Letters of marque and reprisal for the Duke and Dutchess
TNA: PRO ref: HCA 26/13 f.76 (28 April 1708)

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22 Aprill 1708
Appeared personally M[aste]r Jelfe, and on ye behalfe of Cap[tain] Rich[ar]d Parrot now at Bristoll produced a Warrant from his Roy[a]ll Highness Prince George of Denmarke etc Lord High Admiral of Great Britain Ireland etc and of all Her Ma[jes]ties Plantations etc for the granting of a Comm[issi]on or L[ett]ers of Marque to the said Richard Parrot and in pursuance of Her Ma[jes[ties Instructions to Privateers made the following Declaration viz. that the said Cap[tain] Parrot his ship is called the Jamaica Gally, and is of ye burthen of ab[ou]t one hundred & seaventy Tonns, that the said Rich[ar]d Parrot goeth Cap[tai]n of her, that she carryes Eight Guns, twenty five men, twenty five small Armes, twenty Cutlaces, Six barrells of powder, Twenty Rounds of great Shott, and ab[ou]t Five hund[re]d w[eigh]t of small shott, that the said Ship is victualled for Six months, has two Suites of Sailes, three Anchors, three Cables, and ab[ou]t two hund[re]d w[eigh]t of spare Cordage, that W[illia]m Parrot goes Lieuten[an]t , Stephen Williams Gunner, M[aste]r Jones Gunner, Benja[men] Bush Carpentar and Humphrey Williams Cooke of ye said Ship, And that W[illia[m] Swimmer Esq[uire] Henry Swimmer, Abraham Elton, & John
Elbridge of Bristoll Merch[ant]s, and he the Declarent are the Owners & Setters out of the said Ship.
John Jelfe
The same day This Declaration was made before Geo[rge] Bramston Jun[ior?]


Jamaica Gally
The like Comm[issi]on as is entred Fol[io] 2 granted to Cap[tain] Rich[ar]d Parrot to set forth the Jamaica Gally of the Burthen of ab[ou]t one hund[re]d & seaventy Tonns whereof the s[ai]d Rich[ar]d Parrot goeth Com[mande]r Dated the Two & Twentyeth day of Aprill in ye yeare of Our Lord 1708 and in the seaventh yeare of her Ma[jes]ties Reigne [?] H

Duke Frigott
The like Com[missi]on as is entred Fol[io] 2 granted to Cap[tain] Woodes Rogers to set forth the Duke Frigott of the burthen of ab[out] three hund[re]d Tonns whereof the s[ai]d Woodes Rogers goeth Com[mander] Dated the Eighth and Twentyeth Day of Aprill in the yeare of Our Lord 1708 and in the seaventh yeare
of her Ma[jes]ties Reigne
[?] H [See?] the Com[mand]ers Declarac[i]on & Bailes in the Bundle of Bailes

Dutchess
The like Com[missi]on as is entred Fol[io] 2 granted to Cap[tain] Stephen Courtney to set forth the Dutchess of the burthen of ab[ou]t Three hund[re]d
Tonns whereof the said Steph[e]n Courtney goeth Com[mande]r Dated the Eighth & Twentyeth Day of Aprill in the yeare of our L[or]d 1708 and in the seaventh year of her Ma[jes]ties Reigne
[?] H [See?] the Com[mand]ers Declarac[i]on & Bails in the Bundle of Bailes

 

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