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Minutes of the Barbados Governor's Council
Barbados. Council
February 15, 1667
Volume 01, Pages 157-158

[B. P. R. O. Colonial Entry Bk. Vol. XI. p. 91.]
AT A MEETING OF THE HONble LT. GEN. HENRY WILLOUGHBYE & THE COUNCILL THE 15th DAY OF FEBRUARY 1666-7.

Barbados.
Present.
William Willoughby Esqre
Henry Hawley Esqre
William Kirton Esqre
Thos. Wardell Esqre
Sir John Yeamans Esqre
Sam. Barwick Esqre
Robt Hooper Esqre
Christ. Codrington Esqre

This day a letter & Commissn from his Majty constituting and appointing the governt of this and the rest of the Caribbee Islands to bee in Henry Willoughby Esqre William Willoughby Esqre Col. Henry Hawley & Col. Samuel Barwick was read upon which the Conncillors then present that were not named in the said Commission declared they did beleeve themselves discharged as Councellors by vertue of the said Commissn whereupon they withdrew

Here follows the above Commission dated 5th Dec. 1666.

Ordered that this Declaration following bee forthwith published by beat of drum in St. Michael's Towne & all the Parish Churches next Sabbath Day Vizt:

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Barbados

Whereas his Majty by his Commission bearing date the fifth of December 1666 hath impowered us to bee Chiefe Govrs of this and the rest of the Caribbee Islands in the absence of his Excellency Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham or untill his Maj. pleasure be further knowne.

In obedience to which wee have received the said Government and doe hereby publish and make Knowne that all officers both Civill & Military in this Island doe continue to execute their said offices till further order. Given under our hands this fifteenth of February 1666 (-7.)

(signed)
HENRY WILLOUGHBYE
WILLIAM WILLOUGHBYE
HENRY HAWLEY
SAMUELL BARWICKE

After which they fell on debate of choosing a Councill which being concluded they chose Sir John Yeamans William Kirton Esqre Thomas Wardell Esq Phillip Bell Esqre Robt. Hooper Esqre Christopher Codrington Esqre to whom was administered the oath following Vizt:


Barbados.

I doe sweare that I will give true and faithfull Councill to Henry Willoughby William Willoughby Henry Hawley and Samuell Barwick Esqres as chiefe Govrs of this & the rest of the Caribbee Islands appointed by his Maj. Commission beareing date the fifth of December 1666 in which I will perform all things that belong to a faithfull Councillor according to the best of my skill and judgment during the absence of his Excellency Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham or untill his Maj. pleasure bee further knowne

Soe help me God

and then adjourned till Monday next.