (Bonavista)

Court Proceedings:

-Petition of Martin Fennin regarding Samuel Jutsham failing to pay debt owed.

-Petition of Patrick Currity regarding Samuel Jutshamís failure to pay wages.

-Petition of Richard Tolepy regarding dispute of wages due to being sick aboard ship of Samuel Jutsham.

-John Lynch produced a shipping paper outlining the wages agreed upon with Samuel Jutsham but were never paid.

Patrick Welsh presented shipping papers that outlines what was owed by William Stook but was never carried out.

-Dispute between Elizabeth Abbott and Jonas Newell regarding a plantation requires the settlement of an arbitration.

56

26 Oct 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Joseph Newell (St. Johnís)

Newell granted possession of the plantation owned by his late wife.

56-57

30 Oct 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Commanding Officers in the Fort and Garrison (St. Johnís)

Distribution of Allowances for the Officers and troops at the Garrison at St. Johnís.

57

26 Oct 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Justices of the Peace, Officers, and all His Majestyís subjects (Placentia)

Orders regarding transporting criminals and the evidence that will best serve to convict or set free, in accordance with the law.

58

26 Oct 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Otho Hamilton Esq, Lieutenant (Placentia)

Requesting assistance in the apprehension and transfer of certain people.

58

25 Sept 1759

Jeremiah Seward (Old York)

Justices of the Peace (Halifax)

Letter stating some concerns over the circumstances following the murder of William Keen by James Shockney and company.

58-59

25 Sept 1759

John Johnson (his mark) (Halifax)

 

Deposition taken regarding a quarrel relating to the catching of fish. Alexander McKoun is killed.

59

25 Sept 1759

Robert Viguers

 

Deposition taken regarding the circumstances of Alexander McKounís death.

59-60

25 Sept 1759

William Nesbitt (Halifax)

Gov. Lawrence

Letter stating that Alexander McKoun and his crew were barbarously murdered.

60

27 Sept 1759

Charles Lawrence (Halifax)

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

Summary of depositions surrounding the murder of Alexander McKoun and his crew along with means to get a conviction.

61-64

25 Sept 1759

John Wickham, Commander of Lovek , Richard Edwards, Esq., William Keen (St. Johnís)

William Keen

Details about obtaining the debt owed by the deceased Isaac Bonovier.

List of debts of Bonovier included.

Michael Gill and William Keen, both of which are owed by the late Bonovier provide notes stating what is owed.

65

10 Oct 1759

George Weston (St. Johnís)

Richard Edwards, Esq.

A report of the buildings and plantations belonging to the King. Separated by having leases and no leases, and where works are to come and where to clear of the works but interrupt the command. Some decisions will wait until the governor arrives next year.

66

30 Oct 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

William Wigmore, naval Officer (St. Johnís)

Informing Wigmore that his house and gardens, which are on the Kings ground, must be pulled down when the Engineer needs to continue work.

66

31 Oct 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. Johnís)

The Admirals of the harbour, the Justices of the Peace, and those it may concern (St. Johnís)

George Treen is required to fulfil the agreement referenced on page 53. (Some critical parts of the microfilm have been scratched and are difficult to read.)

67-69

These pages were blank.

70

27 June 1760

(St. Johnís)

James Webb, Esq, Governor, and Commander in Chief is named head of all forts and garrisons erected and to be erected in Newfoundland.

70

27 June 1760

The Justices of the Peace have heard the above Governorís Commission.

71-74

19 May 1760

George the Second

(Westminster)

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

The Governorís Commission: James Webb is the new Governor and Commander in Chief, taking over from Richard Edwards. A detailed list of his responsibilities as Governor follows.

74

29 June 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Lieutenant Brown

There is an illegal trade carried on in St. Johnís and other parts of Newfoundland. Lt. Brown and a group of his command are required to search any places which are suspected of having prohibited goods.

75

2 July 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

William Jackson (Trepassey)

William Keen, Esq. is authorized to sell the fishing room, stores and goods belonging to Daice and John Tucker.

76

3 July 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís) Ė seal included

Nicholas Gill, Naval Official

Appointing Nicholas Gill as Naval Officer of Newfoundland and stating his authorization. Date of when proper oaths given included.

76-77

4 July 1760

James Webb , Governor and Commander in Chief (St. Johnís)

Nicholas Gill, Samuel Justham and William Coeking are indebted to the King with lawful money. The conditions of acting as Naval Official are laid out.

77

7 July 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Court Proceedings: James Escott brought a petition regarding who has the rights to the ground for a stage in Hudsonís Cove. It is ruled that William Keen, Esq. has the rights to the property.

78

6 July 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

William Brown, Esq.

Brown is appointed as Deputy or Surrogate. He can assemble courts in the districts listed, along with other privileges and responsibilities which are explained in the letter.

78

8 July 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Lieutenant William Brown

Brown is required to repair and take command of the Kingís schooner Surprize.

79

8 July 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

William Keen, Esq., Justice of the Peace (Bonavista)

A dispute concerning an account between Keen and Isaac Bonoveirís fathers featuring a boat room, mores, and rent. It is ruled to discharge the debt contracted on the account.

79

8 July 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Lieutenant William Brown, Esq., Commander of Surprize schooner.

Orders to bring the Surprize schooner to Placentia, execute the orders from Gov. Webb, then return immediately.

80

8 July 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Otho Hamilton, Esq., Lieutenant Governor (Placentia)

Webb has ordered for some people to be apprehended and is requesting Hamiltonís assistance.

80-83

8 July 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Justices of the Peace (Placentia)

A murder was committed in St. Peters (St. Pierre) involving Newfoundland and Halifax governments (cross-jurisdictional). Six affidavits are attached.

84-86

These pages were blank or missing.

87

9 July 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Justices of the Peace and Fishing Admirals Constables (North Ferryland)

The people mentioned (no names attached) are required to pay their debts to Jonathan Row Esq. All Justices and Fishing Admirals Constables are directed to be of assistance.

87

17 July 1760

Walter Ross, Captain in the 40 Regiment.

Return of Captain Walter Rossís Company of the Detachment of the "Royal Redgement" [regiment] of Artillery at St. Johnís, Trinity, Carbonear, and Boys [Bois] Island. Breakdown of number of people in each rank and the detachment of artillery to each area.

88

Walter Ross, Captain in the 40 Regiment (Trinity, Carbonear, Boys [Bois] Island

Return of the troops stationed at St Johnís and the places adjacent. Breakdown of ranks of people in Ross's company and blank form for the Detachment of Captain John Doversí Company Artillery.

88

George Welton

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

A report of works ordered by the Honourable Board of Ordinance to be executed at St. Johnís in 1959

89

19 July 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Phil Watts, Esq., Justice of the Peace (Petty Harbour)

All straggling seamen should be taken up and sent to the Antelope for reward money. The same letter was sent to Ferryland.

89

20 July 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

The commanding officer, officers, soldiers, etc, belonging to Forty and Garrison (St. Johnís)

Commanded to stay uninvolved with all aspects of the fishery.

90

20 July 1760

Directed to send an inventory of all arms and ammunition listed in the magazine. Also sent to Otho Hamilton, Esq. (Placentia).

90

15 July 1760

Otho Hamilton, L. Gov. (Placentia)

An Effective Return of the Detachment of Captain John Dovers of the Royal Regiments of Artillery at Placentia

91

15 July 1760

Otho Hamilton, L. Gov. (Placentia)

An Effective Return of Capt. John Hamiltonís Company in the 40th Regiment foot in Garrison at Placentia.

91

15 July 1760

Jonathan Dovers, Captain of Artillery

An Effective Return of Captain John Doversí Company of the Royal Regiment of Artillery. Broken down into rank and places, including: Placentia, St. Johnís, Trinity, Carbonear, Buoyís Told, and on the continent.

92

23 July 1760

Gov. James Webb (Antelope St. Johnís)

Robert Edgcombe

Letter in which Webb states the he has received his letter, he knows that he helped Mr. Brown, and he is glad he is well.

92

23 July 1760

Gov. James Webb (Antelope St. Johnís)

Otho Hamilton, Esq.

Has received Hamiltonís letter. Asking him to make an inquiry of the desertions after he sent out proclamations in regards to the Garrison at Placentia among soldiers. He is going on an expedition with Captain Rogers. Captain Dovers is unavailable.

92

23 July 1760

Gov. James Webb (Antelope St. Johnís)

Captain Dovers

Has received his letter. He canít be relieved this year, as Captain Rogers is going on an expedition with Webb.

93

24 July 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Michael Gill, Edward Langman and Jonathan Shipling, Esq., Justices (St. Johnís)

The effects of the deceased William Wigmore shall be sold at a public sale for the benefit of the creditors.

93

26 July 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Jonathan Mudgs (Petty Harbour)

Plantation dispute over Tuckers Room. A court date is set to show what ownership he has of the plantation.

94-96

28 July 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Court Proceedings:

Jonathan Northcott appeared on behalf of Grace Tucker and her children, presenting a letter and affidavit, on the matter of whom a plantation, alias fishing rooms, was willed to in the County of Devon. It was determined in favour of Tuckerís children.

96

28 July 1760

Otho Hamilton, Esq., Lieutenant (Placentia)

Return of Ordinance Carriages, Ball, Powder, Arms and Ammunition at the Placentia Garrison. Detailed list of supplies.

97

9 Sept 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

William Pauls and James Haye

Giving William Jackson, Esq. the full possession of the rooms he already built, called the Awes Room on the East and the Thanges Room on the West.

97

9 Sept. 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

The Debtors of Nathan Brooks

Orders to comply with the statement from Governor Edwards dated 27 Sept. 1759 or to come to court and explain.

98

9 Sept 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Jonathan Whitty (Renews)

Must pay Richard Querty the sum agreed on.

98

10 Sept 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Jonathan Whitty (Renews)

Must pay Jeffrey Conner the sum agreed on.

98

10 Sept 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Stephan Jones (Trinity)

After drawing two bills of exchange he is required to pay the amount of the bills, after they were protested, or have his goods taken for payment.

99

13 Sept 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Nathaniel Brooks, Esq., Justice of the Peace (Bay Bulls)

Several persons in Bay Bulls have been using Samuel Robertsí beach plantation for hauling their boats, to his and his servantsí detriment. All those who have done this must pay for the damages and Roberts is put in full possession of his plantation and fishing room.

99

15 Sept 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

James Whitby

Whitby is put in possession of all effects of William Uren and James Hollitt and will carry on the voyage on their behalf. Directions on actions for co-debtors.

100

15 Sept 1760

Gov James Webb (St Johnís)

William Uren and James Hollitt, Boatkeepers (Fermeuse)

They must settle with James Whitby at the end of the voyage.

100

15 Sept 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Thomas Foarn (Fermeuse)

Directed to comply with a previous note and pay his debt to James Whitby or appear at court to explain.

100

15 Sept 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

James Kane (Fermeuse)

Must comply with agreement or appear at court to explain.

100-101

15 Sept 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Granting leave to William Stook to haul down the house built by the deceased William Wigmore near Fort Williams at St. Johnís for the benefit of the Wigmoreís creditors.

101

15 Sept 1760

(Ferryland)

Certifying that Edward Forrestall, Robert Gineing, Richard Higgings, and Morris Morrissey live on plantations owned by Samuel Robertís, commonly called Robertís Plantation. Signed by Joseph Seal (mark of), Francis Daniel, and George Lane (mark of).

101

15 Sept 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

(Ferryland)

Acknowledging that the above people have houses built on Samuel Robertís Plantation. Also, acknowledging that Joseph Seal is ready to make an affidavit that the vacant lot by the water belongs to Robert, not Henry Tucker. Certificates brought by Seal, Francis Daniel and George Lane.

102

19 Sept 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Lieutenant Simpson, Artillery

Directions to quickly go to Placentia to relieve Lieutenant Fede so Fede may go to St. Johnís.

102

19 Sept 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

William Rows (Renews)

Come before the court to explain the account between him and Henry Wills. If not, he will answer the contrary at his peril.

102

19 Sept 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Edmond Hagan (Trepassey)

Come before the court to explain the account between him and John Murphy. If not, he will answer the contrary at his peril. [microfilm scratched and some critical words may be missing]

102

19 Sept 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

John Follett (Trepassey)

Come before the court and bring all accounts he has against Edmond Hagan involving the issue at hand, or answer the contrary at his peril.

103

19 Sept 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Captain Ross

A Court of Inquiry must be held for Captain Lieutenant Rogers on the charges of Neglect of Duty and Disobedience to Orders from Captain John Dovers at Placentia. Report to Webb afterwards.

103

19 Sept 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

William Jackson, Esq. (Trepassey)

The unsettled account between Jonas Stone and Mariam Tucker to Messrs Smith and Applebe must be balanced. Otherwise all the effects of Stone and Tucker will be put in the possession of Thomas Whitburne.

103

19 Sept 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Jonas Stone and Mariam Tucker (Trepassey)

Appear before Webb about the account between them and the Trustees of Messrs Smith and Applebee.

104-105

22 Sept 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Court Proceedings:

Ralph Guy is put in full possession of the plantation in Torbay, and shall be paid the due rent from Jeffrey Tapley. Letter attached from Stephen Goss.

105

22 Sept 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

John Hiscock (Trinity Bay)

Orders to pay the written and agreed upon sum to John White [? Microfilm damaged] or appear before the court.

105

Edgcombe appointed Justice of the Peace for the district of Placentia.

105

24 Sept 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Otho Hamilton, Esq., Lieut. Gov. of the Fort and Garrison (Placentia)

No officers may leave their duty from the garrison without Webbís order.

106

27 Sept 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Charles Garland, Esq. and Justice of the Peace (Harbour Grace)

Nicholas Fiot shall act on all the articles in the agreement between himself, Nicholas Journy, and Peter le Cronia (in favour of Fiot). Fiot must pay all the rent due to Journy or have his effects restrained as payment.

106

27 Sept 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Charles Garland, Esq. and Justice of the Peace (Harbour Grace)

Jonathan Bradcock is being kept from his half of a plantation in Bay Roberts by his elder brother. They are to begin splitting it immediately and the brother is to pay Jonathan half of the produce of the plantation from the time of their fatherís death.

107-110

30 Sept 1760

Gov. James Webb and Michael Gill, Esq. (St. Johnís)

Court Proceedings:

-Henry Wills represented himself. William Rows and Esther his wife of Renews are indebted to him a considerable sum. Four letters from the Rows family are attached, stating that they know they are indebted and intend to pay. Two of these letters were tested by Alice Rows. There is a note that there was no stamped paper to be had for some of the letters. The Rows family, having not paid yet, are instructed to pay part of the debt now, and to have Bills of Exchange collected until the whole debt is paid.

-Jean Cavenough on behalf of her daughter Honour Willcott. The agents for Richard Newman shall produce their accounts to do with the issue, and Jean Cavenough shall pay the unpaid debt and then be put into possession of the third part of the plantation on behalf of her daughter.

110

30 Sept 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Jonathan Lemon (Trinity)

Lemon is required to comply with his agreement with Bartholomew Bulger and partners or appear before the court to explain.

110

1 Oct 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Letting masters of merchants vessels know that the convoy to Spain, Portugal, and Mediterranean will be at St. Johnís and those who intend to take the benefit of it must be there for its departure.

110

1 Oct 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Justices of the Peace or Chief Magistrates (St. Johnís)

Publish the date and location of the convoy setting sail throughout the land. Also publish a scheme of the fishery and all harbours.

111

6 Oct 1760

Gov. James Webb, Michael Gill, Esq. (St. Johnís)

Court Proceedings:

Richard Waterman presented a petition and won. His plantation at Trinity Tilting Harbour was not erected before the decree of Captain Lloyd. A decree by Governor Edwards is mentioned. [Microfilm damaged and some critical information may be missing.]

111-112

6 Oct 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Acknowledging the above court case. Richard Waterman is to be put in full possession of his plantation in Tilting Harbour.

112

6 Oct 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

National Brooks, Justice of the Peace (Bay Bulls)

John Spry of Bay Bulls has not complied with a previous order by Gov. Edwards. He must pay the rents to Abraham Babb (or Babby?) and William Cocking, or have his effects taken for payment.

112

6 Oct 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Benjamin Lester , Justice of the Peace (Trinity)

Thomas Grish had servants Joseph Ranels and Abraham Condon. Grish is required to pay Ranels his due wages and Condon is to be sent to St. Johnís court for beating Grish.

113

6 Oct 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Court Proceedings:

Certifying William Hobbs of Topsham in Devon, and his heirs, are in possession of the Hunt Plantation in Petty Harbours, composed of Fishing Rooms, Cellars, Flakes, and Stages.

113-115

6 Oct 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

Thomas Webb is suspicious that Slade Belbin will run away with the John and Slade schooner that is made over to him. Michael Fortune will be put on the schooner, sent to Trinity to discharge the cargo of fish, and then the schooner will be for public sale and sold to the highest bidder to pay the debt. Two letters attached: one from John Belbin, witnessed by George Waters and William Tongue, and the other from John Belbin and witnessed by David Walsh.

115

6 Oct 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

William Jackson, Esq., Justice of the Peace (Trepassey)

Must send custody of Clement OíNeal, who has Joseph Fitzpatrickís wife and all his moveable effects.

115-119

10 Oct 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

William Brown, Esq.

Make an inquiry into a plantation in Bay Bulls, decide the sums, and report the result. Administer fines to William Shepherd for destroying James Roberts mark, and Jacob [?] McCully for contempt of Webbís order.

116-117

10 Oct 1760

(Following letters from 1743)

Gov. James Webb (St. Johnís)

The details of plantation ownership by William Downing, who hired John Masters and [? Microfilm damaged] Ballard. Includes their seals. The next letter states that Masters and Ballard Bills of Exchange had been received by Downing and the consideration and damages were paid in full. The plantation becomes the property of Masters and Ballard for a set amount of time.

117-119

Letter from 1743 and another from 1753 discussing the boundaries of the plantations and land of John Casey and Samuel Roberts. Samuel In 1759 Roberts complained that McCully had taken away part of his land at Bay Bulls. Roberts was put in possession.

120-121

These pages are missing.

122

This page is blank.

123-124

10 Aug 1761

George O`Live, Arthur French, Samuel Webber, James Escott, Bully and Wharton, William Thomas, William Stook, John Gale

Thomas Graves, Esq., Jonathan Macartney, Esq., Michael Gill, Esq. (St. Johnís)

Court Proceedings:
Principal merchants and traders of St. Johnís appeared in court to protest the breaking of the price of fish. They want an answer on who needs to follow the agreement on this matter, such as Masters, Agents, and Boatkeepers.

124-125

10 Aug 1761

Michael Gill

George O`Live, Arthur French, Samuel Webber, James Escott, Bully and Wharton, William Thomas, William Stook, John Gale

A summary of the merchants` arguments against the breaking of the price of fish. Merchants argue that they were not present when the price of fish was set by Capt. Barras, and should not be bound by any agreement that may have been reached by others

125-126

15 Aug 1761

Thomas Graves, Esq., Commander of the Antelope (St. John`s)

Court Proceedings:

-In reference to 10 Aug 1761: The agreement between Agent John Woodhouse for Captain Isaac Barras and the boatkeepers was a private agreement. The agreement will be honoured. The price paid should not be considered a fixed price. A fixed price for the government is suggested.

127-128

02 Sept 1761

Thomas Graves, Esq. (Antelope, St. John`s)

Nathanial Brooks, Esq., Justice of the Peace (Bay Bulls)

Despite previous orders, Samuel Robertsí property at Bay Bulls is still being used by other boat owners, such as James McCulley, to Robertsí detriment. The previous decrees are discussed, and Graves confirms that Robertsí owns the plantation and due restitution is required.

129

04 Sept 1761

Thomas Graves, Esq. (Antelope, St. Johnís)

Justices of the Peace (Trinity)

Mathew Henesy Cate is the servant to Michael Tracy and John Welsh. The servant was beaten, stripped, had his shipping paper taken, wages kept, and service refused. The masters must pay the wages agreed on and take care of the damages he has sustained.

129

10 Sept 1761

Thomas Graves, Esq. (Antelope, St. Johnís)

Informing all ships and vessels taking part in the convoy to Spain, Portugal, and the Mediterranean of the convoyís leaving date.

130

10 Sept 1761

Thomas Graves, Esq.

(Antelope, St. Johnís)

The Justices of the Peace or Chief Magistrates (St. Johnís)

Publish the leaving date of the convoy to Spain, Portugal, and the Mediterranean in all the outports, as well as a scheme of the fishery.

130

10 Sept 1761

Thomas Graves, Esq. (Antelope, St. Johnís)

Nicholas Gill, Naval Officer of NL in America.

Execute the orders to carefully check that ships and vessels from New England do not take Handicrafts men (Tradesmen?), Seamen, or Fishermen back with them.

131-132

28 May 1761

Robert Wood

Gov of Newfoundland

Copy of an Order of Council which took place on 15 May 1761 at the Court at St. Jamesís. 17 men attended, who are listed. The King is revoking a previous order regarding rules for colonies and plantations especially in regards to nominations for titles. However, the rules for correspondence between the Lords Commissioners and the colonies and plantations governors are not revoked. This notice is to be sent to all who will be affected.

132

02 Oct 1761

Thomas Graves, Esq. (Antelope St. Johnís)

William Kean, Esq. (Bonavista)

Richard Abbott presented a petition that the Agent for Captain Thomas Webb of Trinity seized the plantation and effects of the late Widow Sleat to which James Gantlet is heir. Examine who should have possession. Chosen arbitrators will decide if there are discrepancies.

133-134

16 Oct 1761

Richard Codner (the previous documentation)

Richard Codner sold property to Goss and Escott who are now in full possession. The price and boundaries are given.

135-136

These pages are blank.

137-139

29 May 1761

George III (Westminster)

Governorís Commission:

Thomas Graves is the new Governor and Commander in Chief, taking over from James Webb. A detailed list of his responsibilities as Governor follows.

140

This page is blank.

141

28 Sept 1762

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. John`s)

William Rippin

Seize the snow Betsey and its tackle and furniture that was given unlawfully and bring it to St. John`s. The ship was the property of Thomas Bulley and Company, but was given by Moses Kehough as part of a pact.

141-142

8 Sept 1762

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. John`s)

The Justices (Trinity)

The Boatkeepers who have fish and are able to pay their debts must begin to do so. A plan for paying each Creditor in proportion and not making the Boatkeepers destitute is suggested.

142

30 Aug 1762

Gov. Thomas Graves (Antelope St. John`s)

Charles Garland, Esq., Justice of the Peace (Harbour Grace)

All Justices around Conception Bay need to gather all those who can serve on the squadron. Volunteers will be discharged when the enemy is out of St. Johnís or the fishery returns to normal, and will receive bounty and the other advantages of the Navy.

143

[blank] Sept 1762

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Michael Gill, Esq.

Orders for dealing with recaptured ships, such as the schooner Conqueror. List of captains and ships included.

143-144

28 Sept 1762

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Phillip Watts and Co., or in his absence Henry Chase

Thomas Bryan and Darby Crowley petition against Proprietors who left fish out to rot in Petty Harbour after they had cured it at their own expense. The recipient is to be present for shipping fish to be sold in St. Johnís and is to put great care into the quality of fish.

144

16 Oct 1762

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Robert Finn (Harbour Main)

Nicholas Welch is owed money or a boat from summer and truck from winter. The debt must be settled.

145

18 Oct 1762

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Charles Garland, Esq., Justice of the Peace (Conception Bay)

John Hurty was refused his shipping paper and satisfaction after serving his time by Phillip Holmes of Adamís Cove. The recipient needs to settle the matter with Holmes.

145

23 Oct 1762

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

John Way (Conception Bay)

Phillip Kealing was refused payment for his servitude by John Way and James Winters. Kealing must be paid.

146

24 Oct 1762

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Admirals Vice or Rear Admirals or Justices of the Peace (St. Maryís Harbour)

Henry Thresher and John Ryan must give Thomas Townshend possession of his effects and account with him for any deficiencies. An account of the Admirals assistance is required afterwards.

147

26 Oct 1762

JPs of St. Johnís (Michael Gill, Edward Langman, Nathaniel Brooks, Arthur French, Jonathan Gale, George Olive, John Batten)

Justices, Sherriff, and Judges swearing oath that they do not believe in transubstantiation of the wine at Communion.

148

26 Oct 1762

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Petition of John Brill, servant to Henry and John Webber of Harbour Grace, stating he was not paid his wages for curing the fish and saving the oil. This must be made up and reported.

148-149

26 Oct 1762

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Petition of William Sullivan, servant to John Power of Tilting Harbour, stating he was refused a Note of hand for balance of wages after leaving for want of provisions and a refused offer to discount for the time lost. The account must be settled and righted, then reported.

149

26 Oct 1762

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Justice of the Peace, or in his absence, two principal inhabitants (Bonavista)

Petition of John Johnson, servant to James Sanders, that he was refused his wages. If his report is true, he must be paid his wages, which the Justice is to settle. A report must be made of the happenings.

149-150

29 Oct 1762

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Justice of the Peace (St. Johnís)

Many inhabitants have strong liquors, to the detriment of legal traders and the increase of immorality. This must be stopped and published. Any person who is in debt to an unlicensed public house does not have to pay their debt. The Lordís Day must be observed. Discourage immorality. Tax on Roman Catholics mentioned and instructions for dealing with fines and this tax.

150

29 Oct 1762

(Antelope St. Johnís)

The Majestyís ship will sail to Portugal on the stated date with any merchant ships and vessels who can accompany it. Another convoy will sail for England on the stated date.

150-151

29 Oct 1762

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

The Admirals of the Harbour (Fogo)

Richard Bright, John Hieve, John Keffy and Richard Donnell petitioned that they shipped themselves to and served Captain Darby Coughlan until there was a lack of provisions. [Microfilm scratched and some information missing.] If true the wages must be paid. Report back.

151

30 Oct 1762

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Michael Gill, Esq, in the absence of the Naval Officers

The practice of New England Traders taking Handicraft men (Tradesmen?), Seamen, and Fishermen back with them from St. Johnís is to be prevented by having witnessed obligations entered into. They also must leave before the Convoy does.

152

02 Nov 1762

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Francis Hereford, Acting Storekeeper (St. Johnís)

Take the items which will be delivered at the Kingís Wharf by the Antelope and provide an office receipt.

152

02 Nov 1762

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Captain Galley (Fort at St. Johnís)

Would like a detailed account of the state of the fort, including an inventory of provisions, and a return of the Fort and Artillery Companyís in the Garrison and the detachment made from them.

153

02 Nov 1762

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Nicholas Gill (St. Johnís)

Nicholas Gill is appointed as Naval Officer of Newfoundland. A summary of the title follows.

153-154

02 Nov 1762

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Nicholas Gill (St. Johnís)

Nicholas Gill is appointed as Notary Publick [public] of St. Johnís. A summary of the title follows.

154

04 Nov 1762

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

George Olive (St. Johnís)

Must appear before Graves to explain why he did not pay Michael Merry the wages due to him, as previously ordered.

155-158

01 Nov 1762

Michael Gill, Edward Langman, Arthur French, John Gale, George Olive, National Brooks, Esq. (St. Johnís)

Court of Oyer and Terminer tries a case regarding the threatening and rape of Esther Merrifield, who is married to William Merrifield of Torbay. Grand Jury made up of 24 men. Jury made up of 12 men. Details of the court case and the circumstances of the rape are given. Her husband witnessed the rape. John Stackebald (or Stackbald-see page 164) and another man, whose name she did not know, were the rapists. Stackebald was found guilty and sentenced to execution by hanging.

159-160

05 Nov 1762

Gov. Thomas Graves, Michael Gill and Edward Langman (St. Johnís)

Court Proceedings:

Thomas Buffett appeared on behalf of Jonathan Noble to complain that Margaret Carrell, widow of Roger Carrell, has possession of Bennettís Plantation. Documentation is cited and follows. Carrell has no legal right to the land, but Buffett allows Carrell to stay there until 25 Dec next year. (Mark of Carrell included)

160-161

06 Nov 1762

Thomas Buffett and Phillip Watts (St. Johnís)

Thomas Buffett, Agent for John Noble, Esq. (Bristol) and Phillip Watts, Esq. (Petty Harbour) are indebted and bound to Gov. Thomas Graves. They must pay William Webb (Totness) annual rent, as specified in the lease made by the late Samuel Jutsham and Samuel Webber, or pay of William Webbís debt.

161-162

06 Nov 1762

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Petition of James Mayne (Trepassey) certified by Matthew Wallis, John Whitfield and Clement OíNeale, that the NW Beach has been unoccupied and untouched for 23 years. The boundaries are discussed. James Mayne is granted possession of the land, so long as it is not already a Shipís room and Mayneís cultivates the land or puts up useful buildings.

162-163

06 Nov 1762

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Michael Murray is given possession of a plantation or fishing room at Little Black Head in Conception Bay, so long as he pays Mr. Tessell and Diver [or Diur?)

163

09 Nov 1762

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Edward Stoke (St. Johnís)

He must appear before Graves on the ship to settle the account between him and John Cahill, whom he shipped on account of Robert Newman.

163

09 Nov 1762

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

The Justices (St. Johnís)

Richard Dempsey presented three sets of Exchange drawn by William Dalton or Francis Magnus. These have been protested by Isaac and John Bearley. Since Dalton is not there, his books shall be seized and sold as payment.

164

09 Nov 1762

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

John Batten, Esq. Sherriff

Referencing the Court of Oyer and Terminer when John Stackbald (or Stackebald-see pages 155-158).was sentenced to death for raping Esther Merrifield (discussed on pages 155-158). Stackbald set the jail on fire in attempt to escape. He is therefore to be put to death in the manner directed.

164-165

11 Nov 1762

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

The Justices of the Peace (Ferryland)

Tristram [Tristan?] Tucker is indebted to his brother John Tucker and has agreed to pay him the debt in fish. Tristram must discharge the debt, or the Justices will have to do it.

165

10 Oct 1762

Attested by: Otho Hamilton, Lieut. Gov., John Dovers, Capt. of Artillery

An Effective Return of Captain John Doversí Company of the Royal Regiment of Artillery at Placentia in Newfoundland

166

10 Oct 1762

Attested by: Otho Hamilton, Lieutenant Governor. Captain John Hamilton, 40th Regiment Foot

An Effective Return of Captain John Hamiltonís Company in His Majestyís 40th Regiment of Foot in Garrison at Placentia. Broken up by rank

166

15 Nov 1762

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Justices of the Peace (Harbour Grace)

Charles Garland, Esq. Justice of the Peace (Harbour Grace) has expressed the difficulties of not having a jail for prisoners. Find a place to build one, make an estimate of the expense, and see what can be raised by taxes. Record the proceedings and send them in.

167-168

07 Oct 1762

William Brown, Esq. Surrogate (Trinity)

-Philip Murphy and four others were employed by John Lemmon, merchant, who fled the harbour (Trinity) when the French came. His Agent David Taylor did not pay his servants their wages and the book is gone, but the servants also misbehaved. The terms of payment for their wages are accordingly set out.

-Account of sundry goods lately in possession of Phillip Murphy, John Connicle, Pat Coffea (? Unclear) and Edward Walsh.

-John McGrath and others were hired for the fishing season by William Tavernor (Taverner), Agent (Trinity) for Peter Jolliff, Merchant. Tavernor quit the harbour for fear of the enemy (French raid in 1762). They are willing to be paid the balance of their wages in fish and oil. The books are gone and the terms of payment for their wages are set out. [Microfilm scratched and some information may be missing or hard to read.]

168-169

08 Oct 1762

William Brown, Esq. Surrogate (Trinity)

-Patrick Whealan complained that his Master Patrick Ducey had not paid the Balance of his Wages. This claim could not be proven, and was dismissed by the court.

- Diverse servants late in the service of Joseph White, Merchant (Poole) had not been paid their wages by the Agents. The accounts must be settled.

169

09 Oct 1762

William Brown, Esq. Surrogate (Trinity)

-Thomas Gordon is indebted to [microfilm damaged, likely Landers] (Trinity). Landers applied to John Garrett Blake, Esq., Justice, who ordered Gordon to pay the debt. However, Richard Brenning & Partners refused to comply and detained Gordon. Brenning and Partners are ordered to pay the debt with charges. They are also to pay a fine to Thomas Lambert, Church Warden.

-William Janes exhibited his Bill of Complaint against his late Master Andrew Tavermor (Taverner) of Trinity. (The document abruptly cuts off and does not continue. The next page leaps to July 1763 but is sequential in ordering. We do not know why.)

170

13 July 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

-The Commanding Officer and other Officers belong to the Fort and Garrison, His Majestyís Commission, appointing Thomas Graves, Esq., Governor were present.

-The Justices, Principal Inhabitants, and Others being assembled at the Court House. The Governorís Commission was read to them.

171-173

25 Apr 1763

George III (Westminster)

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

The Governorís Commission:

Thomas Graves is again appointed as Governor of Newfoundland. A detailed list of his responsibilities as Governor follows.

174

16 Mar 1763

George Rex (Court of St. Jamesís)

Gov. Thomas Graves, or Commanding Officer in his absence (St. Johnís)

A treaty of peace was signed with Paris, which includes the ceding of St. Pierre et Miquelon for the convenience of French fishers without them having the authority to erect buildings or have more than the stated number of guards. The date of French possession is given and the orders are to ensure the delivery of the islands.

175

30 Apr 1763

Egremont (Whitehall)

Refused to obey Gov. Gravesí orders last year regarding making returns for the state of the Garrisons and Stores there. Reminded of chain of command and the importance of following orders.

176

14 July 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

The Commanding Officer, Officers, Soldiers, and others at the Fort and Garrison (St. Johnís)

You are not to involve yourself in the fishery at St. Johnís in any way, including curing. This note was also delivered to the Fort at Placentia earlier.

177

14 July 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Requiring a detailed account and explanation of the Arms, Ammunition and Stores that have been sent from the Office of Ordinance to the Fort at St. Johnís. This account should be sent to the officers belonging to the Garrisons. This note was also delivered to the Fort at Placentia earlier.

178

14 July 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Mr. Carbury, Master of the snow Loyd (Fogo)

Nathanial Porter, Master of the Isabella schooner, has lodged a complaint against the Mate and Boatswain of the snow Loyd. Order to send them before Graves to answer the allegations.

178

14 July 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

James McGregor, Master of a Small Bark, and William Bertler, Master of the Brig Kitty (Fogo)

Must come before the Court on the stated date to answer a complaint lodged against them by Nathaniel Porter, Master of the Isabella schooner.

179

14 July 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

The Mate and Boatswain of the snow Loyd (Fogo)

Must come before the Court on the stated date to answer a complaint lodged against them by Nathaniel Porter, Master of the Isabella schooner.

179-180

16 July 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Justices of the Peace (St. Johnís)

The following instructions were also sent to Mr. Egcomb (Placentia).

Require as accurate information as possible regarding the fishery. The required details about the fishing ships are stated, so to understand the state of the fishery and make improvements.

180

06 Aug 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Ben Lester (Trinity)

Must come before the Court on the stated date to answer a complaint lodged against him by James Churchill.

180

16 Aug 1763

Nicholas Darby and Norman & Partners must come before the court on the stated date to answer the complaint of Maurice Walsh.

181-182

20 Aug 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves, Michael Gill, Esq. Commissioner of the Admiralty, and Edward Langman, Esq. Justice. (St. Johnís)

Court Proceedings:

Principal merchants and other traders (12 named) appeared before the court to present a petition regarding distribution of the proceeds of the sale of goods. They would like the Conditional Bond to be cancelled. Also, they had goods detained in the garrison by Colonial Amherst, and would like certificates so they can receive payments. The money and accounts should be given to three merchants who will distribute it so long as people can prove their right to the money.

183

20 Aug 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Advertisement:

Notice that Bully, French, and Thomas have the money from the sale of average goods abovementioned. They will examine the claims of those who can prove they had goods taken. Claims must be submitted by the date stated.

183-184

20 Aug 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

French, Brooks, and Hayes, Agents

Discussing the regulations above. Ordered to close those accounts immediately and deliver them with the balance to Bully, French, and Thomas.

184

20 Aug 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Bully, French, and Thomas (St. Johnís)

Same topic as abovementioned. Directions to receive the accounts and balances, to give proper discharges to the Agents, and to take care of the distributions.

184-185

25 Aug 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Justices of the Peace and Admirals of the Harbours (Trinity)

John Lemon (Trinity) stated that several Dealers have refused to come to account with him. All Justices and Admirals must help the Debtors settle with their Creditors so much as reasonable. Suggestions for doing so are given.

185-186

26 Aug 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

The Justices and Admirals of the respective harbours

Patrick Murry (Tilting Harbour) is indebted to William Keen, Esq., as are James Warren (Greenspond), Joseph Bemister (Englee), and Francis Flemon [added in later?]. They must settle with Keen. An account of the fish and oil in the indebted partiesí possession may be taken.

186

29 Aug 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Charles Garland, Esq. Justice of the Peace (Conception Bay)

He is required to either quickly provide Bully and Wharton with an account of sales for the sundry goods he has, which he will get a commission for doing, or appear before the court to explain why he hasnít done this.

186-188

10 Sept 1763

William Brown, Esq. Surrogate to Gov. Graves (Ferryland)

Court Proceedings:

Richard Nason presented a petition against 6 renters of his plantation who owe him rent (Carter, Moore, Shea, Brasill, Kelly, and Hollohan). It was decided that each person would have to pay half of their rent, since they left on account of the enemy.

-Tosias Seal appeared in court against Henry Tucker, found invalid.

-Samuel Roberts claimed property which is immediate to his plantation, found invalid and in possession of another.

-Bridget Wyett bought property from Thomas White, who then changed his mind. Court found the purchase was undervalue and not just, thus invalidated it.

-Henry Tucker put a complaint against Tosias Seal for keeping animals from him. After Tucker made an oath to his mark and property, ordered that Seal should immediately give them to Tucker.

-William Senders appeared regarding his plantation (Peggenís Room) being destroyed by a fire from Robert Carterís premises.

-Richard Nason states that Richard Bengerís ancestors had not complied with their agreed upon covenant. Also, Michael Shea and Michael Brasil were intended to [? Microfilm scratched, information missing].

188

10 Sept 1763

William Brown, Esq. Surrogate (Court House in Ferryland)

Peter Weston, Esq. Justice of the Peace (Ferryland)

Orders to oblige Michael Shea and Michael Brasil to pay their rent when it is due to Richard Nason.

188

10 Sept 1763

William Brown, Esq. Surrogate (Court House in Ferryland)

Regarding the issue between Richard Nason and Richard Benger: There is a house on Nasonís premises, but it fell to ruin under Bengerís possession. It is decreed that Robert Holdsworth and John Wally will act as arbitrators and Peter Weston Esq. will act as Umpire, and the decision made will be final.

189

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190

20 Sept 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves, Michael Gill Esq., Edward Langman Esq. Justices (St. Johnís)

Court Proceedings:

Captain Nicholas Darby, Henry Norman, and others had a complaint against them from Maurice Walsh that the accused had obstructed his possession of his fishing rooms, and Norman forcibly took his timber. Darby is crediting Walsh, and the jury fined Norman quintals of merchantable fish. Names listed at end of entry.

191

20 Sept 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Discussing the above Maurice Walshís petition against Captain Nicholas Darby for taking control of the stage and rooms they were preparing in order to carry on the fishery at a harbour called Lelott, and against Henry Norman and others for forcibly taking possession of another of Walshís stages and rooms and for taking his materials. Walshís complaints were found to be accurate. The punishments are explained.

192

20 Sept 1763

Memo: Citements [no such word or definition can be found. We think it refers to a citing or summons] were sent to Thomas Pike and Justice Garland (Harbour Grace, Mosquito Cove [probably]) to appear in court on the stated date so that Pike can answer the complaint of Henry Thames, and Garland of Captain Vibert [microfilm damaged]. Further explained pgs 194-195.

192

22 Sept 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

James Flinn (Bonavista)

Appear before William Keen Esq., Justice and settle the issue between him and Richard Abbott. The complaint is that the accused kept the accuser out of a plantation given to him by James Gankett and gave him no account for it. Otherwise show his evidence and make his case before the court for not doing so.

192

22 Sept 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

William Keen Esq. (Bonavista)

Call James Flinn and get him to settle the complaint discussed immediately above.

193

23 Sept 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

William OíBrien (St. Maryís)

Thomas Keates petitioned that the accused has taken fish, oil, bread, and other goods from him. OíBrien is ordered to pay for all goods he has taken in the price for that year, and Keates is ordered to pay OíBrien for the work he has done.

193

24 Sept 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Justices of the Peace (Trinity)

Benjamin Lester has not appeared before the Court to settle the matter with James Churchill as he was ordered to do (page 180). The Justices are required to either make Lester obey the order or charge him with a civil officer and send him there to answer his contempt and the complaint.

194

22 Sept 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

The Dealers with Nicholas Darby

All persons who have a contract for fish with Nicholas Darby & Co. must comply with their part of the agreement, notwithstanding any disputes. The contracts have not been dissolved.

194

24 Sept 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Michael Gill Esq., Justice of the Peace and Keeper of the Records (St. Johnís)

Must close his account from the last time it was closed with Governor Webb, and send an accurate account of all sums of money collected, such as sundry fines and taxes, in what manner any part has been expended, to what uses appropriated, and the balance now remaining.

194-195

19 Sept 1763

Elias Vibert, Master of the ship Magdalen

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Court Proceedings:

Petition of Elias Vibert against Justice Charles Garland (Harbour Grace), as referenced on pg 192. Vibert built a shipís room stage on the beach and told Garland he would have possession for the fishing season, but the laws of property were not defined. Captain Thomas Darby witnessed for the situation and went to the Admirals. Had to hire some of his servants out, detrimental. Asking for redress. Court discusses the background to the case and summarizes. Verdict is on behalf of the complainant and Felix McCarthyís people must gut the premises.

196-197

Charles Garland

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

The defence of Charles Garland. States the stage was possessed by his family, and no fishing ship ever had right or title to it. Says he said he had already rented the fishing room to another when asked and explains he offered to rent it to Vibert. Asks for redress from these claims, and explains why it is hard for him to leave the area.

197

30 Sept 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

The Present and Future Admirals of the Harbour

After publishing, to remain in Garlandís possession (Harbour Grace)

After listening to both sides of the case discussed on pages 194-196, it is ruled to be a malicious base prosecution with misrepresentation of the truth. Charles Garland is to keep the sole right, use and possession of the stage without interference from anyone.

197-198

No date shown (but presumably 30 Sept 1763)

Court Proceedings:

-Bully v. Charles Garland will be settled by arbitrators Elms and Samuel Webber. In case of a dispute a third party will be chosen, whose decision will be final.

-Justice Garland will settle the dispute between Denis Bryan and William Louis in regards to restitution and ownership of a skiff.

-Henry Thamer and Alias Seymour complained against Thomas Pike, to be settled by Justice Garland.

-James Winter petitioned that he had a contract with Andrew Pinson. Lack of care resulted in the petitionerís fish being intermixed with other peopleís badly cured fish, which was detrimental to him, discussed in the following order.

198

30 Sept 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (Court House, St. Johnís)

John Norcott, John Mayer (Boatkeepers), and Gregory Dinnen

Directed to repair on the premises of the contractor, examine what quantity of the complainantís fish was intermixed, what quantity is ill cured, and judge what damages the petitioner may have sustained. Send a written report.

198

03 Oct 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

John Churchill petitioned that Benjamin Lester has taken his fish and oil. They both agreed to have their accounts settled by George Olive [Spelt OíLive, likely Olive, however], which was done and approved of.

199

04 Oct 1763

(St. Johnís)

Memo: Citements were sent to:

-Nicholas Fiott (Harbour Grace) to come to court on the stated date because of Samuel Webber`s complaint.

-Thomas Pike of Mosquito Cove to answer [? microfilm damaged]. -Thomas Darby (Harbour Grace) to answer complaint of Micahel Stretch

-Felix McCarthy to answer Darby Connellís complaint.

-Admirals to examine into the complaint of Robert Bully and send a return.

199

05 Oct 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Justices of the Peace. To remain in hands of the plaintiff or his attorney.

John Norcott, attorney to John and Mary Estridge, presented a petition for the renters of their plantation to pay the necessary rent. The Justices are to assist.

200

07 Oct 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Court Proceedings:

-Joan Cavenough presented a petition on behalf of her daughter Honour Willicot regarding a plantation, which it is decided she will be put in her rightful partial possession of.

-John Butler petitioned, so a citement was sent for Thomas Butler (Port De Grave) [microfilm damaged, some information missing.]

-Phillip Keating appeared and complained against Walter Sheehy for not paying his note of hand, so a citement was sent for Sheehy.

-John Norcott, John Mare, and Gregory Dinnen appeared with their report on the James Winter issue, stating their opinions on the damages he sustained and therefore Winter will be paid.

200-201

10 Oct 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Court Proceedings:
-Samuel Webber petitioned Nicholas Fiott for his not paying the due rent for a Harbour Grace plantation. Settled amicably.

-John Bollen has a complaint against his Master John Fletcher of Northern Bay. Justice Garland will examine and settle the issue.

-Felix McCarthy came to answer the complaint of Darby Connell, but since Connell did not appear, his petition was laid aside.

201

11 Oct 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Justices of the Peace and Constables or other officers for Bracas [?] and the principal Boatkeepers and inhabitants there

John Tucker presented a petition that his tenants James Keating and Cornelius Cannon left their rooms with fish, oil, salt, and other materials for the fishery due to the enemy, followed by similar acts by John Molloly. Terms of repayment are set out. In case of dispute, the oldest Boatkeepers and inhabitants will decide.

201

13 Oct 1763

(St. Johnís)

The inventory of the effects of Mary Sleat and James Gantlett is given to Thomas Webb & Co. Witnesses are John Bemister, Richard Dew, and John Dyne [?], and sworn before Justice Keen.

202

13 Oct 1763

References Governor Webbís Order for Sale Dated 05 Nov 1760. The plantation sold then appears by account again. Since the debt exceeded the worth of the plantation, the order is held invalid until James Flinn for Gov. Webb produces his account that proves the sale legal and fair. The account will be sworn before Justice Keen.

202

The witnesses to James Gantlettís instrument, Thomas Bemister and Stephen Barren, need to swear before Justice Keen that the date of the instrument was the same when they had it as it is now, as the instrument appears to have been altered. Otherwise, it will have no effect. The reasons are stated.

203

14 Oct 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Court Proceedings:

Michael Stretch (Harbour Grace) complained against Thomas Darby, Agent to Elton & Co., for refusing to pay rent for a plantation and stores because of the enemy arriving. Darby is required to pay the whole rent. Conditions for damages done by the enemy and what to do about the goods taken by the enemy to the loss of the petitioner are stated. The Justices have power if Darby refuses to pay.

204

14 Oct 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Charles Garland Esq., Justice (Harbour Grace)

John Morrisey petitioned that John Pike has not paid him his wages, as he was ordered to do by Lieutenant Brown. If Pike does not pay, Garland is to seize enough of Pikeís effects to pay Morriseyís wages.

204

15 Oct 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Justices (St. Johnís)

Richard Brenan petitioned that he has deposited money with Samuel Tutsham, who gave him his note of hand and a setts of exchange. The bills were not accepted and Brenan cannot get his money. If true, Tutshamís effects can be seized and sold to pay his debt.

205

17 Oct 1763

Gov. Thomas Graces (St. Johnís)

Court Proceedings:

-James Brooks petitioned that Samuel Rowe and Joseph Pottle have encroached on his part of a plantation at Bursthearthill. Orders for the Admirals, Justices, and principal Inhabitants to give their opinions and make their returns quickly.

-Michael Hensey complained against James Terrell (Trinity) for not paying his wages. The Justices are ordered to settle the matter or sell effects to pay the debt.

-Phillip Keating complained against James Clark about a protested Bill. The Justices will get Clark to pay or sell effects to pay the debt.

205

21 Oct 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Justices of the Peace (Trinity)

Edmond Foran, John Power, Michael Ryan and James Fling petitioned that they served George Tilly (Salmon Cove) who transferred them to Captain Peter Street for their wages, which were refused. Street is ordered to pay their wages, or the Justices will sell his effects. The Justices will be fined if they do not do so.

206

24 Oct 1763

Enrolled by order of Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

A survey has been done of Arthur Holdsworthís Esq. (Dartmouth) land and fishing rooms, and it is found that the boundaries are proper and do not encroach on anyoneís property. Done on 19th Oct 1763 by Lazarus Bussell: Admiral, Thomas Main: Vice Admiral, and James Drew: Rear Admiral.

206

24 Oct 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Court Proceedings:
John Butlers petitioned that his cousin Thomas Butler unjustly kept a plantation from him at Port De Grave. A decision could not be reached due to not having the plaintiffís grandfatherís will. Until itís found nothing will be done and the cousin will keep possession.

206

Court Proceedings:

Stripling, Squarry, and Norcott appeared with their due return for a plantation dispute between Joan Cavenough and John Newman. The plaintiff is put in possession of a third of the property accordingly.

207

15 Oct 1763

Enrolled on the order of Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Richard Middletonís plantation has been equally divided into three parts for the benefit of Honour Willicott. Divided by: John Stripling, William Squarry, John Norcott, and George Bickforde (his mark). Details of the division of the plantation are sketched.

207

25 Oct 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Richard Abbott (Bonavista) states that in 1755 James Flinn, Agent to Captain Thomas Webb, took the late Mary Sleatís plantation and effects for his employer without appraising the value, which the principal inhabitants need to now do, followed by an affidavit in front of a magistrate of the justness of taking her possessions.

208

22 Oct 1763

Arthur French, Robert Bulley and William Thomas (St. Johnís)

The signed have received the due money from Arthur French, Nathaniel Brooks, and James Haye, who have now been released from all claims of all kinds (elaborated on) related to the average goods mentioned. G.G. Lover and James Summors also signed.

209

25 Oct 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Charles Garland Esq., Justice of the Peace (Harbour Grace)

Henry Seymour petitioned that Samuel Pike (Mosquito Cove) refuses to pay him his due wages. If Pike does not pay immediately, Garland will sell the defendants effects to pay the wages.

209

25 Oct 1763

William Brown Esq., Surrogate

An Order given to John Fletcher (Northern Bay) to pay John Conet [Or Corbet?] the balance of wages due.

209

26 Oct 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Charles Garland Esq., Justice of the Peace (Conception Bay)

William Tool petitioned that he served John Porter, who used him in a violent manner and has not paid him his wages. Garland is to oblige Porter to pay the wages and give Tool satisfaction for the ill usage, so long as what he says is true.

210

28 Oct 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Nathaniel Brooks Esq., Justice of the Peace (Bay Bulls)

Thomas Pyne petitioned that he served John Williams, who will not pay him his due wages. Brooks is to oblige Williams to make out his accompt and settle with the Complainant.

210

01 Nov 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

A certificate from Lazarus Bussell: Admiral, Thomas Main: Vice Admiral, and James Drew: Rear Admiral, which states that Anne Moore, mother of widowed Mariam Scott, possessed a plantation which was never claimed as a Shipís Room. Scott is given the sole right to the plantation, so long as she improves the land in some way.

Signed in the presence of witnesses.

211

04 Nov 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

The ownership of a plantation left through the wills of James and Mary Collins has been protested. Decided that Jonathan DíGrave has possession of the property, which people must leave him to enjoy. The tenants must pay their rent as well.

212

05 Oct 1763

Gov. Thomas Graves (St. Johnís)

Notice to be read publicly by the Constables and affixed to the most resorted places.

A warning to not engage in the practice described of people using the flakes and stages of the ships and boatkeepers for firewood after these people have left for England in the winter. It is forbidden by Parliament and those who do this will be banished.

213

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214-215

These pages are missing.

216

19 June 1764

(St. Johnís)

The Commanding Officer and other officers of the Fort and Garrison at St. Johnís are assembled and appointing Hugh Palliser Esq. Governor and Commander in Chief.

The Justices of the Peace and Principal Inhabitants are assembled at the Court House and the Governorís Commission was read to them.

217-219

George III (Westminster)

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

The Governorís Commission:

Hugh Palliser is the new Governor and Commander in Chief, taking over from Thomas Graves. A detailed list of his responsibilities as Governor follows.

220-221

19 June 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (Gov. Palliserís secretary) (St. Johnís)

Discussing the French and their use of the coast of Newfoundland for fishing, with reference to the Treaties of Utrecht and Paris. Setting limits for the fishery so to limit disputes between France and Britain.

222

19 June 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Names of the Justices of the Peace and their Districts to whom warrants are granted. 9 Districts listed.

222

18 June 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Captain Gualy of the 45th Regiment (St. Johnís), Otho Hamilton Esq., Lieutenant Governor (Placentia)

Following the Kingís orders to tell all officers, soldiers, and others belonging to the garrisons under this government not to engage in the fishery nor interrupt the fishermen in curing of their fish nor take up any fishing related properties.

222-223

18 June 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Captain Gualy of the 45th Regiment (St. Johnís), Otho Hamilton Esq., Lieutenant Governor (Placentia)

Requiring an account of the arms, ammunition and stores. Also an exact account of the state of the forts, and what has happened with the stores. It will be sent to His Majesty and the Master General of the Ordnance. Also, required to publically hang in the fort the enclosed order representing the officers and soldiers of the Garrison in Newfoundland.

223

04 May 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Captain Hay (Solebay)

Surrogate Commissions which have been granted.

223-225

09 July 1763

Egremont (Whitehall)

Relating to the matter of illicit and fair trade, and public revenue. An act for the further improvement for revenue of customs, the encouragement of officers making seizures, and for the prevention of clandestine goods has been suggested. The recipient must send reports on the important subject.

225-228

05 Oct 1763

[?] Sharpe (Court at St. James)

The Kingís most excellent Majesty is in council concerning the clandestine trade being carried on in America (and West Indies). Even with customs there has not been an increase in revenue. The problem is discussed and a solution is suggested.

228

[Microfilm damaged] July 1764

Return of the Garrison at St. Johnís and the Isle of [microfilm damaged].

228

1 July 1764

Return of part of Captain Jonathan Dovers Company of the 2 Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Artillery stationed at St. Johnís.

229

25 June 1764

Return of the Ordnance mounted on the different Forts and Batteryís at St. Johnís, likewise such as are dismounted and unserviceable

229

02 July 1764

Thomas Vaughan, Captain for 45 Regiment

An effective return of the detachment of the 45 Regiment at Placentia. Attested by Otho Hamilton, Lieutenant Governor.

229

02 July 1764

Jonathan Dovers, Captain in the 2 Battalion of the Royal Artillery

An effective return of the detachment of Captain Jonathan Doversí Company of the2 Battalion of the Royal Regiments of Artillery at Placentia. Attested by Otho Hamilton, Lieutenant Governor.

230

23 June 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Order relating to people deserting from Kingís Ships and from the merchants. A notice is given to merchants, inhabitants, master of ships, and boatkeepers to not receive any deserters onboard their ships, in an attempt to prevent this from happening. If they disobey an equal number of their best men shall be taken.

230

29 June 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Captain Lieutenant Joseph Eyre of the Garrison (St. Johnís)

Keep the Forts and Garrisons in repair. A proper board of officers shall be appointed.

230-231

29 June 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Captain Gualy of the Fort (St. Johnís)

Order to purchase three months provisions of all species for all men of the St. Johnís Garrison, as they have run out of provisions. Directions for the next orders are also given.

231

30 June 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Captain Gualy of the 45 Regiment Commanding the Garrison (St. Johnís)

A public notice relating to the obligation of all trading Ships and Vessels to clear out at the custom house before they sail. After getting clearance from the collectors they are to show it at the Fort and make the specified signal before leaving. Rules for fishery stated as well. There was a copy delivered to the Captain of the 59 Regiment (St. Johnís).

231-232

01 July 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Hans Haven [definitely says "Hans" but this is probably Jens Haven], to be dispersed amongst the Indians on the Coast of Labrador

Forbidding the cruel conduct and killings of Indian people inhabiting the coast of Labrador. Would like a friendly intercourse and trading instead.

232

02 July 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Order for masters of merchant and vessels not to land any women here without first giving security for their good behaviour. Vessels arriving from Ireland often bring poor women who become distressed, disorderly, and chargeable to the inhabitants.

232-233

11 July 1764

(Placentia)

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

The Memorial of Richard Welsh Merchant and one of the principal inhabitants (Placentia). Relating to fishing servants deserting their master after having been advanced their provisions. Thus, do not receive any person without a certificate or discharge.

233

14 July 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (Placentia)

Otho Hamilton Esq. Lieutenant Governor (Placentia)

Pay the Officers and men of the 45th Regiment their share of the allowances for fire and candles for last year and next.

233-234

15 July 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (Placentia)

Captain Vaughan of the 45 Regiment (Placentia)

Acquaint the soldiers of the order being given to Lieutenant Governor Hamilton to pay them their shares for fire and candles for last year and next.

234

Otho Hamilton Lieutenant Governor, Thomas Vaughan, Captain for 45 Regiment, Edward Rubbard, Ensign

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

The Memorial for the Officer of the Garrison (Placentia) relating to the allowance of fire and candles.

234-235

20 June 1764

(St. Johnís)

The respective Admirals of Harbours in Newfoundland

Request to keep and transmit an account of the activities in each admiralís port and the ships that they encounter.

235

29 July 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (York Harbour within the Bay of Three Island [Bay of Islands])

Jonathan Broom (Codroy)

Chief of the Miíkmaq named Jeannet, Pequid, Oielat, and Bois[? microfilm smudged, cannot read] [Jeannot Pekitualuet]. Had brought a list of requests/application in 1763 to Captain Thompson of the Lark frigate. All such future requests are to be made through the Governor of Halifax as the Miíkmaq were thought to belong to that Government, and not to Newfoundland.

235

13 Aug 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Mr. Harris, Justice of the Peace (Trinity)

Apprehend the suspects who set fire to the woods and send them here to be tried. Suspects include Jonathan Cante, Jonathan Jones, and Jonathan Curts, along with any others who may have been involved.

See p. 254.

236

20 Aug 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

[?] Gill, Esq.

A brig named La Conception Michael Hutten Master is arrived in this Port with salt from Bilboa in Spain without a register to allow her to trade, so she has been seized. He wishes to proceed in court against the ship and cargo. Also suspects Spaniards are concerned in many vessels in this fishery, such as with this vessel, so he urges strict adherence to the law.

236-237

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Petition of Nathaniel Houghton who shipped himself to Thomas Street (Trinity) who is an agent to a gentleman of Poole. The petitioner was turned into a planter at Heartís Content, mistreated, and rendered unable to work by spilling blood. He was forced to sign books. Justice must be done to the petitioner, and Street must pay the due wages and other costs. See p. 252.

237

24 Aug 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís), Jonathan Horsnaill

Justice Harris (Trinity)

Summarizes the above court case (p. 236-237) and directs the recipient to make Street come to court on the stated date unless Street and Houghton have amicably settled the differences in the recipientís presence in which case he should send the stated documentation.

237-238

02 Sept 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Responding the 10 Aug letter. Hoping he will continue to send all useful information, including the transactions of the French at St. Pierre and Miquelon. Discusses trade with mentions of the Egmont, Zephyr, and Pearl frigate. Checking on New Act of Parliament.

238

20 Aug 1764

Capt. Jonathan Dovers, Royal Regiment of Artillery (Placentia)

Regarding the allowance for fire and candles for him as an Officer and a Captain in the Army, and other members of the Garrison (see p. 240)

238-239

22 Aug 1764

William Hale, Captain 40 Regiment (Placentia)

Requesting a decision regarding allowances for fire and candles for the Garrison. Two letters enclosed from Major Waltors and Captain Antrobus who are at Louisbourg.

239

24 Aug 1764

Robert Carter, Justice (Ferryland)

Discussing property ownership of the house Officer Lieutenant Bowen of the 45th Reg. lived in. Governor Graves, Mr. Miller Ensign of the 45th Reg., and Captain Phillips are concerned or witnesses. Took place around Boys Island [Isle aux Bois], and sold on board the Antelope in Caplin Bay.

240

29 Aug 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Capt. Jonathan Dovers (Placentia)

Responding to the 20 Aug letter (p.238) about fire and candle allowances. Followed by the Distribution of His Majestyís Allowances for Fire and Candle for One Year.

240-241

29 Aug 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Captain Hall of the 45th Regiment (Placentia)

Responding the 22 Aug letter. The fire and candle allowances for the Garrison of Placentia are the same as the Garrison at this place. Discussing Captain Doversí allowances. Discussion of provisions.

241

29 Aug 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Responding to the 24 Aug letter. He will be paid for the house by Captain Gualy and a Bill upon the Ordnance office, after which the Island aux Bois and the buildings on it belong to the Crown. Carter is also to quit rights to the property after rent is paid to him, as is Mr. Weston Justice at Ferryland, whose house(s) are now being used as barracks. Record of Weston and Carter being paid included.

242

29 Aug 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Weston, Esq. Justice of the Peace (Ferryland)

In reference to above selling of land. Directed to return the bills from Captain Eyres to prevent confusion in paying the agreed upon fee.

242-243

03 Sept 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill

To the merchants and traders or their agents in Newfoundland

Numerous complaints about difficulties in recovering debts which have led to forcible seizing followed by disorders. Must make one general legal order to be followed by all. Directions to meet and make and report a suggestion for fixing it.

243

03 Sept 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill

To the boatkeepers, inhabitants, and those concerned in the fishery

Numerous complaints about have hardships and oppressions from merchants and traders, such as forcibly seizing goods and exorbitant prices for necessities. One general rule to be made. Meet and report what has been happening and a suggested method for fixing it. [note of p. 275]

244

07 Sept 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser [includes seal] (St. John`s)

Appointing Michael Gill, Edward Langman, William Keen, James Escott, George Olive, Jonathan Gale, and Nathanial Brooks commissioners with full power to hear and determine all criminal cases, except for treason.

244-245

10 Sept 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. John`s)

Jonathan Glover

Property dispute in the Harbour of St. Julianís. No one can have possession of any place that has been used by any fishing ships (either English or French). Revokes an order from Gov. Webb.

245-247

07 Sept 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser; Michael Gill, Edward Langman, Justices (St. John`s)

Court Proceedings:

-Petition of Abraham Babb against Jane Carmen in regards to a plantation dispute. Carmen is accused of taking possession without proving her right to it. Both parties and their witnesses were examined. The ownership rights and necessary documentation are discussed. Using it for the fishery is important.

247-248

13 Sept 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser; Michael Gill, Edward Langman, Justices (St. John`s)

Court Proceedings:

-Petition of Jonah Newell (Trinity) in regards to a plantation called Newell`s Plantation. Jonah is put in possession and rent is due to him.

249

20 Sept 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Michael Gill

Regarding a vessel from Spain, the brigantine Bilboa, and the merchant on this port William Channell. The masterís qualifications for trading and the registration of the vessel are in question.

249

20 Sept 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Michael Gill

Regarding the brigantine John and Ann, being at the Port without a Certificate of a Register.

250

02 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser; Michael Gill, Edward Langman, Justices (St. Johnís)

Court Proceedings:

Petition of Barnes Nourse (St. Johnís) against the Tuckers in regard to who has possession of a property. Request to look into Hugh Tuckerís claim and documentation.

250-251

02 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser; Michael Gill, Edward Langman, Justices (St. Johnís)

Court Proceedings:

The petition of Jonathan Harding, Agent for and in the behalf of Walter Wilkins in regards to his Plantation in the harbour which he left for Halifax. Voids a previous order and orders no more buildings to be built.

251

02 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Justice Gill

Orders to not compel the masters of any fishermen or servants to pay the debts contracted through liquor sales.

251-252

17 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

The Masters of Vessels trading to America are not to carry passengers, and must enter into proper engagement to this on the Guernsey before departure.

252

01 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

See p.236-237: Nathanial Houghton against his Master Thomas Street for beating him and not paying him. Street must pay Houghton the stated sum as a penalty for beating him.

252-253

11 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

The Admiralís of the Harbour (Harbour Grace)

Henry Warford and Jonathan Davis Garland against Ann Stretch of Harbour Grace. The petitioners had been clearing away a spot for the fishery between Caplin Cove and Bear Cove, but Stretch claimed rights to the property. Previous claims are examined and voided. The Admirals of the Harbour the next year are to talk to the oldest inhabitants and send a certificate of if the area was a Shipís Room at any point. Instructions for what to do with the land are given.

254

06 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Justices of the Peace (Trinity)

Apprehend the people named in the order of 13th Aug for setting the woods on fire. See p. 235.

254-256

03 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser; Michael Gill, Edward Langman, Justices (St. Johnís)

Court Proceedings:

Petition of Richard Waterman against Samuel Jutsham regarding rent due, a plantation, and effects. The history of the case is given. Jutsham is ordered to produce documentation. Court reconvened on 10 Oct 1764. Witnesses are named and will revise and adjust the balance between the two men.

256

13 Oct 1764

Richard Waterman

Above matter settled: Account settled and release given. Samuel Jutsham is due a balance, which Waterman promises to pay. The details of repayment are given.

256

13 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

The above agreement is delivered to both parties. Ordering the tenants on the premises to pay the sums to Samuel Jutsham out of the growing rents.

257

09 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Justices of the Peace at the outports

Send the accounts of the state of the fishery.

257

08 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Order to Patrick Ward (Fogo) to pay his servantsí wages and creditors his debts in regards to the produce of the voyage. If any creditors, such as Jeremiah Coughlan, have received greater part of the fish and oil than others, this must be righted.

257

21 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Jeremiah Coghlin/Coughlan is excused for not appearing before him according to his complying with the above order. A bond is recorded for his appearance next year.

258

19 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Order for Jonathan Batten to account for the fish and oil he sold to William Geeves & Partner and Richard Codner & Partner at Torbay.

258

19 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Charles Stephens is ordered to pay Denis Cremens the balance for his service and return the shipping paper. Keep Mr. Farewells note as clearance for his passage to Captain Baker.

258-259

20 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Order for Nathanial Brooks (Bay Bulls) to pay Thomas Pine his wages for service. He has not complied with a previous order to do so and laid false charges against him.

259

21 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Captain Dovers (Garrison at Placentia)

Received previous letter. Will seize Mr. Hamiltonís effects equal to the value due to the officers and men. Will find out the truth to the inequities relating to fish and oil allowances. Notice of appointing a Captain.

259-260

Distribution of His majestyís Allowances for fire and candles for the use of the garrison at St. Johnís for 1764.

260

22 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (Court House, St. Johnís)

Richard Abbott complained against James Flinn regarding accounts between Flinn and James Gauntlett concerning the fisheries. Abbottís petition dismissed.

260

22 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Dispute between Jonathan Butler and William Nicholas regarding rent due for two fishing rooms on the south side of the harbour. Butler is to pay the rents as stated and the leases are to remain in force.

261

08 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

The Admirals and Inhabitants (Fogo)

Send Richard Gorman, Valentine Ellis, and Patrick Carrd to court in St. Johnís to give evidence on Jonathan Barryís trial for wounding William Gibbons.

261

13 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Complaint by Patrick Welsh, Patrick Hickey, and Darby Whalan against Jonathan Whitty for not paying their wages for service and for charging them with their mastersí boat lost through drunkenness. It is decided that the master is blameable in a higher degree than the servants. Punishment is given.

262

13 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Mr. Whitty is to settle accounts with the abovementioned men (p. 261, 13 Oct 1764).

262

22 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

James Sennett complained against James Summers for beating him. Summers is to pay the stated sums for the offense and for contempt of the court.

262

23 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Must pay the servants their due wages on behalf of Morris Welsh, before delivering any of the fish or oil to anyone else. The decree of this order follows from court on the 25 Oct 1764. The wife is to pay without waiting for her husband to return.

263

24 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (Court House, St. Johnís)

Thomas Seward and William Rumbelow have an unsettled account concerning a partnership on a fishing voyage. Jonathan Andrews has the necessary voucher.

263

25 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (Court House, St. Johnís)

Richard Dunn complained against James Clark for refusing to pay his notes of hand. Clark is ordered to pay immediately.

263

25 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (Court House, St. Johnís)

Author Cavanah on behalf of Honour Willicot (his daughter) complained against Morris Welsh for encroaching on her fishing room and not complying with Gov. Graves order. Welsh is to withdraw to his boundaries and Willicot is in possession of the potatoes planted on her property.

264

11 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Nathanial Brooks, Esq.

Grace Coleís late husband drowned and his effects were sealed on pretence of debts, she is charged unjustly for goods, and he refuses to settle her husbandís debts with her. Must settle the account with her. Directions are given in relation to the ship Pearlís arrival in Bay Bulls.

264

11 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Thomas of Renews has complied with the conditions of bonds given by Nicholas Willis for payment of his debts. Justice Carter has granted an order for seizing his fish and oil. The servantsí wages shall be paid first and the order of Captain Phillips will be followed.

265

31 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Jonathan Bowen against his former creditor George Olive [Spelt here OíLive, but elsewhere Olive]. Olive is directed to pay the wages due to Richard Dunn, who was a servant of Bowen that Olive did not pay, which he was supposed to do.

265

01 Nov 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

George Olive appeared in court relating to the above matter. Since no servant is answerable for their masterís debts, Olive is to pay the wages.

265

03 Nov 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

George Olive

Order for George Olive to appear in court immediately to explain not complying with the order of Oct. 31 1764.

265-266

03 Nov 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Order for an arbitrator to settle the account between Mr. Olive and Jonathan Bowen. Olive has agreed to the order to pay the wages, but Bowen has made objections to Oliveís account. Arbitrators on each side must determine the due balance due to Olive after the servants wages are paid, to be paid by Bowen.

266

30 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Gregory Dening [Doning?]

Seize the fish and oil of Morris Welshís to pay the servants wages through public auction. Tell the servants to bring their respective accounts of their demands of Walsh.

266

31 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Gregory Dening [Doning?]

Stating the wages due to which servants in the abovementioned case. Giving orders regarding the public sale.

267

03 Nov 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Felix McCarthy is ordered to pay Philip Stanton half his due wages. The other half are to be paid to the Justices of the Peace (St. Johnís) to pay Bridget Kenedy for her property damages done by Stanton.

267

30 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Richard Howell presented a petition asking for a maintenance out of the rents of a property, left to him by Edward Hardyís will. The trustee William Beirll will pay Howell as stated until he turns 21, and then he will account with him for the whole.

268

30 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

James Winter petitioned in Court to get Mr. Pinson to account for property damages sustained by Winter through neglect and drunkenness.

269-270

03 Nov 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Jane Burrage presents a question regarding the intention of a will in relation to her inheritance from her cousin Edward Hardy. The issue is if she will receive the inheritance when she turns 21 or a year and a day after Hardyís death, and her motherís role in the situation. How William Beirll, the executor of the will, should handle the situation is stated.

270

03 Nov 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Order for William Beirll to deliver fifty pounds to Jonathan Stripling, who will keep the money in trust for Jane Burrageís use. This has been entered into the book of records and receipts. Referencing the above case regarding Edward Hardyís legacy.

271

03 Nov 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Authorizing Jonathan Stripling to receive money to hold in trust for Jane Burrage. Details are given. Relating to the above two cases.

271-272

31 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

The Respective Justices of the Peace

An Order stating that the dishonest practices which affect the fishermen and servants of the fishery, such as refusing to pay wages, needs to stop. A plan to accomplish this is given. The Justices are to put a copy of this order in the same public place in their district each June.

272-273

31 Oct 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Justices of the Peace

Presents 5 regulations for preserving the peace during the winter. The Justices are to execute these regulations and make them publically known in the methods stated.

273

04 Nov 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Robert Carter, Nicholas Gill: Naval Officer of St. Johnís, and Robert Edgcomb of Great and Little Placentia

Appointing Robert Carter as Naval Officer for the ports of Ferryland, Fermeuse, Renews, and Trepassey.

273-274

04 Nov 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

James Turner owes Charles Ryan wages for his services on a fishing voyage. Jonathan Harris, Justice of the Peace at Trinity, is to seize Turnerís effects to pay this, along with his travelling expenses related to finding justice.

274

06 Nov 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Mr. Elmes and Mr. Bulley both have a protested bill of exchange which Samuel Jutsham has not paid. These must either be paid, just security must be given, or Jutshamís effects will be seized to pay the debt.

275

03 Sept 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Regarding the illegal practices of violence, force, and seizures of goods used by the merchants and traders in the trade and fishery industries of the outports. In St. Johnís the practice for those who cannot pay their just debts is that the creditors content themselves with a just proportion of their debts, as those in the outports must begin to do. The method for discharging debt is explained. Punishments will be severe if done otherwise.

276

04 Nov 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Nicholas Gill, Naval Officer (St. Johnís)

Mentions of St. Pierre and Miquelon having illegal trade contrary to last yearís act for granting certain dutyís in the plantation. Orders to examine the clearances, certificates, and cockets of all New England vessels arriving in your district. Be careful of granting certificates without being sure of the quantities of bond goods. Be careful of foreign goods or those who have traded with St. Pierre and Miquelon, and detain such vessels for legal proceedings against them.

276-277

04 Nov 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Edgcomb, Naval Officer (Great and little Placentia)

Seize illicit traders, especially from St. Pierre and Miquelon. Same as above document to Nicholas Gill in St. Johnís.

277

04 Nov 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Robert Carter, Deputy Naval Officer for the ports of Ferryland, Fermeuse, Renews, and Trepassey

Seize illicit traders, especially from St. Pierre and Miquelon. Same as above documents to Nicholas Gill in St. Johnís and Edgcomb in Placentia.

278

01 Nov 1764

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

American vessels are not to carry passengers. Stating rules for when vessels can depart and ruling that masters of vessels must enter into an engagement with the Naval Officer.

278

30 April 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Passport for four of the brethren of the Society of the Unitas Fratrum (Moravians) to go to the Coast of Labrador to establish communication and trade with the Indians, on a religious basis. Jonathan Hill, Christian Drachart, Jens Haven, and Christian Andrew Schlozen are to go on the mission.

279

09 Feb 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser (London)

The Lords of the Treasury

Had used his own credit to pay previous bills for winter supplies, such as fire and candles, for the Garrisons at Placentia and St. Johnís. Three letters are enclosed regarding the bills. Asking to be relived from having to pay the money. Also, better provisions are necessary, or it is likely they will desert to the French in St. Pierre and Miquelon.

279-281

13 Apr 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Surrogate/Deputy Commissioner for 1765. The name and location are left blank in the letter. At the end the following are listed:

Captain Hamilton of sloop Zephyr for the stated areas.

Captain Saxton for stated areas

Captain Thompson of ship Lark for stated areas.

Sir Thomas Adams Barrett of ship Niger for stated areas

Daniel Burr, Esq. for stated areas.

Instructions for the duties follow.

281-282

08 Apr 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Regulations for the coast of Labrador and on the islands of Anticosta and the Madelaines. In order to invite adventurers into fishing and trade the whole shall be public and free to all British people in preference of others. Regulations for British whale fishers are given. Rules for murther [murder] given.

282-283

08 April 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Forbidding the plundering and killing of Indians on the coast of Labrador. Must be friendly with them to help achieve good communication and trade, and not provide them with strong liquors. Mentions the Northern Esquemeaux (Eskimos).

283-285

08 Apr 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Regulations for the protection of the salmon fishery particularly at the places mentioned.

285-286

10 May 1765

George III (St. Jamesís Court)

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Regarding property disputes between British and French fishers at a time when a treaty with the French allows concurrent fishing, but British subjects are taking property. Orders to not allow any exclusive possession to be taken of any areas in the Northern parts of Newfoundland between the stated points.

286

15 May 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Orders stating the above request from George III.

287

14 June 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser (Great St. Lawrence)

Captain Hall of the 15th Regiment (Placentia)

Discussing provisions of the Garrison. Stating that while some money is to be stopped to account for waste, it is not to come from the men, but from the accounts with the contractor. If he has taken it from the men, he needs to immediately repay. A note follows saying that he understood it as intended and issued the provisions accordingly.

287

20 June 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Lawrence)

At Pass Island and the Island Grole in the Bay of Despair there are stages and rooms which shall remain public and free for those carrying on the Ship Fishery. The Fishing Admirals of Great St. Lawrence Harbour are to make this degree public. Used by Thomas Richards previously; Robert Linthorn lays claim in the names of Richard Sutton and Richard Linthorn, who lives at Poole in Dorsetshire.

287-288

20 June 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Lawrence)

Duratle Cove has stages, rooms, and houses which shall remain public and free for those carrying on the Ship Fishery. The fishing Admirals of the Harbour of Beurin [henceforth called Burin] are to make this degree public. Used by Thomas Richards previously; Robert Linthorn lays claim in the names of Richard Sutton and Richard Linthorn. The claim comes from a pretended Bill of Sale from the Frenchman Mr. Toshach in 1722 to Mr. Linthorn. Toshach could have no property because he is French.

288

20 June 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Lawrence)

Little Mortier has a fishing room which shall remain public and free for those carrying on the Ship Fishery. The Fishing Admirals of the Harbour of Burin are to make this degree public. Used by Thomas Richards previously; Robert Linthorn lays claim in the names of Richard Sutton and Richard Linthorn, who lives at Poole in Dorsetshire.

288-289

20 June 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Lawrence)

Beaubois near to Burin [spelt here Beaurin] has a fishing room which shall remain public and free for those carrying on the Ship Fishery. The Fishing Admirals of the Harbour of Burin are to make this degree public. Robert Linthorn lays claim in the name of Richard Sutton. The claim comes from a pretended Bill of Sale from the Frenchman Mr. Toshach [?] in 1722 to Mr. Linthorn. Toshach could have no property because he is French.

289

22 June 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Lawrence)

Order to the Fishing Admirals of the Harbour of Burin to execute the regulations of the act of the 10th and 11th of William 3rd for the encouragement of the trade and fishery.

289

24 June 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Lawrence)

The Respective Fishing Admirals of the Harbours

Orders to prevent wilful damages being done by fishing boats to each other. Ruling that the damaged boat will be repaired by the owner of the other boat, or the one under sail will be liable to damages.

290

15 July 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (Great St. Lawrence Harbour)

Gov. Bernard at Boston

Many vessels from New England are employed in fishing for the French and engage in a "Pernicious trade for the French Goods and Manufactoryís to the Prejudice of the Nation." Three vessels have been seized in the road to St. Pierre. These are infamous unlawful practices.

290

08 July 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Lawrence)

Michael Gill Esq.

Three New England schooners have been sent to schooners seized previously in St. Pierreís road. Asking for legal proceedings against them. Directions for dealing with the schooners and the people, and mention that there is reason to think some of the men have been dishonest about their papers.

291

09 July 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Lawrence)

Charles Saxton, Esq.

All people who are convicted of illegally trading with the French at St. Pierre and Miquelon are to quit the country or be entered into the complement of the ship under his command when short of men.

291

09 July 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Lawrence)

Robert Edgecomb Esq.

Captain Saxton has sent a schooner to your port seized for trading with the island of St. Pierre. Proceed according to law. A copy of the Form of Proceeding in such cases is on the ship.

291-292

18 July 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Lawrence)

Charles Saxton, Esq.

The subjects of St. Pierre and Miquelon still encroach on Newfoundland territories and violate the treaty of peace by fishing upon Newfoundland coasts. Authorizing him to sell with their cargoes before you leave the country. Also, he can seize Frenchmen and their vessels as directed, but ensuring good treatment. Send reports of all activities.

292

11 July 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Lawrence)

George Chisholm (Grand Bank)

Government will support him in his lawful dealings based on his good character. Sending an authority for seizing prohibited goods and useful things for the good of him and the public. Captain Saxton has been asked to assist him.

292-293

11 July 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Lawrence)

George Chisholm (Grand Bank)

Vessels will come to these ports to get certificates for concealing their bonds, so the clearances, certificates and cockets are to be examined and certificates are not to be granted without satisfaction that the quantity of bond goods they claim to have is accurate. Keep an eye for illegal or foreign trade, especially from St. Pierre and Miquelon. Orders to seize prohibited goods, vessels or boats carrying on illicit trade with St. Pierre and Miquelon

293-294

09 July 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Lawrence)

Charles Saxton, Esq.

7 men are named who have illegally dealt with the French at St. Pierre and Miquelon. Their punishments given, including: quitting the country with their family, and their fish, oil, and other effects and property being divided as stated. Their passageway will be paid as explained through his wages.

294-295

09 July 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Lawrence)

Thomas Speering [Also spelt Spering]

Illegally trading with the French at St. Pierre and Miquelon. His punishments include quitting the country with their family and the men who accompanied him, and their fish, oil, and other effects and property being divided as stated. Their passageway will be paid as explained through his wages. The account of his effects which were sold and divided accordingly is attached.

296

17 July 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Lawrence)

The Commanding Officer of the Garrisons at St. Johnís and Placentia

The subjects of St. Pierre and Miquelon still encroach on Newfoundland territories and violate the treaty of peace by fishing upon Newfoundland coasts. The Commanders have been ordered to seize all French vessels and boats that are doing this. Orders to receive all the tackle, materials, and effects belong to all French vessels and keep them secure until further directions arrive.

296

17 July 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Lawrence)

The Fishing Admirals at the harbour of St. Lawrence

See the orders from the act of the 10th and 11th of William the 3rd for preserving peace and good government amongst the seamen and fishermen.

296

18 July 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Lawrence)

George Lacey, having fished for the French at St. Pierre and trafficked goods with them, is to settle with his servants and creditors in that order.

297

11 Aug 1764

Lord Dunk Halifax (St. Jamesís)

(Does not state, but likely) Gov. Hugh Palliser

Appreciating that he sends accounts of the illicit trade carried on in terms of: the methods used, the conditions carried on under, the extent of the trade, the means of preventing the trade, and the conduct of officers employed for monitoring illegal trade.

297-298

27 July 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (Croque Harbour)

The Fishing Admirals of the respective Harbours (both English and French)

Gov. Palliser is at Croque Harbour to redress any complaints the English or French may have. He also provides notice to French Fishing Admirals that they cannot leave any effects, except boats, here, and that they may only dry and ship their fish here and then must depart without doing additional practices, of which examples are given. If they are engaged in trafficking their ships and effects will be seized and all French vessels or boats that are at Bell Isle will be seized, as it is illegal.

298-299

27 July 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (Croque)

A dispute between Jonathan Dunien of Newfoundland and Luke Forterie, the Master of French Fishing Ship the Intrepid of Granville [LíIntrepid], occurred concerning the right to a fishing stage in the Harbour of Great St. Juliens [?]. Dunien has gone against the treaties between Britain and France and is to be sent to England. He is forbidden to return to this country on pain of corporal punishment.

299

27 July 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (Croque)

Monsieur Destouches de la Tresnaye, commander of the ship India has illegally given brandy to English and French seamen at Croque for tobacco. Forbidding selling any liquor amongst seamen or fishermen with the punishment of being treated as a public disturber of the fishery of both nations. His first offense has been forgiven by Gov. Palliser, but he may be proceeded against according to the Frenchís own laws.

299-300

01 Aug 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (Croque)

Monsieur de la Forterie Valmont, Master of the French ship LíIntrepid of Granville left three men here in the River Thames in the Bay of Islands for the winter fishery. The men fished, hunted, and built a new shallop. They later delivered their fish to St. Pierre, contrary to treaties. The shallop is to be seized and Valmont and the men are to return to France. Decreed that no Masters of French ships are to leave any of their crew here.

300-301

01 Aug 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (Croque)

Capt. Samuel Thompson, HMS Lark.

The French resorting to the coast of Newfoundland between Cape Bonavista and Point Riche continue to stay here illegally during the winter to fish and build fishing crafts. Sell all French crafts and the effects which he has seized. In the future, send seized crafts to a secure place such as St. Johnís in the manner directed.

301

02 Aug 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (Croque)

The Fishing Admiral (Conche) is to see Daniel Caraghan punished according to custom for dissenting his masterís service. His master, Mr. Pinson, is not to discharge him or drive him away until he has finished his time of service.

301

04 Aug 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (Croque)

Samuel Thompson, Esq., Surrogate for the Coast of Newfoundland from Cape Bonavista to Quirpon

A whale has been found around Orange Harbour by a French ship, which has secured it and party cut it up. He is to sell the whale on the Kingís account.

301

04 Aug 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (Croque)

Mr. Pinson

Giving him the opportunity to buy the above mentioned whale. States the size and weight of the whale, and what was done with the parts of the whale the French cut up. Gives some options for what could be done with the whale, and requests a quick reply. (An X is drawn through this letter.)

302

05 Aug 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (Croque)

Order against Mr. Francoise le [blank space], Master of the French ship la Fidell of Granville. He has illegally built shallops of timber. Therefore notice is given to him along with all other masters of French ships on this coast for the cod fishery that those breaking the treaty will be driven off the coast or otherwise legally proceeded against.

302-303

10 Aug 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (Coast of Labrador, Harbour within York or Chateau Bay [some microfilm damage-may be missing some of the location)

French fishers at Quirpon had traded with the Caralits or Esquemeauxs (Eskimos) in Newfoundland and prejudiced them against the English nation. This behaviour goes against the treaties. Notice is given to all French ships that anyone caught in such trade will be proceeded against as illicit traders or public disturbers of the peace. The Ďsavagesí are not to be ill treated and are being civilized.

303

15 Aug 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser (Guernsey, Pitts Harbour)

Michael Gill, Esq., Judge of the Vice Admty Court (St. Johnís)

Mentions letter he wrote 8 July from St. Laurence. Lieutenant Dickson commanding the snow Egmont has seized 3 ships. Has sent the Egmont to England but hasnít been able to send the others. He has the masters and two of the Egmontís men for evidence. The two orders to make public are enclosed. His travel plans are mentioned.

304

15 Aug 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (Pitts Harbour in Chateau Bay, Labrador)

Order for Captain Thompson of the ship Lark to go to Conch and seize the French snow le Montaran for coming here to trade. Send the snow to Michael Gill in St. Johnís for legal proceedings. Keep and bring only the master, mate, and two seamen, and send the rest home.

305

15 Aug 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser (Pitts Harbour, Labradore [from now on spelt Labrador])

Peter Gibbons (Englee)

Gibbons provided information regarding a French trading snow. The snow has been seized and sent to St. Johnís for legal proceedings in the Admty Court. Giving travel allowance for him and Thomas Dykes to come to Court.

305

15 Aug 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (Pitts Harbour, Labrador)

Summons sent to Peter Gibbons and Thomas Dykes of Engelie (Englee) to appear before Michael Gill at the Court House in St. Johnís on the stated date. In reference to the above document.

305-306

15 Aug 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (Pitts Harbour, Labrador)

Michael Gill, Esq.

Ordered a French vessel and its papers to be sent to him because of potential illicit trading. Brief explanation of why this is important and what French vessels can and cannot do. Referencing above two documents. Do not begin until Gov. Palliser arrives.

306

26 Aug 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (Pitts Harbour, Labrador)

Order to Samuel Thompson, Esq., Deputy Governor (North part of Newfoundland)

Samuel Willicot, employed by George Milner [also spelt Millner], has not been paid his wages, but Milnerís boat was damaged as well. Thompson is to examine the complaint. If Willicot was drunk from liquor supplied by William Waldron, he is to be paid his wages and Waldren is to take care of the damages. If Waldren is not blamed, Willicot must pay the damages up to the value of his wages.

307

20 Aug 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (Pitts Harbour, Labrador)

Morris Welsh has left three boats with 17 men here without provisions or a master. These men are to leave and take all of Welshís things back to him in Zelot [or Lelot?].

307

[microfilm damaged] Aug 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (Pitts Harbour, Labrador)

Order to Samuel Thompson, Esq., Deputy Governor (North part of Newfoundland)

Jonathan Cease of St. Antonyís [St. Anthony] is in debt to merchants. Orders to examine if he has funds to pay. If not, he and his family will return to England as stated. His illicit deals with the French mean that he cannot stay in the country. [Some microfilm damage.]

307

28 Aug 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser (Guernsey Pitts Harbour)

His Excellency the Governor of Canada

People from Canada have been illegally taking part in this fishery, when only the Kingís subjects from Europe are supposed to do so. Make a public order to stop this.

308

28 Aug 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (Pitts Harbour)

All people from Quebec or any of the colonies are forbidden to stay on the coast of Labrador during winter.

308-310

28 Aug 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (Pitts Harbour)

Regulations for carrying on a fishery and trade on the coast of Labrador.

310-311

07 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Michael Gill, Esq. (St. Johnís)

Discussions of rules for seizing French boats. Write to Mr. Edgcombe for copies of all the examinations of sentences for laws and treaties between the two Crowns.

311

08 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

The Respective Justices of the Peace

Fill up the enclosed scheme of the fishery for your district for this year and send it in.

311

09 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Michael Gill, Esq. (St. Johnís)

Enclosed is a letter from the master and officers of the seized French snow le Montaran. They desire a quick judgment, which Gov. Palliser agrees to. Gill can therefore start the examination when he can, rather than waiting the customary 21 days.

311-312

09 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Notice is given that Gov. Palliser will attend the court house every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am-noon to hear cases relating to trade and the fishery, complaints from masters or servants, and disputes regarding wages, in preference to all others.

312

10 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Felix McCarthy [spelt McCarty here] (Harbour Grace) is required to appear in court on the stated date in regards to a riot at Harbour Grace by people belonging to him who rescued a man from justice and insulted a magistrate in the execution of his office.

312

10 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Mr. Justice Garland is required to issue a warrant for apprehending Robert Nigle and Jonathan Petts. They are to be sent to St. Johnís for a trial regarding a riot at Harbour Grace.

312

10 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Mr. Justice Garland is required to attend court on the stated date with any witnesses of the riot.

312

10 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Nicholas Fiott is required to attend court in St. Johnís on the stated date to give evidence to certain causes.

313

10 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Daniel Burr, Esq., Surrogate (Conception Bay)

Charles Garland, Esq. Justice of the Peace (Harbour Grace) attempted to apprehend a man involved in the riot. The man was on a ship and the men on the ship were armed and did not let Garland take him. Burr is to go and apprehend every man on the ship except the master and bring them in with the ship in custody. Felix McCarthy [spelt McCarty here] is the owner of the vessel, and a notice about it is included. Also assist Garland in apprehending rioters. Civil and military officers and all other subjects are to assist.

313

13 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Peter Gibbons

Gibbons is to pay Jonathan Dykes his wages agreeable to his shipping paper without making any deductions for his absence.

314

14 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

The Grass Ground on Cape Broil [Broyle] is disputed between Weston and Brooks because of a pretended sale. Details given.

314

14 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Richard Carter, Esq. and Richard Bace, Esq. Justices of the Peace are to see this executed.

James Clemens, a Boatkeeper (Ferryland) has creditors, one of whom took his fish and oil to the prejudice of the other creditors. All the fish and oil shall be accounted for and divided as the previous order dictates, with enough for the Clemens familyís passage home.

314-315

14 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Joseph Cockeran (Toadís Cove) is to come to Court to answer the complaint of Fling for maiming his right hand, unless they can settle the matter amicably before the Justices of the Peace.

315

14 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

William Doble and Samuel Jutsham to settle account with Mr. Bulley [Bully] who has the accounts. Referencing previous order.

315-316

14 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Mr Summers on behalf of Anthony Colombus has applied to bring Richard Carter to account with him. Instruments of writing have been provided but edited. Determined that there has been a bargain between Colombus and Carter to the prejudice of the other creditors. Until the original sum is known no more action can be taken.

316

15 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Michael Gill, Esq. (St. Johnís)

Sir Thomas Adams, Commander of the ship Niger, has seized the remains of a snow and her cargo wrecked on the Coast of Labrador. The affidavits relating to this are sent and the men will be sent tomorrow for examining.

316-317

16 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Thomas Hout, Master of the Brigg Good Intent, illegally carried fishermen and seamen from the country to the continent of America. He is ordered to pay 60 pounds to the Justices of the Peace. William Cocking has complained that he took two men who were in his debt. Hout is to pay Cocking the debt.

317

16 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

The servants of Jonathan Hamilton (Harbour Grace) complained that he is shipping his fish and oil to receivers who wonít pay the wages. Hamilton is preparing to leave the country, so the receivers are ordered to be responsible for paying the wages. The order of 31 Oct stands.

317-318

19 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Order for Mr. Justice Garland (Harbour Grace) to meet with the fishing admirals and decide how to collect enough money to build a jail and/or a court house there. The order of 1762 was ineffective.

318-320

19 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser; Michael Gill and Edward Langman, Justices of the Peace (St. Johnís)

Court Proceedings:

A jury of 12 men summoned for the trial of 12 men (who are named) involved in the riot at Harbour Grace for charges including disturbing the peace and not allowing Mr. Justice Garland to enter the ship Francis and Elizabeth to apprehend those involved in the riot. They all plead not guilty. The witnesses were examined, affidavits were read, the prisoners spoke in their defence, and the jury declared them all guilty. Gov. Palliser states the punishments for each man, including lashes with a cat of nine tails, and a fine for Felix McCarthy [spelt McCarty here]. William Cantwell shall be returned to the custody of Justice Garland because of a complaint by Ebenezer Ward against him.

320-321

20 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Boatkeeper James Vibertís will left a sum to his godson when he turned 21. He died before turning 21, so according to his will Mary Vibert and Jonathan Lelons [?], the executors of his will, will pay Jonathan Vibert the legacy in trust for his surviving children at the time of James Vibert Perry decease.

321-322

20 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Monsieur Francis Morand, Master of the French Fishing Ship Le Comissavie General of St. Malos, has broken rules of the fishery according to Captain Hamilton of the Zephyr. Deals with boat size regulations. Morand may use the boat in the fishery so long as he complies with the regulations and makes it an open boat by removing the deck. It may stay over the winter so long as the deck is removed, otherwise it must leave.

322

17 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Mary McDonald has lived in a room in Harbour Main for a while, so she has the current best claim to the room. Until a better claim is staked, she will stay there.

322-323

20 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

No fishing plantations will be possessed as property northward of Bonavista.

323

20 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Deputy Daniel Burr, Esq. is to examine the matter between Porter/Potter [spelt both ways] and his servant Joy. If the servant was drunk with liquor supplied by and drank with his master, Burr will take of the fine and reprimand the master.

323

20 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

All debtors are required to settle their accounts and pay the balance due to Mr. Noble of Bristol. No list of debtors or their accounts is given here.

323

19 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Court charges for the rioters at Harbour Grace.8 charges. Felix McCarthy is to pay the sum to Mr. Justice Gill, who will pay it to the necessary people.

324

20 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

James Bullock, son of Elizabeth Barret, shall remain in possession of the fishing plantation according to the intentions of the testator, unless a better right is presented.

324

20 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

The Good Intent brig is to carry sixty people to Ireland, as it carried 60 people to New England previously, on the stated date or earlier if proper notice is given.

324-325

23 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser; Michael Gill and Edward Langman, Justices of the Peace (St. Johnís)

Court Proceedings:

A fishing plantation was in dispute between Abraham Babb, through his attorney Thomas Bulley, and Jane Carmen. Babb is put in possession due to Carmenís lack of attempts to possess the property and because Babb paid the bill of sale.

325-326

25 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Decree upon the French snow le Montaran, which had illegally traded on Newfoundlandís coast at Engelie (Englee) under Andrew Colenet. Details of the case are provided. The snow is to quit Newfoundland immediately.

326-327

25 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Decree upon French wrecked Brigantine Martha taken at Ferolle which had remained after the end of the fishing season. The Master claims it was abandoned and declared a useless wreck, and the materials on it were sold at public auction. If found true, it will stay where it is and all moveable things will be delivered to the Master.

327

26 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Michael and Jonathan Kealy served Morice [Maurice?] Welsh regardless of the French. He shall pay them their due wages according to their shipping papers.

327-328

26 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Paul Roberts (Broad Cove) must pay out of the wages due to his servant James Kavanah the sum to Jonathan Gale for damages. The Constables at Blackhead are to send him in if he does not comply.

328

26 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Edward Johns (Broad Cove) must pay out of the wages due to his servant Nicholas Grealy the stated sum to John Gale for damages.

328

26 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

James Hanaghan (Northern Bay) must pay out of the wages due to his servant Morris Welsh the stated sum to Jonathan Gale for damages.

328

27 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Regarding a quarrel between Joseph Cockran and James Fling. Fling will be allowed nothing for his loss of wages and time. The two doctors for their high charge of a poor man shall have nothing, and Cockran is to pay the stated sum for Flingís maintenance during the cure of his hand and his passage home.

328-329

27 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Due to an agreement between Abraham Richards and Samuel Webber, the fish delivered by Jonathan Way will be part of the agreement. They will settle the account.

329

28 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Felix McCarthy [spelt here McCarty] is to pay Robert Gray (Harbour Grace) the sum to be put towards building a court house and prison as stated in his order from the 19th.

329-330

28 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Order for levying a tax at Conception Bay, Harbour Grace to build a Court House and gaol there [here spelled "goal"]. The amount of taxation for different professions is specified. Gov. Palliser had consulted with the Fishing Admirals and the Justices of the Peace. The tax is to be levied by warrant from Mr. Justice Garland and paid to Robert Gray, Merchant and Treasurer. Gives suggestions for dimensions. McCarthy [McCarty] and Garland are also to pay the money previously decreed. Grayís account of receipt and disbursements is to be delivered to the Justices and the Fishing Admirals, who will make an allowance for him.

330

Gov. Hugh Palliser

Distribution of His Majestyís Allowances for Fire and Candle for the use of the Garrison at St. Johnís for 1765. Divided by rankings.

331

Gov. Hugh Palliser

Distribution of His Majestyís Allowance for Fire and Candle for the use of the Garrison at Placentia for 1765. Divided by rankings.

331

28 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

James Keen

Indebted to the estate of the late Mary Ludwick for which a promissory note is produced. He is directed to pay the sum to the children of Mary Ludwick: half to William Ludwick and half to Peter Weston, Esq. for the use of her daughter Mary Fitwater.

331-332

30 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Robert Bulley states that accounts are depending between him and Charles Garland (Harbour Grace), which was supposed to be settled by arbitration. Garland refused to execute arbitration bonds and the accounts are still unsettled. Garland must settle the accounts or appear before the court to explain.

332

30 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

William Brimston

Jonathan Lemon is to pay the wages due to his servants, particularly Jonathan Kielyís. If he does not comply his effects are to be seized for that purpose.

332

30 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Mr. Justice Harris is to execute Gov. Palliserís order regarding defrauding labouring people of their hire. Such neglects to relieve them are a disgrace.

333

01 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Instructions for Daniel Burr, Esq., the surrogate for the Coast of Newfoundland from Cape Bonavista to Cape St. Francois. Multiple instructions for how to deal with various issues.

333-334

02 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Jonathan Power has possession of the effects of the late Michael Shannan [also spelt Shanahan in the document]. Power is ordered to come to court on the stated date and bring an account of all such effects so that they can be delivered to who they belong to.

334

02 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Justice Garland

No one, including Justice Garland, is to interfere with the appointed Deputy Naval Officer at Harbour Grace.

334

02 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Nicholas Gill

Gill is to direct his deputyís to not clear any vessels before going to the plantation without first entering into Bond for the passengers. [Microfilm damaged and there may be information missing.]

334

02 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Captain McDonald of the 59 Regiment

Has received earlier letter about the allowances of him and the troops in Garrison at St. Johnís. Refers him to the Commander in Chief of the Troops in America for further information. Gov. Palliser had spoken to the Lords of the Treasury and believes there may be new orders.

334-335

02 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

A verbal agreement has been made between Robert Bulley and James Winter regarding taking fish as payment for a debt. It was unsettled as to which price for fish is sufficient. Decided that Winter shall deliver fish in value equal to his debt at the middle price of fish.

335

02 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

The charges for neglect shall be taken of because the Master, John Blackler, supplied the liquor to the servant which caused the neglect. The Justices at Ferryland will enquire into the matter when Blackler arrives.

336

02 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Dispute between Nathanial Thompson and Morgan Murphy concerning work done to Murphyís house. Henry Ratfard, Edward Purcel, and Thomas Lamley are to look at the house and report the value of the work to the best of their judgment.

336

02 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Dispute between William Ludwick and Jonathan Sweetland concerning the payment of the rent for a plantation. Sweetland has not paid the rent. The lease will no longer be in force and Ludwick can take possession if the rent remains unpaid.

336

03 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

George Davis has demands of Jonathan Hamilton at Harbour Grace who is about to leave the country. He is to stop Hamilton as well as his effects until the arrival of Surrogate Daniel Burr, Esq. and until Hamilton has paid his servants wages and other demands.

337

03 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

George Davis is required to pay the wages due to James Hanaganís servants. He is to appear before Daniel Burr, Esq. or Justice Garland to know the balances to be paid. If Mr. Pike refuses to be accountable for the payment of Hanaganís servantsí wags, the sale of fish and oil to Mr. Davis is approved.

337

04 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Philip Harvey and Henry Banks were convicted of robbing Jonathan Roberts. It was publicly stated that whoever hired them would pay back Roberts out of the wages they made. Jonathan Foot has employed them, but is now pretending they are in his debt. Foot shall pay Roberts half the sum from the menís wages.

337-340

06 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Captain Debbieg

Has received his letter stating that he is instructed to cooperate with him and will receive information in return. Mentions the importance of trade and the fishery on this country, and the importance of the Naval Force for security and the uncertain effects of war. Suggests the essential points of Newfoundland to be attended to and the number of posts.

340

30 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

60 people are to be received onboard the Good Intent brigantine to go to Ireland. The people are not named in this document. A comprise was made to take 60 passengers in lieu of the fine laid on him for carrying passengers the year previous to New England.

340

07 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Thomas Murphy complained that Peter Weston has charged his account exorbitant prices. Weston shall charge no more than the governing prices at St. Johnís. Copies of those prices are sent him making the usual allowance between fish and bill prices.

340

07 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Order against taking stones, earth, etc from the Kingís wharf, hospital, and watering place on the south side of the harbour. If disobeyed, the Justices of the Peace are authorized to give fines for public rates.

341

07 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Michael Gill, Esq. is authorized to apprehend Abel Badger, Master of the schooner Elizabeth of Boston. Badger must pay for an anchor which he took from the Kingís wharf on the south side of this harbour and all charges in recovering it.

341

07 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

An issue regarding an agreement about bait between Michael Anglin and Benjamin Lester (Trinity). Lester shall allow 15 pounds in his account for such failure of his agreement.

341

07 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Mr. Buffet and Mr. Kelley are to pay Heydonís servants wages in proportion to the fish each have had. A later note says that since it appears that the servants have not done their duty one fourth of their wages will be deducted.

341-342

10 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

A dispute between Captain Griffiths Williams and George Olive about the right to Meadow Ground near Quidi Vidi Pond. Williams has fenced it in, and has a grant from Gov. Edwards for adjoining land. Olive states he has succession to it, which has not been proven. Williams is to remove his fencing from the area and the land is to be used for the public use of cattle until Olive can support his claim.

342

11 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Justice Carter is to seize a boat which was brought onshore to Renews by Paul Harney. It is to be delivered to Samuel Jutsham. Those who have had the boat are to account with each other, since it appears to be Jutshamís property. Value the boat for the account.

343

12 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Catherine Cunningham of St. Maries (St. Maryís?) has married Jonathan Vale in front of her father and witnesses, since there are no clergymen or Justices there. He left her when she was pregnant. The Justices are to apprehend the said Vale, and if true they are to oblige him to marry her or provide satisfaction according to his circumstances.

343

15 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Notice that if any person takes away any Earth or Stones from the Kingís bridge over Fresh Water River or damages the bridge they will be prosecuted against.

343

10 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

The Exorbitant charge in the account for handkerchiefs shall be altered to a more reasonable price.

343

10 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Gregory Dening is to seize enough of Daniel Heydonís effects and sell them to pay his note of hand to James Bowling. Heydon is to also pay all lawful charges.

344

17 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

A notice that all men late discharging are to leave the country. If they have built themselves huts they may sell the materials but the Justices of the Peace are to see the huts taken down.

344

16 Mar 1765

Dunning and Mansfield (Winton)

Opinions of the Council on the case mentioned on p. 247 regarding a plantation. They say the right of succession after Thomas Newelís death goes to his granddaughter Elizabeth, rather than her uncles. The Governor should be written to so that he can reconsider and spare her the expense of an appeal. If he does not she may appeal to the King in council, which will fix the Governorís mistake.

344-345

31 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Responding to the above opinion. States that the plantation is northward of Cape Bonavista and due to acts regulating possession nothing farther can be done regarding the case in the court there.

345

22 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Lieut. Col. Pringle (Louisbourg)

The Miíkmaq [spelt here Mickmack] Indians of Nova Scotia have come to this country close to St. Pierre and Miquelon in the Bay of Despair (Bay DíEspoir]. They have produced passports with Pringleís authority to do so, seemingly without the Kingís authority. Gov. Palliser says this is dangerous and the passports must be recalled.

345-346

22 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Passports for the Miíkmaq [Mickmack] Indians from Cape Breton to return to the governments to which they belong. Some come to this country to hunt and trade during the winter without proper leave, when they are only supposed to come during the summer with supplies for the fishers and inhabitants. If His Majesty would like them to be there notice is to be given by the Governor of Halifax to the Chiefs of the Indians. None can be admitted in the meantime.

346

23 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Mr. Justice Brooks is to state his servantsí accounts and settle them according to their shipping papers and his 31 Oct 1764 order.

346

22 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Captain Griffith Williams is to examine into the complaint by George Wood against him and make amends if his wood had been used in his service.

346-347

25 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Order for Mr. Summers to receive the passengers for Ireland according to the agreement. Summers has been refusing to honour the agreement. If he does not he must find them employment and provisions for the winter. Summers must employ all willing men in the meantime. Justice Gill is to see the order carried out.

347

25 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Richard Wills appeared in court to answer for his contempt of court in not paying the balance due to his servant Walton Flaxton. Says he will have it tried in England. He was put in custody until he complies.

348

25 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

George Olive (here spelt O Live], attorney for Joanna Evans, presented a petition that Morris Welsh has possession of a fishing plantation belonging to Evans. By virtue of a mortgage Richard Newman has received the rents, but Olive cannot get a clear account. Newman and Welsh are to account with Olive or explain why they wonít comply. (CR p. 349)

 

 

348

26 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Nathanial Brooks has said that several men in his service have left their duty earlier than agreed upon. All must continue to work on building the ship until itís completed. He is not to pay them their wages. The Justices of the Peace are to assist in getting the servants to comply.

348-349

28 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Referring to George Olive and William Thomasís appraisal of plantations in dispute between the children of late Robert Flutehins. If Olive and Thomas cannot decide, a third person will be chosen to do so.

349

28 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Morris Welsh and Robert Wakeham, attorney for Richard Norman, appeared in court due to a complaint from George Olive. They needed to give an account of the produce of a fishing plantation belonging to Joanna Evans, but they produced unusable accounts. They are to produce better accounts by the stated date. (CR p.348)

349-350

28 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Degree upon Charles Garland (Harbour Grace) for behaving with contempt to court on both his and Gov. Graves orders. He has not settled his account with Robert Bulley and is to do so immediately or his effects will be seized. Mr. Justice Gill is to see this executed. His commission to act as a Justice of the Peace for Conception Bay shall cease by the stated date.

350

28 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Jeremiah Coghlin has not paid the due wages to the servants of Patrick Ward. Justice Gill is to seize enough of his effects to pay the debt.

350

28 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Justice Harrisís conduct has been scandalous and disgraceful. His commission as Justice of the Peace for Trinity is annulled.

350-351

28 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Nicholas Darby has said that a dispute happened between him and George Milner concerning their rights with their fishing voyages. They shall appear before the court for the matter to be settled.

351

28 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

The property formally occupied by an old woman named Darkus appears to have stood upon ships rooms, which was not claimed as charity to her. It shall remain vacant for ships use.

351

28 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Gov. Edwards Order of 31 Oct 1759 regarding property shall remain in effect to prevent any further dispute. It shall remain for public use, rather than used by George Treen.

352

01 Nov 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Gregory Dening [also spelt Denning] is to sell fish and oil belonging to Thomas Nash by public auction to pay his servants wages. Otherwise Gale and Nash can agree on the price and Gale will pay the wages and Nash will pay the charges.

352

01 Nov 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Jonathan Sweetland is to remain in prison until he complies with the order to pay Tomas King the due debt along with the charges of arrest and the jail fees.

352

01 Nov 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Catherine Varden is to pay the due rent to Jonathan Severe for the use of Benjamin Hintonís (the son of the late George Hintonís) property. An agreement for future rent must also be made or she must leave.

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20 Sept 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. Johnís)

Fral Morand, Master of the French Ship Le Commissaire and General of St. Malo had built a fishing vessel in Ferrole. Captain Hamilton of the Zephyr forbade him from using the boat before it was finished. The vessel will be pulled apart since the French are not allowed by the treaties to build vessels in this country.

353

31 Oct 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

Captain McDonald (St. Johnís) [microfilm damage and fading make some information unreadable]

Since he has no boat for returning the Guard at the South battery, the boat purchased by Gov. Graves will be used.

353

05 Nov 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

[Fading makes it hard to decipher]

Following His Majestyís instructions to send a general scheme of the fisheries and inhabitants of Newfoundland and the most exact state of every branch of the French fisheries. An account of the state of the Kings Forts in Newfoundland with an inventory of the remains of stores will be sent as well.

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05 Nov 1765

Gov. Hugh Palliser (St. Johnís)

George III

Transmitting an account of the arms, ammunition, and stores of the Garrisons and an account of the state of the Forts. Mentions the platform and works in Placentia are in bad repair and there is no engineer there. Refers him to Captain Debbieg for more particular information about St. Johnís harbour.

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