Documents relating to Ferryland and the Colony of Avalon

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Colony of Avalon

Documents Relating to Ferryland: 1597 to 1726

Richard Hakluyt; 1597
Extract from "The voyage of Master Charles Leigh, and divers others to Cape Breton and the Isle of Ramea"

John Guy; 29 July, 1612
Letter to John Slany [from Cupids]

David Pieterzoon de Vries; 1620
Abstract from H.T. Colenbrander (ed.), Korte Historiael ende Journaels aenteyckeninge, van verscheyden voyagiens in de vier delen des wereldts-ronde, als Europa, Africa, Asia ende Amerika, gedaen door David Pieterz. De Vries, Werken uitgegevn door De Linschoten-Vereeniging, vol. 3 (Gravenhage, Netherlands, 1911) 20-26.

Edward Winne; 26 August, 1621
Letter to Sir George Calvert [later Lord Baltimore, from Ferryland]

Edward Winne; 28 August, 1621
Letter to Sir George Calvert [later Lord Baltimore, from Ferryland]

Edward Wynne; 28 July, 1622
Letter to George Calvert [from Ferryland]

Daniel Powell; 28 July, 1622
Letter to George Calvert [from Ferryland]

Edward Wynne; 17 August, 1622
Letter to George Calvert [from Ferryland]

Nicholas Hoskins; 18 August, 1622
Letter to W.P. [from Ferryland]

William Alexander; 1625
extract from An Encouragement to Colonies (London, Wm Stansby, 1625), 25-26.

Sir George Calvert, Lord Baltimore; 15 March, 1625
Letter to Sir John Coke

Erasmus Stourton; 9 October, 1628
Examination [before the Justices of the Peace at Plymouth]

Southampton Customer; 9 April, 1629
Extract from Port Book

Sir George Calvert, Lord Baltimore; 19 August, 1629
Letter to King Charles I

[Brother] Simon Stock; 1 January, 1631
Letter to Propaganda Fide

Sir George Calvert, Lord Baltimore; April 14, 1632
Will

William Peasely, John Langford and Thomas Fludd; 1 February, 1633
"The Inventory of the estate of Sir George Calvert, Lord Baltimore"

Privy Council; 14 June, 1639
Extract from Acts

[Sir] David Kirke; 2 October, 1639
Letter to Archbishop Laud [from Ferryland]

[Sir] David Kirke; 3 July, 1646
Record of a order to draw bills of exchange

[Sir] David Kirke; 1 October, 1646
"Memorandum and Orders to John Bodington"

Richard Russell [of Charlestown, Massachusetts]; 13 March, 1647
Bill of sale for the bark HOPEWELL of New England

Richard Russell [of Charlestown, Massachusetts]; 13 March, 1647
Bill of sale for the ketch JUDITH of New England

David Kirke and Nicholas Shapley; 8 September 1648
Invoice of Goods shipped aboard the DAVID of Ferryland...

Charles I [King of England]; 11 November 1648
Letter to Sir David Kirke [from Newport, Isle of Wight]

Cecil Calvert [Second Lord Baltimore]; 8 December, 1651
Extract from Libel [in Baltimore vs David Kirke]

Counsel for Cecil Calvert [Second Baron Baltimore]; 23 December, 1651
"The Lord Baltimore's Case, concerning the Province of Avalon..."

James Pratt; 11 March, 1652
Deposition [in Baltimore vs. David Kirke]

James Pratt; 12 March, 1652
Examination [in Baltimore vs. David Kirke]

Robert Allward; 29 March, 1652
Examination [in Baltimore vs. Kirke]

Council of State; 16 June, 1652
"Instructions to Walter Sykes, Robert Street, Captain William Pyles and Captain Nicholas Redwood..."

Philip Davies; 24 August, 1652
Deposition taken at Ferryland, in Baltimore vs. D. Kirke.

Anne Love; 24 August, 1652
Deposition taken at Ferryland, in Baltimore vs. D. Kirke.

William Poole; 24 August, 1652
Deposition taken at Ferryland, in Baltimore vs. D. Kirke.

William Poole; 24 August, 1652
Examination on the Interrogatories of David Kirke, in Baltimore vs. D. Kirke.

John Stevens; 24 August, 1652
Deposition taken at Ferryland, in Baltimore vs. D. Kirke.

Amy Taylor; 24 August, 1652
Deposition taken at Ferryland, in Baltimore vs. D. Kirke.

John Stevens; 26 August, 1652
Examination on the Interrogatories of David Kirke, in Baltimore vs. D. Kirke.

Amy Taylor; 29 August, 1652
Examination on the Interrogatories of David Kirke, in Baltimore vs. D. Kirke.

John Slaughter; 30 August, 1652
Examination on the Interrogatories of David Kirke, in Baltimore vs. D. Kirke.

Philip Davys; 31 August, 1652
Examination on the Interrogatories of David Kirke, in Baltimore vs. D. Kirke.

Anne Love; 31 August, 1652
Examination on the Interrogatories of David Kirke, in Baltimore vs. D. Kirke.

John Slaughter; 31 August, 1652
Deposition taken at Ferryland, in Baltimore vs. D. Kirke.

Sir David Kirke; 29 January, 1653
Libel [in Baltimore vs. David Kirke]

William Hill; 15 February, 1653
Examination [in Baltimore vs. David Kirke]

John Treworgie and William Pyles; 24 April, 1654
Extract from "The further reasons and desires of John Treworgie and William Pyles, late Commissioners in Newfoundland"

Anon.; 24 April, 1654
"Upon the several petitions of John Treworgie, Walter Sykes and William Pyles"

[Reverend] Richard Blinman; 22 August, 1659
Extract from Letter to John Winthrop, junior [from Ferryland]

[Lady] Sara Kirke; 1660
Letter to Charles II [from Ferryland]

Charles Hill; 12 September, 1661
Letter to John Kirke [of London]

William Wrixon, Ann Love and Amy Wrixon; 13 September, 1661
"Concerning the Lord Baltimore's possession of Newfoundland"

James Yonge; 1663
Extract from "A journal of all the memorable occurances of my life"

William Swanley [agent for Cecil Calvert, second Lord Baltimore] et al.; 30 August, 1663
"An Act Made by the Tenants of Avalon"

Thomas Cruse; 27 November, 1667
Deposition [taken at Totnes, before commissioners appointed by the Privy Council]

John Cull; 27 November, 1667
Deposition [taken at Totnes, before commissioners appointed by the Privy Council]

Thomas Pitcher; 27 November, 1667
Deposition [taken at Totnes, before commissioners appointed by the Privy Council]

[Captain] Dudley Lovelace; 29 March, 1675
"An Account of the Dutch Fleet upon the Coast of Newfoundland in the year 1673"

Henry Southwood; 1689
Extract from "A True Description of the Course and Distance of the Capes, Bayes, Coves, Ports and Harbours in Newfoundland..."

[Captain] Charles Hawkins; 16 December, 1691
Extract from "Answers to the several heads of Inquiries from the Lords of the Committee of Trade concerning Newfoundland in the year 1691"

Joseph Buckley; 1693
Extract from "Ledger 1693"

Edward Davis; 23 September, 1695
Deposition

[Captain] William Holman; 17 September, 1696
"An account of Captain William Holman's charge in Defending the Harbour of Ferryland in the Newfoundland against the French, the first of August 1694"

10 November, 1696 to 19 November, 1696; [Abbi] Jean Baudoin
Extracts from "Journal du voyage que j'ay fait avec M.úD'Iberville, Capitaine de Frigate de France en l'acadie en l'isle de terre-neuve" [Journal of the Voyage that I made with M.úd'Iberville, Captain of a French Frigate, to Acadia to the Island of Newfoundland]

[Colonel] J. Gibson; 28 June, 1697
Extract from Letter to Board of Trade [from St. John's]

[Commodore] John Norris; 13 November, 1698
Extract from "List of Ships, with their Ladings, trading to Newfoundland, this fishing season"

[Commodore] John Underdown; 11 November, 1706
Extract from "An Account of the Inhabitants, Boats, Stages, Fishing Ships, Fish caught etc., in Newfoundland in the year 1706"

William Healle [of St. John's]; 14 August, 1707
Deposition [re Campbell's allegations against Major Lloyd]

Richard Hartnoll et al.; 15 September, 1707
Deposition [made at Ferryland]

Alexander Penprayse, William Shortt and John Flatcher; 27 September, 1707
Deposition

Anthony Gay; 16 October, 1707
Deposition

Mary Benger [Mary Kirke]; 23 March, 1708
Deposition

Thomas Cleasby [Captain HMS SAPHIRE, 1696, Captain HMS LIME, 1697, Captain HMS MARY GALLY, 1699]; 23 March, 1708
Deposition

William Popple [Secretary of the Board of Trade]; 1 April, 1708
"Letter to the [C. Spenser, Third] Earl of Sunderland, Secretary of State, enclosing a representation upon the petition of Mr Benger and his Wife, complaining of their being dispossessed of a plantation in Ferryland, etc."

Benjamin Marston; 20 April, 1708
Instructions for Captain Robert Holmes

John Fletcher and Griffith Russell; 15 September, 1708
Deposition

Archibald Cumings; 1 February, 1710
"The Memorial of Archibald Cumings in relation to the fortifying of Ferryland in Newfoundland..."

11 August, 1726 to 16 September, 1726; Edward Burd [Supercargo of the CHRISTIAN of Leith, Scotland, 1726-1727]
Extract from "Journal of a Voyage from Leith to Newfoundland, Barcelona, etc."