THE TRINIDAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
Publication No. 242.
The King of Spain to the Council of the Indies.
Source:-Armada Espagnola. Fernando C. Duro. 1895-19o3.Vol. IV.
Translated from the Spanish.
29th August, 1630.
The Dutch are settling the Island of Fonseca which is
south-east of Dominica, Ioo leagues to the east and the King
of England has granted this Island to the Conde
de Montgonmeri.(Earl of Montgomery afterwards Pembroke).
George Enellin was appointed Governor and being
unable to find this Island went to that of Barbados where
he found 1700 English settled without any fortification except
a stockade and two iron pedereros.
Barbados had a Governor appointed by the Conde Carlii
(Duke of Carlisle) of Scotland who held the Island of the King.
There he learnt that there was an English settlement of
700 people at Nieves (Nevis).
A year ago the Dutch had occupied the Island of San
Andres which is north-west of Porto Velo and also that of
Tabago near the Main opposite to the Island of Trinidad.