Proclamation of Francis Nicholson, 1700 July 9

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Title

Proclamation of Francis Nicholson, 1700 July 9

Subject

King, Henry
Munday, Henry
John Hopewell (Ship)
Pirates--Africa
Proclamations--Virginia--Jamestown

Description

Proclamation of Francis Nicholson concerning the pirate Henry King. King attacked the John Hopewell, commanded by Henry Munday, off the coast of Guinea in November, 1699. King had formerly been involved in the Pennsylvania trade. Nine of Munday's crew abandoned him to join the pirates. They are listed as "Nicho Gillebrand, John Burton, Leonard Rawlings Edward Arterberry Emanuel a Portugeeze John Sanders Wm. Parker of Sunderland John Harris of Londn Francis Brown a negroe."

Creator

Nicholson, Francis, 1655-1728
Jenings, Edmund, 1659-1727
Merriwether, Francis

Publisher

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Date

1700-07-09

Format

jpeg

Language

eng

Type

Text

Identifier

MS 1936.5

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Text

Virginia Sct
By His Excellency
A Proclamation



Whereas I have received an order from the Rt: Honble: the Lords of the Councill of Trade
and Plantations Dated at white Hall the 25th day of Feby 1699/1700 that Some time in
the month of Novembr. Last a merchants Ship Called the John Hopewell of London
[illegible] of one Henry Munday was Com[m]and, was plundered by a pyrate named Henry
King who formerly used the pensylvania Trade and that nine of the Said Mundays
men Voluntarily forsook him and ran away wth. the Said Pyrate upon his pyraticall
Designe. Therefore I Francis Nicholson Esqr his Majtie Lt. and Governr. Generall of
Virginia by and with the advice and Consent of his Majtie. Honble Councill of State Doe
Straitly Charge and Com[m]and all his Majties officers Civil and Military and all other his good
and Loving Subjects whatsoever to use their utmost Endeavour to take Seize, and appre
=hend all and Every the Said pyrates So as they may be brought to Condign
punishmt whose names are Henry King the Grand pyrate Nicho Gillebrand, John Burton,
Leonard Rawlings Edward Arterberry Emanuel a Portugeeze John Sanders Wm.
Parker of Sunderland John Harris of Londn Francis Brown a negroe Being those
who Deserted the Said Munday, And I do promise as a reward to any person
or persons that Shall take Seize and apprehend all or any the Said pyrate or
pyrates Soe as Such pyrate or pyrates be brought to Justice for the Said offences
such person or persons Shall have and possess the Sume of Twenty pounds Sterl for
Every pyrate Soe taken and brought to Condign punishment and I Likewise Straitly
Charge all Sheriffs to Cause this proclamation to be published in all Churches Chapels
Courthouses and other publick places in their Respective Counties Given under my
hand and his Majties Seale of the Colony at James Town this 9th day of July 1700.
in The Twelfth yeare of his Majs: Reign


Ff: Nicholson



A Proclamation for the apprehending
of Pyrates.
E Jennings Depty Secry



God Save the King

Published in the County Court ye 10th day
of July 1700 & hereby Recorded
Fr Merriwether Cl. Curt

Original Format

Ink on paper.

Citation

Nicholson, Francis, 1655-1728, Jenings, Edmund, 1659-1727, and Merriwether, Francis, “Proclamation of Francis Nicholson, 1700 July 9,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed January 26, 2022, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/67.