RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoSPG XV
TitleAmerican Colonies
1-2. Henderson Walker to Bishop of London, N. Carolina, 21 Oct. 1703, seeking a clergyman. Refers to Quakers as strongest group in province. Daniel Brett, first clergyman sent by Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, behaved well for half a year, then began to behave scandalously.
3. Note by George Keith, London, 13 Oct. 1704, giving an unfavourable account of travelling conditions in North Carolina.
4. Opinion of House of Lords, 9 Mar. 1705, holding North Carolina Act regulating ministry invalid.
5. Testimonial of A. Middleton, Curate of St. Benedict's, Pauls Wharf, to William Gordon, 27 Sept. 1707.
6-7. [William] Gordon to Secretary, Lyndhaven Bay, 1 Apr. 1708, reporting that he has reached there on his journey to North Carolina.
8-9. Wardens of Chowan Parish, North Carolina, to Society, 6 Aug. 1708, thanking society for books sent by [William] Gordon and attesting to his faithful labour during his short stay among them.
10-11. Sundry residents of the parish to the Society, 24 Aug. 1708, praising [William] Gordon and hoping for his early return.
12-13. Certificate of wardens, Chowan Point, North Carolina, 13 Sept. 1708, that if some of the vestry failed to sign the testimonial to [William] Gordon, it was not because of opposition, but because they could not get to the meeting. (NOTE : This seems to refer to (10-11), though the signers are not therein identified as vestry.)
14. James Adams to Secretary, N. Carolina, 18 Sept. 1708. His work has been interrupted by political disturbances which he does not describe, as [William] Gordon will report on them. Province is divided among Churchmen, Quakers, and a majority who have no religion. Quakers, though only 1/7 of population are the most influential group.
15. Certificate of Stephen Robins, Vicar of East Ham, and John Chifendale, Vicar of Barking, that John Urmiston discharged his duties as curate at East Ham, Essex County, faithfully for three years, 4 May 1709.
16-17. [William] Gordon to Committee, undated but referred to in (18-21). After landing in Virginia he proceeded by a difficult overland journey to Chowan, where he was entertained by Mr. Glover, President of the Council, and began work, but shortly decided to return home because of ill health.
18-21. Gordon to Committee, London, 23 May 1709. An account of politics and religion in North Carolina, seen in terms of conflict between the Church party and the Quakers.
[Two plans referred to in this letter, f. 19, survive in Lambeth Palace Library Tenison vol 1 f. 122 and ff. 123-124]
22. [John] Urmston to Secretary, East Ham, 28 Sept. 1709. He is unwilling to sail on the Princess Anne with the Palatines, as he believes that the voyage will be too rough for his family.
23. [John] Urmston to Secretary, East Ham, 3 Oct. 1709, explaining that he will not be able to call on him until later in the week, and expressing doubts about his reception in North Carolina.
24-5. Copy of paper presented to the lower house of the Assembly of North Carolina, 11 Jan. 1709/10, by [Alexander] Wood, [Robert] Maule, and (?), recommending amendments to the Church Act. Unidentified third party refers to himself in the first person as the one originally consulted.
26. C. De Graffenied to Bishop of London, New Bern, North Carolina, 20 Apr. 1711. Hasty departure from London to arrange for transportation of his Swiss colonists prevented his waiting on the bishop, but he asks him to receive them into the Church and grant them his patronage.
27. [John] Urmston to Secretary, North Carolina, 17 July 1711. An insurrection against Governor Hyde has been suppressed by forces from Virginia. Mrs. Hyde, who is returning with the colonial Secretary, Knight, can supply details.
28-9. Testimonials to Giles Rainsford, both from Edward Grove, Chevington Parsonage, near St. Edmindsbury, 30 July and 7 Aug. 1711.
30. [Giles] Rainsford to Secretary, Sheerness, 13 Dec. 1711. He has signed on the Bedford Galley to obtain passage to Virginia, but Captain Andrew Lee says he must obtain an order from the Admiralty if he is to be released there and not held in service.
31. [Giles] Rainsford to Secretary, Chatham, 9 Jan. 1712. He has catechized the 'boys' with the captain's approval, and caused a woman kept on board by the warrant officers to be sent ashore.
32-4. Bishop of London to the Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, Fulham, 19 Feb. 1759. Requested to comment on recent Church Act of North Carolina, he observes that it takes away the Crown's right of patronage, conferring it on the vestries, and sets up an uncanonical jurisdiction over the clergy in the form of a governing commission. He cannot say if it interferes with his colonial jurisdiction, because he is not sure that he has any.
35-43. Undated account of [John] Blair's mission to North Carolina, following his ordination, 12 Apr. 1703. He covered most of the province, in spite of travel difficulties.
44-5. Undated petition of residents along Pamplico River, Bath County, North Carolina, to House of Lords, complaining that colonial government has refused them a minister.
46-7. Undated petition of wardens and vestry of Pascotank Parish, North Carolina, asking for a minister. They are at present being supplied by Richard Marsden.
48-9. Testimonial to John Thomas from Andreas [Andrew ?] Rudman, Andreas Sandel, and Ericus Biörck, Philadelphia, 22 July 1702 (Latin).
50-1. George Keith to the Bishop of London, Philadelphia, 28 Feb. 1702/3, giving an account of his travels to date and mentioning [John] Talbot's joining him.
52. Testimonial to John Thomas from Evan Evans, John Talbot, and three other ministers (Swedish?), Burlington, 18 Aug. 1703.
53. [George] Keith to the Bishop of London, Philadelphia, 2 Apr. 1703, recommending Thomas, who has served as assistant to [Evan] Evans and schoolmaster in Philadelphia.
54-5. [George] Keith to Secretary, Philadelphia, 3 Apr. 1703, recommending [John] Talbot and [John] Thomas.
56-7. Testimonial to [John] Thomas from Rector, wardens, and others of Christ Church, Philadelphia, 31 Aug. 1703. He is going home for priest's orders.
58-60. [George] Keith to Secretary, Philadelphia, 4 Sept. 1703, giving an account of his visit to Virginia and North Carolina, from which he has just returned, and of his controversies with the Quakers.
61. Keith to Secretary, Philadelphia, 14 Sept. 1703, recommending [John] Thomas as a missionary.
62. Testimonial to Thomas Crawford from James Chalmers and David Crawford, London, 4 Feb. 1703/4.
63-4. Henry Nichols to [Philip] Stubbs, Chester, Pennsylvania, 20 Mar. 1703/4, reporting his safe arrival on ship on which Governor Seymour of Maryland was also a passenger. Gives favourable account of work of [George] Keith and [Evan] Evans. Latter has helped him by interpreting to the Welsh, as he does not yet speak their language.
65-6. Minister and vestry of Philadelphia to the Society, 7 Apr. 1704. Testimonial to Keith and [John] Talbot.
67-8. [Henry] Nichols to Treasurer, Upland, alias Chester, 30 Apr. 1704, reporting on beginning of his work. Asks that his stipend be laid out in goods in England, as he will get better value from it that way.
69-70. [Andrew] Rudman to [George] Keith, Philadelphia, 10 May 1704. He is ministering to country churches and has drawn on Keith for a quarter's stipend (£12. 6s.), which he expects the society to refund.
71-2. [Evan] Evans to the Bishop of London, New York, 17 Oct. 1704. He is in New York to attend a convocation of the clergy. [John] Thomas has returned and is assisting him in Philadelphia. Recommends [George] Muirson, who is returning for orders, and [Andrew] Rudman.
73-6. Copies of documents relating to claim of Swedish Church to lands in Chester, with opinion by J. Hooke, 18 Oct. 1704, that they are not sufficient to support title. Documents include copy of letter of Jasper Yeates to Governor [Francis] Nicholson.
77-8. [Evan] Evans to [George] Keith, Philadelphia, 25 Oct. 1704. He has had some success in converting Quakers through the use of Keith's writings.
79-80. Testimonial to [Andrew] Rudman from (Governor) John Evans, Philadelphia, 20 Aug.1705.
81. [Andrew] Rudman to Secretary, Philadelphia, 20 Aug. 1705. He is serving church in Frankford and asks aid of society.
82-3. Governor Evans to [Philip] Stubbs, Philadelphia, 24 Aug. 1705, defending [Andrew] Rudman against an attack by Edward Eaton.
84. Governor Evans to [Philip] Stubbs, Philadelphia, 23 Aug. 1705, recommending [John] Clubb, schoolmaster at Philadelphia.
85. George Ross to Secretary, Philadelphia, 27 Aug. 1705, reporting his safe arrival and friendly reception by Evan Evans and the governor.
86. Thomas Crawford to Secretary, Philadelphia, 27 Aug. 1705, reporting his arrival.
87. [Andrew] Rudman to Treasurer, Philadelphia, 27 Aug. 1705, reporting that he has drawn on him for £50.
88. Petition of [Andrew] Rudman to Society, 1 Nov. 1705, asking aid for himself and church at Frankford.
89. Description of Christ Church, Philadelphia, signed by Evan Evans, 3 Nov. 1705.
90. Secretary to [Henry] Nichols, Petty France, Westminster, 2 Mar. 1705/6. Society is sending him some books as requested.
91-2. [Henry] Nichols to Society, Chester, 10 June 1706. Sent by [Evan] Evans, who is going home. Nichols has been two years in Chester. Local support has only come to half of the £60 currency a year that was promised.
93-4. [Henry] Nichols to Secretary, Chester, 21 June 1706, asking him to present (91-2) to the society and repeating complaint of inadequate local support. He is afraid that the three-year rule may lead to the loss of his support from the society.
95-6. Promissory note of Andrew Rudman to Evan Evans, 16 July 1706, for £100, to become due if bill for £50 on the society, cashed by Evans, is protested by treasurer.
97. [Joseph] Cleator to Treasurer, Rumney Bay, 1 Aug. 1706. He has got that far on his voyage and would like a letter of introduction to Colonel [Caleb] Heathcote to be sent to him at Portsmouth.
98. Evan Evans to Secretary, Philadelphia, 19 Dec. 1706. He has to defer his intended trip to England (to defend himself against charges brought by members of his congregation) because he missed the Virginia fleet, but he plans to come in spring.
99-101. Notitia Parochialis of Henry Nicols for Chester, 17 Mar. 1706/7. Includes names of persons baptized, professors of the Church of England, and catechumens.
102. Testimonial of wardens, William Marten and William Davis, that [Henry] Nicols has faithfully observed instructions of the society.
103. Secretary to [Thomas] Crawford, Petty France, Westminster, 4 June 1707 (copy). Agrees to his remaining at Dover Hundred, since his health is improved and he reports good relations with the people. [William] Black is being sent to Sussex. Secretary complains that Crawford was more particular about his work in his letters to [Philip] Stubbs than to him.
104. Secretary to [Henry] Nicols, Petty France, Westminster, 4 June 1707 (copy). Society has passed a resolution rebuking him for complaining that he had not received the money from his fellowship when Doctor [Jonathon] Edwards attests that he has done so. (Cf. vii. 261.)
105. Secretary to Cols. [Caleb] Heathcote and [Robert] Quarry, Petty France, Westminster, 1 July 1707 (copy). Society has voted to send 500 Bibles with Prayer Book annexed and 500 without to be distributed by 20 persons in the colonies and has directed him to seek their advice and assistance in this project.
106-7. [Henry] Nicols to Secretary, Chester, 14 July 1707. Protests his innocence of all charges, without referring specifically to any.
108-20. Evan Evans's account of the state of the church in Pennsylvania, London, 18 Sept. 1707 (2 copies, with some variations). Ends with plea for a bishop. Evans himself was sent to Philadelphia by Bishop Compton in 1700.
121-2. Robert Quarry to Secretary, 12 Feb. 1707(8). Supports Cornbury against [Thorogood] Moore and [John] Brooke and criticizes convocation of clergy, which he believes acted against intentions of [Francis] Nicholson, who financed it.
123-4. [Evan] Evans to Society (London) 18 June 1708, in reply to an inquiry about prospects of Church in Connecticut. Shortly before leaving America, he accompanied [George] Muirson to Stratford, where they had a good congregation. He believes [George] Muirson would be a good man to send there.
125. [William] Black to Secretary, Newcastle, 19 July 1708. He has got that far on his journey to Sussex, Delaware.
126. Secretary to [Henry] Nicols, Windsor Castle, 5 Aug. 1708 (copy). Complains that [Henry] Nicols has not answered society's rebuke reported in (104), and that he has made vague complaints about local opposition.
127-8. Secretary to Colonel [Robert] Quarry, Windsor Castle, 6 Aug. 1708 (copy). Agrees with Quarry that clerical convocations may lead to disorder, and suggests sending a bishop as the remedy. Though [Thorogood] Moore and [John] Brooke are dead and Cornbury recalled, society would still like an exact account of that affair.
129. [John] Talbot to Secretary, Philadelphia, Aug. 1708. Fears that [Thorogood] Moore and [John] Brooke are lost, and takes a gloomy view of state of church in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. [Henry] Nicols has gone to Maryland.
130-1. Residents of Oxford, Pennsylvania, to Bishop of London, 21 Aug. 1708. [Andrew] Rudman has been supplying for Evans in Philadelphia for the past two years and [John] Clubb has been supplying Oxford.
132-3. [Andrew] Rudman to Secretary, Philadelphia, 26 Aug. 1708. He is resigning Oxford to Club, because of lack of support. Complains that [Evan] Evans deceived him by selling his bill on the society in Virginia, when he had promised to deliver it directly to the treasurer (96-7).
134. Secretary to [William] Bradford, Windsor Castle, 28 Aug. 1708 (copy). He has never received specimen pages of Bradford's edition of Prayer Book, but suggests he see [Caleb] Heathcote and [Robert] Quarry about the possibility of their buying from him instead of having books sent from England.
135. Secretary to [Thomas] Crawford, Windsor Castle, 28 Aug. 1708 (copy), complaining of lack of reports.
136. Secretary to [Andrew] Rudman, Windsor Castle, 28 Aug. 1708 (copy). Though his bill on the treasurer brought by [Evan] Evans was unauthorized, the society agreed to pay it, but cannot give him any further increase in the present state of its funds.
137-8. [George] Ross to Secretary, Chester, Pennsylvania, 2 Aug. 1708. He has come to Chester, and [Thomas] Jenkins is serving New Castle, partly as the result of tension between Ross and the New Castle congregation.
139. Secretary to Club, Petty France, Westminster, 28 Sept. 1708 (copy). Society unable to aid him at present, in spite of recommendation of [Evan] Evans.
140. Secretary to vestries of Chester and (with variations) of New Castle and Apoquiminck, Petty France, Westminster, 15 Feb. 1708/9 (copy), informing them of the society's rule against continuing the allowance of any minister who makes an unauthorized change of station.
141. Secretary to [Evan] Evans, Petty France, Westminster, 15 Feb. 1708/9 (copy), sending a copy of [Andrew] Rudman's letter about that bill (132-3) and asking for an explanation. As ship conveying Evans and Governor Lovelace was reported lost, their friends were happy to learn that it was sighted off Rhode Island.
142. Secretary to [Henry] Nichols, Petty France, Westminster, 15 Feb. 1708/9 (copy), notifying him of his dismissal because of his removal to Maryland.
143. Secretary to [Andrew] Rudman, 15 Feb. 1708/9 (copy), Petty France, Westminster, reporting the sending of his letter to [Evan] Evans and saying that society will pay him a year's salary, if he returns immediately to Frankford.
144-5. Wardens and vestry of Trinity Church, Oxford, Pennsylvania, to Society, 5 Mar. 1708/9, reporting death of [Andrew] Rudman and asking that [John] Clubb, who supplied them while Rudman was serving Philadelphia, be appointed as their minister.
146-7. [Evan] Evans to Secretary, Philadelphia, 7 Mar. 1708/9, reporting safe arrival. Lovelace was seriously ill after arrival, but recovered sufficiently to attend the Assembly at Amboy. Rudman is dead. [John] Clubb served Oxford faithfully, but his school in Philadelphia suffered. [Thomas] Jenkins has returned to his post since Evans's arrival.
148. [George] Ross to Secretary, Chester, 9 Mar. 1709. He is preparing to return to New Castle, but hopes the society will allow him to move again if his health suffers.
149. Secretary to [Thomas] Crawford, Petty France, Westminster, 31 May 1709 (copy), enclosing a minute of the society relating to him.
150. Secretary to [John] Clubb, Petty France, Westminster, 3 June 1709 (copy). Society has voted to allow him £30 a year for work at Frankford and Oxford.
151-2. Evans to Secretary, Philadelphia, 16 June 1709. [George] Ross is seeking a parish in Maryland and, failing that, will try to obtain post of schoolmaster and assistant in Philadelphia in spite of Evans's opposition.
153-4. Wardens and Vestry of Trinity Church, Oxford, to the Society, 16 June 1709, requesting allowance from [John] Clubb.
155-6. Rector, wardens, and vestry of Christ Church, Philadelphia, to Society, 21 June 1709, attesting to [John] Clubb's service at Oxford.
157. [John] [John] Clubb and wardens of Trinity Church, Oxford, to Society, 27 July 1709. [Andrew] Rudman served them only two years before going to Philadelphia, instead of three, as he alleged in letter to the secretary. Instead of paying, out of his pocket, for the installation of the glass donated to the church by the Queen, he sold it without authorization. He received £50 sterling a year from the church in Philadelphia while supplying for Evans.
158-9. Cha. [Charles] Gookin to Secretary, Philadelphia, 27 Aug. 1709, reporting conditions in colony. [William] Black has removed to Maryland. [Thomas] Crawford continues in Kent Co., Delaware. [George] Ross has taken over the school in Philadelphia. [Thomas] Jenkins has died. [Henry] Nichols has gone to Maryland. Party opposing [Evan] Evans in Christ Church has hindered payment of his salary, and is supporting Ross. Gookin asks secretary to use his influence to get him continued as governor if [Thomas] Penn resigns his proprietorship to the Queen, as is rumoured.
160-3. [Evan] Evans to Secretary, Philadelphia, 7 Aug. 1709 (2 copies), giving his account of the transaction concerning [Andrew] Rudman's bill. Says that party in Philadelphia put pressure on [John] Clubb to get him to resign school to [George] Ross. Evans and [John] Talbot buried [Thomas] Jenkins in Christ Church. There is a rumour that [Thomas] Crawford has another wife in Scotland. Arrival of [Edward] Vaughan reported from Boston. [John] Clubb continues to serve Oxford.
164. Attestation by Governor [Charles] Gookin that Evans had assigned to [Andrew] Rudman a debt due him from William Hall in return for Rudman's bill, and that Hall produced receipts showing that the money was paid to Rudman, 29 Aug. 1709.
165-6. [Charles] Gookin to Secretary, Philadelphia, 31 Aug. 1709, a shorter version of (158-9).
167-8. Vestry at Chester to Society, 1 Sept. 1709. [Henry] Nichols served them three years before leaving for Maryland. There was some scandal concerning alleged familiarity with a married woman, but it was quieted by his own marriage. Money contributed for his support came to £60 (currency?) for each of first two years, but fell off to £40 in the third year.
169. Elizabeth Crawford, wife of Thomas, to the Society, dated 1709 in notation, saying that she is willing to join him, and asking that part of his salary be paid her for her present subsistence.
170. Secretary to [John] Clubb, Petty France, Westminster, 12 Dec. 1709, confirming his appointment and saying that £10 worth of books are being sent him. Notation : Books have been delivered to [John] Humphreys.
171. Secretary to [Thomas] Crawford, Petty France, Westminster, 12 Dec. 1709 (copy). Claims on his salary advanced by his wife, her brother, and Crawford's attorney, Mr. Lind, have so impaired his reputation with the society that he is in danger of dismissal unless he can clear himself.
172. Secretary to [Evan] Evans, Petty France, Westminster, 12 Dec. 1709 (copy), asking for a report on [Thomas] Crawford, who is suspected of bigamy.
173. Secretary to Governor [Charles] Gookin, Petty France, Westminster, 6 Jan. 1709/10 (copy), informing him of his election as a member.
174. Secretary to [Robert] Quarry, Petty France, Westminster, 28 Feb. 1709/10 (copy), asking him to investigate house in Burlington.
175. Secretary to [Charles] Gookin, Petty France, Westminster, 24 Sept. 1710 (copy), introducing Henderson, who is to replace [Thomas] Crawford at Dover Hundred.
176. Secretary to Evans, Petty France, Westminster, 23 Sept. 1710 (copy), introducing [Jacob] Henderson, reproaching Evans for not writing, and asking reports on various missionaries. References to [Thomas] Crawford seem to indicate that the charge of bigamy was sustained.
177. Secretary to vestry of Chester, 27 Dec. 1710 (copy), saying that [George] Ross has cleared himself of charges and been restored to society's employment.
178-9. [John] Talbot, [Evan] Evans, Andrew Sandel (Swedish minister) and [Edward] Vaughan to the Society, Burlington, 12 Apr. 1711. Recommend transfer of [Robert] Sinclair from New Castle to Piscataqua or Stratford for his health. Also recommend aid to Biöck, Swedish minister in Pennsylvania, and an increased allowance to [John] Clubb.
180. Secretary to [Charles] Gookin, Petty France, Westminster, 26 Apr. 1711 (copy), introducing Humphreys, who is to replace [John] Clubb (transferred to Apoquiminny) at Oxford.
181. Secretary to [John] Humphreys, Petty France, Westminster, 26 Apr. 1711 (copy), enclosing (180) for delivery to Gookin, as Secretary was out when Humphreys called to pay his respects before departing.
182. Secretary to [Robert] Sinclair, Petty France, Westminster, 26 Apr. 1711 (copy). Though society has consented to his return, because of ill health, secretary hopes that his reported recovery will induce him to stay.
183-4. [Charles] Gookin to Secretary, Philadelphia, 21 May 1711. He has met with opposition of Christ Church vestry and others of Church party for approving bills concerning giving of evidence and one allowing religious societies to purchase estates.
185-7. William Smith to Sir William Johnson, 16 Mar. 1767 (copy), proposing a scheme for the conversion of the Indians. Its chief feature is the formation of combined white and Indian settlements, under the society's direction, one in New York and one in western Virginia.
188-9. Benjamin Rush to Granville Sharp, Philadelphia, 22 Apr. 1786. He presented Sharp's letter indicating favourable disposition of English bishops to the General Convention. [Samuel] Seabury has lately ordained 'five or six' Methodist preachers. One, [Joseph] Pilmore, is associated with [Samuel] Magaw at St. Paul's, Philadelphia.
190-9. Testimonials to William White's election and qualifications as Bishop of Pennsylvania, 1786.
200-1. Members of St. Paul's, Chester, Pennsylvania, to Society, undated, acknowledging services of [Henry] Nichols.
202-3. Vestry and minister ([Henry] Nicols) of St. Paul's to society, asking continued aid. Undated.
204-5. [Evan] Evans, [John] Talbot, [Charles] Gookin, and [Robert] Quarry to the Society, undated, asking them to authorize transfer of [Jacob] Henderson from Dover Hundred to Appoquiminy. He has met with opposition at Dover, partly from Presbyterians and partly in consequence of the [Thomas] Crawford affair. Moreover, the location is unhealthy.
206. The case of Andrew Rudman, signed by ministers of Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey, undated. Episcopally ordained in Sweden, [Andrew] Rudman was sent by the Archbishop of Uppsala to serve the Swedish congregation near Philadelphia. He served faithfully for five years, when he was replaced by another minister sent from Sweden. He was preparing to return when war broke out and [George] Keith persuaded him to start serving the church at Oxford.
207. Undated statement by Ericus Biörck, minister of Swedish Church at Christeen, asserting that he also ministers to members of the Church of England along the Delaware, being prompted thereunto by the coming of 'Anabaptists'.
208-9. Undated testimonial of Swedish ministers to John Thomas (Latin).
210-12. Undated testimonial by [Evan] Evans to service of [Andrew] Rudman at Oxford.
RHODE ISLAND, 1702-1707
213-14. John Lockier and wardens of church in Rhode Island (not otherwise designated) to society, 29 Sept. 1702, giving some account of the parish, which is four years old.
215. Honeyman to Doctor Beveridge, Rhode Island, 25 Nov. 1703, reporting his arrival. (Dated as shown in heading, but notation gives 1704, which seems more probable.)
216-19. [John] Lockier, wardens, and others to society, Newport, 23 Dec. 1703, acknowledging gift of church furnishings and reporting addition of steeple to their building. State that Quakers continue to grow through immigration, but no longer make many converts.
220. Churchwardens, Robert Carr and Robert Lawton, to the society, 9 Oct. 1704, asking continuance of Honeyman, who was sent to them by Cornbury on death of [John] Lockier. Indicate that a counter-petition has been sent by others.
221. Honeyman to Secretary, Rhode Island, 10 Jan. 1704/5, defending himself against charges.
222-3. Samuel Myles to Archbishop of Canterbury, Rhode Island, 23 Sept., 1705, introducing Gershon [Gersham ?] Rawlins, a candidate for orders, graduate of Harvard.
224-5. Anti-Honeyman petition, with numerous signatures, addressed to Society, Newport, 22 Dec. 1705.
226. Honeyman to [George] Keith, Newport, 2 Feb. 1704/5, reporting that he has met with some opposition.
227-8. A similar petition to (224-5), 22 Dec. 1705, with some of the same signatures, but slightly different wording.
229-30. Robert Gardiner to Samuel Myles, Newport, 25 Dec. 1705. Since [Christopher] Bridge has come to Narragansett, the anti-Honeyman party is swinging to him.
231-2. Honeyman to [George] Keith, Newport, 24 Jan. 1705/6, identifying [Robert] Gardiner as leader of the opposition.
233. Honeyman to [John] Talbot, Newport, 24 Jan. 1705/6, giving similar information.
234-5. Andrew Leaske to Society, 30 Jan. 1706, asking if society will pay £50 claimed by Honeyman as due him.
236. Honeyman to Secretary, Newport, 30 Apr. 1706, asking payment of stipend.
237. Robert Yate to Secretary, Bristol, 18 May 1706. Does not think society can anticipate much help from there. (NOTE : This is probably Bristol, England, though placed here in belief it was Bristol, Rhode Island.)
238. Sundry residents of Newport to the Society, 24 Sept. 1706, thanking them for support of Honeyman and asking for a bell.
239. Copies of letters of clergy of New York area to the Bishop of London on behalf of Honeyman, one undated, one dated 7 Oct. 1706 and copy of address by sundry inhabitants of Narragansett to the Bishop, 3 Oct. 1706, acknowledging Honeyman's services to them in absence of regular minister. All on one sheet.
240-1. Another anti-Honeyman petition, Newport, 24 Sept. 1706, addressed to society.
242-3. A similar petition addressed to the Secretary, Newport, 24 Sept. 1706.
244. Pro-Honeyman petition, addressed to the Bishop of London, Rhode Island, 24 Sept. 1706 (copy).
245-6. Anti-Honeyman group to the society, Newport, 24 Sept. 1706, asking that Honeyman be sent to Narragansett and[Christopher] Bridge to Newport.
247-8. Two copies of (244).
249-50. Honeyman to the Bishop of London, Newport, 26 Sept. 1706, complaining that Bridge is seeking to supplant him.
251-2. Andrew Leaske to Society, undated, but referring to letter of attorney-ship from Honeyman dated 29 Sept. 1706, asking payment of £50 claimed by Honeyman as due him. Leaske is Honeyman's uncle.
253. Honeyman to Secretary, Newport, 29 Sept. 1706, seeking payment of his salary.
254-9. More copies of pro-Honeyman petitions given before (239, 244).
260-1. Honeyman to Secretary, Newport, 8 Oct. 1706, a repetition of (253).
262-3. Honeyman to Bishop of London, 24 Oct. 1706, giving his side of the controversy.
264-5. Honeyman to Secretary, Newport, 24 and 26 Oct. 1706. Three copies of letters of similar purport to (253).
266-9. Honeyman to Secretary, Newport, 28 Oct. 1706 (3 copies). He has received only £30 of his salary, and never did receive books that were sent him.
270-1. Honeyman to Secretary, Newport, 8 Nov. 1706, expressing fear that previous letters have been lost.
272-3. A duplicate of (266-9) dated 4 Nov. 1706.
274. Address of four members of the church in Kingston, Narragansett Co., Rhode Island, to the Bishop of London asking continuance of [Christopher] Bridge. Dated Nov. 1706 in notation.
275-6. Honeyman to Secretary, Newport, 19 Dec. 1706, complaining of intrusion by [Christopher] Bridge.
277-8. Residents of Newport to Society, 2 Feb. 1707, thanking them for appointing [Christopher] Bridge as their minister (2 copies).
279-80. Honeyman to [Francis] Nicholson, Newport, 13 Feb. 1706/7, complaining of [Christopher] Bridge's intrusion.
281. Henry Newman to (Bishop of London?), Pallmall at the Black Lion, 14 Feb. 1706/7, opposing removal of [Christopher] Bridge from Narragansett to Newport. He was called to Narragansett by the Church people to keep dissenters from seizing the church building.
282-5. Residents of Newport to Society, 17 Feb. 1707, in support of [Christopher] Bridge against Honeyman (2 copies).
286-7. [Christopher] Bridge to Newman, Newport, 19 Feb. 1707. First he received a letter from the secretary telling him that his appointment to Narragansett was pending. Then he received a letter from the Bishop of London saying that the society had appointed him to Newport. On the advice of Governor [Joseph] Dudley he has come to Newport, but Honeyman is opposing his takeover.
288-9. Honeyman to Secretary, Newport, 28 Feb. 1706 (7?), asking continuance of society's support but making no obvious reference to dispute with [Christopher] Bridge. May belong to earlier year.
290-1. [Christopher] Bridge to Secretary, Newport, Feb. 1707, conveying same information as (286-7).
292. Secretary to [Christopher] Bridge, Petty France, Westminster, 6 June 1707 (copy), informing him of his appointment to Narragansett as soon as the Bishop of London designated someone else as assistant in Boston. (NOTE: Though the date is as given, this reads like the letter referred to in 286-7.)
293. James Adams to Secretary, Bristol (Rhode Island?), 22 Nov. 1707. He and [William] Gordon have got that far on the way to their missions.
294-5. [Christopher] Bridge to Secretary, Narragansett, 2 Dec. 1707. The people are unable, or unwilling, to provide him with a parsonage, and the church is unglazed, making it unusable in winter.
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GB/109/14975Beveridge; William (1637-1708); Bishop of St. Asaph1637-1708
GB/109/17128Biörck; Ericus (fl. 1702-1715); Provost of the Swedish Churchfl. 1702-1715
GB/109/15044Carr; Robert James (1774-1841); Bishop of Worcester1774-1841
GB/109/17145Philadelphia; Christ Church; 1695-; The first parish of the Church of England in Pennsylvania1695-
77Compton; Henry (1632-1713); Bishop of London1632-1713
GB/109/15376Hyde; Edward (1661-1723); Viscount Cornbury, 3rd Earl of Clarendon; army officer, colonial governor1661-1723
GB/109/17155Dudley; Joseph (1647-1720); Colonial Governor1647-1720
GB/109/17158Evans; John (c 1678-c 1743); Colonial Governorc 1678-c 1743
224Harvard College, Massachusetts; 1636-; University College1636-
GB/109/17161Heathcote; Caleb (c 1665-1721); Mayor of New Yorkc 1665-1721
GB/109/17163Henderson; Jacob (fl 1715-1736); Church Commissary in Marylandfl 1715-1736
GB/109/17164Honeyman; James (fl. 1700-1750); Missionary in Rhode Islandfl. 1700-1750
GB/109/17165Hodges; John (fl.1703-1708); Treasurer of the SPGfl.1703-1708
GB/109/6769England and Wales; Parliament; House of Lords; 1536-17071536-1707
GB/109/17169Johnson; Sir; William (c 1715-1774); 1st Baronet; colonial officialc 1715-1774
GB/109/17171Keith; George (1638-1716); Anglican clergyman1638-1716
GB/109/17178Lovelace; Francis (c 1621-1675); Colonial Governorc 1621-1675
GB/109/17183Rush; Benjamin (1746-1813); Physician1746-1813
GB/109/17185Church of England; St Benet Paul's Wharf; Diocese of London; 1111-; The Welsh Church of the City of London1111-
GB/109/14479Seabury; Samuel (1729-1796); Bishop of Connecticut1729-1796
74Sherlock; Thomas (1678-1761); Bishop of London1678-1761
GB/109/17191Church of Sweden; Diocese of Uppsala; Bishop of Uppsala; 1164-1164-
GB/109/17364Great Britain; Privy Council; Lords Commissioners of Trade and Foreign Plantations; 1707-18001707-1800
GB/109/17187Sharp; Granville (1735-1813); slavery abolitionist1735-1813
DS/UK/3865Smith; William (1727-1803); clergyman in Philadelphia1727-1803
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