Richard Ingle In Maryland

RICHARD INGLE IN MARYLAND.

The name of Richard Ingle is well known to every one at all
acquainted with the history of the early days of the Colony of Maryland,
but as the details of what occurred during his two last visits
are not well known, the following narration of those events, as they
are described in the evidence in several suits brought before the
High Court of Admiralty, sitting in London in the year 1645, will
be of interest.

One of these suits was brought by Ingle on his return from his
last voyage, against the Dutch ship, the Speagle or "Looking
Glass," to have her condemned as a prize, on the ground that he
had a letter of marque authorizing him to seize all vessels and
goods belonging to persons in opposition to Parliament, or who
were trading in places in arms against it, both of which conditions,
he averred, applied to the Speagle which he had captured in the
river Saint George in Maryland.


The decision of the Court was adverse to his claim, whereupon
he appealed therefrom, and Sir Nathaniel Brent and Dr. Robert
Aylett were appointed " Judices Delegati" to hear and decide
the case. A record of the evidence and proceedings was made
up for them, and this record is preserved in the Public Record
Office in London, but unfortunately no one as yet has found anything
to show what was the decision of these "Judges Delegate"
in this very interesting case.

Another suit was one brought by Giles Brent and Thomas Copley
against Richard Ingle and John Durford for damages incurred by
them in consequence of the actions of Ingle and his mate Durford,
when they were in Maryland in 1644/5.

The record of this suit is among the papers of the High Court
of Chancery, which have not yet been calendared or indexed, and
the writer must express his thanks to R. G. Marsden, Esq., of the
Inner Temple, for kindly giving him a reference to this and other
suits instituted about the same time, and referring to the same things.

Richard Ingle was (in 1645) 36 years old, and had been in the
Maryland Trade some years; for he was in Maryland as Master
of the Ship Richard and Annie, "after Leonard Calvert took the
Isle of Kent," and agreed with the said Calvert to go to the island
and get 40,000 pipe staves which were there ready for shipment.
He had been greatly befriended by Capt. Cornwallis for the five or
six years preceding 1645, and frequently said that he was under
great obligations to him, the said Cornwallis, and even that he owed
him his life. On one occasion he was of service to Cornwallis and
saved his goods from being confiscated, as will be seen from the
deposition of Jonas Carswell of Saint Botolph's, made in 1645, but
relating to the voyage of Ingle in 1643, when Cornwallis not only
shipped goods to England by the Reformation, but took passage in
her for himself.

"In May 1644, the Deponent, Jonas Carswell, had a warrant
from the Committee for Sequestrations to seize upon the goods of
Capt. Cornwallis as a Papist, when they came in a ship whereof
one Ingle was Master, which things were said to have lately come
from Maryland, and going aboard the said Ship in the Thames
seizing the goods of Cornwallis, he spoke with Ingle who did speak
very much on behalf of Capt. Cornwallis, saying he was the means
of saving all the ships seized in Maryland and that for his part,
he, Ingle, was specially beholden to him, Cornwallis, for he, Cornwallis,
had saved his. Ingle's life, & Ingle did afterwards appear
before the Committee at Camden House, & there in the presence
& hearing of this Deponent did again speak very much on behalf
of Cornwallis, & for the good he had done him. Ingle & the
State, insomuch that by his, Ingle's means Cornwallis' goods were
freed & released. The Deponent believeth Ingle knew Cornwallis
to be a very honest man, and he often said Cornwallis was a friend
to him & his.
(signed) Josiah Carswell.

Many other witnesses testified that Ingle often spoke in the
same way of Capt. Cornwallis, and of how much he. Ingle, owed
to him, for what Cornwallis had done for him. Ingle, especially
when he and his ship were seized in 1643 / 4. It was well known
that at that time Capt. Comwallis strongly advised that Ingle and
his vessel should be released, and John Lewger, Secretary of the
Colony, deposed that Cornwallis was the chief Agent in having
Ingle released, and oifered to be bound for him " body for body,"
but whatever gratitude Ingle may have felt or expressed towards
Cornwallis, for this and other benefits, he was not deterred by such
feelings, from sending a party to plunder the house and plantation
of Cornwallis, as will be seen later.


Richard Ingle was master and part owner of the Reformation, a
ship which arrived in Maryland in January 1643/4 on a trading
voyage; and about the end of the month was arrested on a charge
made by William Hardidge of speaking treasonable words against
the King's Majesty, and kept in confinement for part of a day, but
Hardidge withdrew his charge and Ingle was released and allowed
to return to his ship in the evening.


The circumstances of his arrest and the seizure of the Reformation
were dwelt upon at much length in the suit of Ingle vs. the
Speagle or " Looking Glass," and were as follows, viz :
The Reformation was lying in the river Saint George, when
Capt. Giles Brent, Governor of Maryland in the absence of Leonard
Calvert in England, accompanied by Captain Thomas Cornwallis,
Wm. Hardidge, John Hampton and other inhabitants of
Maryland went on board of her, seized the arms and ammunition
and nailed a paper to the mast to the effect that the ship and cargo
were seized in the name of the King. At this time. Ingle was under
arrest and the greater part of the crew were ashore cutting wood or
otherwise employed in work for the ship.


Captain Brent offered to those on board an oath to be true to
the King, which they refused to take, and he took drink and drank
saying " Here's a health to the King sans Parliament " and told
John Durford that he should be Master of the Reformation
and carry her to Bristol in England, to which Durford answered
that he would do nothing without Ingle's consent.


Governer Brent and Captain Cornwallis armed thirty of the
Marylanders and gave them orders to keep guard over the ship
and crew, and then went ashore.


Richard Jarrett or Garrett the quartermaster of the Reformation
and William Durford, brother of John Durford, but an inhabitant
of Maryland, were on Saint Inigoes Point intending to go on board
the Reformation when Captain Cornwallis and others met them
and compelled them to go to Brent's house where they were
detained as prisoners about an hour, after which Cornwallis went
on board the ship with them, when they found her held by a guard
of thirty armed men.


The ship and crew were thus held for ten or twelve hours, when
Capt. Cornwallis accompanied by Ingle went on board after night
had come, and ordered the guard to lay down their arms, and return
them to the Gunner of the Reformation saying " go every man
to his rest." Thus was the ship released and, as is well known,
Cornwallis was lined 1,000 pounds of tobacco for his share in it.
After this. Ingle went on Avith his trading and for weeks or
months as John Durford and others of the ship's company testified,
" he enjoyed free trade and commerce in Maryland and departed
thence peaceably."


He received 8,000 pounds of tobacco from Giles Brent, and
quantities from other inhabitants of Maryland, and Giles Brent
lent him a pinnace that he might collect the tobacco due to him in
different parts of the Colony.


After his arrest and before he left Maryland, Ingle asked for,
and received, the grant of a certain island, which at his request,
was called "Ingle's Island," of which he took possession by putting
hogs on it to " inhabit it."


Although no mention is made of the situation or size of this island,
there can be no doubt in regard to the grant of " Ingle's Island,"
for Giles Brent, Governer, and John Lewger, Secretary of
Maryland, both testified that it was made.


Neither Ingle nor any one of his crew, spoke of any damage or
loss to him or his ship other than what has been mentioned, and
there is no exception to the expression of the general belief, that
he departed peaceably and " without any show of discontent or
dislike at all."


It must not be forgotten that at this time civil war was raging
in England, and that the King was in Oxford, surrounded by his adherents,
while the Parliament was sitting in London, which was a
stronghold of those who supported its claim to be " King and
Parliament."


When Ingle returned to England, he averred that his arrest
and the seizure of his ship, were due solely to the fact that he, his
ship and crew belonged to London and to Londoners, and that Maryland
was a stronghold of Papists and those who supported the King
in opposition to the Parliament.


He also said: that Brent, Cornwallis and Lewger were the
prime movers in his arrest and the seizure of his ship, " animating
and assisting the others," and that they endeavoured to induce the
mate and the ship's company to carry the Beformation to Bristol
in England, which was then held by the adherents of the King,
offering them double wages if they would do so; that they offered an
oath to the mate and the rest of the ship's company, binding them
to assist the forces in arms against the Parliament, and that the
mate and others, taking advantage of the absence of those who held
the ship, regained possession of her; but he said nothing about his
release from arrest, or even that he was released.


While these events were happening in Maryland, a commission
was issued by the King at Oxford (dated 26th January 1643/4) to
Leonard Calvert, in which after reciting that "Our Rebellious
Subjects of the Citty of London drive a great trade in the Dominion
and Collony of Virginia receiving dayly great advantages
from thence which they ympiously spend in vaste Contribucons
towards the maintenance ofan unnatural warre against us," authorizes
Leonard Calvert to proceed to Virginia and there, with the
assistance of the Governer, Sir William Berkeley, to seize all ships,
goods and debts, belonging or due to any Londoner, or any person
from in any place in actual rebellion against the King, and provides
that one half of all goods, effects or vessels so seized shall belong
to the King.


Although this commission gave no authority to seize goods or
vessels in Maryland, it was the cause of an uneasy feeling in the
Colony, for nearly all their trade was with London, and to have
that interfered with, would bring ruin to many of the inhabitants,
and they therefore took measures to avert such a catastrophe.
After the return of Leonard Calvert from England, an Assembly
was held at Mr. Pope's house in Saint Maries, and Thomas Sherman
asked Calvert if he had a commission for Maryland, when
Calvert replied that he had not, nor would he permit such a commission
to be enforced while he was Governor. The Assembly
then declared that, they would have free trade, and there should be
no interruption to the trade of ships from London or anywhere else.
A letter was sent to Ingle by Leonard Calvert in Avhich he told
" of the good aifections of the inhabitants of Maryland to the Parliament
and their desire of free trade with Ingle or other Londoners,"
and a letter in similar terms was written by Thomas
Copley.


Ingle had departed from Maryland in peace with the inhabitants
as was supposed, and the action of the Assembly, with these letters
from the Governer and one of the leading men of the Colony
might be expected to strengthen this pleasant state of aifairs, but
Maryland was soon to learn that all was not peace between them
and Richard Ingle, for he was going to show the colonists that he
had neither forgotten, nor forgiven them for, the arrest of himself
and the seizure of his ship.

Before he sailed again for Maryland, the Parliament passed an
Act, authorizing the Lord High Admiral to issue letters of marque
to " any of His Majesty's good and loyal subjects to seize and take
all ships and vessels with their goods and Company, in or outward
bound to or from any place in hostility against the King and Parliament,
or that shall be found to have traded with any of the Inhabitants
of such place since their desertion of the King and Parliament."
The Parliament still kept up the fiction that their acts were the
acts of the King as well as of themselves, and that their adherents
were loyal subjects of the King, although they were in arms against
his Majesty Charles the first; and one of these letters of marque
was issued to Richard Ingle Commander of the Reformation.
He averred that Maryland was " in opposition and hostility
against the King and Parliament," and that the inhabitants thereof
used all " means to suppress such of London as came thither," and
to seize and take their ships and goods, as well as those ofall other
places well affected to the King and Parliament.

He arrived in Virginia in the month of February 1644 / 5, and
there he heard of the commission to Leonard Calvert, a copy of
which was given to him by William Claiborne, who said that
"the original had been registered in the Court there." He also
heard stories of the conduct of Calvert in Virginia, such as that
he would have seized a ship and cargo there, if he could have
gotten any help, and that he tried to get hold of money and goods
belonging or owing to Ingle, but there is nothing but hearsay
evidence to these assertions.

He now proposed to his ship's company—who had been engaged
on regular wages for an ordinary trading voyage—that they should
go with him ou a " Man of War cruize" to Maryland, offering
them one-sixth of whatever he could take or capture while there,
which offer, it is to be supposed, was accepted by all, as there is no
evidence that it was opposed by any one, and many of the crew
testified that they claimed their share of all that should be adjudged
prize to Ingle.

The Reformation arrived in Saint George's River in Maryland,
on the 24th of February, and found at the mouth of Saint Ignatius'
Creek the Dutch ship Speagle, which had arrived there three days
after Christmas, and had, since that time, been trafficking or trading
with the Marylanders. At the time of the coming of Ingle, she was
at anchor and had at her topmast the colours of the Prince of
Orange and the English flag over her stern.

When the Reformation came in sight, the master and company
of the Speagle seeing an English ship with a white flag out,
supposed she was a friend, and when Ingle, in the name of the
King and Parliament, ordered the master to come on board, he
went, accompanied by three of his crew who were Englishmen.
He then told Ingle where he was from, what he was doing in Marylaud,
and where he was going when his loading was finished.

The Speagle was owned by Messrs. Cornelius Conincke and
Peter Sonemans and Company, who were merchants and magistrates
of Rotterdam, and had chartered her to Mr. John Glover and Mr.
Brookes, English merchants resident in Rotterdam, for a trading
voyage to Virginia, or some place near by, and back to a port iu
Holland. The owners shipped in her some goods, such as sugar.
strong waters, lemons, hats, shirts, stockings, frying-pans, &c.
valued at 2,338 guilders, for which they expected to receive in
return, tobacco, beaver skins, and other commodities, which would
be worth in Holland six times that amount.

When the master of the Speagle had finished his account of his
voyage, Ingle " detained" him and his men prisoners on the
Reformation, and after firing four guns at the Speagle, he set off
with some of his men to board her, with all the speed he could,
" to prevent the effusion of blood," as he himself said, but he did
not say, nor did any one else, why he expected " effusion of blood."

As a matter of fact, he met with no resistance, and found no one
to oppose him, until he went to enter the cabin, when he found
the doors closed and fastened against him. He called for axes and
other implements, " and after hewing at them," the doors were
opened by those inside, who " yielded themselves."

When Ingle and his party entered the cabin, they found Mr.
Brooks, one of those who had chartered the ship and had come to
Maryland in her, and afterwards, between decks, Giles Brent,
who was made a prisoner and carried to London by Ingle.
Ingle alleged as his reason for this and his other exploits in
Maryland, that the greatest number of persons and families in
Maryland were " Papists and of the Popish and Romish Religion,"
and that nearly all of them assisted Leonard Calvert in putting
his commission in force in Maryland ; that they had so carried
things that before his—Ingle's—arrival none but Papists and
those of the Romish religion were suffered to hold office or any
command; that it was generally believed in the Colony if he had
not come thither, the Papists would have disarmed all the Protestants,
and that all the property that was taken or destroyed by
him or his men belonged to Papists and those of the Romish
religion.

He laid great stress on the fact that the guns on the Speagle
were loaded and that she was ready for a fight, from which he
argued that they intended to attack the Reformation, and were only
prevented from so doing by his prompt action. To this the Dutch
captain answered that if he had intended to attack Ingle, there
Was no reason why he should not have done so, but that his ship
was always kept in readiness for a fight, as he never was sure that
he would not be attacked by the Indians.


There was another vessel in Maryland at this time, which lay
about four leagues from the Reformation, and her master was also
ordered to come on board and give an account of himself. This
he did, saying that he was bound for London with his cargo, and
Ingle permitted him to return to his ship, expecting to see him
again the next day; but during the night he got under way, and
Ingle saw him no more.


John Durford, mate of the Reformation, was put in command
of the Speagle, and Ingle was now in command of two ships,
mounting, one twelve, and the other eleven guns, so that he had
the Colony at his mercy, and proceeded to carry out his ideas of a
" man of war voyage."


He sent men ashore to seize the tobacco and other goods which
were there to be shipped on board the Speagle.
There were 49 hhds. of tobacco which belonged to Messrs.
Glover and Brookes who had chartered the vessel; 26 to Leonard
Calvert, Governor of Maryland, and 24 to the captain, boatswain,
gunner and other petty officers of the Speagle, each owning two or
three hhds. They also took guns and many goods and effects
from the people of the country, burnt some of their houses, and so
terrified them that they fled to the woods for safety.


A party was sent in pursuit of Leonard Calvert, but they were
met and turned back by Messrs. Phoenix, Lewger, Buicks,
Copley, Cawson and one other, so that the Governor was not taken
to London as a prisoner, as no doubt Ingle hoped to do.


Parties were sent out by Ingle with orders to plunder the houses
of Papists, and among others, that of Capt. Cornwallis, which
during his absence in England was held for him by a " Papist
captain from Virginia " who surrendered " on quarter."


Ingle's men took 20 hhds. of tobacco, some muskets, and much
" householde stuife," such as plate, linen, bedding, tapestry hangings,
carpets, brass, pewter, &c., with chests, trunks and many
other things which were taken on board the Reformation and
the Speagle. Captain Cook of the latter vessel said that he had
been at the house of Capt. Cornwallis six or seven times and that
it was very well furnished, carpets, tapestry hangings, silver, &c.,
and that he was there after the visit of Ingle's men, and that they
had Jeft nothing except the bed on which the wife and children
of Cornwallis lay.


They also took a small pinnace, four negroes, and twelve other
men and maid servants, all belonging to Cornwallis. This pinnace
was not over a year old, was well fitted with sails, anchors, cables,
had three small guns, and a shallop and small boat, and was well
worth £500.


They spared Cornwallis's house, but burned his storehouses to
the ground, in which he was more fortunate than some, for Mr.
Gerrard's house, one of Mr. Copley's, and many of other persons
were rifled and burned.


A party headed by Thomas Green, boatswain of the Reformation,
took from the house of a " Papist" called Nicholas Cawson two
beds, a rug, a small trunk, and a musket, which they carried to
the fort there for the use of the soldiers, but the name of the fort
is not given nor is it clear whether they gave the soldiers all that
they took from Mr. Cawson's house, or only the musket.
There was a pinnace called the Shotlooker, belonging to Giles
Brent, which was boarded by Ingle or some of his men, and from
which they took a chest with clothes in it, two guns, linen, books
of accounts and other things worth over £200 sterling, all which
belonged to Giles Brent, who with his sister Margaret, owned
another pinnace called the Phoenix, which was also seized with a
small boat belonging to her. The Phoenix and furniture were
valued at £200, and they took from her bedding and other things
worth £10, and from a boat belonging to Francis Brookes, they
took some goods belonging to Giles Brent and lately bought by
him, such as linen, shoes, stockings, sugar, &c., worth £40, and
also a little "cabbonett" containing jewels, belonging to Mrs.
Giles Brent or Mistress Margaret Brent, valued at twenty pounds.
Giles Brent with his wife and family had lived for some years
on Kent Island, where he had a dwelling house and plantation,
and his sister Margaret often passed much time with him, and had
a great deal of property in his house ; while her own house was in
Saint Maries? where her brother Giles often visited her and kept
many goods, so that although they were uot in partnership, they
had an interest in common in much property.

lugle took many goods both from Saint Maries and Kent, as
well as eight servants belonging to Giles Brent or his sister Margaret,
did much damage to the plantation and houses on Kent
Island and carried off one hundred head of oxen, cows and heifers,
one hundred hogs, wheat, barley and tobacco, and from the dwelling
house, household goods and utensils valued at one hundred
pounds.

Ingle seems to have had an especial horror of account books, bills,
notes and papers, for they were always destroyed when he got hold
of them, whether they belonged to Giles Brent, Cornwallis, Thomas
Copley, the Speagle or others.

Thomas Copley had lived in Maryland about eight years, and
as he said of himself, was " a sober, honest and peaceable man
not given to contention or sedition, nor any way opposing or in
hostility to the King and Parliament," and so he might have been,
and probably was, but he was also a " Papist" and had a great
deal of property, so that Ingle not only plundered his two large
houses, but carried him off, a prisoner, when the Reformation and
the Speagle sailed for London.

By the inventory liled with the libel in the English Admiralty
Court in the suit of Copley and the Brents against the Reformation,
a copy of which is appended to this paper, it appears that even in
those early days, there was considerable luxury in the colony. It
includes, beside massive silver plate, jewelry of gold, diamonds,
sapphire and ruby, tapestry embroidered in gold and silver, and
"a faire library of books."

When Ingle sailed for London, he had the Reformcdion and the
Speagle both well laden with the things which he had gathered in
his " man-of-war cruise," and also three prisoners—Giles Brent,
Thomas Copley, and John Lewger; but what he intended doing
with them when he reached London, it is impossible to say.

Before reaching his destination, and when near Plymouth, he
summoned on board the Reformation John Durford, who had been
put in command of the Speagle, and one of its mates named Been,
and told them he would have Brent and Copley thrown into the
sea; but one of the mates would not agree to it, and prevented
him from doing so.


When London was reached, Brent and Copley went free, and
they brought suit against Richard Ingle and John Durford for
damage to their persons and property, but no record of any decision
in this case, nor in the suit brought by Ingle to have the
Speagle condemned as a prize to him, has been discovered, so that
we cannot say whether Ingle was the gainer by his " plundering "
in Maryland; but we can say that he neither forgave nor forgot
those who were concerned in his arrest in 1643/4, and that he
not only avenged himself on them, but left behind him such a
track of devastation that long after we find in the records people
dating from "the plundering time"; and it is not to be wondered
at that since that voyage his name should be coupled with reproach
and infamy, and his memory associated with deeds of violence and
outrage.


Libel of Thomas Copley and the Brents against the Meformation.
{Admiralty Court Libels 167, iVo. 205—P. R. 0.)
Thomas Copley Giles Brent & Margaret Brent his sister agst
JReformacon Captain Richard Ingle & John Durford Mate Imprimis
that for the last 4 5 6 or 7 yrs last Giles & Margarett
Brent have resided in Maryland & the said Giles hath kept a
house wife & familie at a place called Kent—& Marg* is sister
to Giles, & did at divers times come to & reside with Giles Brent
at his house at Kent aforesaid & did keepe or leave in her
Brothers said house divers goods and chattells and household stuff
& Mag* Brent had likewise a house in Md at a place called
S! Maries & Giles did at divers times reside for part of the year
with his Sister at her house in S* Maries where he had certain
goods &c In anno Domini 1644 & in the months therein respectively
concurring as also In Mch Apl & May 1645 G. B. had at
his house & farm, divers Cattle and other commodities to the
value of £2,000 lawful money a stock which was continually
growing.


In the month & year above mentioned R11 Ingle was Captain
EICHAED INGLE IN MAEYLANt). 13f

& Commander & part owner of the Reformacon & the said John
Durford was Ingles mate.
Ingle & Durford arr in one of the months aforesaid & after
their arrival Ingle & Durford or some of Ingles Compy went
aboard a pinace called the Shotlocker & took out of the same one
chest with clothes in it two guns linen & other commodities to the
value of £14 sterlg & divers writings books of Accounts &
specialties to the value of £200 sterling all which articles did
belong to Giles Brent

In the months afsd G. B. & Marg B. or one of them was owner
of a certain pinnace called the Phoenix & Ingle or Durford or
someone by their order seized the Phoenix with a small boat
belonging to her and took out of the Phoenix bedding and other
commodities to the value of 10lb

The said Pinnace & furniture was worth £50 legal money of
England Ingle took out of a boat belonging to Francis Brookes,
goods chattels & commodities belonging to Giles Brent & newly
bought by him & belonging to G. B. or M. B. or one of them
Linen shoes stockings sugar &c to the value of £40—as also a
little cabbonett containing Jewels &c belonging to Giles Brent,
his wife or Margarett Brent or one of them to the value
of £20
Ingle or some by his order seized G. B. on the high sea &
brought him to England & the said Brent has suffered a loss of
£1.000 in the loss to his Estate of his supervision & care
Brent was detained a Prisoner on Cap' Ingles Ship or the
Lookingglass which Ingle was de facto possessed of
Ingle seized the goods in the Schedule belonging to G. B. and
M. B. or one of them & which were worth the several sums of
money set opposite to them At the time aforementioned and for
8 years Thomas Copley lived in Maryland a sober honest and
peaceable man not given to contention nor sedition nor any way
opposing or in hostility to the King and Parliament

Ingle & Durford or some by their authority seized the person
of Th0.s Copley & kept him prisoner aboard Ingles Ship & brought
him to the port of London

Thomas Copley was owner of the goods in the second Schedule
Ingle & Durford or some by their orders took the said goods from
T. C. by main force

Burnt some of T. Cs houses killed & dispersed his cattell
being 60 iu number besides hogs & shoats, disposed of his servants,
being some 20 in uumber
T. C. suffered loss amounting to £2.000
After Ingle had seized G. B. & T. C. he put them on the Looking
Glass which he took from a Dutchman & when near Plymouth
sent to the L. G. for John Durford whom he had made
Master of the L. G. and one Been another of his mates to come
aboard the Meformacon which they accordingly did. Ingle told
them he wd have Brent & Copley thrown overboard but one of
his mates would not agree to it, but Ingle would have done it if
it had not been for the Mate who prevented him from so doing
Kd Ingle & his ship were arrested and stayed at Maryland
1643/4 on a charge by one W• Hardige of words spoken by Ingle
agst the Kings Majesty of England and chgd by said Hardidge
to be treason Hardidge let fall his accusation at instigation of
Ingle & went to Vf

After the said Hardidge let fall his accusation the sd Ingle had
liberty to pursue his occasions and that he R. I. received quantities
of Tobac. from Inhabitants of Maryland & particularly he
received 8,000 weight from Giles Brent then Governour & G. B.
gave Ingle a pinnace to go to get the Tob. which was due to him
& Ingle departed out of Md peaceably & quietly "without any
show of discontent or dislike at all."

In 1643/4 & after he had been arrested & before he had left
Md, he came to G. B. & desired a grant of a certain Island in
Maryland which G. B. granted to him & apptd at his Ingles
request to be called Ingles Island & Ingle was possessed of sd
Island & sent hogs there and inhabit the same.

Mr Calvert had a commission from the King, but it was directed
to the Govr & Council of V* & had power & force only
there & not at all in Md. The first Assembly after Calverts arrl
declared they would have free trade with Londoners & other und
the protection of Park and that they would not receive any Com.
to the contrary & Th0.8 Copley or G. B. or one of them did [write]
a letter to Ingle from Calvert telling him to signifying [sic] the
good atfections of the Inhabitants of Md to the Parlt. & their
desire of Free Trade with Ingle or other Londoners & T. C. also
writ a letter to Ingle as aforesaid which letters are in the possession
of R"! Ingle or John Durford
Prima schedula de qua in libello predicto fit mentio
Imprimis at two severall places viz S! Maries and
Kent 100 head of neat cattle as oxen cows £ s d
heafers worth 40.00.00
Item 20 Sheep worth there 50.00.00
" abt 100 hogs 50.00.00
" in wheat barly pease 200 bushells worth . . 40.00.00
" in Tobacco with * * * taken from severall places
in Maryland 6157*1 worth .... 120.00.00
" in household goods from the Isle of Kent, utencells
to the value of 100.00.00
" 8 Apprentice Servants taken from Sf Maries
and from Kent viz William Cavert (?), Thomas
Rookwood, John Delahay, Henry Topping,
Christopher Atkinson, Zacharias Wade, John
Hare (?), plowman, and Cornelius a plowman 160.00.00
£960.00.00
Secunda Schedula de qua in libello predicto fit mentio
5 great bolles double gilt worth . 30.00.00
14 silver spoons . 7.00.00
2 small silver salts 2.00.00
2 silver cruetts 1.10.00
1 smal silver Bason 2.00.00
2 silver dram cupps 13.4
Some other small pieces of plate 1.00.00
one great Diamond . 200.00.00
two small chaines of gold . 60.00.00
two Jewells containing in each 8 diamonds . 32.00.00
one other Jewell with one faire Di amon i and Ruby 20.00.00
two braceletts of gold .
Engraven Agetts .
4 or 5 diamond Rings .
one ring with a great saphir
2 silver chaine
other chaines enamelled .
2 faire cloaks lined with plush and thick laced
2 faire black clokes lined with black baize
Suts, belts, garters, stockings boots &c
one faire peece of imginane [sic] Arras wrought with
gold and silke
ffoure other peeces of arras hanging
eight good fether bedds furnished .
Two fflocke bedds furnished .
Linnen, pewter, brass, Iron and all other kinds of
househould Stuife sufficient to furnish plentifully
2 large houses 200.00.00
one ffaire Library of Bookes 150.00.00
36 gunnes 36.00.00
Goods bought from the Dutch Shipe for 1200lb of
tobacco 120.00.00
2.000lb of Tobaccoe 400.00.00
600 bushells of Indian corne .... 60.00.00
English corne, wheat, oats barly pease . . . 20.00.00
one boy sold at "Virginia ..... 20.00.00
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1598.13.4
2.00.00
1.00.00
10.00.00
6.00.00
1.00.00
2.00.00
20.00.00
15.00.00
20.00.00
50.00.00
30.00.00
40.00.00
30.00.00
more
Two great Shallop and one small boate
Indenture, books of account and bills
60 head of neat cattell .
21 Servants made unusefull .
20.00.00
500.00.00
360.00.00
210.00.00
1810.00.00
30ft)s of Beaver worth 15.00.00

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