Catalogue reference: CO 137/2 folio 208. Crown Copyright.
Petition from members of the Jewish community of Jamaica, after the 1692 hurricane. Jamaica, 1692.
Catalogue reference: CO 137/2 folio 208
To the Queen Most Excellent Majesty.
The Humble petic[i]on of Isaque fernander dias Isaque moses Baruch Isaque nuner Chineas Abarbarel Isaque Rodrigue & Sousa Aron Jacob Soares Samuel & Careres Jacob David & Robles Isaque Menoet <Gutierer> Jews. Late of Jamaica Merchants.
That whereas your petic[i]coner having inhabited for severall years in your Majesties Island of Jamaica and by that mor[e] terrible earthquake which happened there on ye 7th of June Last have Lost al[l] they had in the World. humbly begg your Majesties favour to be Made free Denizons.
At the Court of Whitehall –
Aug[us]t ye 30th: 1692
Her Ma[jes]ty is graciously pleased to refer this Petition to the Right hon[oura]ble the Lords of the Com[mit]tee of Councill for Trade and Forreigne Plantations to consider thereof and Report what her Ma[jes]ty may fitly doe therein whereupon Her Ma[jes]ty will declare her further pleasure. Nottingham
Moses Coutin[ ]o With three or fower [four] others humbly Prays the Right honourables the Lords of This Comutee may Report favourable In their behalfs to be made free Denisons for the Plantations of Thier majiesties