History of the Colony of Avalon

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Ferryland names





Documents relating to Ferryland: 1597 to 1726
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1597; Richard Hakluyt
extract from "The voyage of Master Charles Leigh, and divers others to Cape Breton and the Isle of Ramea"

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

1620; David Pieterzoon de Vries
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9 April, 1629; Southampton Customer
extract from Port Book

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

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

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

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

14 June, 1639; Privy Council
extract from Acts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1650; Robert Gybbes [Mayor of Plymouth, Devon], et al.
Petition to the Council of State

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12 September, 1675; [Sir] John Berry [Captain HMS BRISTOLL]
"A List of the Planters Names, with an account of their Concerns from Cape de Raze to Cape Bonavista"

12 September, 1675; [Sir] John Berry [Captain HMS BRISTOL]
[Extract from] "A List of ships making Fishing voyages; with Boatkeepers..."

7 December, 1676; [Captain] John Wyborne
"From Bonavista to Trepassey, the Names of the English Inhabitants, with the Number of Boats and Men, and their Wives and Children"

7 December, 1676; [Captain] John Wyborne
"An Account of the Ships Fishing in Newfoundland between Trepassey and Bay of Bulls, 1676"

7 December, 1676; [Captain] John Wyborn
"An Account of the Sack Ships Trading to Newfoundland between Trepassey and Bay Bulls, 1676"

10 September, 1677; [Sir] William Poole [Captain HMS LEOPARD]
extract from "A particular Account of all the Inhabitants and Planters..."

10 September, 1677; [Sir] William Poole [Captain HMS LEOPARD]
extract from "Account of Fishing and Sack Ships from Trepassey to Cape Broyle"

1 September, 1681; James Story [Captain HMS ANTELOPE]
extract from "An Account of what fishing Ships, Sack Ships, Planters and Boatkeepers from Trepassey to Bonavista..."

12 September, 1682; Daniel Jones [Captain HMS DIAMOND]
extract from "Newfoundland Acc of Inhabitants - fishery etc."

27 October, 1684; Francis Wheler [Captain HMS TYGER]
extract from "Account of Inhabitants between Cape Race and Cape Bonavista"

27 October, 1684; Francis Wheler [Captain HMS TYGER]
extract from "An account of the Fishing Ships employed at each Port in Nfld..."

27 October, 1684; Francis Wheler [Captain HMS TYGER]
extract from "An Account of the Sack Ships that Loaded at the Several Ports in Newfoundland..."

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

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

15 October, 1692; Thomas Crawley [Captain HMS RESERVE]
extract from "An Account of the Number of the Inhabitants..."

1693; Joseph Buckley
extract from "Ledger 1693"

23 September, 1695; Edward Davis
Deposition

17 September, 1696; [Captain] William Holman
"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]

1697; John Clappe et al. ["the constant inhabitants of Ferryland"]
Petition to William III

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

27 September, 1698; [Commodore] John Norris
extract from "An Abstract of the Planters and Boat-Keepers...

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

17 September, 1699; Andrew Leake [Captain HMS HAMPSHIRE]
extract from "The Answer to the Enquiries from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Council of Trade and Plantations"

11 September, 1700; [Captain] Stafford Fairbourne
extract from "An Account of the Fishery etc. at Newfoundland in the year 1700"

20 September, 1701; Captain Graydon
extract from "Answer to Heads of Enquiry relating to the Trade and Fishery of Newfoundland"

21 January, 1706; George Strange et al. [Merchants of Bideford]
Petition to the Board of Trade

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

10 January, 1707; James Benger et al. [Commanders of Barnstaple and Bideford ships resorting to Ferryland, merchants trading and inhabitants living there]
Petition to the Board of Trade

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

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

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

16 October, 1707; Anthony Gay
Deposition

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

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

1 April, 1708; William Popple [Secretary of the Board of Trade]
"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."

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

2 December, 1708; John Mitchell [Captain HMS WARWICK]
extract from "A List of Masters, Names of Fishing Ships, with the State of their Fishery in Newfoundland, 1708"

2 December, 1708; John Mitchels [Captain HMS WARWICK]
extract from "A List of the Inhabitants Names, the Number of their Families... Anno. 1708."

15 September, 1708; John Fletcher and Griffith Russell
Deposition

May, 1709; Richard Amiss et al. [Inhabitants of Buoys Island, off Ferryland, Newfoundland]
Petition to Governor Joseph Dudley of Massachusetts

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

26 March, 1710; Benjamin Marston [merchant of Salem, Massachusetts]
Account Book entry for Doctor Richard Amass [Richard Amiss], Ferryland, 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."

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