Ships of Bermuda - 1600's


Vessels trading at Bermuda are entered under many names or types in the  1600's. These include: barque, brigantine, dogger, ketch or catch, frigott or frigate, galley, galley-frigott, galliott, pinke, pinnance, shallop, ship and sloop.

unnamed Spanish ship
1603, Diego Ramirez, captain of a Spanish galleon, after spending 3 weeks on the island files a map and description of Bermuda with his principals in Spain.

Sea Venture
The "Sea Venture", burthen abt 240 tons and keel length possibly 75 ft, wrecked at Bermuda 28 July 1609. She was built in East Anglia? in 1603. Passengers included Sir Thomas Gates, Governor for Virginia, Sir George Somers, Admiral of the flotilla, William Strachney, Secretary-elect for the Virginia Company, Silvester Jourdain, Joseph Chard, and John Proctor. (see also passenger list).

Deliverance
The "Deliverance" left Bermuda for the Virginia colony 10 May 1610, arriving on 24 May at Jamestown, VA. Shortly after the wreck of the "Sea Venture", the keel of the ship "Deliverance" was laid at Building's Bay, near St George's, using salvage from the "Sea Venture". She was abt 80 tons, about 57 feet in length with 64 ft foremast,72 ft mainmast, and 44 ft mizzen mast.

Patience
The "Patience", abt 30 tons, left Bermuda with the "Deliverance" on 10 May 1610; returned from Virginia in 1610 with Sir George Somers who died in St George's, Bermuda on 19 November 1610. The "Patience " returned to England in 1611 carrying Sir George Somers" body, commanded by his nephew, Captain Matthew Somers. Three men were left behind to hold claim to the islands.

Plough
On 11 July 1612, the "Plough" brought Governor Moore and 60 settlers, the first settlers intended for the islands.

unnamed ship
An un-named ship arrived at Bermuda December 1612 with 30 passengers and provisions

Martha
The "Martha" arrived at Bermuda with 60 settlers, June 1613.

Elizabeth
1613, the "Elizabeth" arrived with 40 settlers on her second visit.

Blessing
The "Blessing" arrived with 100 settlers in 1614.

Starre
The "Starre" arrived with 180 settlers in 1614.

Margaret
The "Margaret" arrived in 1614 along with two frigates bringing the surveyor Bartlet and others.

Welcome
The "Welcome" took away Governor Moore and left provisions in 1615.

Edwin
The "Edwin" arrived in 1615, bringing supplies. 1616, she brought "many" passengers and proceeded to the West Indies, returning from there in the same year.

George
The "George", May 1616, brought Captain Daniel Tucker and others, and returned to England. She arrived again 11 march 1624/5.

Sea Flower
The "Sea Flower" with Captain Gardener arrived 1616. She arrived again in 1619, bringing a preacher, and proceeding for Virginia. She is again mentioned in 1632 with John Rose master.

Hopewell
The "Hopewell" with Captain Powell arrived in 1616 with passengers and proceeded to the West Indies. She returned with 3 prizes in 1617. Again in 26 July 1644, a "Hopewell" of the Somer Islands, John Sessiones factor, brings cargo from Barbados.

Neptune
The "Neptune" was sent to Bermuda for the purpose of whale fishing.

Diana
The "Diana" was the first magazine ship to arrive and brought away 30,000 lbs of tobacco in 1618.

Giliflower / Gillyflower
The "Giliflower" arrived with supplies 1619. She returned the same year and left for Newfoundland. 11 August 1642, the "Gillyflower", Elias Pillgram master, left Bermuda for Virginia.

Treasurer
The "Treasurer" arrived 1619 from Virginia.

Warwick
In 20 October 1619, the "Warwick" arrived with Governor Nathaniel Butler and was wrecked in a hurricane the end of November.
The Bermuda Company sent him to the island aboard the Warwick. The ship, owned by the Earl of Warwick, went down in Castle Harbour.

San Antonio
One of Butler's first acts as governor (1619) was to build two cedar boats to search for Spanish wrecks. In 1621, for example, Butler lost no time salvaging the wreck of the San Antonio, which had been sailing from Havana with a Spanish treasure fleet. Butler writes of spending 10 days at the wreck with boats and crew. He notes weighing several cannons, a cable possibly used as an anchor rope, and miscellaneous cargo goods, but makes no mention of finding treasure.  But the Bermuda Company continued to look. Soon the group sent out a surveyor named Richard Norwood, who arrived with a diving bell and instructions to seek Spanish treasure. We don't know whether Norwood was successful, but he did survey the island thoroughly.

Garland
The "Garland" , master William Wye, arrived in November of 1619, a ship of 25 tons (burthen 250 tons), sent in June of 1619 from London, with 45 passengers for Mr John Farrar's plantation in Virginia. Unable to proceed, she returned to England in January 1620. (see also "court actions" for detailsand "passenger lists" for some of the crew and passengers)

Joseph
The "Joseph", a magazine ship, arrived August 1620 and returned with 20,000 lbs of tobacco. Simon Day, master

Tiger
The "Tiger", of London, arrived 13 September 1622. She left Bermuda again 1629 and 20 Jan 1631.

Successe
In October 1622, a bark (probably the "Successe" of Barnstable) arrived in Castle Harbour. Gov. Nathaniel Butler left without permission by this vessel abt 25 October 1622.

Darlinge
In November 1622, the "Darlinge" arrived with the new Governor Captain John Bernard. She and another vessel (the "Thomas"?) brought 140 passengers.

Marmaduke
In 1623, The "Marmaduke" arrived, John Dennis master, bound for Virginia. She left Bermuda with a load of tobacco September 1626.

James
In 1624/5, the "James" sailed from Bermuda, for Virginia, Toby Ffolgate master.

Success
The "Success" of Barnstable returned from Bermuda in 1624, Mr Antonye Facey master, John Delbridge merchant. She carried 7566 lbs of tobacco.

Larke
The "Larke" arrived in September 1625, Mr Richard Weller master.

Victory
The "Victory" arrived in March 1625/6, William Kempthorn master.

Olive
The "Olive", a bark owned by John Delbridge of London, sailed May 1626. In 1628, she brought Delbridge 13,120 lbs tobacco from Bermuda.

Peter Bonaventura
22 March 1627, The "Peter Bonaventura" left Bermuda, and was captured by the Dutch at Torbay and carried to Dunkirk. Her master was Captain Thomas Sherwin. (see "court actions" 1631).

Exchange
The "Exchange" sailed from Bermuda for England on 16 April 1627.

Somer Islands Pinnance
Of Barnstable, the "Somer Islands Pinnance" sailed 1627.

Friendship
Of Barnstable, the bark "Friendship" arrived in November 1628. The Bermuda Company forbade all trade with her, but a petition by the island residents resulted in allowing John Delbridge, owner to discharge his cargo. Delbridge's nephew (name?) was master.

Pearle
The "Pearle" arrived 1633, bringing clothing from the Company.

Peeter
The "Peeter", a Dutch ship left Bermuda 14 october 1633.

Thunder
10 November 1633, the "Thunder" of New England arrived and left for Virginia 2 January 1634. John Tilley, master.

Elizabeth & Anne
A magazine ship, the "Elizabeth & Anne" , Peter Braesler pilot and ___ Smith master arrived 4 December 1633. She returned 4 October 1652 from Barbados, Thomas Astwood master, and brought recall letters for Rev. Nathaniel White in Eleutheria. She arrived again 24 July 1655.

True-Love
10 June 1635, the "True-Love" sailed from Gravesend with 125 passengers bound for Bermuda, Robert Dennis master. Passengers: see "passenger list" section.

Dorset
The "Dorset" sailed from Gravesend, Kent with John Flower master, and 95 passengers for Bermuda 30 September 1635. Passsengers: see "passenger lists" section.

Merchant Bonaventure
Thomas Vesey, 24 August 1636: to Mary Harbottle to sue for wages on the merchant Bonaventure on a voyage to the West Indies, Virginia, and elsewhere. (Virginia Colonial records database:catalog card; S.R. 14608; repository: Public Record Office Class HCA 30/855
High Court of Admiralty, Miscellanea. Various 1635,1636/7)

Expectation
10 April 1637, The "Expectation", Giles Musson master, is at Bermuda, when two negros Sambo and Lucretia are sold to Governor Chaddocke.

Phillip
The "Phillip" left Bermuda for England 1637.

Charles
5 February 1638, the "Charles, Robert Dennis left Bermuda for Trinidad and England. The "Charles" of Bristol, 80 tons, was sold to Vyncent Reynor 1646.

La Viga
The Spanish store ship "La Viga" and her tender "El Galgo" both ran ashore at Bermuda in 1639 while sailing with the Royal Fleet, guarding the Indies route under the command of Don Geronimo Gomez de Sandoval, chevalier of the Order of St James and a member of the Council of War.(Bermuda Hist Quarterly Vol 18, no 1, 1961)

El Galgo
The Spanish tender "El Galgo" and "La Viga" both ran ashore at Bermuda in 1639 while sailing with the Royal Fleet, guarding the Indies route under the command of Don Geronimo Gomez de Sandoval, chevalier of the Order of St James and a member of the Council of War. (Bermuda Hist Quarterly Vol 18, no 1, 1961)

Anne
The "Anne", a man of war, Captain Thomas Cromwell (formerly Gyles Marsh) and Lt Lewis Morris left for the West Indies from Bermuda c 1640.

Elizabeth
21 Nov 1640: An expense totalling L8.19.9 in the case of Abraham Jennings, Juntin Beard and others involving tobacco aboard the "Elizabeth". (Virginia Colonial Records Project, survey report no 5764, pg 2 ; file No 271)

Paul
The Paul carried tobacco to London for Alfred White, John Gilbert, John Bates and Jasper Jones in 1637/38. Complaint filed by Thompson 1 Dec 1640 vs  the Paul. (Virginia Colonial Records Project, survey report no 5764, pg 2 ; file No 300)

Merchant
20 August 1644, the carvel "Merchant" is in Bermuda with John Jewett master, who bound John Waller as apprentice to Thomas Day of St David's Is.

William
In June 1645, the "William" purchased by Captain William Sayle, John Trimingham and 4 others.

Dymond
The pinnance "Dymond" of Bermuda present January 1645/6.

Tryall als Rebecca
The "Tryall" als "Rebecca" was sold in Bermuda by James Grollier of Barbados.

Somer Islands Merchant
The "Somer Islands Merchant" in Bermuda July 1647.

Endeavor
Peter Wither of Bermuda sold his shares in the "Endeavor" of the Barbados 20 September 1648.

Return
The "Return", Scarlet, arrieved October 1648.

Jonathan and Abigail
The ship "Jonathan and Abigail", two years earlier had been freighted for a voyage from Gravesend to Virginia. The condition of the ship was so bad that most of her goods were damaged on the way to Barbados Islands and a great number of passengers and crew died through lack of food. An inspection carried out in Barbados confirmed that the ship was in pitiful condition. The ship however sailed on to Virginia, where no merchant would load cargo into her until repairs had been made. These Thomas Jauncey, an agent, and Captain Page, master of the ship, promised to do. After considerable delays, the ship arived in London, at the end of a voage that had taken 13-14 months. 36 passengers and 12 crew had died.
Among those gining evidence were John Harrison (age40, nauta, of London), John Bladwin (age 33, nauta, of London), John Ley (age 34, of Stepney, nauta), Henry Twisell (age34, of Shadwell, nauta), Phillipp Davies (age 30, Limehouse, naupegus), John Tilley (age30, of Aldgate, London, nauta), Roger Smith (age 28, nauta, of Ratcliff), William Hurler (age 38, of Wapping, caulker), Robert Moyer (age 29, of Leigh, age 29), Robert Trundle (age 32, of Wapping), Thomas Garner (age 41, sailor, of Wapping), Christopher Sedgwick (age 55, clockmaker, of Wapping), Giles Sisson (age 40, calker, of Wapping), William Lovell (age 31, of Wapping), Captain Thomas Willoughby (age 52, of Willoughby's Hope, Norfolk, VA, gentleman), Richard Jennings (age 51, merchant, of Bermuda).  (reference: Virginia Colonial Records Project, PRO class HCA 13/63; Survey Report 4213; High Court of Admiralty. Instance & Prize Court Examinations, March - Nov 1650)

Speedwell
c1650's, William Browne of Salem in the county of Salem new England merchant and owner of the good shipp or Catch called the Speedwell of Salem of the Burthen of 20 tons or thereabouts. Sells the said ship to John Holwey of Bristol with all and singular her masts, sailes, sayleyards, ankers, cables, ropes, cordes, takles, apparrell, artillery, munitions. Boat skiffe and furniture whatsoever for the sum of seventy pounds current money- and for himself his heirs &c- the said ship against all men shall warrant and defend by these presents for one whole yeare and a day next ensueing the date hereof According to the Laws of Oleron. Perill of the Seas foer and enemyes excepted. John Holway in the like form Sells 2/3rds of her to John Stowe Sen'r of Bermuda for 96 pounds. (reference: Memorials of the Bermudas by Lefroy: pg 718 Appendix V )

Swan
The "Swan" of Barbados, George Munsey master 1651/2.

King of Poland
5 March 1651/2, the "King of Poland" was at Bermuda. See 1656 court action: Thomas Allen & Anthony Peniston & Co woners of the "King of Poland". (Virginia Colonial Records Project, SR 4220, pg 2, section A16)

Hopeful Luke
The "Hopeful Luke" of London wrecked at Bermuda 1653.

Prosperous
26 December 1653, the "Prosperous" sailed from Bermuda for Barbados.

Maiefflower (Mayflower)
The latter part of 1653/4, the Mayflower, Captain William White master, arrived in Bermuda from ?England.
Passengers included Elizabeth Page & Jane Hopkins, Jeames Man, Thomas Cobsone, Anto. Love, Charles Hancocke crew of ship, Elizabeth Cobson, Mrs Rathorme, Thomas Crofts
Captain White, on arrival in Bermuda, accused Elizabeth Page & Jane Hopkins of witchcraft. Trial held 1 January 1654/5 and Page acquitted. Jane Hopkins found guilty, sentenced, and hanged 5 Jan 1654/5.

Swan
1654, the magazine ship "Swan" of 370 tons wrecks at Bermuda.

Blessinge
1655, the bark "Blessinge" left Bermuda for Barbados, owner Anthony Peniston. She again sailed for Bermuda (Burmudos) from Barbados in September 1679 under Francis Wellington commander. On this voyage two passengers were listed; Francis Browne and George Sone.

Imployment
27 December 1655, the "Imployment, John Jenkins master, at Bermuda.

Hopeful Luck
1655, the "Hopeful Luck", John Wadsworth master, wrecked at Bermuda.

Orange Tree
December 1655/6, the "Orange tree" was at Bermuda.

Loyaltie
16 February 1655/6, the "Loyaltie", Captain J Limbrey master, sailed from Bermuda for England.

Rebecca and Anne
22 June 1656, the "Rebecca and Anne" sailed from Bermuda for Segatoo (probably the original name for Eleutheria) with 2 passengers.She had arrived in Bermuda 22 May. She again arrived in Bermuda April 1657, departing the same month for Barbados with 15 passengers. She left Bermuda 16 February 1657, taking 20 passengers, and arrived again 24 July 1657. Arrived again 2 Aug with master Jas. Whittier. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

Swan
5 July 1656, the "Swan" sailed from Bermuda for Barbados. She had arrived at Bermuda 29 May. She again arrived at Bermuda in November of the same year and left in December. She again arrived in Bermuda 17 June 1657, leaving 3 July. "He would not give in his passengers". The "Swan" als "Somer Islands Merchant" again arrived 11 October 1657 with Capt John Jenkins and leaving 13 December with 14 passengers. On Dec 1657, the "Summer Islands Merchant (John Jenkins). (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

Little William
5 July 1656, the "Little William" of Segatoosailed from the Flatt's, Bermuda for Barbados. She had arrived at Bermuda 16 June. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

Blessing
30 June 1656, the "Swan", master Eliakim Leigh, sailed from Bermuda for Barbados with six passengers. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

3 Brothers
July 1656, the "3 Brothers" sailed from Bermuda. She again arrived in Bermuda 16 Dec 1656 and left 21 March with 6 passengers. She arrived again 16 June 1657 and left the 28th with 10 passengers. She arrived again 18 Jun 1658, leaving 14 Oct. She arrived again 22 July and left 28 July. Sailed again from Bermuda 24 May. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-729)

Marmaduke
21 July 1656, the "Marmaduke" sailed from off St David's Head, Bermuda. She had arrived at Bermuda 18 July. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

Mary
21 July 1656, the fflyboat "Mary" sailed from Bermuda. She had arrived at Bermuda 18 July. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

Elizabeth and Anne
30 November 1656, the "Elizabeth and Anne", master John Stowe sailed from Bermuda with 27 passengers. She had arrived July 18. She took away another 26 passengers 14 Nov (same master J Stowe). Arrived again 4 Feb 1658 with John Walker among her passengers, leaving 21 March. Arrived again 17 June 1658, leaving 10 Nov with 28 passengers. She arrived again 25 Jan 1659 (master J Stowe), sailing for Barbados 18 June. Arrived in Bermuda 8 Mar 1660 bringing from Barbados 32 negros, sailed again 25 June for Barbados. She arrieved with master John Stowe 24 Sep 1660 from Barbados, selling 3 negros. She again arrived 1 April 1661, leaving 20 July. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

Adam and Eve
21 July 1656, the "Adam and Eve" sailed from St David's Head, Bermuda for Barbados. She had arrived at Bermuda 18 July. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

Peter
30 September 1656, the "Peter" of Bristow sailed from Bermuda. She had arrived at Bermuda the same day. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

Discovery
7 October 1656, the "Discovery, a Spanish vessel" sailed from Bermuda, taking 24 passengers. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

Blessing
15 November 1656, the "Blessing" sailed from Bermuda for Segatoo (Eleutheria). She had arrived at Bermuda in October, importing 3 negros. She agin arrived with master, Eliakim Lea in April 1657. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

Sun
December 1656, the "Sun", master Matt. Forrest,arrived at Bermuda. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

Spread-Eagle
7 February 1657, the "Spread-Eagle" of 300 tons arrived at Bermuda and left the same month for Virginia. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

John
March 1657, the "John", from Elutheria, arrived at Bermuda and left 12 March. She brought Capt W. Saile, his wife, 3 children, and 13 other passengers. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

Martin
April 1657, the "Martin", a galley ffrigott, master Capt. J. Wentworth arrived in Bermuda , leaving again in July of the same year. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

unnamed ship
April 1657, an unnamed ship, master Mr Longson, arrived in Bermuda , leaving again 5 May for Plymouth. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

Orange Tree
9 May 1657, the "Orange Tree", arrived in Bermuda , leaving again 6 June of the same year with passengers Matt. Norwood and 6 more. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

Marye
3 June 1657, the "Marye" of Kingsale arrived in Bermuda laden with stores to sell ; leaving again 17 July of the same year. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

unnamed catch
July 1657, an unnamed catch arrived in Bermuda bringing 10 passsnegers , leaving again 18 July of the same year. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

Vouter (Vulture)
July 1657, the "Vouter (Vulture)", a New England catch, arrived in Bermuda , leaving again 24 July of the same year. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

Mary
Aug 1657, the "Mary", master Will. Symmons, arrived in Bermuda. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

Returne
13 October 1657, the "Returne", of New England stopped in Bermuda "to stop her leaks" in Bermuda, leaving 22 October. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

Paule
24 October 1657, the ship "Paule" came to Bermuda, leaving the following 1 Jan. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

Goulden Falcon
24 October 1657, the ship "Goulden Falcon" came to Bermuda for emigrants for Jamica, carrying away about 200 on 1 January. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

Loyalty
7 November 1657, the "Loyalty" from Barbados arrived in Bermuda bringing several negroes, and taking away 10 passengers 29 Jan . (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

Hope
December 1657, the "Hope" from Nevis, master Will. Penworden, arrived in Bermuda. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

a Dutch vessel
Dec 1657, a Dutch vessel came to Bermuda. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

Anne
18 April 1658, the ship "Anne" cast away upon the rocks. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

Oken Tree
13 March 1658, the "Oken Tree" of Holland came to Bermuda, leaving Castle Harbour the same day. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

a catch
27 May 1658 a catch from Providence, New England, 30 tons, set on shore Mr Martin's passengers, leaving 4 June . (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

a catch
31 May 1658 a catch from Virginia, arrived in Bermuda and cast away upon the rocks 8 June. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

Hope
2 June 1658, the "Hope" of the Amsterdam trade was sold. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

a catch
7 June 1658, a catch of Leeward Is. arrived and was sold in Bermuda 10 July. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

Jeames
13 March 1658, the "Jeames", Capt W Jeames came to Bermuda from Barbados with a prize taken in the West Indies (Sugarchiefly, French?). (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp726-727)

William
15 Aug 1658, the "William", master Mr Thos. Saile came to Bermuda bringing 4 passengers. Left 2 Oct. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp728)

Home
15 Aug 1658, the "Home" came to Bermuda, leaving 14 Oct. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp728)

Hague
15 Aug 1658, the "Hague" came to Bermuda, leaving 14 Oct. "There went away in her 12 or 13 persons, Dutch & Indians, and in both the Frenchmen which Captain James brought in". (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp728)

Bahamas
5 Nov 1658, the frigott "Bahamas", master A Peniston. A share in her sold for 25 pounds. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp728)

John's Adventure
9 Nov 1658, the catch "John's Adventure" came to Bermuda from the Bahamas, leaving for Surinam 4 March. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp728)

Hopefull Adventure
9 Nov 1658, the "Hopefull Adventure, Capt W Jamescame to Bermuda, leaving 19 Nov and taking 10 passengers. Probably a prize. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp728)

a ketch
28 Nov 1658, a ketch, master Mr Carver came to Bermuda. Left 12 Dec for Virginia. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp728)

unnamed vessel
28 Nov 1658, a small vessel, formerly Stowe's, arrived. Left 17 Dec.. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp728)

Orange Tree
28 Dec 1658, the "Orange Tree", arrived. Left Castle Harbour 13 Jan for Virginia. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp728)

Somer Island Merchant
3 Jan 1659, a magazine ship "Somer Island Merchant" arrived. Left 1 March. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp728)

Virginia Merchant
11 Jan 1659, the "Virginia Merchant", master Rob. Burliearrived. 18 Feb left for Virginia, carrying away "Eagle's" passengers. 26 Mar 1661 she "cast away on the south coast, 170 lost lives". (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp728)

Eagle
12 Jan 1659, the "Eagle" of London" was cast away. The crew was saved - see entry for "Virginia Merchant" above. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp728)

Hope
30 Jan 1659, the pinke "Hope", master Edw Stone,arrived with salt. Sailed for the Leeward Islands 14 April with cattle. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp728)

William
5 March 1659, the pinnance "William" arrived. Left 3 April for Barbados with 10 passengers. Arrived again 5 Oct, sailing again 16 Nov. Arrived at Bermuda 24 Feb 1660, sailing again 2 April. She arrived at Bermuda loaded with salt 3 June 1660, and sailed for Eleutheria 23 June. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp728)

Returne
18 March 1659, the ketch "Returne" of New England" arrived. Left 11 April for Fyiall and Ireland. The pinnance arrived again 7 Aug. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp728)

Adventure
19 June 1659 the ketch "Adventure" arrived. Left 27 July. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp728)

Ffrances
22 July 1659,a small vessel built in Bermuda, the "Ffrances" arrived. Left 1 July on her first voyage with 10 passengers. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp728)

Edward & Matthew
15 Aug 1659, the "Edward & Matthew" arrived. Left 28 Aug. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp728)

Employment
20 Aug 1659, the ketch "Employment" of Boston, New England arrived. Left 20 September. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp728)

Maie-fflower
26 Aug 1659, the ship "Maie-fflower" of Sputhampton arrived. Homeward bound 31 Aug. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp728)

Ffortune
27 Oct 1659, a small vessel the "Ffortune" arrived from Bristol. Left 16 Nov. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp728)

Somer Island Merchant
27 Nov 1659, the ship "Somer Island Merchant", master John Jenkins arrived, having left London abt 20 Sep. Left 24 Feb. The shipp arrived again 14 Apr 1667, "by the providence of God narrowly escaped the Dutch fleet, having first arrived at Sidmouth", left again 30 Jun. Thew "Sumer Island Merchant", master John Jenkins, left England 10 Mar, arrived in Bermuda 15 May 1669, left 19 Jul. She brought Sir John Heydon as Governor. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp728, 733)

Providence
8 March 1660, the good ship "Providence" of London arrived and left 1 April. She arrived 13 Feb, left 17 April. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp729)

Swallow
3 April 1660, the good ketch of Boston, the "Swallow" "was in danger of being lost among our shoals to the West". She left 23 April. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp729)

Recoverie
6 July 1660,the pinnance "Recoverie" arrived. Left 21 Aug. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp729)

Desire
11 July 1660, the ketch "Desire" of Boston arrived. Left 31 July. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp729)

Abigail
21 July 1660, the ffrigott "Abigail" of Barbados, master James Roberts, arrived, selling a negro boy. Left 27 July. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp729)

Ffrances & Richard
29 July 1660, the good ship "Ffrances & Richard" arrived. Left 27 July (?). 12 May 1661 arrived and left again 22 May. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp729)

Jameeco
12 Aug 1660, the pinnase(sp) "Jameeco" arrived. Left 22 Aug. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp729)

William
12 Sep 1660, the good frigate "William" arrived with dispatches from Jamaica. Left 7 Nov. 11 Feb 1661 arrived again, sailing for Eleutheria 24 April. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp729)

Rainbow
12 Sep 1660, the "Rainbow", master W Pugh arrived. Went out through Castle Harbour. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp729)

Troyall
21 Sep 1660, the barque "Troyall", of Virginia, master John Stevenson arrived. Left 9 Dec. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp729)

Owners
28 Sep 1660, the "Owners", a vessel of Barbados arrived. 4 Oct left for Virginia. "She carried away George Rose, the Quaker." (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp729)

Returne
26 Dec 1660, the pinnase "Returne" arrived and "carried away with him the Scotsman that did maim his countryman at Bartholomew Cotes, his house in Devonshire, in November last past". (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp729)

Unitie
30 April 1661, the ketch "Unitie" of Boston arrived. Left 14 May. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp729)

Speedwell
1 May 1661, the pinke "Speedwell" arrived. Left 22 May. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp729)

Old St Jacob
3 June 1661, the good ship "Old St Jacob", of Amsterdam arrived. Left 28 July. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp729)

William
The ketch "William" of Boston arrived 26 June 1661 and left 15 July. "She went out through the Town harbour". (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp729)

Roebuck
The "Roebuck" of Boston arrived Bermuda 3 July 1661 and left 24 July. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp729)

Ffellowship
The good ship "Ffellowship" of London arrived 6 July 1661, and left 24 July. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp730)

Ffortune
The pinke "Ffortune" of Jamaica arrived 31 July 1661, left 20 Aug. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp730)

Rainebow
The ffrigott "Rainebow" arrived 31 July 1661, left 20 Aug. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp730)

Hope
The good ketch "Hope" arrived 15 Aug 1661, left 20 Aug. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp730)

Roman
The good ffrigott "Roman" of London arrived 2 Sep 1661, left 8 Sep. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp730)

William
The ffrigott "William" arrived 30 Sep 1661, left 15 Nov 1662. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp730)

Somer Islands Merchant
The magazine ship "Somer Islands Merchant" arrived 21 Oct 1661, left 23 Feb, arriving at Isle of Wight 23 March and London in April. She again arrived 12 Jan 1663 with Rev Sampson Bond and Rev Samuell Smith, leaving again 4 May 1663. The "Sumer Islands Merchant" again arrived 27 Feb 1664, bringing Rev H Vaughan, minister, and left 13 Oct. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp730-1)

Elizabeth & Anne
The "Elizabeth and Anne" arrived 30 Oct 1661, left 17 Jan. She arrived again with salt 27 April 1661, left 22 July for Barbados. She again arrived 10 Nov 1662, left 4 May. Arrived Bermuda 28 July 1663, left 25 Dec for Barbados. The shipp, arriving 16 Apr 1664, " did make a formall protest before Capt Fflorentin Seymor, Governr, against the winde and wether for damages done thereby to the ship aforesaid in his voyadge from Barbadoes to these islands, but prosecuted not his aforesaid protest in regard his damage did not prove considerable". Left 30 Aug. Again arrived 13 Apr 1666 and left 6 Sep of the same year. Arrived again 5 Dec 1666, left 22 Mar. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp730-3)

Endeavour
The ketch "Endeavour" of Boston arrived 30 Mar 1662, left 25 April. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp730)

Hope
The barque "Hope" of Boston arrived 15 April 1662 and left 25 April. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp730)

Troyall
The vessel "Troyall" of Plimoth, in New England arrived 10 May 1662, left 7 June. She arrived again 15 July 1662, left 14 Aug. Arrived again 23 May 1666, left 20 June. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp730, 733)

John Adventure
The small vessel "John Adventure", "built upon the charges of Mr John Perenchif", her first voyage, left 18 June 1662. She arrived again 9 October 1662 at Crow Lane, leaving 4 Mar. She arrived the Flatts 5 Aug 1663. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp730)

James
The "James, a "shallop fitted up upon the charge of Capt Wm Sayle and Mr James Sayle uppon an expedition for Eleutheria, under the command of Matthew Norman" left 5 August 1662. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp730)

The New Netherlands Indian
The ship "The New Netherlands Indian" arrived 2 Aug 1662, left 16 Aug with oranges, lemons, and hides. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp730)

Dolfin
The vessel "Dolfin" of Boston arrived 8 Aug 1662, left 10 Sep. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp730)

Prosperous
The ketch "Prosperous" of London arrived at Mullet Bay 2 Sep 1662 with Mr J Dorrell as passenger, leaving 15 Dec with Spaniards, 14 negroes, and 1 Indian, "by them bought for the port of Porto Rico in the West Indies". She arrived again 24 Jan 1663, left 24 Jan with Mr J Dorrell for England. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp730)

Hope
A small cedar vessel the "Hope" left Bermuda 19 Dec 1662. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp730)

St Ffrancis & St James
The ship "St Ffrancis & St James" of Carthagena arrived 7 Nov 1662, left 4 Jan. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp730)

Ffaire-Merchant
The ship "Ffaire-Merchant" of Barnstaple arrived 14 Dec 1662, left 22 Dec. She again arrived 18 Oct 1663, left 12 Nov. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp730)

Francis & William
The "Francis and William" of Barbados arrived 19 Jan 1663, left 28 Jan. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp731)

James & John
The ship "James and John" of Boston arrived 21 Jan 1663, left 28 Jan. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp731)

Sarah
The ship "Sarah" of Salisburie, New England arrived 13 Feb 1663, left 2 Mar. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp731)

Rainbow
The ship "Rainbow" of Cork arrived 6 mar 1663, left 27 April. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp731)

Boston Merchant
The ship "Boston Merchant" arrived 14 Apr 1663, left 27 April. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp731)

Ffriends Supplie
The vessel "Ffriends Supplie" came over the shoales from the westward 8 April 1663, left 29 May. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp731)

Susannah
The ship "Susannah" arrived 14 May 1663, left 22 July. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp731)

James Adventure
The "James Adventure" arrived 27 may 1663, left 4 July. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp731)

John & Martha
The ship "John and Martha" arrived 4 Jun 1663, left 22 July. She arrived again 10 Feb 1664, left 10 Mar. Again arrived 29 May 1664, left 19 July after paying water money. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp731-2)

Thomas & Marie
A small vessel "Thomas and Marie" "fitted up by Edward Atwood sailed from these islands for Leius., and from thence to Elutheria for the reliefe of the inhabitants in their great distresse by their friends in these Islands", leaving 22 July 1663. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp731)

Three Brothers
The vessell "Three Brothers" of Jamaica arrived 25 July 1663, left 17 Sep. Arrived again 29 Jun 1669, left 29 Jun for Barbados. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp731)

Jamaica Merchant
The ship "Jamaica Merchant" of Dover arrived 20 Aug 1663, left 17 Sep. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp731)

Successe
The ship "Successe" of Kingssale arrived 25 Aug 1663, left 10 Sep. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp731)

St John Baptista
The ship "St John Baptista" arrived 24 Sep 1663, left 11 Oct. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp731)

Merimack
The vessel "Merimack" arrived 20 Oct 1663, left 20 Nov. Arrived again 19 May 1664, left 14 April. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp731)

Elizabeth
The vessell "Elizabeth" of Barbados "was toed into the Castle Harbour by severall bootes uppon the 27th day of Octobr which said vessell by extreme tempestuous wether, had lost both her masts, sailes, and upper riging, as likewise all her ankers and boate at sea". (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp731)

George
The ship "George" of Jamaica arrived 29 Oct 1663, left 17 Nov. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp732)

Francis
The ship "Francis" of Boston arrived 5 Nov 1663, left 4 April. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp732)

Thomas & Marie
The small vessell "Thomas & Marie" left Bermuda 7 Dec 1663. Arrived again 2 Jun 1664, leaving 3 Sep for the Bahamas. Arrived again 12 Apr 1666. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp732)

Phenix
The ketch "Phenix" of Boston arrived 29 Jan 1664, left 13 Feb. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp732)

Bermoodian Adventure
The vessell "Bermoodian Adventure", "built in Shellie Baie, left London about" 5 Dec 1663 and arrived in Bermuda 20 Feb 1664. Again arrived 13 Apr 1666, leaving 1 Aug. Arrived again 13 Nov 1666, left 29 Dec for Barbados. Again arrived 4 May 1667 from Barbados, departing 17 Aug. Arrived again 11 Jun 1668, left 16 Jul. Arrived again 9 Nov 1668, left 4 Jan. Arrived again 17 Jun 1669 from Jamaica and New Providence, left 11 Aug for Barbados. Arrived again 13 Dec 1669, left 21 Feb for New Providence. Arrived again 4 May 1670, left 8 Aug for Barbados. Arrived again 27 Oct 1670, "loded with salt" and left 21 Mar 1671. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp732-9)

Susan
The catch "Susan" of Salem New England arrived 19 April 1664, left 25 may having paid "20s. powder money ... to the Sheriff himself". (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp732)

Recouerie
The pinke "Recouerie" of London arrived 24 Apr 1664, paying 8 bushels in lieu of powder (money) and left 2 May. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp732)

Returne
The catch of Boston, "Returne", arrived 24 Apr 1664, paying 5 bushels of salt in lieu of powder (money), and left 2 May. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp732)

Charles
The ffrigott "Charles" of Jamaica arrived 26 Apr 1664 and left 24 Sep. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp732)

Rebecca
The "pinase "Rebecca" of these islands" arrived at the Ferry 26 Apr 1664. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp732)

Troyall
The pinke "Troyall" of Boston arrived 22 May 1664 and "sailed a second time" 29 Sep. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp732)

Blessing
The ship "Blessing" of Boston arrived 5 Jun 1664, and left for England 16 July with letters which were received Sep 16. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp732)

Thomas & Elizabeth
The shipp "Thomas & Elizabeth" of Yaurmoath arrive 8 Jun 1664, leaving 16 July and "paid not water money". (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp732)

Reserve
The shipp "Reserve" of Southampton arrive 27 Jun 1664, left 30 Jun. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp732)

Elizabeth
The ketch "Elizabeth" of London arrived 10 Jul 1664, left 14 Jul, having "paid no water money". (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp732)

Troyall
The ketch "Troyall" arrived 15 Aug 1664, left 16 Sep, water money received. The ketch "Troyall" of Barbados arrived 12 Oct 1669, left 19 Oct. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp732, 736)

Elias
The pinke "Elias" of London, master Mr Homes, arrived 17 Aug 1664, and "carried home 44 hogheads or 9 tons of whale oil" 10 Dec 1664. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp733)

a magazine ship
The magazine ship left 5 Oct 1664, letters received in London 27 Nov. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp733)

Joseph & Benjamin
The vessell "Joseph & Benjamin" arrived 28 Jun 1666, left 10 Jan. Arrived again 6 May 1667 from Bahamas, left 1 Nov for Jamaica.Arrived again 17 Apr 1668, left 8 June. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp733-5)

Ffriendship
The briganteene "Ffriendship" arrived 24 Jul 1666, left 21 Nov. Arrived again 18 May 1667, departing 10 July. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp733-4)

Bettie
The shallop "Bettie" left Bermuda 28 Aug 1666, arriving 12 Oct and leaving again 1 Jun. The shallop (owner Antho Jenour, arrived 6 Jul 1668, left 9 Jul for Bahamas (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp733)

Hercules
The ship "Hercules" arrived 30 Aug 1666, left 9 Sep. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp733)

unnamed ship
"Thomas Leech (ship not named) carried away about this time 117 hogsheads or 29 tons of whale oil." (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp733)

Two Brothers
The vessell "Two Brothers" of Barbados arrived 23 Oct 1666, left 1 Nov. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp733)

Blessinge
The vessell "Blessinge" arrived 1 jan 1667, left 13 Mar. Arrived again 17 May 1667, left 10 July. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp733)

Charles
The "Charles" of Nevis arrived 31 Mar 1667, left 10 Apr for Tangeere. She again arrived 17 Apr 1668, left 28 April. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp733-5)

Anne of Jamiaca
The catch "Anne of Jamaica" arrived 31 Mar 1667, left 10 Apr for Tangeere. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp733)

Releif
The small barque "Releif" left 10 Apr 1667 for the Bahamas. The "Reliefe" arrieved again 20 Aug 1667, departing 23 Sep. The shallop "Reliefe" arrived again 28 Dec 1667, left 14 Jan. Arrived again 24 Mar 1668, left 23 April. The shallop "Releefe" arrived 20 Jun 1668, left 7 Jul. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp733-4)

Michael & George
The ffrigott "Michael & George" of Jamaica arrived 18 Apr 1667, left 8 May. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp733)

Abigail
The barque "Abigail" of Boston, master Stephen Tallis("the which was not able to pay mee my feese") arrived 2 May 1667, left 3 May. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp733)

Guift
The barque or vessel "Guift" left 17 Jun 1667 for New York. She arrived again 20 Aug 1667, departing Sep 23. Arrived again 27 Dec 1667, left 17 June. Arrived 14 May 1668, left 5 June. The brigantine "Guift" arrived 13 Aug 1668, left 8 Oct. The briganteene arived again 25 May 1669, "on the 26th day to the Flatts by permission", and left 23 Oct for New York. Arrived again 19 Sep 1669 from New York, left 9 Jan for New Providence. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp734-6)

Elizabeth & Marie
The barque "Elizabeth & Marie" , a new vessel built in Bermuda, left for New York 10 July 1667. The barquer arrived 3 mar 1668, left 18 April. Arrived again 19 Jun 1668, left 7 July with 13.5 tons of whale oil, and arrived home about Sep 15. Arrived again 5 Sep 1668, left 28 Sep. (is this the same ship? see dates). (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp734-5)

Elizabeth & Ann
The "Elizabeth & Ann" arrived 15 July 1667. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp734)

Paule
The vessel "Paule" of Barbados arrived 18 July 1667, left July 31. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp734)

Francis
The sloope "Francis" of Rhode Island arrived 27 Aug 1667, left 14 Sep. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp734)

Swallow
The catch "Swallow" of Charles Towne arrived 4 Sep 1667, left 12 Sep. Arrived again 27 Dec 1667, left 29 Jan. Arrived 25 April 1668, left 20 May. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp734-5)

unnamed vessel
John Faulkner carried home about 41.5 tons of whale oil in an unnamed vessel. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp734)

Elizabeth & Anne
The barque "Elizabeth & Anne" arrived 7 Sep 1667, and left for Sayle's Islands 13 Nov. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp734)

Blessinge
The vessell "Blessinge" arrived at the Ferrie 12 Oct 1667, left 28 Dec. Arrived again 24 Dec 1669, left 2 April.(reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp734, 737)

William & Elizabeth
The galliote "William and Elizabeth" "came to anker within the comand of Pagets Fort 29 Oct 1667, and left for Boston 31 Oct. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp734)

Blessinge
A small vessell built for Mr A Peniston, called the "Blessinge" left 18 Nov 1667 for Barbados. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp734)

Salisburie
The shipp "Salisburie" arrived 25 Nov 1667, left 20 Dec. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp734)

Huntsman
The ship "Huntsman" of Bristoll arrived 7 Feb 1668, left 15 Feb. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp734)

Blessing
The vessell "Blessing" arrived 7 Feb 1668, left 29 Feb. Arrived again 23 April 1668, left 25 May. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp734)

Ffoure Brothers
The pinke "Ffoure Brothers" of London arrived 2 April 1668, left 25 June. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp734)

Orman
The ship "Orman" of Dublin arrived 12 April 1668, left 13 April. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp734)

Blessinge
The vessell "Blessinge" arrived 13 April 1668. Arrived again 13 Jul 1668, left 6 Aug. Arrived again 13 Dec 1668 from Jamaica, left 23 Feb. Arrived again 28 Apr 1669 from Barbados, left 6 Sep for Jamaica. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp734)

Adventure
The ketch "Adventure" of Boston arrived 13 April 1668, left 18 April. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp734)

Hopefull Adventure
The vessell "Hopefull Adventure" arrived 17 April 1668, left 25 April. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp734)

William & Elizabeth
The pinke "William and Elizabeth" of Barbados arrived 29 April 1668and departed 19 May. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp735)

Bermooda Merchant
The magazine ship "Bermooda Merchant", Capt Thomas Morley, with 200 tons, 14 guns, 27 seamen, and a boy arrived 23 May 1668, left 24 July. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp735)

Port Royall
The "Port Royall", a man of war of Jamaica, arrived 10 Jun 1668, left 12 Sep. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp735)

May Fflower
The shipp "May Fflower" of Jamaica arrived 10 Jun 1668, left 10 Sep. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp735)

Dove
The ketch "Dove" of Charlestown, New England arrived 6 Jul 1668, left 31 Jul. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp735)

John & Ffrancis
The shipp "John & Ffrancis" of Virginia arrived 9 Jul 1668, left 10 Jul. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp735)

Merchants Adventure
The shipp "Merchants Adventure" of London arrived 14 Jul 1668, left 16 Jul. The magazine ship, 220 tons, master W Stone, left Bermuda Dec 1682, arrived in England 5 Mar 1683. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp735, 742)

Samuell & George
The ketch "Samuel & George" of Piscattowaie River in New England arrived 13 Aug 1668, left 7 Sep. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp735)

Richard & Marie
The barque "Richard & Marie" of Boston arrived 17 Aug 1668, departed 28 Aug. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp735)

Samuell's Adventure
The "Samuells Adventure" "erected principallie uppon the charge & disbursement of Mr Samuell Stone", left Bermuda 8 Sep 1668. Returned to Bermuda 17 Dec 1668, left again 11 Mar bound for "Salt Tartoodoes". Arrived again 10 May 1669 laden with salt, left 11 Sep for Barbados. Arrived again 3 Dec 1669 from Barbados, left 11 Feb. Arrived again 30 Apr 1670, left 19 July. Arrived again 11 Oct 1670, left 15 mar, from and for Barbados. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp735-8)

Releife
The shallop "Releife" arrived 5 Sep 1668, left 17 Oct for Jamaica. The shallop "Releefe, falling with the Islands to the Westward, came to anker in Hearne Bay 12 Mar 1669, left 28 April. Arrived again at Bermuda 14 Jun 1669, went to Hearne Bay 16 Jun, and left Sep. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp735-6)

John
The shipp "John" of Barbados arrived 28 Dec 1668, left 6 Jan. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp735)

True-Love
The shipp "True-Love" of Barstaple arrived 8 Feb 1669, left 12 Feb. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp736)

Pilgrim
The ship "Pilgrim" of Roanoke "came to anker within the forts of the Town Harbor" 15 Mar 1669, left 17 Mar. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp736)

Supplie
The sloope "Supplie" left for New Providence 23 Mar 1669. Arrived again 4 Jul 1669 from New Providence, left 11 Aug. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp736)

Ffortune
The shallop "Fortune" left 8 May 1669 for New York. The shallop arrived again 14 Jun 1669 at Bayley's Bay from New York, left 23 Oct. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp736)

a magazine ship
A magazine ship left in July 1669 and reached London 27 Aug. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp736)

Marie Rose
The ship "Marie Rose" of Bristow arrived 26 Jul 1669 from Virginia, left 11 Aug for Barbados. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp736)

Ffrendshipp
The ketch "Ffrendshipp" of Boston arrived 22 Aug 1669, left 12 Oct. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp736)

Recouerie, formerly Blessinge
"The shipp formerlie called the Blessinge now the Recouerie, purchased and repayred by Captn. John Darrell and Mr Hugh Wentworth arrived 22 Aug 1669, left 11 Sep for Barbados, "carried away with him a French captain and 4 of his seamen, the which lost their ship of about 40 tons burden by a hurricane about 6 leagues distant from Ireland (Island Bermuda) upon August 24 last past. The other 5 seamen went away with Capt. J Stowe in the ship "Samuells Adventure". The "Recourie" arrived again 5 Dec 1669, left 25 Apr for Barbados. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp736-7)

unnamed ship
A ship of abt 40 tons of Apsum from Barbados, homeward bound Mr James Knoght master, "was cast awaie neare the Kings Castle and the aforesaid mast, and 5 seamen utterlie lost. Only one seaman Drake swam ashore, and went to Barbados with Capt. Stowe. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp736)

Elizabeth
The small vessell "Elizabeth" of New Jersie arrived 19 Sep 1669, left 27 Sep. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp736)

Troyall
The ketch "Troyall" of Barbados arrived 12 Oct 1669, left 19 Oct. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp737)

Matthew & Francis
The shipp "Matthew & Francis" arrived 8 Nov 1669 from Barbados filled up with oranges and potatoes, left 2 Dec. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp737)

a ketch
A ketch of New England, master John Alden, arrived Nov 1669, and carried away 21,000 lbs. of contraband tobacco. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp737)

One Bredaake
"One Bredaake" arrived Dec 1669, left carrying away 15,000 or 20,000 lbs of contraband tobacco. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp737)

William & John
The shipp "William & John" of Barbados arrived 6 Dec 1669, left 29 Dec. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp737)

Anne & Jane
The brigantine "Anne & Jane" of Virginia arrived 25 Dec 1669, left 29 Dec. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp737)

Caroline
The ship "Caroline" (or "Carolina") arrived 12 Jan 1670 and left 26 Feb; "(wherein Sir John Youman in his expedition for Port Royall), Captain Henrie Braine commander thereof, sailed from these islands the 26th of Ffebruarie uppon the expedition aforesaid, whereof Captian William Sayle went commander in cheefe thereunto called and made choice of for the manadging the said honble expedition by the Right Honble Proprietor (Resident in England) Agents Sir John Youmans Captain Joseph West, &c., since their arrivall in these Islands as aforesaid. (Port Royal is in North Carolina, between Savannah and Charleston). (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp737). Sir John Youmans was one of eight Knights created by Charles II. The vessel was driven into Bermuda by bad weather and underwent repairs. At Bermuda Sir Youmans resigned his command and Colonel Wm Sayle, although an old man, took charge of the party. Bermudians were urged to join the new settlement. Sayle founded the first English colony in South Carolina. (reference: Bermuda Historical Quarterly Vol XXV, No 1, 1968).

Samuell
The ketch "Samuell" of Boston arrived 10 Jan 1670, became tangled among the shoals off Somerset, and was rescued by boats; left 11 Feb. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp738)

Ffowre Brethren
The pinke "Ffowre Brethren" of London arrived 18 Feb 1670, master John Faulkner, carried 19,000 lbs of contraband tobacco on 15 Mar. (from a letter dated 9 Nov 1670) (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp738)

Gift
The brigantine "Gift" arrived 26 Feb 1670, left 17 May. Arrived again 15 Jul 1670, left 29 Oct. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp737)

William & Judith
The ketch "William & Judith" came to anchor within the forts of the Towne Harbur 22 Mar 1670, left 29 May. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp738)

Phenix
The ketch "Phenix" of Boston arrived 14 Apr 1670, left 20 Apr. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp738)

Diamon
The ship "Diamon" of London sent by the whale fishing adventurers and arrived 23 Apr 1670, left 19 June. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp738)

Marigold
The magazine ship "Marigold", Capt Sam Pensax, left London outward bound 10 Feb 1670, arrived 13 May 1670, left 5 July, and arrived in London again 31 Aug. Arrived again with Capt. Sam Pensax on 27 Jan 1671, having left London 10 Nov 1670, left 21 Mar. and reached the Downs on her return 30 Apr 1671. The "Marigold" of London, master Samuel Pensax, was chartered by the Company in Sep 1671, and arrived 26 Nov. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp738-740)

Endeavour
The ketch Endeavour of Boston arrived 5 Jun 1670, and left for New Providence 18 Jun. Arrived again 1 Sep 1670 from New Providence, left 10 Sep. for New England. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp738)

Prosperous
The vessell "Prosperous" returned from New York 14 Jun 1670, and left 9 Jul. The ketch (of Boston) arrived again 1 Jan 1671, left 24 Feb. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp738-9)

Blessinge
The vessell "Blessinge" from Jamaica arrived 22 Jun 1670, and left 27 Aug by way of Somerset. Arrived again 16 Feb 1671, left 21 Apr for Carolina, carrying with themRichard Hanke, a Quaker, his wife, 9 children, and one negro man. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp738)

John and Jacob
The kech "John and Jacob" of Boston arrived 30 Jun 1670, left 29 Jul for New Providence. 5s. received for water money. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp738)

Blessinge or Recoverie
Either the" Blessinge" or the "Recoverie" from Barbados arrived 9 Jul 1670, left 12 Aug for New York. The "Recoverie" arrived 27 Oct 1670, left 8 Feb 1671. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp738-9)

Graie Hound
The ketch "Graie Hound" of Charles Towne arrived 11 Jul 1670, left 23 Jul. 5s. received for water money. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp738)

Speedwell
The ship "Speedwell" of London arrived 16 Jul 1670, left 4 Aug for London. 5s. received for water money. Arrived in distress 1671. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp738, 740)

Providence , later Orreng Tree
The vessell "Providence" later called "Orreng Tree" arrived 16 Jul 1670, and left 18 Jan 1671 laden with oranges and potatoes. The ship Orange Tree, Thomas Shaw was seized some time before April 1671 for carrying contraband tobacco. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp 738; 740)

Three Brothers
The sloope "Three Brothers" arrived 16 Jul 1670, left 7 Sep. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp738)

Anne
The briganteen "Anne" of Virginia arrived 29 Aug 1670, left 2 Oct. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp738)

Agreement
The ship "Agreement" of London, master Thomas Fforster a Quaker, arrived 13 Sep 1670 from Jamaica, left 24 Dec. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp738)

True Love
The ship "True Love" of Bristoll arrived 6 Dec 1670, "by violence of wether and for want of the help of the ruther (lost on the Sabbath daie before) was drawne uppon the sholes about a league to the west of the northwest rock, and the said ship became a wreck." (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp739)

Arcarna
The ship "Arcarna", merchant of London, arrived 26 Dec 1670 from Jamaica, left 18 Jan 1671. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp739)

Port Royall
The ship "Port Royall", merchant of London, arrived 26 Dec 1670 from Jamaica, left 18 Jan 1671. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp739)

Owner
The ship "Owner" of Plimouth arrived 26 Dec 1670 from Jamaica, left 7 Jan 1671. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp739)

Supplie
The pinke "Supplie" of Boston, New England, arrived 26 Dec 1670 from Bilboa, left 6 Mar 1671. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp739)

Constant William
The ship "Constant William" of London, arrived 25 Jan 1671, and left 4 May for Virginia. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp739)

Thomas & Marie
The ship "Thomas & Marie" of Virginia arrived 18 Feb 1671, left 24 Feb for Barbados. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp739)

William and Ellen
The ship "William & Ellen", master Robert Morris, left London abt 23 Jan 1671 for Virginia, thence for Bermuda. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp740)

Orange Tree
The ship "Orange Tree", master Thomas Shaw, was seized for carrying contraband tobacco before April 1671. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp740)

Jamaica Merchant
The ship "Jamaica Merchant", master Nicholas Pepperell, was seized for carrying contraband tobacco before April 1671. Pepperell had 10,000 lbs weight. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp740)

Royal Port Merchant
The "Royal Port Merchant", master John Webber, was seized for carrying contraband tobacco before April 1671. Webber had 10,000 lbs weight.(reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp740)

Owner's Advice
The "Owner's Advice" of Plymouth, master Ball, was seized for carrying contraband tobacco before April 1671. Left Bermuda abt Nov 1679, arrived London 11 Feb 1680, bringing 455 rolls of contraband tobacco amounting to 41 cwt. 2 qrts. 25 lbs. The Governor was rebuked for not seizing her. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp740-1)

several ships
Several ships arrived from Jamaica to take oranges (MS letter, 4 Feb 1671/2).

a ketch
A ketch was spoken with on the south coast of the islands 22 Mar 1672, sent from England by the Lords Proprietors of Carolina, bound for the same port with two Indian Princes. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp740)

Troyall
The ketch "Troyall" of New England, master John Goose arrived 12 May 1672. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp740)

Jacob
The ship "Jacob", master Steaven Nicholls arrived 12 May 1672 from the Salt Tortoodas (Tortuga Salada) for England. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp740)

Exchange
The ketch "Exchange", master John Cox; bill of exchange from John Wentworth dated 25 Sep 1673, drawn on William Peniston, Councillor for 9 pounds 10/ to be paid to said John Cox. (reference: J Mercer. Bermuda Settlers of the 17th Century)

Charles
The magazine ship "Charles" of London, master John Jenkins, arrived 10 Jul 1673, left abt 26 Oct. Arrived again abt 14 May 1677. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp740)

Elephant
The ship "Elephant", master Robert Kingsland, arrived 11 Nov 1674, with royal letters on the affairs of Mr Perient Trott. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp740)

Fortune
The magazine ship "Fortune", master Matthew Norwood, left England abt 22 Sep 1674 and returned 5 Apr 1675. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp741)

Hopewell
Leaving England abt 13 Aug 1675, the ship "Hopewell", 300 tons, master Robert Smith sailed for Bermuda carrying Capt Francis Jones and Rev John Fowle. She arrived back to England 11 Feb 1676. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp741; Jones 1947)

Joseph and Anne
The "Joseph and Anne", master Samuel Evans, left in Jun 1676 with tobacco. Left London abt 14 Feb 1677 and arrived in May. Was in Bermuda 1684, master Cock. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp741-2)

John
The magazine ship "John", master M Norwood, left London abt 28 Oct 1676, left Bermuda abt 28 Feb 1676, arrived in the Downs 30 Jun 1677. Again arrived 6 Dec 1677, master M Norwood, leaving March 1678 and arriving in Downs 22 Jun. Left London abt 16 Oct 1679, left Bermuda in April, arrived in Downs 21 Jun. Again, with amster M Norwood, arrived 7 Jul 1680, leaving Bermuda in Oct, and foundered at sea ten days after. Crew saved by the "Providence" (see below). (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp741)

Resolution

The barque "Resolution", master John Darrell Sr, arrived from New Providence 31 May 1677, brought back 11 negros, formerly taken there. Left Bermuda Mar 1682, (120 tons, master Leonard Bushnell), arrived in the Downs 8 May. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp742)

Edisto

The "Edisto" dogger, master John Cumins, left for Carolina 18 Jul 1677. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp741)

Blessing

31 Mar-17 Apr 1679, by the "Blessing" Mr Francis Watlington, from Barbados to Providence: Joseph Fransum, Nicholas Barnes, William Major (PRO:CO1/44/47, PW Coldham's Complete Book of Emigrants p332).

Blessing

1 Apr 1679, by the "Blessing", Mr Samuel Rickard, from Barbados to Boston: William, Crossing, Francis Dickinson (PRO:CO1/44/47, PW Coldham's Complete Book of Emigrants p332).

Betty
9-14 Apr 1679, shippers by the "Betty", Mr William Dunscomb, bound from London for New England: John Hoole, John Loggin (PRO:E190/84/1, PW Coldham's Complete Book of Emigrants p333).

Providence
The bark "Providence" departed Barbados in April 10 1679 for Bermuda (Burmudos), Francis Wellington commander. Sarah Howell, bound for Bermuda listed as passenger. The ship probably sailed on to Boston, MA. In 1680 the "Providence accompanied the "John" and saved her crew (see the "John"). (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp741; PRO:CO1/44/47, PW Coldham's Complete Book of Emigrants, p333).

May Flower
The bark/sloop "May Flower" departed Barbados for Bermuda (Bermudes) and Providence, RI in April 1679. Master was Edward Hubbert (Hubbart). Passengers listed were: John Plummer, Samuell Peniston, & Thomas Bickle ( reference: Lefroy's Memorials of the Bermudas; PRO:CO1/44/47, PW Coldham's Complete Book of Emigrants p332).

Ffriends Advice
The "Ffriends Advice" left Bermuda in Oct 1680. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp741)

3 small ships
3 small ships with masters Francis, Bond, and Stow were the object of a complaint by the Company for carrying off tobacco. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp742)

La Benediction
A French ship, "La Benediction", master J Toque, wrecked in Jan 1681 (MS vii p94).

Societie
The ketch "Societie" of London, master J Fullwood, arrived 11 May 1681 with the Company’s mail. Sir John Heydon returned in her 24 Jun and arrived in England abt 15 Aug. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp742)

Constant Love
The "Constant Love", 180 tons, master John Bee, in Bermuda 1683. Left England 26 Oct 1683, and brought Hon. Colonel Richard Coney, who arrived 29 jan 1684. Brought the last official letter on record from the Bermuda Company dated 25 Oct 1683. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp742)

Portsmouth Pinke
The "Portsmouth Pinke of London, Master John Flesher, bound for Virginia, put in to refit 7 Jan 1685. No other arrival is recorded in 1685. The Royal Government was established sometime between Mar and Sep 1685. (reference: Lefroy. Memorials of the Bermudas pp742)

Prosperous
Josiah (see also entry further down)
America Merchant
Minutes of HM Council: 15 April 1686 Memorandum: Memorand. Delivered a box directed for ye Rt. Honble ye Earle of Sunderland, Chief Secretary of State. These humbly, hite Hall, for his Maties Service, which said box was sealed with ye Govere. Seale in twelve places- containing severall paquetts for his Maties Services; which said box was delivered to me by the Governe., with his order to deliver said box immediately to John Vevers, Master of ye Pinke, American Merchant, bound directly for London which accordingly I forthwith committed into ye hands of ye said Vevers in ye presence of Willm. Forster, mate; John Whittall, boatswaine; and James Bell, carpenter of sd pinke. His Excellency strictly ordering the said Vevers to deliver said box with all possible care and speed according to ye directions. Giving positive command to sd mate, boatswaine and carpenter to see it safely delivered whereof are witness, Capt Bartholomeu Sharp, Command of ye Josiah Frigatt, Thomas Valley, Master of ye sd frigatt, Capt Edward Conway, Commandr of ye ship Prosperous, Capt John England, Mr Richard Phillips, mercht.
Recorded ye 15th day of April 1686.


John Jauncye, Dept. Secty.

Mary
Att a councell table held att St Georges, April ye 28th 1686. Whereas it was proposed by his Excelly ye Gov that Mr Geo. Turfry, Master of ye sloop Mary caried off and transported divers persons contrary to his bonds, from Bermudas without their ticketts. Viz Willm Milbourne, John Hunt, Chr Colson, Chr Robinson, Charles Davis, Samll Smith, as by Richd Gilbert, Junr, master of ye said sloop and others did there appear some of which persons aforesaid were indebted in ye said Island, it was therefore voted by his Excell.y & Councell that ye said Geo Turfry's bond should be sued and his effects attacht to a legal tryall. (BHQ)

Bachelor's Adventure
(Minutes of His Majesty's Council) "June ye 5th 1686; Att a councell held at St Georges.

Memorand. That upon divers complaints made unto his Excelly of the great annoyance to ships and boats in ye Towne Harbour, from ye Pinke Bachelors Adventure, by breeding wormes in ye said harbour, his Excellency thereupon commanded Capt John Hubbard Depty Sher to remove ye sd Pinke, who answered (as by his letter dated ye 2nd day of June 1686, may appear) that he had nothing to doe with ye removall of ye said pinke, desiring to be excused for that he had no judgement in those things; James Smailes being required to remove ye said pinke by ye Rt Honble Governor's order, delivered him by Lieut. William Jones, Capt Samll Brangman, Mr John Huchins, Councellors, Capt John Tucker, John Jauncye, Depty Sectry. The said Smailes answered that he would not concerne himself with her while shee lay sunke; whereupon it was thought fitt by His Excellency and those of his Councell above sd that some speedy course should be taken for ye removing of ye said pinke, to prevent further damage to ye said Harbour."

Luccos
In a letter dated at Elutheria, ye 12th June 1686, written by Richard King to his brother John King. That ye Spaniards did intend to visitt Bermudas for they said they have bought is, and apid for it, and yt ye Spaniards hear yt ye armes were they called in, and they would take them all in Bemrudas with their owne men, and this he heard by prisoner taken by them this Somer. The three letters above sd were delivered to His Excelly ye 22th July 1686. By Willm Pitt, coroner, Capt Anthony White & Lieut James Farmer being brought into ye country by Christopher Smith, Mr of ye barque Luccos, who arrived here from Bahamah abt ye 16th instant.    John Jauncye, Dept Secrt

Josiah
June and August 1686, depositions before His Majesty's Council in Bermuda referred to the "Josiah Frigatt", commander Bartholomew Sharpe of Bermuda. "The deposition of Bartholomew Sharp, Comandr of ye
Josiah Frigatt aged about 36 years or thereabouts deposeth as followeth that on ye 7th of May last past yt one Capt Paule Abney, Lieut. of ye Josiah Frigatt, near ye house of Wm Storman, then and there did declare to me, Bartholomew Sharp that he ye said Abney had been on board my Frigatt with one Mr Richard Stafford he then was a prisoner, and further ye sd Abney did declare to me that ye sd Stafford did deliver a writing or rather a libell into ye hands of ye sd   Abney and further ye sd Abney declard to me yt he read in ye paper that it was Mr Staffords owne fault that he was a prisoner so long and if he ye said Stafford would inlarge himself that part of ye Country was ready to come downe to ye said Staffords assistance and to take him out by force; this was the contents of ye sd writing as Capt Paule Abney declares; and further ye sd depont declareth Mr Richard Stafford did declare to him that he had received a letter from ye Country to ye same tenour as already declard, and yt he ye sd Stafford did declare yt he had sent an answer into ye Country for them to desist, for it rather added to his imprisonmt then ye releasmt and further ye sd depont saith not."
"The deposition of Richard Stafford aged about 54 years yt he never see, heard or knew of any letter or writing from any person or persons in or belonging to any of ye tribes of ye Somers Islands in Bermuda relating any ways their bringing or assisting me to be brought off the Josiah Frigatt duringye whole time of my being there a prisoner unles it was for ye tendering bale but was told by Paul Abney yt he had tould ye GoverE yt there was a letter to yt purpose & swore by God he contrived it to scare ye GoverE and I asked him if Capt Sharp was concerned in ye contriving thereof to which he swore noe, he was asleep and further saith not."
"Capt. George St Lo Esq aged about thirty two years or thereabouts being duly sworne deposeth & saith that whereas an oath was to be administered to severall persons before ye Rt Hoble ye GoverE on Wednesday ye 11th Augt instant about George Bascomb & Willm Keels deteyning his maties forts from ye GoverE, one Jonathan Stoakes going to lay his hands on ye bible in order thereunto was hindered by one James Farmer, one of His Maties Justices of ye Peace in these Islands, bidding Stoakes not to swear and in a rustical manner went up to ye GoverE and said if Stoakes must swear he would swear too, being as ready as ye other, when this depont thinking ye said James Farmer would have struck ye GoverE stepped between them, when Farmer cryed out, that this was what they had long expected wch was slavery, & now he found it to be true and further saith not." (Bermuda HM Council records).

Experiment
Late 1691, Captain John Jennings, commander of the Experiment, and his men were reported to have carried off John Porter, from court and placing him in irons aboard the Experiment; during a court session concerning Christopher Thurston, master of the Little John vs. John Porter. The Privy Council begs that Jennings may be brought to trial for this offence. 12 Dec 1691 order of the Privy Council to the Lords of the Admiralty- case of Capt Jennings referred to them. (Virginia Colonial Records Project, survey report no 257, pg 18 (pg 95-97))

Amity
In 1691 Thomas Tew, a Rhode Islander and George Dew arrived when Governor Isaac Richier was about to commission two sloops to sail to Gambia to attack a French trading station. Tew bought an interest in the sloop "Amity", a vessel of 70 tons, 8 guns, a crew of 45, from her owners Gilbert, Hall, Stone, and others. Dew was given command of the other sloop, the "Marigold". Bad weather forced Dew to return, settling in Bermuda and marrying, and later to become a member of the Assembly. Tew and his crew turned to privateering and changed course to the straits of Bab-el-Mandeb where they attacked an Arab ship, yielding 30000 pounds per man. Tew returned to Rhode Island with 100,000 pounds, telling his Bermudian partners that he had sprung his mast and had sailed with the wind and unable to return to Bermuda. He delivered some Spanish bullion and insisted that they sell him their shares in the "Amity". With the booty, Gilbert purchased 100 acres in Devonshire. White & Dickinson bought 75 acres (probably Verdmont) and Sam Stone built Burch Castle in St George's (destroyed by fire abt 60 yrs ago). (reference: Bermuda Historical Quarterly, Vol XXV, No 1, 1968).

David
St Alban's Prize
Privy Council Meeting: Whitehall 2 Mar 1692/3. Upon petition of Captain John Goddard, appointed Liuet. Gov of Bermudas, the "David" was ordered to carry provisions to that island under the convoy of the "St Alban's Prize" which was ordeed to go to Virginia but now has to stay and wait for the "David". (Virginia Colonial Records Project, survey report 4795, Privy Council Register 1692-1694; PRO class PC 2/75, pg 105; also SR 3179, PRO, CO 38/3, Bermuda Entry Books of Commissions, Instructions etc, pg 86).

Sucess
Letter from J Goddard to Earl of Nottingham Bermuda 17 Nov 1693 sent by way of the Sucess sloop bound from Virginia to England, which had put in at Bermuda in distress. (Virginia Colonial Records Project, survey report 3168, Bermuda Original Correspondence, Sec of State; PRO class CO 37/25, ff 140r-141v).

Marigold
See citation above. Protest registered by George Dew 30 December 1695. He was Captain of the brigantine "Marigold", at anchor in St George's. En route from Barbados to Africa, mutiny and storm damage forced his return. Arrival this date. (Bermuda Archives, document W2,1:13)

Aime
"Ordered that thirtyeight pounds currant money bee paid to Capt John Tucker for the service and adventure of the sloop Aime on the expedition to Antego. Ordered that Charles Minors, Dty Secretary do dispurse out of the powder money in his hands for the fees of clearing out the said sloop the sum of one pound nine shillings and fourpence." ( HM Council meeting minutes: 7 May 1697)

Blessing
Happy Jane
At HM Council 12 June 1697: "This board  taking into consideration the great trouble charge and expense occasioned by the going out of the sloope Blessing Capt Leonard White Comander to and feaching in the sloope Happy Jane, Jonas Clay, Master, who run away from these Islands without any entry or clearing or leave of Government. Itt is ordered that Capt Leonard White do make and being in the accompt of the Ware Tare Trouble Cost Charges Disbursements and Expenses ccasioned by going out with the said sloope and as to the wages and reward the several persons who went in her. And that the same accounts bee perused by Capt John Tucker and Capt Daniell Johnson, and bee by the said Capt John Tucker paid out of the publick monyes of these Islands. Ffurther ordered that the said Capt John Tucker and Capt Daniell Johnson do take into their consideration what the said Capt White and Mr Thomas Durham owner of the said sloope Blessing ought to bee paid as their perticular recompense and reward, And that it bee paid acordingly. On Mr Jonas Clay and Mr John Tankards appearing about the charge of running away in the sloope Happy Jane as above, ordered that a Court of Admiralty bee holden at the Sessions House in St Georges on Thursday next by eight of the clock in the morning."

Success
The "Success", a sloop of 20 tons, Bermuda-built 1697, owners William Joell and Joseph Hutchins, master William Joell (SC Historical Magazine 79:16).

Betty of Bermuda
The "Betty of Bermuda", plantation built 1697, 15 tons, Thomas Tristan master; Wiliam Jooll, Thomas Lawson owners. Cleared SC 1703 (List of ships clearing outwards in Lower District James River from April 23rd to Sept 25th).

Mary
The "Mary", a sloop named in the will (c1698) and estate (c1703) of Moses Knapton (see his inventory).