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Names, Quallities, Companyes
William Amey2 Souldr to Capt Davice.
Thomas Archbould Lt to Capt Davice
Thomas Archer Souldr to Capt Handcock
John Barrell Lt to Capt Handcock
Marke Browne Souldr to Capt Handcock
Thomas Breres Ensigne to Capt Cooke
Randall Birkenhead Sergt to Capt Persons.
John Booker Drummer to Capt Handcock
William Blake Souldr to Capt Carey
Rodolph Byland Souldr to Capt Carey
Georrge Butler3 Captaine
James Burey4 Ensigne to Lt Collo Doylie
John Cooke Captaine
John Church Souldr to Capt Handcock
Johnathan Crossley Souldr to Capt Butler
Henry Davice5 Captaine
Robert Donn Ensigne Capt Handcock.
Edward Doylie6 Lt Collo Venables
Patrick Devon Souldr to Venables
Humphrv Duglas Souldr to Genl Venables
Henry Disney7 Captaine
James Debora8 Souldr to Capt Handcock
Henry Ferriboscoe9 '3 Ensigne to Capt Disney
Edward Freeman Sergant Capt Handcock
Samuell Fierbrace Corporall Capt Davice
Nathanill Flick provost Marshall.
Robert Fellowes Souldr to Capt Butler
John Godwell Corpoll to Capt Handcock
1 Copied from the original in the P.R.O., Col. Papers, Vol. 32, No. 16, by Miss Mabel Nembhard, with notes added by her. See also the W.I. Cal. for 1675-6, Addenda, p. 90. where only the officers' names are given. A later list of 21 March 1654-5 from the Portland MSS. is given in the "Narrative of Venables" (Firth, 116).
The information in the following notes is chiefly derived from "The Narrative of General Venables," edited by C. H. Firth, 1900, and the lists of persons who applied for arrears of pay given in the Calendar of State Papers, Colonial, 1574-1660 (Interregnum, Entry Book, vol. cv., pp. 454-5, 462, and 472).
2 Elizabeth, widow of William Amy, applied for arrears of pay 25 Dec. 1656.
3 Capt. George Butler, killed 26 April 1655 (Venables). Will proved in 1665 (382, Aylett). The arrears of pay due to him were applied for 25 Dec. 1656.
4 Arrears due to James Berry, deceased, were applied for 24 July 1656.
5 Widow of Capt. Henry Davis applied for arrears 15 Sept. 1656.
6 He subsequently became Colonel of the regiment raised in Barbados. In a letter of 12 Sept. 1657, when Commander-in-Chief, he stated he was in his fortieth year (Thurloe, vi., 512). He retired to England in 1662.
7 Capt. Henry Disney died 3 April 1656. Thurloe, iii., 505 (Firth)
8 Joane, widow of James Debora, soldier, applied for arrears 25 Dec. 1656.
9 Capt. Henry Ferribosco's children applied for arrears 10 June 1658.
Names, Quallities, Companyes
John Gingerl Sergant Majr Mercer
Joseph Hamound Sergant Capt Handcock
Richard Finchley Souldr to Capt Butler
William Hurlstone2 Souldr to Majr Mercer
Thomas Huddlelstone3 Sergant Majr Mercer
Thomas Handcock4 Capt
Henry Howell Souldr to Majr Mercer
Thomas Hutchings Souldr to Majr Mercer
Tate Howell Lt to Capt Cooke
John Jones Souldr to Capt Handcock
John James5 Souldr to Capt Handcock
John Lloyd Lt to Lt Collo Doylie.
William Lott Souldr to Majr Mercer
John Lee Corporall to Capt Handcock
Robert Legard Souldr to Capt Disney
George Moore Drumr to Capt Butler
Francis Mercer6 Major
Chad Mattersey Lt to Genl Venables
John Osborne7 Souldr to Capt Persons
George Persons Capt
John Page Souldr to Lt Collo Doylie
Henry Persons Lt to Capt Persons
Hugh Pearce8 Corporall to Genl Venables
Andrew Peter Lt to Capt Hinde
Richard Paver Souldr to Capt Butler
Henry Persons Souldr to Capt Disney
John Ratliffe Sergant to Lt Collo Doylie
Luke Ramsden Sergant to Capt Davice.
William Simons Ensigne Capt Butler
Augustus Cezar Sinckler Souldr to Lt Collo Doylie
George Taylor Drumr to Capt Handcock
Gabrill Throckmorton Souldr to Capt Persons.
William Wimbal9 Lt to Majr Mercer
William Willoughby Lt to Capt Butler
William White10 Gent at Armes, Cooke.
William Webb11 Souldr to Majr Mercer
William Wright12 Souldr to Majr Mercer
Benjamine Welcocks Souldr to Majr Mercer
Daniel Walker Souldr to Capt Cooke
Robert Woodward Souldr to Majr Mercer
Thomas Whittaker Souldr to Genl Venables
Lawrance Mullions Souldr to Capt Disney
1 John Ginger's arrears applied for 15 Sept. 1656.
2 Anne, widow of William Hulston, applied for arrears 21 Oct. 1636.
3 Arrears due to Lieut. Thos. Huddlestone applied for 12 Feb. 1657.
4 Capt. Thomas Hancock killed 26 April 1655. Thurloe, iii., 506 (Firth). His children applied for arrears 18 April 1656.
5 Widow of Jos. (John ?) James applied for arrears 15 Sept. 1656.
6 Arrears due to Lieut.-Col. Francis Mercer applied for 12 Feb. 1657.
7 Mary, widow of John Osburne, applied for arrears 25 Dec. 1656.
8 Arrears due to Hugh Peirce, serjeant, applied for 25 Dec. 1656.
9 Elizabeth, widow of Capt. William Wimball, applied for arrears 15 Sept, 1656. He was commissioned as "Wingbell" in the W.I. 25 April 1655 (Firth, 125).
10 Anne, widow of William White, applied for arrears 15 Sept. 1656.
11 Arrears due to William Webb, soldier, deceased, applied for 25 Dec. 1656. Will P.C.C. 1656 (427, Berkley).
12 Arrears due to William Wright, serjeant, applied for 25 Dec. 1656.
Names, Quallities, Companyes
Obidiah Hinde1 Capt
Edward Stenton Drumr to Mercer
William Willson Souldr to Genl Venables
Will. Armstrong Chirurgeon mate
Rich: Dukenfeild Chirurgeon
Will. Drew Apothecary
John Frampton quarter mr
Will. Fisher Chirurgeon mate
Thomas Gage2 Chapling
Edward Sackfeild3 Lt to Capt Persons
William Harlstone Souldr to Mercer.
Isack Recroft4 Souldr to Carrey.
Phillip Starkey Sergt to Cooke.
___ Farres Ensigne to Haines.
Henry Archbould Capt
Richard Bamfordd Capt
John Pollord7 Ensigne Capt Bamford
William Burt Drumer to Haines.
Robert Baldwin Souldr to Capt Smith.
John Clarke8 Lt Collo to Haines
John Clarke Ensigne Lt Collo Clarke.
George Dawkins Souldr to Capt Younge
John Everad Corporall to Capt Younge
Richard Gee Souldr to Capt Walters
Sampson George Sergant to Capt Bamford
Andrew Houncell Lt to Haines.
Richard Handcock Sergant to Capt Archbould
William Huntley Lt to Capt Younge
James Haines Major and Genell
William Kinge Lt to Majr Genl Haines
Vallantine Levritt Sergt to Capt Archbould
Marshall Lt to Majr Genl Haines
Thomas Norcott Souldr to Capt Archbould
James Newton Souldr to Walter
William Ord Souldr to Capt Archbould
Mathias Pippiat Souldr to Barry
1 Capt Obadiah Hinde was killed 26 April 1655 (Firth).
2 Mary, widow of Thomas Gage, chaplain, applied for arrears 18 July 1656.
3 Ed. Sackwell was commissioned a captain in the General's Regiment 25 April 1655 (Firth, 125).
4 William, father of Isaac Ricroft, applied for arrears 10 June 1658.
5 Henry Archbold became Lieut.-Col. of Col. Carter's Regiment, and was a Member of the Council of Jamaica after the Restoration (Firth). See also Thurloe, v., 102, 128, 139; vi., 235. He settled in Liguanea, (Bridges, i., 220). On 8 April 1658 £20 was paid to Elizabeth his wife for transport of herself and family to her husband in Jamaica (W.I. Cal., 465).
6 Anne, widow of Capt. Rich. Bamford, applied for arrears 15 Sept. 1656, and again on 12 Feb. 1667. In the latter petition he is described as "Major." His commission as Major.
7 Arrears due to Ensign John Pollard applied for 25 Dec. 1656.
8 Lieut.-Col. John Clarke died at sea on 9 May 1655, of wounds received on 26 April. Memorials of Sir William Penn, ii., 99, 100 (Firth). There is a petition from his widow Mary in Colonial State Papers (Domestic), 1655, p. 306. She also applied for arrears 13 May 1656.
9 Venables wrote: "Major General Haynes & all our best officers fell in the first action," i.e., on 25 April, at Hispaniola. A pension of £150 was awarded his widow Elizabeth on 3 Oct. 1655, he having been slain (W.I. Cal, 431).
Names, Quallities, Companyes
William Pittifor Souldr to Capt Younge
Randall Pullford Souldr to Capt Smith
George Rivers Ensigne Capt Walters
William Rivers Lt to Capt Archbuld.
William Simons Drumr to Majr Barry
Thomas Martin Corpll to Capt Walter
Danill Smith Capt to Haines
Robert Taylor Capt to Archbould
George Toms1 Capt to Haines
Edward Willitt Capt to Haines
Thomaa Walter2 Capt to Haines
Edmond Willett Corpll to Haines
William Wandall Lt to Haines
Richard Younge3 Capt to Haines
George Faulkner4 Lt to Capt Willitt
William Reves Souldr to Capt Willitt
William Baily Souldr to Capt Willitt
Jackson. . . . intant Genll
Samuell Barrey5 Major to Haines
William Kinge Lt to Barrey
William Hopkins Ensigne
Moko Mordo Sergt
Phillip Feard Sergt
John Southead Corporall
John Brind Corporall
George Turner Corporall
Rich. Clearke Gent at Armes
William Burt Drumr
Robert Creade Souldr
John Newbery Souldr
Will. Puckett Souldr
Rich. Webber Souldr
Theophilus Kinge Souldr
Henry Gale Souldr
John Delley. Souldr
Richard Salway Souldr
John Hodgson Ditto
Rignall Knight Ditto
Martin Leakey Ditto
John Feacey Ditto
John Gume6 Ditto
Nichollas Vellies Ditto
John Wilkes Ditto
Danill Clarke Ditto
Jo: Hare Ditto
1 Gregory Tom was Member of Assembly for Northside in 1664 (Feurtado). He arrived in 1663 with his wife Amy, and died in 1665.
2 Capt. Thomas Walter. Possibly this was Adjutant-General Walters, killed on 18 April. See Thurloe, iii., 506 (Firth)
3 Widow of Capt. Rich. Young, Adjutant-General, applied for arrears 21 Oct. 1656.
4 Elizabeth, widow of Major Geo. Faulkner, applied for arrears 5 Feb. 1657.
5 Samuel Barry, subsequently Colonel of Heane's Regiment, survived all the hardships of the first colonists, and became, after the Restoration, a Member of the Council of Jamaica and Governor of Surinam (Firth). He settled in Liguanea (Bridges). In 1683 Col. Sam. Barry, ":son of Col. Barry of the old army," was made a Member of the Council. He had £2000 a year in Jamaica and £200 or £300 a year in Kent (W.I. Cal., 491).
6 Perhaps Gunne.
Names, Quallities, Companyes
Clemant Welch Souldr
Allex. Buttrill Ditto
Will: Sherick Ditto
Edward Barley Ditto
Thomas Browne Ditto
Thomas Morgan Ditto
Rich. Edwards Ditto
Edward Sollis Ditto
George Hood Ditto
Robert Herman Ditto
John Clentch Ditto
John Leach Ditto
David Minor Ditto
Nicholas Grace Ditto
John Gater Ditto
Rich. Chapman Ditto
Rich. Thompson Ditto
William Fudge1 Gunn Smith
John Frankling Chirurgeon mate
Bartho. Jackson quarter master
Roger Manners Chapling
Jesse Wharton Chirurgeon mate
Thomas Hodgelkins Sergt to Capt Younge
Roger Manners Chapling to Haines
George Simpson Ensigne to Capt Younge.
Thomas Alcock Souldr to Capt Wells
Robert Allin Souldr to Capt White
Stephen Arrow Smith Souldr to Capt Keene
Christopher Barron Souldr to Capt White
Edward Bradshaw Souldr to Capt White
George Bailie Sergt to Majr Hill.
Robert Bauman Souldr to Capt Davies
Henry Bartlitt2 Captaine
James Bates Ensigne Capt Edwards
John Bradshaw Souldr to Major Hill
George Blake Souldr to Capt Leverington
Will. Clea Sergt to Capt Weles
Will. Carman Ensigne Capt White
William Collings Souldr to Collo Fortescue
John Clinch Souldr to Capt Edwards
William Cooke Souldr to Capt White
John Bray Lt to Capt Levering
Thomas Dowing3 Ensigne Capt Keene
William Denis Ensigne Capt Bartlitt
Bartho. Davies4 Captaine
1 Rebecca, widow of William Fudge, gunsmith, applied for arrears 25 Dee. 1656
2 Joane, widow of Lieut.-Col. Henry Bartlett, applied for arrears 25 Dec. 1656. He signed the Minutes of a Council of War 7 June 1655, and had been commissioned in the W.I. 15 May 1655.
3 Arrears due to Lieut. Thomas Downing applied for 8 June 1658. Will P.C.C. 1658
4 Arrears due to Capt. Bartholomew Davis, deceased, applied for 5 Sept. 1656.
Names, Quallities, Companyes
Peter Dunbar Souldr to Capt White
John Egarl Souldyer to Capt Keene
Obidiah Edwards Captaine to Collo Fortescue
John Ellis Souldyer to Capt Davies
Nathanill Fletcher Souldyer to Capt Keene
Will. Ferris2 Souldyer to Capt Davies
Thomas Freeman Sergant to Collo Fortescue
Thomas French Lt to Captaine Wells
Richard Fortescue3 Collo
Thomas Fuller4 Sergant to Lt Collo Holdyck.
William Fletewood Souldyer to Capt White
Elias Gingon Souldyer
William Hambleyn Capt Lt to Collo Fortescue
Thomas Hill Lt to Major Hill
William Hill5 Major to Collo Fortescue
John Honey Souldyer to Captaine Edwards
Thomas Howell Ensigne to Captaine Davice
Ralph Hardwick6 quarter mr to Collo Fortescue
Henry Hurst Lt to Captaine Edwards
David Houston Sergant to Fortescue
Richard Holdick7 Lt Collo to Collo Fortescue
Renolds Hayward Souldyer to Captaine Bartlitt
James Inskyck8 Souldyer to Major Hill
Johna. Judkins9 Souldyer to Capt Bartlitt
John Keene Captaine to Collo Fortescue
Thomas Kent Sould to Capt Leverington
John Lushe Souldyer to Capt Bartlitt.
Samuell Leverington10 Capt to Collo Fortescue
Rich. Lawrance Ensigne to Capt Wells.
John Marshall11 Souldyer to Capt Keene
Will. Moore Souldyer to Capt Keene
Edmond Lt to Mallinson Lt to Capt White
Tho. May Gent. at armes
Augustin May Souldyer to Capt White
1 Ellen, widow of John Agar alias Eager, soldier, applied for arrears 25 Dec. 1656.
2 Anne, widow of Wm. Feris, applied for arrears 15 Sept. 1656.
3 Mary, widow of Major-Gen. Rich. Fortescue, applied for arrears 21 Oct. 1656. Will of Col. Rich. Fortescue, P.C.C., 1657 (276, Ruthen). Arrears due to Major (Major-General?) Fortescue applied for 3 Dec. 1656. He died about 1 Nov. 1655, being then Commander-in-Chief and Governor.
[Editorial Note from Additions and Corrections: Mr. F. Cundall points out that Fortescue was not strictly speaking Governor].
4 M.I. at St. Dorothy's to Col. Thomas Fuller, "one or the first takers of this Island," who died 6 June 1690 (Archer, 307).
5 Major William Hill's daughter applied for arrears 15 Sept. 1656. William Hill apparently succeeded Holdip as Lieut.-Col. See Clarke Papers, iii., 56. Hill died, seemingly, before arriving at Jamaica. Cal. State Papers, Col., 1574-1660, 454 (Firth).
6 Arrears due to Lieut. Ralph Hardwick applied for on 2 April, and again on 15 May 1656. He was promoted in the W.I. from Lieut. to Capt. 10. May 1655.
7 Arrears due to Col. Richard Holdip applied for 20 April 1658. At the end of March 1654 he became Colonel of the regiment raised at the Leeward Islands (Firth). He became an active planter (Bridges, i., 220). 1652, July 14, Draft of a commission to him for government of a plantation between the Amazon and Orinoco, but revoked on 22 Nov. and notice sent to him at Barbados (W.I. Cal., 379, 386, and 472).
8 Abigail, widow of James Inskip, applied for arrears 15 Sept. 1656.
9 Abigail, widow of Jonat. Judkin, soldier, applied for arrears 25 Dec. 1656.
10 Samuel Leverington, "A gallant man, wounded on 17 April 1655, was taken back to a ship, and, being left on deck without food or water, or having his wounds dressed, he succombed." (Narrative by Venables, quoted by Mrs. Leopold Scarlett.)
11 Eliza, widow of John Marshall, soldier, applied for arrears 26 Dec. 1656.
Names, Quallities, Companyes
Richard Nicholson Sergant to Capt White
John Poulton Gent. at armes Capt Davice
Thomas Padsell1 Souldyer to Collo Fortescue
James Peake2 Ensigne to Lt Collo Holdyck
Thomas Rowland Souldyer to Collo Fortescue
Rich. Rippon Souldyer to Capt Wells.
Steph. Rose3 Lt to Collo Holdyck.
James Spinkernild4 Corpoll to Capt Davies
Edmond Sickes Sergant to Capt Leverington
John Skillin Sergant to Capt Bartlitt.
Nicholas Smithsend Souldyer to Collo Fortescue
Roger Shipherd Sergant to Capt Leverington.
Johnathan Starr Souldyer to Capt White
Thomas Smale Souldyer to Capt White
Thomas Stranyhon Souldyer to Capt White
Danill Thrift Drumer Capt White
David Williams Souldyer
Henry White Souldyer to Capt White
Richard Weles5 Captaine to Collo Fortescue
Rich. Welleford Souldyer to Capt Weles.
Will. Wheeler Sergant to Lt Collo Holdyck
John Yorke Corpoll to Capt White
Thomas Pethon Lt to Capt Davies
Peter Quanby Sergant to Capt Davies
John Durant6 Souldyer to Capt Keene.
Will. Hill Souldyer
Thomas Escott Souldyer
John Layhorne Souldyer
Edward Ellis Souldyer
Thomas Dobson Souldyer
Robert Emense Sergant to Capt White
Thomas Christopher Corpoll to Capt White
Whigift Allimore Souldyer to Capt White
Thomas Bullingham Souldyer to Capt White
Rich. Crawley Souldyer to Capt Edwards
Rich. Bossick7 Drumer to Capt Davies
John Mason Sergant to Capt Bartlitt
Edward Cleave8 Souldyer to Capt Bartlitt
Francis Bellimy9 Souldyer to Capt Bartlitt
Edward Stapelton Chirurgeon mate
Nathanill Lane Chapling
Roger Gates Gunn Smith
John Henry Hillsman Chirurgeon
Thomas Edwards10 Gent. at Armes
Bernard Hicks Souldyer to Capt Bartlitt
John Griffon Drumer to Fortescue
John Gettings sould. to Leverington
Henry Kent Ensigne to Leverington
Jo. Moorehead Souldyer to Capt White
Edward Pinder Souldyer to Capt White
Peter Quanby Sergant to Capt Davies
1 Arrears due to Thomas Patsill, corporal, applied for 25 Dec. 1656.
2 The three families of Peake, Fuller, and Byndlosse all came from Lewes in Sussex.
3 Stephen Rosse was commissioned Capt. in the W.I. on 14 April 1655.
4 Arrears due to Serj. Jas. Pinkernell applied for 15 Sept. 1656.
5 Arrears due to Richard Wells applied for 15 Sept. 1656. At the same date he became Major and commanded Fortescue's regiment. He died about Jan. 1657 (Firth).
6 Jane, widow of John Durant, applied for arrears 25 Dec. 1656.
7 Arrears due to Edward Beswich, drummer (Rich. Bossick ?), applied for 18 July 1656.
8 Phoebe, widow of Edw. Cleave, applied for arrears 25 Dec. 1656.
9 Martha, widow of Fran. Bellamy, applied for arrears 25 Dec. 1656.
10 Mary, mother of Thos. Edwards, applied for arrears 25 Dec. 1656.
Names, Quallities, Companyes
Anthony Buller2 Collo
Thomas Allin Lt to Collo Buller
Francis Barrington3 Lt Collo
Joseph Broome Sergt to Collo Buller
Michell Bland4 Major to Collo Buller
William Buck Souldyer to Collo Buller
James Bland5 Gent. at Armes
John, Broome6 Souldyer to Collo Buller
Adam Baynard7 Capt to Buller
Stroud Bingham8 Capt
Robert Baynard Souldyer to Capt Baynard
Isack Birkenhead9 quarter mr
George Brian Souldyer to Capt Bingham
Johnathan Bowell10 Drumr to Buller
William Bentley Sergt to Capt Minn
Rich. Bennett Drumr to Capt Minn
John Chadwald Souldyer to Buller
2 He returned to England with Venables. Arrears due to Col. Anthony Buller applied for 12 Feb. 1657.
3 Francis Barrington, once of Henry Cromwell's regiment of horse in the Irish Army, author of an excellent account of the Jamaica expedition printed in 7th Report Hist. MSS. Comm., pp. 571-5. Letters of his are also printed in the Thurloe State Papers, iii., 646, vi., 376, 390, 512. He was accidentally shot about January 1660. Cal. State Papers, Col., Addenda, 1574-1674, p. 132 (Firth). His brother John was one of the lords of the bedchamber to Cromwell (Thurlow, vi., 390).
4 Michael Bland, captain in Col. Phayre's regiment in Ireland in 1649, became Lieut.-Col. of Col. Holdip's regiment, and seems to have died in Jamaica (Firth). 1655, Aug. 9. Petition of Mariana Bland, wife of Lt.-Col B., employed in the W.I. Expedition, to the Lord Protector, asking for the admission of two vessels of sugar sent to her from Barbados by her husband, free of customs and excise, being straightened for means and having five small children to support (W.I. Cal. for 1685-8, p. 629). Granted (Ib. for 1655, p. 427, Editor). Arrears due to Lieut.-Col. Bland were applied for 9 Oct. 1657.
5 James Bland, son of the above, was ensign to his father. See Commissions delivered at Hispaniola and Jamaica (Firth).
6 Mary, widow of John Broome, applied for arrears 18 April 1656.
7 Katherine, widow of Capt. Edw. (Adam ?) Baynard, applied for arrears 5 Sept. 1656.
8 Strode Bingham, 7th son of Richard Bingham of Bingham's Melcombe, co. Dorset, and brother of Col. John Bingham, M.P. He was baptized 24 Feb. 1621, and his commission as Captain of Foot was signed on 20 Nov. 1654 by Oliver Cromwell (Hutchins, iv., 374). [EDITOR.]
9 He was commissioned in the W.I. as Scoutmaster-Gen. 16 April 1655. [EDITOR.]
10 Bridget, mother of Jonathan Bowell, applied for arrears 10 June 1658.
Names, Quallity, Company
John Chapman Drumr to Collo Buller
Christopher Cooper1 Capt
John Clunn2 Sergant to Capt Minn.
Vincett Corbitt3 Capt to Buller
John Collington Souldr to Buller
Anthony Clarke Souldr to Collo Buller
Robert Collier Souldyer to Capt Baynard.
Tobias Dedo Souldr to Collo Buller
John Eyton Ensigne Capt Minn.
Thomas Florey4 Souldr to Capt Cooper.
Robert Gurry Souldr to Capt Mynn.
Charles Glapthorne5 Lt to Capt Corbitt.
Theop. Gibson Souldr to Collo Buller
John Hooke6 Ensigne to Bland
Henry Hunt7 Sergt to Lt Collo Barington.
John Hobby Sergt to Capt Corbitt.
Thomas Knot8 Souldr to Capt Cooper.
Randall Kettell Lt to Capt Baynard.
Benjamine Larkin9 Lt to Capt Mynn.
John Mountage Souldr to Callo Barrington.
John Minn Capt to Collo Buller
John Merrick 10 Souldr to Capt Throckmorton."
Mathew Martin Corpoll to Capt Cooper.
Mathew Owin Corpoll to Arundall.
Joseph Ovie12 Souldr to Bland.
Robert Peppiat Corpoll to Capt Cooper.
Peter Parry Lt to Capt Cooper.
Abra. Pegg13 Lt to Capt Bingham.
Thomas Pakington Sergt to Capt Cooper
Johna: Penkevill Ensigne Arundall
John Pey14 Souldr to Capt Cooper.
John Rose Souldr to Capt Baynard.
James Staniford15 Souldr to Capt Cooper.
Tho. Sutton16 Sergt to Baynard
Edward Sprey17 Lt to Buller
Tho. Smith18 Souldr to Mercer
Rich. Welde Ensigne to Baynard
1 Capt. Christopher Cooper died in Jamaica. Cal. State Papers, Col., 1574-1660, p.436 (Firth).
2 Arrears due to John Chum, serjeant, applied for 18 April 1656.
3 He was commissioned in the W.I. as Major on 30 April 1655. Elizabeth his widow applied for arrears on 16 May and 18 July 1656, and 6 Feb. 1657.
4 Elizabeth, widow of Thomas Florey, applied for arrears 15 Sept. 1656.
5 Arrears due to Capt. Chas. Glapthorne applied for 18 July 1656.
6 Arrears due to John Hooke applied for 10 June 1658.
7 Arrears due to Edward (Henry ?) Hunt, serjeant, applied for 25 Dec. 1656.
8 Barbara, widow of Thomas Knott, applied for arrears 25 Dec. 1656.
9 Arrears due to Benjamin Larkin applied for 18 April 1656.
10 Eleanor, mother of John Merick, applied for arrears 10 June 1658.
11 Throgmorton, subsequently Major, executed for mutiny about 1656. See Thurloe, v., 152 ,
Cal. State papers, Col., Addenda, p. 124 (Firth).
12 Jane, widow of Jos. Ovey, applied for arrears 21 Oct. 1656.
13 As "Capt. Pegg" he was in the ship "Mathias" 8 June 1665. [EDITOR.]
14 Jane, widow of John Pye (Pey ?), applied for arrears 15 Sept. 1656.
15 Joane, widow of Jas. Stanniford, soldier, applied for arrears 25 Dec. 1656.
16 Amy, widow of Thos. Sutton, serjeant, applied for arrears 21 Oct. 1656.
17 Mary, widow of Capt. Edw. Spry, applied for arrears 18 April 1656.
18 Anne, widow of Thos. Smith, applied for arrears 15 Sept. 1656.
Names, Quallity, Company
Will. Wosley Gent. at armes
Robert Watts Souldyer to Buller
James Winter Chirurgeon to Buller
Elias Hickman Souldr to Capt Cooper.
Ralph Garth1 Lt to Capt Throckmorton.
George Varley Gunn Smith
John Watts Souldr to Buller.
James Welch Souldr to D Capt Minn
Rich. Warberton Souldr
William Webb Souldr to Buller.
Andrew Carter2 Collo
Henry Aldred Souldr to Carter.
William Blanch Ensigne to Halford.
Nathanill Bowers3 Captaine
Rich. Baker Lt to Capt Filkins
John Brucke4 Drumr to Bowers.
Winkfeild Blunt Capt
Thomas Bushell5 Lt Collo
Lancelott Cole Sergant to Fergeson.
Thomas Clayton Lt to Capt Bowers.
John Fergeson6 Major to Carter.
John Frith Corpoll to Bowers.
Abra. Fincher7 Capt
John Groome Souldr to Capt How8
Jame Herbert Ensigne to Filkins.
Will. Hastings Corpoll to Carter.
Nicholas Halford9 Captaine
Tho. Hutchingson Sergt to Fergeson.
Gabrill Huntley Ensigne to Bowers.
Robert Hanny10 Lt to Major Fergeson.
Francis How Souldr to Capt Hincker.
William Johnson Gentleman at armes
Mathew Jones Sergt to Collo Carter.
Thomas Knox Souldr to Fergeson.
Rich. Lloyd Sergt to Capt Blunt, B.S.
William Longeskirts Drumer to Collo Carter
John Marble Sergt to Collo Carter
George Markes Souldr to Fergeson
William Nicholason Corpoll to Fergeson
1 Mary, widow of Lieut. Ralph Garth who died in Jamaica, applied for arrears 18 April 1656.
2 Andrew Carter, Col. of the 5th Reg., had been Lt.-Col. of Lambert's Foot Reg. when Cromwell invaded Scotland, but left the army in disgrace about July 1651. He died about the same time as Fortescue (Firth, xxi.). [EDITOR.]
3 Arrears due to Capt. Nath. Bowers, deceased, applied for 24 Sept. 1657.
4 Anne, widow of John Brooke, drummer, applied for arrears 25 Dec. 1656.
5 Lieut.-Col. Thomas Bushell. In May and June 1655 was "sick in bed," and died soon after (Firth). On 15 Sept. 1656 the widow of Lieut. (Lieut.-Col. ?) Thos. Bushell applied for arrears.
6 Arrears due to Major Ferguson, deceased, were applied for 24 July 1656. He was killed 26 April 1655. Thurloe, iii., 506, 510 (Firth).
7 Capt. Abraham Fincher died in Jamaica about August 1656 (Firth).
8 Daniel How (ED.).
9 Capt. Nicholas Halford, one of the few officers who survived. Cal. State Papers, Col., 1661-8, p. 117 (Firth).
10 Capt. Robert Hannah. See ante, p. 54, for will of Chr. Carter, apothecary to the army, 13 Dec, 1656, naming him. [EDITOR.]
Names, Quallity. Company.
Francis Palmer Sergt to Halford.
Owin Powell Lt to Capt Halford.
John Perryman1 Souldr to Capt Bowers
Will. Rookes Souldr to Capt Fincber.
George Riland Sergant to Capt Blunt.
Thomas Salkeild2 Captaine
Robert Stannynot Souldr to Capt How
Thomas Totty3 Lt to Lt Collo Bushell.
Rich. Wilbraham Lt to Collo Carter.
Henry Walker Sergant to Bushell.
George White Lt under Collo Carter.
George Watts4 Ensigne to Capt Blunt.
Walter Barefoote Chirurgeon to Carter.
William Chidley Chapling to Carter.
Lasen Jenkins Gunsmith to Carter.
Will. Blewfeild quarter mr
Thomas Dale Souldr to Capt How
John Palmer5 Gunn Smith mate
Henry Potter Reformado
Peter Blenen Ditto
James Baker Ditto
John Dolaners Ditto
Thomas Fisher Ditto
Francis Farfax Ditto
Benja. Franci ... Ditto
John Hill Ditto
George Howard Ditto
George Herbert Ditto
Edward Hayd Ditto
William Kidwell Ditto
Peter Murford Ditto
William Owin Ditto
Edward Powell Ditto
Henry Rudyard6 Ditto
Stanley Stephenson Ditto
John Sharpe Ditto
Roger Sheere Ditto
Robert Terrill Ditto
Thomas Walded Ditto
Samuell Sutton Ditto
John Wilson7 Ditto
Robert Warde Ditto
Richard Cutts Ditto
William Mord ... nt Ditto
Rich. Blake Ditto
1 Widow of John Perryman applied for arrears 15 Sept. 1656.
2 Arrears due to Capt. Thos. Salkeild applied for 25 Dec. 1656.
3 Arrears due to Lieut. Thos. Totty applied for 25 Dec. 1656.
4 Arrears due to Ensign George Watts, deceased, applied for 25 Dec. 1656.
5 Dorothy, widow of John Palmer, applied for arrears 15 Sept. 1656.
6 1658 June 15 Pay ordered to the wife of Henry Rudyerd, "Capt. Lieut." (W.I. Cal., p. 468). [EDITOR.]
7 Sarah, widow of John Wilson, applied for arrears 15 Sept. 1656.
Names. Quallity. Company.
Henry Jones1 Captaine of Horse
Samuell Bedl.... Cornitt to Capt Jones
Thomas Blunter Trooper to Capt Jones
Christopher Bra...g (?) Trooper to Capt Jones
Francis Cobb Trooper to Capt Jones
Thomas Crop... r Trooper to Capt Jones
William Cor.... nan Trooper to Capt Jones
Thomas Pibes Trooper to Capt Jones
John Josse Lt to Capt Jones
Thomas Lugg Chirurgeon to Capt Jones
Francis Lon.... Trooper to Capt Jones
John Moore Trooper to Capt Jones
Robert Nels....2 Trooper to Capt Jones
John Otter Lt to Capt Jones
John Parr Trooper to Capt Jones
Thomas Pre.... Trooper to Capt Jones
Thomas Pagd.... Trooper to Capt Jones
Holland Sutton Corpoll to Capt Jones
John Shattoe Trooper to Capt Jones
Andrew Shelfor... Trooper to Capt Jones
William Thedford Trumpetr to Capt Jones
Martin Venn3 Olphim Trooper to Capt Jones
Sampson Jenkins Trooper to Capt Jones
William Brigham Clarke to ye Comissary.
John Cudworth4 Judge Advocate.
John Danill5 Sect. to ye Judge Advocate.
John Dean6 Marshall Generall.
Marke Fowler provost marshall.
Rich. Fletewood Comissary Admonicon.
Thomas Goodfellowe provost marshall.
Robert Wadeson7 Treasurer.
PhillipWarde8 Adjutant Generall.
John Rudyard9 quarter mr. Generall.
Thomas Hughes Controler of Ordinance.
Edward James Clerke to ye Comissary.
Rich. Povey Comissary of Stores provicon
1 Capt. Jones and most of his troop were in a ship which was driven back by a storm In Barbados two troops were raised and placed under the command of Capt. Haines (son of the Major-General) and Capt. Philip Carpenter. The horses were eaten at Hispaniola before embarking for Jamaica. [EDITOR.]
2 William, father of Robert Nelson, applied for arrears 10 June 1658.
3 Probably "Van."
4 Arrears due to Thos. (John ?) Cudworth, deceased, Judge Advocate, applied for 21 Oct.
5 He became Auditor General. A letter of his to his brother Col. William Daniel, Governor of
St. Johnston's, N.B., is in Thurloe, iii., 504 (Firth 46).
6 Jane, "wife or widow" of John Dean, provost marshall, applied for arrears 12 Feb. 1657.
7 1655, June 1. "Mr. Wadeson, our cheife tresurer, goes with the hides to New England" (Firth, 139).
8 Ward was commissioned in the WI. as Lieut.-Col. to the General's Regiment on 5 May 1655. [EDITOR]
9 He was present at a Council of War 16 June 1655. Col. Robert Venables had married Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Rudyard of Rudyard, and in the pedigree of the latter, entered in the visitation of Stafford in 1664, is given her nephew James. "now in Jamaica." Mrs. Venables had a half- brother John, perhaps identical with the above. [EDITOR.]
Names. Quallity. Company.
William Dean Deputy belonging to ye provost marshall
Luke Hill Deputy belonging to ye provost marshall
Thomas Bossey Deputy belonging to ye provost marshall
Edward Rich Deputy belonging to ye provost marshall
Rich. Scott Deputy muster master.
Peter Ludby marshall.
George Varlee mr Gunn Smith.
John Barnam ye Wheele Righte.
Jo: Laughton Deputy to ye provost marshall
To the above interesting article by Miss Nembhard the Editor adds the following supplementary notes:
The said five English Regiments were subsequently raised in the W.I.. to about 1000 men each. A sixth regiment of Barbadians was commanded by Col. Edward Doyley, a seventh of Leeward Islands men by Col. Richard Holdip, and an eighth under Col. John Humfrey arrived from England the end of 1655 as a reinforcement. The seventh regiment was soon after disbanded.
In a petition of 1660 Capt. Gregory Butler, one of the Commissioners under Venables, stated that he lost his brother the Adjutant-General and six servants, and disbursed £1200 (Thurloe, vii., 912).
Col. John Humfrey's Regiment.
1655 Sept 6. Major-General Robert Sedgwick writes from Barbados that be sailed from Plymouth on 11 July with a regiment of 800 men drawn out of the old regiments in England, with eight ships of war, and arrived at Barbados on 27 Aug. Capt. H. Maddison on board the Gift was sent on 7 Sept. to St. Christopher to get recruits with Joshua Wilson on board the Marmaduke (W.I. Cal., 96, 97).
On 14 Nov. he wrote that he arrived on 1 Oct. at Jamaica. Thirty men died of the flux, including Capt. Fenn of the Wildeman and Capt. Maddison of the Gift, who died at Barbados. Major- General Fortescue died about 20 Oct. and many officers are dead. There had been 700 deaths, also 50 of the new soldiers. Encloses list of men, women, and children in the Generals, Major-Generals, Col. Carters, Col. Bullers, Col. Doyles, Col. Holdippes, and Col. Humpheres regiments, 2194 well, 2316 sick, 172 women and children (Ib., p. 105). Col. Fortescue's regiment is not referred to. Doyley had reduced each regiment by two companies and disbanded the Leeward Islands one (Bridge, i., 217). "With Sedgewick went Col. Humfreys, the Son of him who carry'd the Sword before President Bradshaw at the King's Trial." He returned to England (Oldmixon's "British Empire in America," ii., 271, 273). Col. H. was named 11 May 1658 (W.I. Cal., p. 472). He returned to England and fought in Flanders (Thurloe). See ante, p. 54, for the will of Gilbert Bury, soldier in Capt. Sedgwick's company in the above regiment.
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