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A Liſt of the Ships taken by the Fleet of the Common-wealth of England, ſince the late Engagement of the Admirall Trump, neer Dover (contrary to the Law of Nature, and cuſtom of Nations) at the ſame time that three of their Embaſſadors were here Treating of Peace, with the Parliaments Anſwer to the Paper of the Lord Paw, wherein he deſired them to propound what they thought reaſonable and juſt to compoſe the preſent differences between them and the States Generall of the United Provinces.

[The Effigies of both the Admirals of HOLLAND.: ]

Martin Tromp. Admirall of Holland & Weſt-frieſland.

Witte Corneliz the With Vice Admirall of Holl: & W: F:

The Parliaments Anſwer to the Paper of the Lord Paw, wherein he deſires them to propound what they thinke is reaſonable and juſt to compoſe the preſent differences between this Common-wealth, and the States Generall of the Ʋnited Provinces.

1 THat the Lords the States Generall of the United Provinces, doe pay and ſatisfie unto this Common-wealth, the charges and dammages this State hath ſuſtained, and been put unto by the pre­parations of the States Generall, and their at­tempts this Summer; the particulars whereof ſhall be in due time produced.

2 That upon the payment of the Sum to be agreed upon, as aforeſaid, for charges and dam­mages, or ſecuring the ſame to the ſatisfaction of the Parliament, there ſhall follow thereupon a ceſſation of all acts of Hoſtility, and the Ships and goods taken ſince the late differences ſhall be releaſed.

3 The two former Propoſitions being aſſen­ted unto, and put in execution, the ſecurity for time to come, which the Parliament doth expect, is by both States contracting a firm Alliance, and Conſtancy of intereſt for the good of both, which the Parliament of England is willing on their part by all juſt meanes and wayes to endeavour.

The Lord Paw having received theſe Propo­ſitions, ſoon after returned this Anſwer, that he had received Orders from his Superiours, That he ſhould with all ſpeed returne back again, and could advance no further in the ſaid nego­tiation, and therefore deſired to be admitted to take his leave of the Honourable Councell to go over.

Sir George Aſcue had advice of thirty or for­ty Dutchmen, homewards bound, with four men of war for their Convoy, hearing they were very neer the narrow, he preſently weigh­ed Anchor with nine Sayle, and ſtood over the coaſt of France; ſome of his headmoſt Ships came up with the Dutch Fleet, twenty ſix of them ran directly aſhore upon Callis-ſands, five we tooke two more we got off from the ſands, and burnt three: This Fleet of the Dutch came from Tartadoes in Portugall, moſt of them Laden with Salt and Oyle.

The Names of the Dutch men of warre, taken by Generall Blake in the North, being a Guard of the Fiſhing Buſſes.

  • Guns
  • Ball of Rotterdam, 24
  • Water hound Vice-admirall, 29
  • Sampſon of Anchinſens, 28
  • Armes of Holland, 30
  • Noahs arke, 24
  • Swan of Amſterdam, 28
  • Adam and Eve, 24
  • Iohn Baptiſt, 22
  • Land of Promiſe, 24
  • Sampſon, 24

Two of which were Sunk.

  • Antonia of Venice.
  • Armas Medenblicke.
  • An of Amſterdam.
  • Armes of Slaca.
  • Andrew of Gotenburgh.
  • Bareland of Middleborough.
  • Black bury bunch.
  • Bee ſwarme.
  • Biſhop Fluſhing.
  • Cock and Roſecrance.
  • Cheſtnuttree of Amſterdam.
  • King David Middleborough.
  • Drinke all.
  • Daniel Fluſhing.
  • Encreaſing Moon.
  • Emans Amſterdam.
  • Eve of Fluſhing.
  • Faith of Swadan.
  • Fortune.
  • Idem at Plimouth.
  • Idem.
  • Fortune Dolphane.
  • Fortune Fluſhing.
  • Fortune Middleborough.
  • Hollands Doſtruit.
  • Hope Fluſhing.
  • Hope Amſterdam.
  • Hollands time of Eden.
  • Horſe golden.
  • Hope Middleborough.
  • Jacob Amſterdam.
  • John Baptiſt.
  • Jacob of Harding.
  • Love.
  • Love at Plimouth.
  • Lamb of Camphire.
  • Love of Surdam.
  • Love Amſterdam.
  • Lion golden Harling.
  • Maid of Encuſian.
  • Marke.
  • Matthew Rotterdam.
  • Oxe.
  • Oringe tree.
  • Peter Roterdam.
  • Paul Amſterdam.
  • Paul Rotterdam.
  • Peter Houſden.
  • Peter of Amſterdam.
  • Prince little.
  • Pincke.
  • Pelican Fluſhing.
  • Roſe.
  • Swan Amſterdam.
  • Golden Star.
  • Swan Rotterdam.
  • Small boat at Gowes.
  • Towne Countrey.
  • Young Tobians Kucuſion.
  • Tongues.
  • Prince William.
  • Young Prince Fluſhing.
  • David Rotterdam.
  • The Great St. Marke.
  • Abraham Offering.
  • Alkmore of Almore.
  • Abraham and Iſaac.
  • Armes Fluſhing.
  • Andrew Dover.
  • Blacklove Fluſhing.
  • Browne Fiſh and Fortune.
  • Brown Fiſh of Adam.
  • Baker at Dover.
  • Black oxe of Stock holn.
  • Black horſe Rotterdam.
  • Clump old of Edom.
  • Clump young.
  • Charity of Amſterdam.
  • Cook of Encuſion.
  • Charity of Fluſhing.
  • Coney dicto.
  • Charity Herring Buſſe.
  • Caſtle of Huntſtood.
  • Childrens plea.
  • Cheſtnuttree of Bull.
  • Duck of Amſterdam.
  • Dove of Encuſion.
  • Elephant Amſterdam.
  • Endraught alias unity.
  • Earle, Amſterdam.
  • Fortune Herring buſſe.
  • Flying heart.
  • Flower deluce.
  • Fortune Rotterdam hering buſſe
  • Fortune Rotterdam Plimouth.
  • Fortune of Encuſion.
  • Golden Fortune.
  • Gentleman of Holland.
  • George of Harling.
  • Greyhound.
  • George of Middleborough.
  • Gift of God.
  • Huntſman of Brook.
  • Hunter, a Buſſe.
  • Hopewell a Buſſe.
  • Hollands town of Encuſion.
  • Hope of Middleborough.
  • John of Amſterdam.
  • Jacob of Amſterdam.
  • John Evangeliſt.
  • King David, Rotterdam.
  • King David of Edom.
  • Linnin-Draper, Amſterdam.
  • St. Laurence, Dover.
  • Love Amſterdam.
  • Man Fluſhing.
  • May flower.
  • Middleborough.
  • St. Maria.
  • Oldman Horne.
  • Prince Hendrick, Fluſhing.
  • Peace Rotterdam.
  • Peter Encuſion.
  • Prince, Amſterdam.
  • Paul Amſterdam.
  • Pilgroom.
  • Princeſſe royall.
  • Red Mill, Amſterdam.
  • Rob. alias Black-fiſh.
  • Red Fortune.
  • Star Rotterdam.
  • Star Wickle.
  • Spotted Dog.
  • Sampſon Encuſion.
  • Stock-helme.
  • Turke Dover.
  • Water dog of Encuſion.
  • Chriſtiana.
  • The North Cooper.
  • Aſuerus.

Taken by Captaine Pen upon the coaſt of France, neer Boleigne, having been five years in the Duke of Venice his ſervice, and were bound home for Holland, laden with Rice, Oyl, Peece Goods, Brimſtone, Anniſeeds, and other rich commodities, which with thoſe taken by Gen Blake, are eſteemed no leſſe worth then ele­ven hundred thouſand pounds.

Alſo taken by General Blake, 26. Auguſt, 1652. Severall Dutch Ships, one of twenty ſix guns that came from Almat in the bay of Allicant, la­den with wools, ſtrong waters and ſalt; likewiſe one of twenty guns that came from the Weſt-In­dies, laden with ginger, ſugar, tobacco; another of eighteen guns that came from Capode verde, bound for America, laden with hides and Ele­phant teeth, another of fifteen guns that came from Farnam Buck, laden with Sugar, Brazill wood, another ſmall veſſell with the like com­modity, as alſo three prizes of wine and ſalt.

Seven men of warre and ſix fire ſhips taken by Generall Blake, going to relieve Dunkirk.

17. Sept. Generall Blake took ſixteen prizes laden with ſalt, wine, aquavitae, five of them from Lisbon, one of them worth 100000 l.

21. Sept. 1652. Two Ships from Ginne, their lading was Gold and Elephants teeth, by foul weather were beaten off from their Gene­rall, and forced into Plimouth.

25. Sept. 1652. The Holland fleet appeared on the backſide of the Goodwin, but were that night driven backe by a ſtorme; the twenty ſix day they appeared and were forſt away by ano­ther ſtorme, twenty ſeven were forſt away the third time the Generall Blake got under ſayl, and diſcovered the Dutch, they had two Admiralls De Witte and Ruiler, with about fif­ty four ſayl of men of war, and ſome ſmall veſſels; our number was pretty equal with them. The event of the fight.

Reer Admirall of the Dutch thirty ſix guns ſank, a great Veſſell of thirty guns taken, their Reer-Admirall himſelfe taken Priſoner, and one Captaine more, three hundred priſoners ta­ken, one great Frigot of the Hollanders ſeen to ſink; two Dutch Veſſels ſunk in the night after the fight. One hundred and odde of the Dutch ſlaine and drowned in the Reer-Admirall; all the Dutch Fleet generally much torne and ſhat­tered, one of the Maſts, and three of their Ships being ſhot off by the Great Ship called the Com­mon-wealth.

A Guinne Merchant belonging to Amſter­dam, very richly laden with gold, to the value of 60000l. being boarded by our men, ſunk im­mediately, and about ſix or ſeven of our men ſunk with her.

20. October, 1652. the Falmouth Frigot took a man of war, and a Merchant Ship la­den with a hundred eighty eight Cheſt of Sugar between 30 and 40000 weight of Brazill 1000d. the man of war taken with her, was of more va­lue then the prize her ſelfe.

12 October, Our Fleet took fifteen ſayl of the Hollanders; by their coulers they ſeemed to be Sweeds, Hamburgs and Lubecks; but they were found to be Hollanders, moſt of them came from Fiſhing.

18. Octob. A Fleet of our Ships comming from Denmark, fel among the Dutch Fiſher-men; took fifteen or ſixteen Sayle, and beſides a Dutch man of warre of twenty guns, about thirteen prizes more, in all about thirty prizes.

20. Octob, Capt. Day, who commands the Warwick hath taken a Hollander of about 100. Tun laden with Stumm wines.

22 Octob. 1652. Marmaduke Frigot brought into the Downs 6 Dutch Ships, laden with wines ſtrong-waters and alſo ſome Dollars.

London Printed by M S. 1652.

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TextA list of the ships taken by the fleet of the Common-wealth of England, since the late engagement of the Admirall Trump, neer Dover (contrary to the law of nature, and customs of nations) at the same time that three of their embassadors were here treating of peace with the Parliaments answer to the paper of the Lord Paw, wherein he desired them to propound what they thought reasonable and just to compose the present differences between them and the States Generall of the United Provinces.
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Bibliographic informationA list of the ships taken by the fleet of the Common-wealth of England, since the late engagement of the Admirall Trump, neer Dover (contrary to the law of nature, and customs of nations) at the same time that three of their embassadors were here treating of peace with the Parliaments answer to the paper of the Lord Paw, wherein he desired them to propound what they thought reasonable and just to compose the present differences between them and the States Generall of the United Provinces. 1 sheet ([1] p.) : ill. (ports.) Printed by M.S.,London :1652.. (Includes portraits of admirals Tromp and With.) (Annotation on Thomason copy: "Octob. 27".) (Reproduction of the original in the British Library.)
  • Blake, Robert, 1599-1657 -- Early works to 1800.
  • Tromp, Maarten Harpertsz., 1598-1653 -- Early works to 1800.
  • With, Witte Corneliszoon de, 1599-1658 -- Early works to 1800.
  • Pauw, Adriaan, 1585-1653 -- Early works to 1800.
  • Anglo-Dutch War, 1652-1654 -- Naval operations -- Early works to 1800.
  • Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 17th century -- Early works to 1800.
  • Netherlands -- History -- 1648-1714 -- Early works to 1800.

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