THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF TRINIDAD
Publication No. 374.
The Petition of Elias Andrew.
Source :-Public Record Office. State Papers Colonial. C.O. 53.
Published by the courtesy of the Master of the Rolls and the
Deputy Keeper qf the Public Records.
December 20th, 1683.
To THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY.
The humble petition of Elias Andrew, Master of the good
ship called the Fountain of London bound to the Islands of
Barbados and Tobago in the West Indies
Humbly showeth that your petitioner being bound on the
said voyage, his ship by order of Your Majesty and the Most
Honourable Privy Council was stopped at Gravesend as the
ship of Captain Poyntz when in truth he is not the owner of
any part thereof nor hath he any goods aboard the said ship
save only three vats of bread containing three thousand weight,
one hundred and half of deal boards and three persons for
whom he hath paid their passages
And as to any matter besides concerning the said Poyntz,
your petitioner is utterly ignorant
Therefore he humbly beseeches Your Majesty that his ship
may be released and allowed to proceed on her intended
And your petitioner as in duty bound shall ever pray, &c.