Survey Report 10578:
Public Record Office: Chancery
Records. Bills and Answers. Reynardson’s
|Complaint of Thomas Starke:
June 20, 1700.
In September 1698 he entered into a Charter Party with Henry Bradshaw,
master of the St Vincent and African Galley, for a voyage to Guinea and
Virginia and Maryland or Jamaica. Details
of the Charter Party. Bradshaw
was very slow in fitting out the vessel and contrary to the agreement
put goods on board which were for the account of others.
Called in at St Thomas’ which delayed his arrival in Virginia
until July 1699. Stayed in
Virginia when he should have gone directly to Maryland to deliver his
Guinea cargo. May of the
Negroes died as a result of the delays and much of the cargo was carried
off the ship by the crew and sold for their own benefit.
Colonial Records Project, Library of
Virginia, Richmond, VA