Extract from ‘Interrogatories of Frances Carnero’, 1611-1613. Catalogue Ref: HCA 24/75
Frances Carnero was Portuguese merchant who had been brought back from São Tomé (St. Thomas) Island in the Caribbean to London by a Captain John Moore. Moore was an English captain on the ship ‘The Archangel or The Little John of London’, who had also travelled to São Tomé.
Article or Interrogatories ministred [ministered, drawn up]
on the behalf of Frances Carnero
of Lisbon merchant now residing
in the citty of London as followeth
1 In Primis vizt [Firstly] that in the month of June or July 1609 the said Francis
Carnero did buy had and got in trade of
merchandize at a place called Angola in
Gwyny [unreadable] black moores [Black servants, enslaved African peoples] or negroes Et point [and put] [?]
[?] et de quality [just as] [Latin Legal Phrase]
2 Item that the said Frances Carnero did carry
and convey with his go in trade of merchandize
From Angola aforesaid vnto [unto] the Island of
Margarita in the West Indies and did
Take and carry with him to Margarita aforesaid
His said Moores et ponit vt supra [and put as above].
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- Where was Frances Carnero in 1609?
- What does it suggest about the author’s attitude towards enslaved individuals?
- What is the connection between the growth of the transatlantic slave trade and the establishment of sugar and tobacco plantations in the New World?