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proposal to come into Gloster with a" good troop of horse and
arms, he is advised to bring them to Tindall's point and there
declare for the King's Majesty, the Governor and Country,
when he shall immediately be fetched on board to his Honoiir
(? the Governor of Virginia)
(Colonial Entry Book No. 81. p. 501.)

and he will find a considerable company of resolved men ready
armed to assist him, the writer of this letter amongst them.

Jan. 30, 1676-7
Humphrey Harwood to [the Commissioners for Virginia?]
Has sent up all the sheep belonging to John Leucas according
to their warrant and taken an inventory of the rest of his per-
sonal estate.
(Colonial Papers. 1. p.)

Sir John Berry to Sir John Werden.

Feb. 2, 1676-7

Sir John Berry to Sir John Werden. The Dartmouth arrived
yesterday having lost company of the fleet of Merchant ships
in bad weather. Has received his Maj. Instructions by Capt.
Temple but hoped to be removed hence before the sickly months
of Jime, July &c. Sir W. Berkeley of opinion to keep the
Deptford Ketch till the arrival of his Maj. forces and the meet-
ing of the Assembly.

P. S. The Governor has upon second thoughts issued forth
this day the King's printed Proclamation and has expected 18
person whose names or crimes the Commiss" do not yet know.
(Mem. "This (P. S.) was designed to the Duke's Secretary,
Sir John Werden, but remanded.' ') 3 pp.
(Colonial Entry Book No. 81. pp. 36-38)

VIRGINIA IN 1676-1677. 339


Feb. 21, 1676-7
Gov. Berkeley to Col. Moryson. Has received his letter
by Capt. Swann and will do as he requires him and consult with
the Assembly and not only with them but with the other Com-
mis". Thanks God he is so perfectly recovered that he hopes
to go for England with the first ship.
(Col. Entry Book No. 81. p. 73.)


Feb. 24, 1676-7
Gov. Berkeley to Col. Moryson — Thinks all his Maj.
Commiss" of so high a quality that he writes and stiles Col.
Jeffreys and Sir John Berry Right Honorable who have not yet
taken it ill neither does Berkeley while he is the King's Governor.
For the word require truly he knows not whether it were desire
or not. — The Burgesses are not yet half met — the Northern &
those of Accomack being kept back by the weather to the
Governor's great charge. "Col. Moryson, my friend, I would
fain have you think me yours.' '
(Col. Entry Book No. 81. pp. 76-7.)

Swann's Point, James City, Feb. 27, 1676-7

The Commissioners for Virginia to Thomas Watkins —
Desire, upon second thoughts, he will deliver Sec. Coventry's
letter, whose Province Virginia is, in the first place and advise
with him how much of its contents may be communicated to
the other Ministers.

The Assembly have bcgvin to sit and the Commissioners have
Ijrepared a letter to acquaint them with the cause and end of
their coming which they will send with Answer by next con-
(Col. Entry Book No. 81. pp. 95-6.)



Feb., 1676-7

The Commissioners for Virginia to the Council and
Assembly of Virginia. — ^As touching his Maj. desire for peace
with the Indians; the sole power of peace and war are only in-
herent to his Maj. Royal prerogative and it is therefore to be
understood that that part of the letter is not before the Council
and Assembly to judge or determine whether it be fit or no,
but to offer their best judgments as to what means shall safely
and honorably conduce thereto "and no further are you to con-
cern yourselves in this matter.' * As to the salaries of the Mem-
bers of Assembly, his Maj. Instructions are peremptory in that
particular they must be reduced so as to be no grievance to
the Country. These two Articles to be recommended partic-
ularly to the Governor as appertaining solely to his Province.
4 pp.
(Col. Entry Book No. 81. pp. 116-119.)


Swann's Point, March 6, 1676-7

The Commissioners for Virginia to Governor Berkeley.
They find not only by former complaints but by Petitions this
day before them that several illegal seizures have been made
without any due conviction or attainder. Have more than once
protested against such unwarrantable proceedings and especially
for that there is no pretence or colour for such kind of practises
but rather of restitution — Reasons — Hope no more clamours of
this kind may surround them here nor pursue Berkeley home
to England to obstruct his and their proceedings for the
good of this cotmtry and give new occasions of more disturbances
among the people. 3 pp.
(Col. Entry Book No. 81. pp. 120-122.)

VIRGINIA IN 1676-1677. 241

Order of Privy Council in Regard to Money in England
Belonging to Virginia

On the 26th of June 1677 their Lo'p^ agree, upon a report to
be made His Ma*^ concerning Moneys raised & disposed of,
by the Assembly of Virginia as follows

The Right Hon'ble the Lord
Memorandum Privy Seal, is desired by the Lords

of the Committee for Trade and
Plantations to report, unto his Ma*^ in Council, that whereas
their Lordships have received informations from Virginia that a
very considerable Stun of Money raised there in the Years 16
and 16 and deposited in England for a Public Stock, to be
made use of for rewards and other expences to such as were
sent as Agents from the said Colony, for procuring a Charter
from his Ma*^ and other public uses, has been for the greatest
part thereof; by the late Admiralty (called while the Country
was yet remaining imder great distractions and imcapable of
making their elections after the usual manner) distributed and
disposed of by bills of Exchange, to uses which may prove less
agreeable to the intentions of the new Assembly, called by the
Present Governor. Their Lo'p^ are therefore most humbly of
opinion, that in regard the present condition of this Colony is
so miserable and necessitous, that the misapplication of so con-
siderable a sum of money, would be of very evil consequence
to his Ma*'*" affairs, and re-setlement of the Country, the Treas-
urers now in England, and other persons who, by their corre-
spondences and interests are nearly concerned herein, may be
called upon and examined concerning this matter; to the End
his Ma*y may be enabled to give such Orders, as to his Wisdom
shall seem meet.

The Sums of Money and Assingements are as follows, viz*.

Green Spring, April 2d, 1677
Honoured Gentlemen,

I am commanded as Clerk of the Assembly to acquaint your
Honors that there will be several Bills of Exchange drawn upon


you for satisfaction of the Public debts to the value of two
thousand eight hundred ninety five pounds, thirteen shillings
and ten pence. The persons to whom the money is due do im-
mediately require their bills and I suppose will send them for
England by the first ships. You will please to honoiir them
with acceptance and payment and according to the directions
of the Order of Assembly place the same to account.

What is in Col. Parks his hands according to his Letters and
accompt. to the Assembly will be drawn upon him; the rest
upon M' Secretary, for that Col. Morison hath informed, it
lyes in his hands.

I am most honored gentlemen
Your most humble servant
Robert Beverley, CI. Assemb.
Wm. Davis.

At a grand Assembly begim at Green Spring.

February 20th, 1677
That Major Robert Beverley, as clerk of the Assembly be,
and is hereby impowered, to draw Bills of Exchange upon M''
Secy Ludwell and Co'l Daniel Parke for such sums of money
as are ordered, to several persons by this Assembly. And that
all such Bills as he shall draw and subscribe, as Clerk aforesaid,
be punctually paid, according to the tenour of the same, by
M' Sec^ Ludwell or Co'l Daniel Parke out of the moneys in
their hands, belonging to the Country and they thereof dis-
charged accordingly. And that a copy of this Order, attested
by the Clerk of the Assembly and produced with the Bills
drawn, be sufficient advice of such bills and justification for
payment of the same.

Robert Beverley, CI. Assem.

W. Davis.
The Copy of what I have formerly sent for advice by Capt°
Morris and Capt° Ransom. R. B.

VIRGINIA IN 1676-1677. 243

At a Grand Assembly begun at Green Spring the 20th Feb-
ruary 1676, these following Sums of Money were ordered to be
paid out of the Public Moneys in England — viz*.

£ s. d.

To Capt° George Purvis 4

To the Right Hon'ble S"" W-". Berkleyl g2g g jq

for disbursements J

ToCol.Augustin Warner for disbursem*' 13 11 11

To Capt'n John Martin 28 11

To Capt'n Tho: Gardner for expence ofl 50

Provisions (

To Major John Page for account of Al- 1^ 88

derman Jefferys j

To Capt" John Conset 5 5

To Capt° Tho : Laremer 50

To Capf^ Tho: Gardner 50

To M' John Clough 10......

To Capt° Tho: Laremer for expence ofl 60

provisions j

To the R* Hon 'ble S^W"". Berkley Gov' 500

To Major William White 1 6 8

To Capt" Isaac Foxcroft. 28

To Col. Austin Warner..... 40

To Co'l Southy Littleton 61 9.- 3

To Mris Tabitha Brown 15 11 8

To M' John Page 40 17 6

To Co'l Geo. Jordan 36

To M' James Tubb 16

To Capt'' Daniel Juniper [Jenifer?] 24 2

To Major Isaac Alverton 28 16

To Major William Spencer 15 5

To Col. Southy Littleton for Hen: Wag-1 112

gaman j

To Rob* Beverley 100

To Major Gen'l John Custis 350 14

To Major William White 313 6

To Col' Tho: Ballard 14 11 7








. 13


.. 10


. 13

.. 10

To Co'l Augustin Warner ...
To Co'l John Washington
Errors excepted

Rob* Beverley CI. Assemb 2895

To M'' Sam Wiseman, since the above s"^

Tis possible, divers of those persons may assign their sums
due or part thereof, to others. Of which, shall give intimation
in the Bills of Exchange, when drawn. Please also to observe,
that by several Articles, there are several sums due, to the same
persons which may be included in one Bill of Exchange.

R. B. CI. Assem.

W. Davis.

Whereupon his Ma*^ was pleased to order as follows, viz*.

At the Court at Whitehall 11th July, 1677

The King's most Excellent Ma'ty in Council.

The R* Hon'ble The Lords of the Committee of this Board
for Trade, having this day reported, to his Ma}^ in Coimcil,
that they have received information from Virginia that a very
considerable sum of money raised there, in the years 1674 and
1675 and deposited in England, for a Public Stock to be made
use of for rewards and other Expences to such as were sent as
Agents, from the said Colony for procuring a Charter, from
His Ma*y and other public necessities hath been for the great-
est part thereof, by the late Assembly (called while the Country
was yet remaining under great distractions and uncapable of
making their Elections after the usual manner) distributed and
disposed of, by bills of Exchange, to uses, which may prove

VIRGINIA IN 1676-1677. 245

less agreeable to the Intentions of the New assembly, called
by the present Governor; It was upon consideration thereof,
and in regard the present condition of the said Colony, is so
miserable and necessitous that the misapplication of so con-
siderable a sum of money woiild be of very evil consequence,
to his Ma"^^ affairs and resetlement of the Country, Ordered
by his Ma*y in Council, that Tho. Ludwell Esq' and Col
Daniel Parke Treasurers for Virginia be, and they are hereby
required to attend the Board concerning the matter on Friday
next the 13th instant at ten of the clock in the Morning. And
that in the mean time the Treasurer and all other persons who
have in their hands any public Moneys of the said Colony,
do forbear to dispose thereof, notwithstanding any directions,
they have received from the Assembly of Virginia for that pur-

A true Copy


W. Davis.

At the Court at Whitehall 13th July, 1677
The Kings most Excellent Ma"^ in Council.

Whereas, it hath been represented to his Ma*^ in Council,
that a very considerable Stun of Money raised in Virginia in
the years 1674 and 1675 and deposited in England for a Public
Stock to be made use of for the Service of the said Colony hath
been for the greatest part thereof, by the late Assembly (called
while the Country was yet remaining under great distractions
and uncapable of making their elections after the usual manner)
distributed and disposed of by Bills of Exchange to uses which
may prove less agreable to the Interests of the New Assembly,
called by the present Governor. His Ma*^ taking the same
into consideration and designing that the Moneys so collected
and remaining in the Treasurer's hands shall not be employed
to any other ends, than such as shall most conduce to the ad-
vantage and settlement of that Plantation did order that Thos.
Ludwell Esq. & Co'l Daniel Parke Treasurers for Virginia be,
and they are hereby required to forbear to issue out or dispose


of, the said Public Moneys to any Person or Persons whatsoever
without receiving His Ma'''^^ Order in Council for the same.

A true Copy

W. Davis.


March 6, 1676-7
Petition of John Dean of James City County, Planter, to the
Commis'^ for Virginia. Confessing & repenting of his having
taken Bacon's Oath & that he has laid hold of his Maj. pardon
and praying remedy against Hartwell for seizing his whole crop
of tobacco. — With deposition on oath annexed.
(Colonial Papers. 2. pp.)

Gov. Berkeley to the Commiss'rs for Virginia.

May 7, 1676-7
Has received their letter with some wonder for they tell him
no man's estate is to be seized for treason without conviction
which he knows is contrary to all the practise of all Christen-
dom — For this he appeals to the King & his Council & his learned
Judges of the Law — Besides this be was by when the King
seized the Estates of many that were in rebellion against him
without conviction. — Desires them to take a List of what he
has seized — The case of Alex. Walker different, he voluntarily
offered it — Has seized nothing since the King's Commiss"
came in and what is seized amounts not to the thirtieth part of
his lost estate — Shall give the King & his Council all their ad-
monitory letters to him.
(Col. Entry Book No. 81. pp. 123-4.)


March 10, 1676-7

Petition of John Page in behalf of John Jeffreys to his

Maj. Commissioners for grievances — For payment of twenty

pipes of wine ordered by Sir W. Berkeley for his Maj. service at

the rate of £8 per pipe — with Order of Assembly thereon —

VIRGINIA IN 1676-1677. 247

and Opinion of said Commissioners referring same to his Maj.

consideration & justice.

(Colonial Papers. 3 pp.)

Copies of the above are entered in Col. Entry Book No. 80.

pp. 202-5.)

Memorandum in Regard to Petition of Wm. Claiborne.

March 13, 1676-7
Mem. [by the King's Commiss" for Virginia] that the Pe-
tition of William Claiborne, senior, being presented to them
for a Grievance to be laid before his Maj . royal consideration ; —
they have given in the same separately as an affair which con-
cerns a whole peculiar Province and which has heretofore been
before his Maj. Royal Father and Privy Council, without any
decision being made therein — It is now again humbly tendered
to his Majesty to determine, and to remain under consideration
till such time as the persons concerned or some sent over by the
Pet" shall arrive to negotiate the same in England "which we
are not empowered or concerned to do."
(Colonial Papers.)


March 13, 1676-7
Representation of the Colony and Assembly of Vir-
ginia — signed by W. Claiborne — to his Maj. Commiss" for
the settlement of Virginia in these troublesome times of Re-
bellion and General disturbances. In all time, since the dis-
solution of the Virginia Patent, they have received assurances
under the broad seal of England and many Declarations from
the then King that their estates should be consented and in no
sort prejudiced — During which time the petif Col. Claiborne
hath been resident in Virginia and enjoyed as a Councillor and
Secretary of State there, the benefits thereof. And by virtue of
Commissions under his Maj. Government & seal of Virginia
and by express directions from the Commissions under the
broad seal of England did discover and plant the isle of Kent —
From this time it continued under the government of Virginia


and men arrested at the isle of Kent for felonies &c. were re-
tiimed to appear at James City — but Lord Baltemore's officers
came & expelled us by force of arms several times and hanged
oiir men without trial or just cause given; they also took away
our goods, servants and cattle and displanted us at Palmer's
Island, out of their limits in Susquehanah river — All this they
did in spite of his Maj. commands to the contrary not to molest
(Colonial Papers.)

(To be Continued)



Communicated by Mr. Lothrop Withington, 30 Little Russell
Street, W. C. London, (including "Gleanings" by Mr. H. F.
Waters, not before printed.).

George Martin of Dublin Esquire, Doctor of Physicke.

Will 29 July 1746 ; proved 3 February 1755. To my sister Mrs.

Letitia Campbell £100 for herself and children. To John son

of my nephew John Gait deceased and 3 daughters of deceased

£200. To Mrs. Ann Tombe widow £5 and £1. Is. Od. each

Christmas for life and to her sister Mrs. Sarah Tombe £5. To

poor of Caple Street Meeting £5. To my relation and servant

Alexander Stewart of Woodtowne county Meath my interest

in lands of KUcoskin and £40 to stock the same. To Andrew

Stewart of Milltown £5. To neice Agnes Cunningham widow,

household goods in house she holds from me in Mary Lane

Dublin which I distrained for aiTears of rent and all rent she

owes me. To cousin Samuel Martin of London Esq and nephew

Samuel Campbell Esq £10 each. Lands in Milltown county

Meath, charged with £400 for children of my Brother James

Martin as follows, nephew John Martin £100, neice Agnes

Cimningham £200, niece Letitia Thomas £100, to be held in

trust by Samuel Martin and Samuel Campbell for my Brother

Colonel John Martin and his heirs. Executor: Brother John

Martin. Witnesses: Tho: Pageitt, Richd Thwaites, Ben:

Johnston, N. P.

Prerogative Court of Ireland

will book 1754-5 fo.

[Col. William Byrd describing his return from his "Progress to the
Mines" (Governor Spotswood's iron-works at Germanna) tells of a
night spent at the home of Col. John Martin, in Caroline County about
eight miles from Caroline C. H. and four miles from the Mattapony
River at Norman's Ford. During a long talk at night, says Byrd, "We
were forced to go as far as the Kingdom of Ireland, to help out our con-
versation. There, it seems, the Colonel had an elder brother, a physi-
cian, who threatens him with an estate sometime or other." That the
doctor kept his promise is shown by the will printed above. For a note
on Col. John Martin, see this Magazine XIII, 197-199.)


Richard Chichester [late of Virginia beyond seas, deceased —
Probate Act]. Will 16 May, 1743; proved 15 March, 1745-6.
To Wife Ellen Chichester my Negro Wench, Barbara and Mo-
latto Girl Hannah, with their Increase, and my Negro Boy
Prince, likewise my Chair and Sorrel Horses belonging to it,
and my Horse Rover, and her Saddle and Furniture. Also to
my wife £500 Sterling out of Estate in England, also use of
Plantations where I live known by name of " Fairweathers"
with Stocks, use of eight working Negroes during widowhood,
and after her marriage or death, said Plantations, &c., to Son
Richard Chichester. To Son John Chichester my Plantation in
Lancaster County, known by the Name of "Newsoms" and
six good Negroes, Stock, &c. To my four Daughters, Elizabeth,
Ellen, Mary, and Hannah, each £500 sterHng at marriage or
age of 21, &c., also to each a Negroe to wait on them. To Son
John Chichester Black Stone Horse called "Potomack" and
my big Grey Colt "Jugler" (or Ingler), Household goods in
England to Sons John and Richard. All Plate, Rings, Clocks,
Jewells, &c. in England or Virginia to wife and children. If
wife with child, and a son to him at 21 £1,000, and if a daughter
£500, &c. To son Richard Chichester £500 sterling out of
Estate in England, to Son John Chichester, all Estate, real and
personal, in England. To Son Richard Chichester all Land,
Negroes, &c. in Virginia not disposed of, &c. To son John
Chichester his Estate at 21 . Executtrix : Wife Ellen Chichester.
Executor: Son John Chichester. Trustees: Joseph Carter,
Robert Mitchell, and Joss. Ball, Gentlemen, to manage for sons
John and Richard Chichester. Witnesses : Joseph Carter, Ann
Carter, Gawen Lawry, Michael Dillon. Proved in Prerogative
Court of Canterbury by John Tucker and Richard Tucker,
Esqrs., Attorneys for Ellen Chichester, widow, mother of
John Chichester, a minor, till of age. Administration 28
May 1763 to Richard Chichester brother and one of the
executors of John Chichester, deceased, the son and executor
of said Richard Chichester late of Virginia deceased, the
wife Ellen Chichester having formerly renounced and said
John surviving the testator but himself dying before taken
as executor and the grant to Richard Tucker and John Tucker


expiring by reason of John attaining 17 years. Administration 9
June, 1803 of Richard Chichester of Virginia, deceased,
to WilHam Murdock, as to administration (with will annexed)
of the son John Chichester, deceased, as to goods left unadmin-
istered by his brother Richard Chichester, also deceased,
for use of Sarah Chichester, Widow, relict and executrix of
will of said Richard Chichester, now residing in the County
of Fairfax in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United
States of America, Ellen Chichester, widow, having formerly
deceased, and administration to Richard Tucker and John
Tucker, Esqrs. having ceased by John Chichester having at-
tained seventeen years, &c.

Edmunds, 79.

[The Virginia branch of the ancient and wide-spread English family of
Chichester has been recently authoritatively traced to its English source.
At Raleigh, Arlington, Hall and elsewhere in Devon, and in Ireland, the
family was of note. A "History of the Chichester Family" by Sir A. P.
B. Chichester, Bart. (London, 1871) is in the library of this Society,
presented by Captain Arthur Mason Chichester of Leesburg, Va. An
account of the Virginia Chichesters may be found in Hayden's "Vir-
ginia Genealogies," pp. 91-95, 106-109. An abstract of the will of
Richard Chichester, the emigrant, (proved June 12, 1734, in Lancaster
County, Va.) is given on page 93.

Following is an account of the Widworthy branch of the family from
which the Virginia line came. It began with John Chichester, third
son of John Chichester, of Raleigh.

John Chichester, son of John Chichester of Raleigh and Johanna
Brett, inherited from his father the Manor of Widworthy. He married
November 6, 1538, Katherine, daughter of Thomas Piard of Taustock,

John Chichester of Widworthy, eldest son of John Chichester and Kath-
erine Piard, buried at Widworthy, February 19, 1609. Will proved
Archdeacon's Court, 1609; married Doroth}^ daughter of Hugh Dau-
beney of Waxford, Somerset. Buried at Widworthy the 18th of Octo-
ber, 1598.

Hugh Chichester of Widworthy, eldest son of John Chichester and
Dorothy Daubeney, baptized at Widworthy June 7, 1573; buried Feb-
ruary 22, 1641 at Widworthy; married Martha, daughter of Richard
Duke, of Otterton, County Devon.

Richard Chichester, oldest son and heir of Hugh Chichester and
Martha Duke, baptized at Widworthy, June 13, 1600, died in his father's
life time, buried at Widworthy 17th of March, 1G3S; married Joan,
daughter of John Smithes of Kington, County Somerset; married at
Kington 22nd of May, 1625; buried at Widworthy 5th of August, 1643.

John Chichester of Widworthy, heir to his grand-father, Hugh, bap-
tized at Widworthy 11th of October, 1626, buried June 11, 1061; will
dated June 3, 1661; married Margaret, daughter of John Ware of Haller-
ton and Silverton, County Devon, and his wife Margaret, daughter of
Thomas Dart of Silverton.


John Chichester of Widworthy, eldest son of John Chichester and
Margaret Ware, born 1649, buried at Widworthy 25th of October, 1702.

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