(Society for the) Propagation of the Bible in New England, 1661-1662

17 May 1661

Order of the King in Council. Appointing the Lord Chancellor, Lord Treasurer, Lord Privy Seal, Duke of Albemarle, Duke of Ormond, the Lord Chamberlain, Earl of Anglesea, Viscount Saye and Sele, Lord Hollis, Lord Cornwallis, Sir Edw. Nicholas, and Sir Wm. Morrice, Secretaries of State, a Committee touching the settlement of the Government of New England; to meet at Worcester House on Tuesday next, for the purpose of framing letter, proclamations, or orders for the King’s signature, and from time to time as they shall appoint. Directions to the Attorney-General to insert in the charter for Propagation of the Gospel in New England, which he has been instructed to prepare, the following names, which were this day approved at the board, viz.:-

To be added:-
Lord Chancellor
Lord Treasurer
Lord Privy Seal
Duke of Albermarle
Lord Steward
Lord Chamberlain
Earl of Anglesea
Lord. Visc. Saye and Sele

Members of the Corporation of New England now in being:-
Alderman Francis Warner
Erasmus Smith, Esq.
Henry Ashurst, Treasurer
Richard Hutchinson
Joshua Woolnough
George Clarke
Thomas Speed
Thomas Bell
John Rolfe, Gentn.

Names of New Members
Robt. Boyle, Esq.
Sir Wm. Thompson, Knt.
Sir Wm. Bateman, Knt.
Sir Anty. Bateman, Knt.
Sir Theop. Bydolfe, Knt.
Sir Lawr. Bromfield, Knt.
Alderman Tempest Milner
Alderman William Love
Alderman William Peake
Tho. Foley, Esq.
Dr. Thomas Cox
Dr. John Micklethwait
Dr. Trench
Dr. Charles Doyley
Deputy Tho. Staynes
Deputy John Juryan
Deputy Wm. Antrobus
John Bathurst
Harman Sheafe
Thomas Gillibrand
James Hayes
John Benbow
Lawrence Brinsley
Barnabas Meares
John Acrod
John Dockett, Gent.
Edw. Biscowen, Mercht.
Martin Noell, Gent.

7 February 1662

Patent of the incorporation of the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America.

Edward Earl of Clarendon, Lord Chancellor of England
Thomas Earl of Southampton, Lord High Treasurer of England
John Lord Robartes, Lord Privy Seal
George Duke of Albermarle
James Duke of Ormond
Edward Earl of Manchester, Lord Chamberlain of the Household
Arthur Earl of Anglesey
William Viscount Say and Sele
Francis Warner, Alderman of London
Erasmus Smith, Esq., citizen of London
Henry Ashurst, citizen of London
Richard Hutchinson, citizen of London
Joshua Woolnough, citizen of London
George Clarke, citizen of London
Thomas Speed, citizen of London
Thomas Bell, citizen of London
John Rolfe, citizen of London
Robert Boyle, Esq.
Sir William Thompson, Knt.
Sir William Bateman, Knt.
Sir Anthony Bateman, Knt.
Sir Theophilus Biddolfe, Knt.
Sir Lawrence Bromfield, Knt.
Tempest Milner, Alderman of London
William Love, Alderman of London
William Peake, Alderman of London
Thomas Foly, Doctor in Physicke
Thomas Cox, Doctor in Physicke
John Micklethwaite, Doctor in Physicke
Edmund Trench, Doctor in Physicke
Charles Doyley, citizen of London
Thomas Staynes, citizen of London
John Jurian, citizen of London
William Antrobus, citizen of London
John Bathurst, citizen of London
Harman Sheafe, citizen of London
Thomas Gillibrand, citizen of London
James Hayes, citizen of London
John Benbowe, citizen of London
Lawrence Brinsley, citizen of London
Barnabas Meares, citizen of London
John Acrod, citizen of London
John Dockett, citizen of London
Edward Boscowen, citizen of London
Martin Noell, citizen of London

Sainsbury, W. Noel, ed., Calendar of State Papers, Colonial Series (Volume 5), America and West Indies, 1661-1668, Preserved in Her Majesty’s Public Record Office (Vaduz: Kraus Reprint Ltd., 1964) First Published London: HMSO, 1880. pp. 30-31, 71-72.

More information about the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel can be found in the books:

Frontier Parish: An Account of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel and the Anglican Church in America
Observations on the Charter and Conduct of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts

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